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CATS history

Since our foundation in 1952, we have grown into one of the most innovative and successful independent education providers in UK and USA.

Our philosophy is simple: we combine exceptionally high-quality teaching with a deep understanding of our students and their personal needs. We do this in a welcoming and enriching environment, a home-from-home where students are free to develop their potential both academically and personally.

Our students are taught by outstanding teachers and supported by a talented welfare and support team who are experienced at nurturing and guiding international pupils so that every student fulfils their potential within the British or American educational system.

CATS locations

CATS offer high school programmes at four exceptional campuses, located in Cambridge, Canterbury and London in the UK, and in Boston, Massachusetts in the USA.

Our students benefit from living and learning in four of the most prestigious university cities in the World.

With a CATS education, students look forward to:

  • Exceptional modern school campuses with boarding programmes designed to meet the needs of international students
  • One-to-one  support from Personal Tutors and specialist Higher Education advisers who guide students through each step of their university application journey
  • Expert teachers who use innovative methods to help both native and non-native English speakers to excel in their academic studies
  • Developing life-long friendships with students from all over the world.

Our partnerships

CATS Colleges has two training centres in Shanghai offering Chinese national students the opportunity to follow a British or American academic curriculum or an Arts-based programme. After completing a two-year study programme in English, students can progress to a CATS College in the UK, US or Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Art , for their final year of high school in preparation for entry to a UK or US university. For more information visit: