Surrey has many excellent boarding schools and colleges welcoming international students.
Surrey is all just a stone's throw from London and offers a wealth of world-class attractions, contemporary arts venues, unique events, mouth watering restaurants, cafes and pubs. Steeped in history with cobbled streets and twisting lanes, its market towns and villages showcase beautiful timber-framed buildings, castle keeps and abbey ruins.
King Edward's School was founded in 1553, it is a well established IB school located 2 miles south west of Godalming. The town of Godalming has many timber-framed buildings and narrow cobbled streets; it dates from Saxon times and was the first in the world to have electric street lighting in 1881.
Prior’s Field School for girls, founded in 1902 by a brilliant scholar and gifted teacher Mrs Huxley is situated in 23 acres of beautiful Surrey countryside, between Godalming and Guildford. Guildford, Surrey's county town, has all the richness and amenities of a city and yet remains compact enough to explore and enjoy with ease. In the streets and lanes around the cobbled High street, there awaits a wealth of history to discover including the castle built by William the Conqueror, Surrey's only Royal castle. Cranleigh School is approximately 8 miles south of Guildford and occupies a stunning rural site between Hascombe Down and Winterfold, on the south-western edge of the Surrey Hills. It is set in about 200 acres of farmland close to the West Sussex border. St Catherine’s Bramley School for girls is a lively and academic school which offers all its pupils access to a first rate education in the broadest sense. Founded in 1885 as a girls’ school for day and boarding pupils, its traditions are well established. The school is situated 3 miles south of Guildford.
The Royal School for girls came into existence in 1995 as a result of a merger between the Royal Naval School (1840) and The Grove School (1858). The School has strong links with the local communities in Haslemere and Hindhead, both villages are approximately 12 miles from Guildford. G. B. Shaw and Sir A. C. Doyle lived in Hindhead. It was here that A. C. Doyle wrote some of his most famous novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles.
City of London Freemen’s School is set in 57 acres of Ashtead Park in the heart of the county. The School was founded in Brixton in 1854 by the Corporation of the City of London to provide education for the orphaned children of Freemen. Ashtead is a village situated just outside of the suburbia of London near to Leatherhead and Epsom. Leatherhead is a distinctive, historic market town and is a gateway to the Surrey Hills. Part of Leatherhead's charm is its heritage of buildings. Medieval timber framed buildings stand cheek-by-jowl with well proportioned Georgian houses and imposing Victorian Gothic villas.
Epsom College is situated on a beautiful 80-acre campus adjacent to Epsom Downs. All facilities are based on site with the town of Epsom a short walk away. Epsom is a market town, which became very fashionable in the 1600s due to its water and later due to Darby racing. Its proximity to London and its range of facilities, which include a theatre and a leisure centre, have made it a popular commuter town. ACS Cobham School offers the standard American curriculum, including AP courses, as well as the IB diploma, which is accepted by universities throughout the world. The town of Cobham is about 5 miles north of Leatherhead. It is an ancient settlement whose origins can be traced back through Roman times to the Iron Age. Cobham is now home to the Chelsea Football Club training ground and many of the team's players live in the area.
Box Hill School, founded 1959, is set in 40 acres in the heart of Mickleham Village near Dorking and offers IB programme and an extensive choice of activities and expeditions. The town of Dorking nestles in the narrow valley between the Greensand Hills to the south and the chalk hills of the North Downs. The local countryside is well worth exploring. There are historic villages, each with its own charm, a wine estate, historic properties, etc. St Teresa's School for girls was founded by the Religious Order of Christian Instruction in 1928 on what was originally part of a manor site recorded in the Doomsday Book. The School is situated in 45 acres of beautiful rural grounds in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty amid the Surrey hills near Dorking.
Royal Russell School is set in beautiful parkland of 110 acres near Croydon. Founded in 1853 this school is proud to have Her Majesty the Queen as Patron. Historically a part of Surrey, Croydon expanded during the middle ages as a market town and a centre for charcoal production, leather tanning and brewing. By the early 20th century, the town was an important industrial area, known for car manufacture, metal working and its airport; it was amalgamated into Greater London in 1965. Woldingham School for girls is described as a "hugely impressive school", its beautiful 700 acre site is set in a hidden valley in the Surrey Downs in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between towns of Caterham and Oxted.
Frensham Heights School, small HMC boarding school, is situated 3 miles from market town of Farnham and 15 miles from the historic city of Guildford. Farnham is to be found in the south west of Surrey, it is a gracious country town with some of the finest Georgian architecture in the south; its castle dates back to the 12th century. TASIS the American School is a leading co-educational university and college preparatory school located in a small village of Thorpe, 8 miles away from international airport Heathrow. It offers both the American high school diploma with a wide range of AP courses and the IB Diploma.