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Discover more infomation about the schools accredited as Athlete Friendly Education Centres below. The World Academy of Sport works closely with these schools to connect them to the international world of sport and most importantly support their local athletes. AFEC is an aspirational accreditation mark for schools, universities and others that support athletes to achieve their education and athletic goals.

AFEC Centres

Amman Baccalaureate School
Amman, Jordan
The Amman Baccalaureate School is a non-profit IB World, bilingual, coeducational day school for grades K-12. It offers an academically rigorous programme which, while remaining firmly rooted in the Arab heritage and culture, aspires to meet the highest international standards. The Amman Baccalaureate School welcomes students of all nationalities and backgrounds whose academic aptitude is suited to the education it offers.

The School is an all through International Baccalaureate (IB) World Continuum School, which offers the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) from KG1 to Grade 5, the IB Middle Years Programme from Grade 6 to Grade 10. It offers a choice of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) or the IB Career-related Programme (CP) to students in Grades 11 and 12. The School is one of less than 30 schools globally to offer all 4 IB Programmes and the first school in Jordan to do so.

The School is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It is a global member of the Round Square Conference of Schools and the School is also accredited by the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) as an Athlete Friendly Education Centre.
Contact: Stuart Bryan
Web site: www.abs.edu.jo

Anglo European School
Ingatestone, United Kingdom
The Anglo European School strives to provide the highest quality of education to its students. This experience is enriched by a strong International dimension with the school aiming to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people. These people will help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. We encourage students from diverse backgrounds to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners. We want our students to understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. The attributes of the IB Learner Profile are central to the educational development of our students. We also endeavour to give students the academic and social skills which enable them to move freely and productively beyond the boundaries of their own community.

The school is committed to a broad and balanced curriculum. The study of a language other than English at every stage of a child’s career at the school is compulsory. The curriculum is designed to allow teachers to educate succeeding generations of young people to think globally whilst learning locally.
Contact: Bradley Snell

British International School, Phuket
Phuket, Thailand
British International School, Phuket (BISP) is a leading British day and boarding school in Thailand. Established in 1996, it caters for students aged from 18 months to 18 years. Located on a spacious 111 rai (44 acre) purpose built campus on the northern outskirts of Phuket Town, the school can be conveniently accessed from anywhere on the island, and is only a 30 minute drive from Phuket International Airport.

After following the UK National Curriculum in Early Years, Primary, and Secondary Key Stage Three, students study for their Cambridge IGCSEs (Years 10 and 11) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (Years 12 and 13). BISP graduates go on to continue their studies at prestigious universities and colleges all over the world.

As well as Academic Academies in Art and Design; Business; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), there are four sporting academies at the school, namely the BISP JSA Swimming Academy, BISP Cruzeiro Football Academy, BISP RPT Tennis Academy, and BISP Golf Academy. The outstanding students include those on scholarships and bursaries, and draw the best young talent from around the world, including Vietnam, Afghanistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Namibia, India, Hungary, Philippines, Seychelles, Australia, Netherlands, and Thailand.

The school is jointly accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It is also a member of the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT), the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) and the Boarding Schools Association of the United Kingdom (BSA).

Ellesmere College
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
Founded in 1884, the Ellesmere College offers students between the ages of 7 to 18 the opportunity to achieve success in both their studies and a wide range of activities, including music, art, sport and drama, in a happy, friendly atmosphere. We prepare students for their GCSEs, A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate as well as giving them the opportunity to enjoy a full and varied sports and social programme.

Standing in its own stunning grounds covering more than 50 hectares, the school is conveniently located near the small, historic town of Ellesmere, and is less than 100 kilometres from both of England’s second major cities, Manchester and Birmingham. This ideal location means students can benefit from the vast range of activities both cities have to offer whilst living and studying in a tranquil English country setting. Our elite sports programme encompasses a range of sports and we support the young sports person to balance the demands of their sport with academia – tailoring aspects to work for the individual.

Our modern accommodation provides a high quality, comfortable and secure environment for our students, with residential staff on site. There is a close liaison between the boarding and teaching staff to ensure a continuity of care at all times. There are a variety of rooms within the boarding houses, the majority of which are single and twin, with en-suite options. Wi-Fi internet connection is available throughout the school. Our students also have access to a common room and TV lounge, which offer a comfortable and safe environment in which students can relax.

