King William’s College is a unique school in a very special environment. The Isle of Man is beautiful, healthy and safe. This College is vibrant, friendly and fun. We work hard and play hard. Whether you are from the Island or from far afield you will bond with this special place.
We have a proud history going back nearly 200 years, but what we value above-all is being a strong, friendly community. We are one of the few schools where every student in the Sixth Form studies for the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The IB philosophy – particularly its emphasis on skills and its focus on internationalism is central to our approach.
King William’s College opened in 1833 the College is situated on the edge of Castletown Bay. The Isle of Man is a healthy and safe location for young people to grow up in with a very low crime rate.
Academic excellence lies at our heart. Our highly qualified and enthusiastic staff, combined with small class sizes, ensure all pupils are given the individual support they need to succeed. Our academic results are consistently strong and our students go to top universities in the UK, Europe and the US.
The boarding community represents around 25% of the student population. Our boarders come from all over the world and they foster friendships which will last a lifetime.
The pupils follow a broad curriculum of sporting activities, competing in the major sports against other Isle of Man and UK schools. We also have our own Golf Academy and rock climbing and sailing are on offer, in addition to a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.
Drama and Music thrive at College. The pupils are given the opportunity to perform at many Music and Drama evenings and school productions and sing in our Chapel choir.
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