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10% Family discount

All families receive a 10% discount on
English courses!


School lesson times

Standard class times: 09:00-10:30 and 11:00-12:30
Intensive / Private lesson class times  13:00-14:30 and/or 15:00-16:30
APP and teacher training class times: 08:30-11:00 and 11:30-13:00

Public holiday weeks Lessons are extended by 30 minutes each day as follows:
Standard class times: 09:00-11:00 and 11:30-13:00
Intensive / Private lesson class times  13:30-15:30 (3 days) and 13:30-15:00 (4th day)
Professional / CPD / Teacher Training class times training class times: 08:30-11:00 and 11:30-13:30

Winter shutdown

Winter shutdown

The school also shuts down for 2 weeks over the Christmas period. 

Winter 2023/24 shutdown dates are:  Saturday 23 December 2023 to Sunday 7 January 2023. School opens on Monday 8 January 2024.

Winter 2024/25 shutdown dates are: Saturday 21 December 2024 to Sunday 5 January 2025. School opens on Monday 6 January 2025.

Public Holidays

The school is closed at weekends and the following public holidays when they fall on school days.

1 January New Year's Day
10 February Feast of St. Paul's Shipwreck
19 March Feast of St. Joseph
31 March Freedom Day
March/April (date varies) Good Friday
1 May Workers' Day
7 June Sette Giugno
29 June Feast of St. Peter & St. Paul
15 August Feast of the Assumption - Santa Marija
8 September Feast of Our Lady of Victories
21 September Independence Day
8 December Feast of the Immaculate Conception
13 December Republic Day
25 December Christmas Day

Fun Alpha School Facts

  • Over 90% of our regular teaching staff are British, American, Australian or South African
  • We teach students from over 40 different countries every year
  • We've been offering English + Sports courses for 30 years
  • We pioneered English courses for Families in Malta and cater for children from the age of 2
  • 99% of our students would recommend Alpha School to a friend
  • We offer over 20 different sports
  • Over 100 different activities
  • 18 different types of accommodation
  • We have a multi-national office team with full and part-time staff and interns from Malta, the UK, Australia, South Africa, Italy, Ukraine, France & Germany
  • Alpha School used to be called the St. Paul's Bay English Language Centre
  • We were the first school to open in the north of Malta - way back in 1991
  • We offer in-house training for our teaching staff with a teacher trainer from the UK who visits Malta twice a year
  • We have a reputation for being the friendliest school in Malta!
  • We update our website every single day!

School licences & accreditations

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