Phuket International Academy Day School
Phuket, Thailand
Phuket International Academy (PIA) is a truly international school with boarding facilities and offers a world-class education for its students. It has at its core the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Years Programmes, and places emphasis on the importance of experiential and service learning, both inside and outside the classroom. Founded in 2008 and situated in peaceful northern Phuket, Thailand, it welcomes students aged 18 months to 18 years. The Staff at PIA are highly qualified and bring with them a wide wealth of experiences and passions.

PIA firmly believes in a ‘Good heart, Balanced mind, Healthy body’. It is in the process of becoming a United World College (UWC), and is a global leader in the movement to integrate evidence-based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and secular Mindfulness into curriculum. PIA is a Thanyapura, not for profit, affiliate, and athletes have access to its world-class sporting facilities (situated on the same campus). Students can enroll in our High Performance Sports Programmes, which are coached by world champions. These programmes currently specialise in triathlon, cycling, swimming and tennis. Athletes participate in personalised training programmes which allow them to reach their highest potential in both their academic pursuits and their chosen sport. PIA offers a number of full and partial scholarships to high performing young athletes between the ages of 14 and 17.

Nestled at the foothills of a National Park, PIA’s uniquely beautiful location guarantees a pollution-free and nature-rich environment for its community, with easy access to Phuket’s international airport - a short 10-minute drive away.
Web site: www.pia.ac.th

Plymouth College
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Plymouth College has been at the forefront of education in the SW of England since 1877. Good teaching, with a variety of activities and a high standard of care, underpins our educational aims. You can see the success in this approach through our results, which are consistently above the national average.

The school is based in the bustling maritime city of Plymouth, with the moorland, countryside and coastal landscapes of Devon and Cornwall close to hand. It has been running IB since 2008. The IB ethos matches our vision for the school: We encourage all our students to look outwards, learning to respect themselves and others, becoming self-sufficient and independent so that by the time they leave school they will be ready to contribute responsibly as members of a global community.

We offer a wide range of sports and cater for all abilities. Our high performance sports programmes are home to a number of national and international athletes, including an Olympic champion. Our enrichment programme also includes a busy music and performing arts department, plus a range of after-school clubs and outward bound opportunities.

We welcome pupils from all over the world and currently have boarders from more than 40 different countries.

SEK-Ciudalcampo International School
Madrid, Spain
SEK-Ciudalcampo International School is located in an exclusive residential area just 20 minutes away from Madrid.

We are an engaged Educational Community which promotes the development of various skills to reach a meaningful and relevant global and international learning. We provide the tools and support to help our members face the different challenges in today’s society.

Our vision is to promote international-mindedness as well as a passion for learning and a commitment towards academic excellence. We want our students to be happy and principled citizens in order to make the world a better place in which to live.

The School has an area of 50,000 m2, which includes various buildings: a lunchroom, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, an observatory and a main office.
SEK-Ciudalcampo has several Intelligent Classrooms, its own library, a physics, chemistry, and natural science laboratory, a Mind Lab, ICT and technology classrooms, art classrooms, music classrooms, a fine-motor skills classrooms.

These are just some of the different activities and classrooms that our school offers its community members. All are fully equipped with digital boards, laptops, e-books, iPads, etc.

Web site: www.sek.es/

SEK-El Castillo International School
Madrid, Spain
The International School SEK-El Castillo was established in 1972. It is located in the North-East area of Madrid, 28 kilometres from the city centre, in the residential area Villafranca del Castillo. It is located in a privileged environment surrounded by a green and sport area, in a 40,000 m2 campus. We offer male and female residence facilities.

The school made real a vanguard educational and architectural project. From its foundation, to date, it is a world renowned model for Spanish foreign experts regarding the creation of educational spaces. It merits a special mention from UNESCO for its facilities and academic environmental design.

Right in our backyard students, families, alumni and staff alike have access to UCJC Sports Club, with 100,000 m2 of facilities, which offer a plethora of options for a broad range of athletic activities (tennis, paddle, squash, horseback riding, swimming, etc).

SEK-El Castillo is an IB World School. We are authorised to offer the programmes of the International Baccalaureate: PYP- Primary Years Program-, MYP- Middle Years Program- and DP- Diploma Program.
From 2012 we are an accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and we are a Microsoft mentor school as part of the program Partners in Learning.
Web site: www.sek.es/

Singapore Sports School
Singapore
Singapore Sports School is a Specialised Independent School. It was officially opened on 2 April 2004 by Mr Goh Chok Tong, Singapore's second Prime Minister. Our School is the only school in Singapore that offers select youths an integrated academic and sports programme in a world-class environment.
Our Logo features a pair of red and orange wings. The pair of wings is a universal symbol of flight and is used to embody the soaring aspirations of our student-athletes. The symmetry of the wings denotes the striking balance between academic finesse and sporting excellence. Red signifies the passion and pride of our student-athletes and staff, while orange represents their youthfulness and vigour.

