The National Sport School is the only dedicated National Centre of Excellence for Sport in Malta. It is housed at Triq Jum Pembroke, Pembroke, adjacent to the Luxol St. Andrews Stadium.
The National Sport School is a co-educational school for students who have undoubted sporting talent and a high potential for development in their chosen field of sport.
The school enables these young athletes to pursue as from an early age a specialised sports training programme without losing track of their academic studies. The ultimate aim of the National Sport School is to guide its students along a dual career path, leading them to a successful career in sports and academic achievement.
This is the only local school to connect sports and academic studies closely by offering a flexible academic environment that is customised to student sporting demands. It has a distinct identity within a co-educational setting providing appropriate facilities for both male and female students, its own uniform and sportswear, transport arrangements and educational resources.
Entry is by SELECTION. Throughout March, the school welcomes applications from talented young athletes in their final year of the primary school or in their second year of their secondary school. Candidates must be nominated by their National Sports Organisation as being among the most promising at a national level.
Care is always taken to ensure that the development of students is not compromised. It is quality over quantity, thus there is a focus on a select few rather than pandering to the masses.