Bonas MacFarlane Education was founded in 1992 by Charles Bonas in London.

Charles was educated at Harrow School and Oriel College at the University of Oxford. He has further professional law and teaching qualifications.

Bonas MacFarlane is possibly the most respected supplier of supplementary private education services in London. We were the first company in the UK to integrate American university admissions services with placement  services into British schools and universities. A team of twenty in London manage hundreds of tutors and specialist consultants, who include the ex head of international admissions at Harvard University and former senior masters at Eton and Harrow. We work with hundreds of families in the UK and many of the most prominent families across the world, including numerous Royal, political and commercial dynasties.

Charles originally came to Kazakhstan to set up an educational charity. In 2012 Bonas MacFarlane opened in Almaty. During our first seven years of  Bonas MacFarlane Education Kazakhstan has gained a reputation for the quality of provision at our educational centre. We only work with highly qualified and experienced tutors in Almaty. Our students access our consulting from London and the USA.

Working directly with world leading schools, Bonas MacFarlane presents the most up to date and effective methods of education for children and adults.

We have placed Kazakh students into many world class schools including: Oundle, Harrow, Uppingham, Gordonstoun, King’s Canterbury, Sherborne, Downe House School, Sunningdale, Charterhouse, Mill Hill School, NorthBridge House School, King’s Ely, DLD college and many summer schools. Our Kazakh students have also won places to leading universities in the UK and USA, including Berkeley and Stanford.

Charles has a Kazakh wife, Sholpan Gaisina-Bonas and two year old son, Zhantuar Alexander.

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Students enrolled in TOP universities and schools in UK and US