We have a commitment towards providing our student-athletes with the environment and ample opportunities to help them fulfil their sporting potential. We nurture learned champions with character through world-class youth sports development, academic rigour, character excellence and organisational excellence. Singapore Sports School will rise to the challenge to develop staff and student-athletes to live as Champions in the 21st Century instilled with the core values of: Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence and Resilience.
Contact: Low Ying Xiu

Trinity Grammar School
Sydney, Australia
Trinity aims to instil recognition of the importance of spiritual qualities in every sphere of learning and living within its students. Its commitment to academic excellence, pastoral care and participation in a breadth of sporting activities – bolstered by state of the art facilities which promotes a rich cultural ethos and develops the individual talents of each boy. A wide-ranging curriculum caters for both the intellectually gifted and those interested in vocational courses, and is arguably the most extensive of non-selective Independent Boys Schools in NSW.

The School completed its accreditation visit by the World Academy of Sport in 2014 by showcasing its impressive sport programme and state of the art facilities. From 2016 Trinity will be able to support the requirements of its future high performing student athletes even more effectively by allowing them to gain their IB Diploma over a period of up to four years instead of the normal two years. This will enable these exceptional student athletes to combine their challenging training schedules and commitments with their academic studies.

Trinity's success in delivering the IB Diploma is demonstrated by the consistently outstanding results achieved by our IB Candidates with 484 graduated obtaining an average avatar of 95.20 since 2000. Trinity's successes are the greatest of any IB Independent Boy's School in New South Wales.
Contact: Mark Anthony

English Schools Foundation (ESF)
Hong Kong, China
The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong. Our 22 schools offer a comprehensive programme of curricular and co-curricular activities bring out the best in every student through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.

Our strategic intent is to be the key driver of best practice in teaching and learning. Our model of education is on the cutting-edge of global innovation producing excellent outcomes for our students.

All schools are coeducational and multinational and they accept students of all abilities who are able to benefit from an English-medium education. All schools offer International Baccalaureate programmes and are accredited by the Council for International Schools. The secondary schools are also accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

There is a commitment a wide range of co-curricular activities and physical education and sport is central to this practice. All our primary schools have specialist PE teachers. Students are nurtured to find a sport they enjoy and this is then built upon when students show aptitude to learn and develop. ESF is looking to further develop talent pathways and recognise it is a partnership between schools, clubs and parents. For elite student athletes, ESF has a memorandum of understanding with the Hong Kong Sports Institute to provide educational support for elite athletes. Schools offer a flexible curriculum and out of hours tuition as appropriate. There is a strong relationship with Hong Kong Sports Federations with Hong Kong Rugby Union in particular. ESF Over 160 ESF students currently represent Hong Kong [and occasionally other countries] in their chosen sport.
Web site: www.esf.edu.hk/

ESF - King George V School
Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
King George V School (KGV) is a co-educational secondary school under the English Schools Foundation (ESF) for students aged 11-18. It was founded in 1902 and transferred to its present site in Ho Man Tin in 1937. KGV has 1,800 students from a diverse range of nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

The school offers an academically rigorous curriculum. In Years 7 to 9 the students follow our own skills based curriculum, and this will transition to IB Middle Years Programme for the 2017 -18 academic year. Students in Years 10 and 11 take approximately nine GCSE or IGCSE subjects. Students in Years 12 and 13 study either for the IB Diploma or the Applied Learning Pathway. PE is a core subject for all students through Years 7 to 13. The school also offers GCSE PE, IB Diploma Sports and Health Exercise Science and BTEC Level 3 Sports.

KGV occupies an open site in Kowloon with a playing field with a range of surfaces for rugby, soccer, hockey, cricket, netball etc. There is a commitment to sporting excellence, supporting students who compete for Hong Kong.

The school has a wide co-curricular programme and a strong House system. Sports, music, drama, debating, charity work, environmental work and community service all figure strongly.
Web site: www.kgv.edu.hk

ESF - Island School
Hong Kong Island, China
Island School is a co-educational secondary school under the English Schools Foundation (ESF) for students aged 11-18. There are 1,200 students from Years 7 to 13 with teaching staff of over 100. As a community Island School strives to: pursue excellence, embrace responsibility and celebrate the individual.

Island School created the Island Futures curriculum which helps students in Years 7 and 8 to develop their transdisciplinary skills, in the middle years, students can choose from over 50 courses, designed to help develop their passions alongside studying for GCSEs. In the Years 12 and 13 students study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or follow the Applied Learning Pathway [BTEC courses].

Island School prides itself on its excellent examinations results coupled with a focus on student well-being promoted by a House system which sees staff and students supporting each other across the years. There is a strong co-curricular programme that offers students leadership opportunities and encourages them to engage in the school community. The school has a wide range of sporting, creative and intellectual activities and student involvement is very high. Many students extend their engagement into the wider Hong Kong community through representation at inter-school or representative level. A new Director of Sport will take up position in August 2017.

ESF - Sha Tin College
New Territories, Hong Kong, China
Sha Tin College (STC) is a co-educational secondary school under the English Schools Foundation (ESF) for students aged 11-18. Established in 1983, STC offers IGCSE courses to students aged 14 to 16, with the vast majority of students progressing to the IB Diploma Programme in the senior school.

The College is proud of its hardworking and well-rounded students who strive to achieve their best, and the highly experienced and well qualified teaching staff and support staff. The college achieves outstanding examination results, with 42% of the cohort achieving 40+ points in the IB Diploma in the May 2015 examination session.

Teachers at the College model lifelong learning. They dedicate a great deal of time to continual professional development in order to improve, reflect, adapt and adopt excellent pedagogical approaches, founded upon international research and best practice. They share what they learn with students, parents and ESF colleagues. Students have wide opportunities to continually improve and to achieve their potential.

The school's proximity and partnership with the Hong Kong Sports Institute has led to two student athletes to be doing a flexible IGCSE under the pilot programme.

ESF - Renaissance College
New Territories, Hong Kong, China
Renaissance College (RCHK) is a co-educational all-through school under the English Schools Foundation (ESF) for students aged 5 to 18. RCHK is an IB World School with all four IB programmes including the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP). Students are educated from Years 1 to 13 on one campus, guided and encouraged by experienced international educators. RCHK has a diverse student body, with more than 40 nationalities and 20 languages represented on campus. While celebrating our cultural and linguistic diversity, English is the college’s language of instruction.

Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC) and Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) programme is integral to college life. Students participate in a myriad of artistic, musical, sporting, and service activities conducted on and off-campus. RCHK encourages young people to be curious and caring global citizens. Our aim is to prepare well-educated young people, who pursue knowledge, learn through service, and strive to build a better world through action.

The school's proximity and the ESF partnership with the Hong Kong Sports Institute has led to the first student athlete to be doing a flexible IB Diploma under the pilot programme.
Web site: www.rchk.edu.hk

ESF - South Island School
Hong Kong Island, China
South Island School (SIS) is a secondary school under the English Schools Foundation (ESF). It is a dynamic, innovative and forward looking school located in a green setting on the south side of Hong Kong Island. It caters for 1,400 students from 38 different nations worldwide.

The school prides itself on its strong learning-based philosophy, its international outlook, its personalised curriculum and its high academic standards. There is a focus on the development of students’ personal qualities, fostering a student skill set which is creative and contemporary and developing community responsibility under the banner of ‘Making a Difference’. The school makes excellent provision for children with moderate learning difficulties through a Learning Support Class.

Sport is a valued element of the curriculum and with a range of vibrant co-curricular sports and teams. Individual students with athletic talent are supported to compete for Hong Kong and beyond, and the curriculum is adapted according to the training needs of these elite young athletes.

The school's proximity to Hong Kong Sports Institute’s sailing training facilities provides opportunities for student athletes in particular.
Web site: www.sis.edu.hk

ESF - West Island School
Hong Kong Island, China
West Island School (WIS) is a secondary school under the English Schools Foundation (ESF). It was established in 1991 and moved to the current location in Pokfulam in 1994, overlooking the busy shipping lanes of the harbour and the Cyberport area of HK. The school is a co-educational school of 1,200 students from 40 different nationalities, offering a range of IB Diploma, IGCSEs, Applied Learning and ASDAN qualifications.

The school is known for its commitment to its motto: ‘Strength from Diversity’ and believes in catering to all backgrounds, abilities and talents. The school has high academic standards coupled with a deep commitment to co-curricular activities based on the IB CAS philosophy. The school has strong leadership opportunities for students at every level.

