Mission, vision, values

Fourth Way – The Fourth Way in Education

The School for Europe Foundation launched in 2015, in Cluj-Napoca, as a European premiere, an innovative educational project: Royal School in Transylvania.

Royal School in Transylvania is one of the newest international school in Cluj, which follows the National Curriculum of England, combined with the Cambridge Programme, when students take IGCSE before embarking on the A/AS level Programme, and is a full member of COBIS (Council of British International Schools) and registered with ARACIP.

Royal School in Transylvania is a transparent school, with an innovative form of governance.

A blend of international and local teachers, with a wealth of experience, assure an education for life, centred on the aptitudes and the potential of each child. The school is located in Cluj Business Campus building, where there are modern, 21st century classrooms, for children between 3 – 18 years-of-age.  The school facilities include:  modern classrooms, fully equipped Science laboratory, Library, IT suite, Art Room, Creative Lab, Drama & Music Room, Dance Studio, Gym and a nurse’s office, access to cafeteria and sports field, lockers, playground and  court. The tuition fee includes: textbooks, uniform and sports equipment. Students can enrol at any time during the school year, though we do encourage an Auguststart. (For details, please consult the Tuition Contract)

Royal School in Transylvania is a “Fourth Way School”, a private international school in Cluj, a school for the community, born from the community, with a different approach and organisation from the others. (The 1st way is the church school. The 2nd way is the private school owned by a family or a person. The 3rd way is the state maintained public school.) The Fourth Way School is a bridge between education and society, a “Fountain School” at the heart of the community, drawing people to it, providing aesthetic quality and irrigating the knowledge flow of the city.

The benefits of a fourth way in education are:

  • Education, not profit
  • Transparency
  • Education for character
  • Community Management

Royal School is a fountain-school that draws members of the community and offers them the possibility to become an integral part towards the whole benefit of education. Everyone can contribute with different resources, to create the best learning environment: children, teachers, parents, Founders, Governors, Ambassadors or sponsors – all are drawn from the wider city society.


Royal School Mission:

To conceive, offer and implement a complete learning experience, by reaching and sustaining the best balance between academic accomplishments and social, emotional, physical and spiritual development.

We are engaged in a process that offers real value for money invested by our parents/clients in the education of their children, for the benefit of present and future generations. We act locally, but think globally.

Royal School leads a new path towards the community’s education – “the fourth way” – and a school that is becoming a model to follow. For us to succeed, we must prove social responsibility and accept our social obligations towards the other members of the community. We are engaged in a process that offers real value for money invested by our parents/clients in the education of their children, for the benefit of present and future generations. We act locally, but think globally.

The mission of Royal School is to assure a deep and efficient curriculum that includes two aspects which work in tandem; guidance of the students on the education plan, teaching them how to learn, but also on the existential plan, teaching them how to live. Let us remember: “Whatever the Question, Education is the Answer!”  We have devised curricula that differentiate and concentrate on all the important aspects, whether they are at micro or macro level, of a child’s development, hence assuring her or him a complete education. (Grounded and rounded child)

Our Vision:

To be leaders of performance in private education in Romania, a model of professionalism and moral integrity.

Royal School Values

  • Legality
  • High moral principles
  • Transparency
  • Trust
  • Continuous development
  • Hard work, team work, servant and collaborative leadership
  • Exceptional teachers, exceptional results
  • Community affiliation (listen our “client”, doing great things, education first, self-sustainability next)

Our Goal:

  • An education that prepares each child for the challenges of the 21st century.
  • Teachers orientated towards continuous personal development, with excellent teaching and relationship skills.
  • Continuous improvement, strong sense of responsibility and prompt intervention whenever necessary.
  • Strategic partnerships, integration and implication in the community.
  • Support for all students and teachers.

To be self-sustainable, in a great School campus with around 400 students, having focus on quality.