Saltus Grammar School
Saltus Grammar School is a high achieving co-educational, independent day school educating students between the ages of 4 and 18. It is the premier independent school in Bermuda and enjoys an excellent reputation in the international community. The school is located in the capital of Bermuda, Hamilton. It is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) in North America and is an accredited member of CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools). The school combines the three pillars of our vision to offer students an educational experience that is second to none: academic excellence, service to others and personal integrity. Strong pastoral support is provided through the Advisory programme and our students have the opportunity to take part in a very wide range of extracurricular and community service opportunities. A global dimension is inspired by our blend of the best of the English National Curriculum and North American curriculum, preparing students effectively for the next stage of their learning journey through life.
Each grade has four forms of entry with an overall student/teacher ratio of approximately 1 to 11. Seventy-five percent of the students are Bermudian; 25% are from the international community which (through international finance, insurance, trust management and tourism) forms a central part of the Bermudian economy. Saltus is proud to have educated many leading figures in Bermuda's political and business world along with members of almost every leading family in Bermudian society. It is equally proud of the flexibility with which it has led educational change. Its popularity is reflected in substantial waiting lists for entry.
The international curriculum blends the best of both British and American traditions. Saltus is proud to offer a fully differentiated curriculum to a broad range of ability, with the Academic Support Services providing support and extension programmes to fully cater for the needs of all of our students.
Our vision at Saltus Grammar School is to attract an outstanding faculty through
recruitment, mentoring, evaluation and professional development.
Message from the Principal - Claire Charlemagne
The vibrant Saltus community is passionate about learning. Our mission statement guides our day to day operations and strategic development and is built upon three pillars: academic excellence, personal integrity and service to others. Our commitment to these principles is evident in campus life each day. We have a tradition of high academic expectation, nurtured by a culture which values achievement in all activities and supports fully the development of each student to achieve success, gain self-confidence and be equipped as independent learners, ready to take their place as responsible 21st century citizens.
Saltus is built on strong traditions and has an exciting future as we prepare our students to meet the challenges of the 21st century with confidence. We pride ourselves on being a leader in education in Bermuda and in continually embracing innovation to enhance the learning experience we offer. We move with the times whilst maintaining the important traditions of good manners, personal integrity and service to others. Our students are the leaders of the future; in the professions and as leaders of the community, both here in Bermuda and far beyond her shores.
To inspire a passion for learning and independent thinking through a commitment to academic excellence, personal integrity and service to others.
- To emphasize the core values of the School's founder, Samuel Saltus: hard work, trust, reliability, honour, pride, and honesty.
- To maintain a culture that values academic achievement, knowledge and skills.
- To attract and retain an outstanding faculty through recruitment, mentoring, evaluation, and professional development.
- To embrace advancements in teaching and technology as critical components of a contemporary education.
- To establish productive partnerships with parents to optimize student success.
- To celebrate traditions as they connect the past to the future.
- To provide a diverse extra-curricular programme.
- To provide a safe and secure environment.
Bermuda is located approximately 600 miles off the East Coast of the United States, level with the Carolinas. It has a population of 60,000 and enjoys a sub-tropical, frost-free climate with mild winters thanks to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream.
Tranquil and prosperous, this island nation of pastel houses and manicured gardens also displays a deep British heritage with crisp colonial architecture. Bermuda has retained many of its British characteristics even down to red telephone boxes and police uniforms. A comfortable climate provides year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation on pink-sand beaches, at championship golf courses, and in cerulean waters.
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