The school’s sporting prowess is well established with elite athlete programmers, links to specialist coaches and the facilities at the neighbouring University of Hong Kong. WIS students has achieved outstanding performance in a wide range of sports. We have been in the top two schools for the Hong Kong wide Bauhinia Bowl for best all-round sporting co-educational school for the last five years. The school has produced Olympic swimmer contenders, Rugby Sevens Hong Kong team players and Hong Kong team cricketers, golfers and Biathlon competitors over the years.
Web site: www.wis.edu.hk

ESF - Discovery College
Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, China
Discovery College (DC) is an all-through school under the English Schools Foundation (ESF). Opened in 2007 and moved to its purpose-built campus in Discovery Bay in August 2008, the college’s location is in a community that has a strong interest, participation and passion for sport. There is a wellness centre staffed by a coordinator that provides some facilities for conditioning. Notable successes have been Golf Scholarships and participation of students in representative Rugby and Netball.

Discovery College is an IB World School offering the IB PYP, MYP and Diploma programmes to students in Years 1 to 13, with a maximum roll of 1,560 students.

The college's Vision Statement of ‘Grow. Discover. Dream.’ recognises the need for students to be independent, critical and creative thinkers, equipped with the skills, attitudes and values to contribute positively in this complex world in which we live.

The college uses English as the medium for teaching and learning, with a strong emphasis on the acquisition of Chinese (Putonghua) as a second language. A wide range of subjects is offered through a robust academic curriculum, including the performing and creative arts (drama, music, visual arts and design), strongly supported by the use of information & communications technology.

Rivers International School
Arnhem, The Netherlands
At Rivers, we want our students to become caring and principled world citizens. We aim to reach this goal by stimulating their curiosity and developing their personal academic and social potential.

Our balanced and rigourous IB programmes enable our students to gain the skills, the breadth and depth of knowledge, and a positive attitude towards learning that will also prepare them for success in later life.

Rivers International School Arnhem is a small and caring international community, which is able to draw on the resources of a larger partner school. We provide a stimulating learning environment and guide our students in an atmosphere of intercultural understanding and respect.

We are proud of our diversity, with close to 45 nationalities following our motto Explore your Worlds based on our core values Integrity, Creativity and Community.
Conveniently located close to a train station, our modern building finished in February 2017, can be reached easily even from a greater distance.

Personalised Learning, with differentiation of teaching and learning to the learning needs and styles of each student, is at the heart of the pedagogical framework of Rivers International School Arnhem. 
Personalised Learning entails 21st century teaching and learning for all students to gain the skills, the breadth and depth of knowledge they require within an increasingly global world. We view ICT as an important enabler of personalised learning and are integrating a 1:1 iPad Personalised Learning System.

Full Force Sports Academy

FSG Academy supports student-athletes in every area of their development to become an excellent athlete. High quality sports and academics in combination with dedicated teachers and trainers, guarantee an environment in which the student-athlete can excel.

The FSG Academy hosts 12 main programs. All top sports programs are tailor-made for each individual or team. At the FSG Campus we have all of the necessary facilities a student-athlete needs like sport facilities, boarding facilities, a para medical centre, a restaurant, a smoothy & health bar, recreational areas and more. Our student-athletes can combine their sport with international educational programs from secondary 1 to master studies. FSG Academy also developed specially designed Pre University programmes for student-athletes wishing to pursue an athletic scholarship at universities in the USA/Canada. 

The FSG Academy is the place to be for student-athletes with the ambition to get the best out of their sports career while they are also getting a good academic degree.

See the Rivers International School official launch of their Athlete Friendly Education Centre accreditation. Click here.


Contact: Mr J. Katzer

Sagesse High School
Beirut, Lebanon
Sagesse High School is one of the leading schools in Lebanon thanks to its educational programs and its ongoing growth.

Founded and licensed to operate by the Lebanese Ministry of Education in 1992, Sagesse High School is an independent, nonprofit, Anglophone, Catholic, and academic organization which operates under the Maronite Archdiocese of Beirut. The school is located in Ain Saadeh, Lebanon, thirty minutes away from the airport, and it overlooks Beirut and its suburbs. The school is affiliated to UNESCO schools and is a member of the following:

· Catholic Schools Association in Lebanon
· Anglophone Catholic Schools Association in Lebanon
· Association for IB Schools in Lebanon

Sagesse High School is a co-educational school that educates and motivates students from diverse backgrounds to become life-long learners and responsible citizens with strong ethical values. The school provides various enriched educational opportunities and operates in an environment that instigates empathy and compassion.

Sagesse High School is the first Catholic-Anglophone school to be authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School in Lebanon since 1995.
Sagesse High School is accredited by the Middle States Association since 2009. This milestone marked Sagesse High School as the first Catholic school in Lebanon to be accredited by the MSA.
Sagesse High School is also accredited by the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) as an Athlete Friendly Education Centre.
Contact: Lady Maalouf