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WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?
As soon as possible! There is normally a waiting list for our intake year, (3 year olds),
and limited spaces open at the M1 level.
WHAT IS THE NECESSARY INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR A COMPLETE APPLICATION?
A printed copy of the application form. A $100.00 non-refundable cheque for the application fee. A copy of the child's birth certificate. A copy of the parental/guardian Bermudian citizenship/permanent residency certificate/work permit.
IS MY CHILD TESTED IN THE APPLICATION PHASE?
Students at the 3 year old level are NOT tested. The parents are asked to come in for an informal interview. Students that are applying for full day or higher are asked to send in a copy of their previous schools transcripts and sit an age appropriate assessment.
WHAT IS THE CLASS STRUCTURE IN THE CHILDREN'S HOUSE?
There are six multi-aged classes in Children's House, with students spanning across three age levels: 3-6 years old. This mixture helps to create a family atmosphere where students learn to care about others and are taught to manage their own community and develop leadership skills and independence. The children stay with their teachers for three years. This allows teachers to develop close, long-term relationships with their students and allows them to know each child's learning style very well. Additionally, it encourages a strong sense of community among the children.
WHAT IS THE CLASS STRUCTURE IN THE LOWER PRIMARY LEVEL?
Lower Primary: A defining period for intellectual exploration
There are five six classes in the Lower Primary Division. All classes are multi-aged classrooms with a mix of P2-P4 students. This allows students to build social skills in a supportive, respectful environment and to stretch themselves academically—to their full potential. Children learn with and from each other, Instead of competing with each other, they grow into a community, and practice all-important social skills every day.
WHAT IS THE CLASS STRUCTURE IN THE UPPER PRIMARY LEVEL?
Upper Primary: A defining period of social and intellectual exploration
There are four Upper Primary classrooms, two Primary 5 and two Primary 6 classes. Students build important social and leadership skills in a respectful environment. Students leave Upper Primary prepared and eager to take on the academic rigor, and increased independence.
IS FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE?
Somersfield Academy provides education for students ages 4 to 16 years, irrespective of the student's religion, beliefs, ethnic or national origins. The school's bursary programme was established to support families who wish their children to attend Somersfield Academy but who are unable to afford the set tuition. Bursary allocations are made solely on the basis of financial need, and are not made on the basis of academic, athletic or any other merit.