The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things not simply repeating what other generations have done. ”
TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE
Rousseau, Pestalozzi and Piaget were among the great founders of the Swiss educational tradition. They travelled the world to spread their theories on teaching to all corners of the earth. Firmness, discipline, openness and an all-round education, with a focus on personal as well as academic development, are the foundations of this tradition, which are still practiced today.
CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION
Cultural diversity makes our boarding schools in Switzerland truly unique. Our students not only learn basic academics in their classrooms, everyone also gains first-hand experience as young ambassadors and diplomats, meeting children of different ethnic, linguistic, religious, familial and cultural backgrounds. Everyone is a foreigner. No one nationality is a dominant majority. Friendship is the major currency in this universe. Fluency in more than one language after a few years in our country is highly encouraged and regularly attained.
AN EXTENSIVE OFFER
Currently private day and boarding schools in Switzerland accept students from kindergarten to grade 12. The majority of these schools offer intensive studies in English, French, Italian or German as a second language enabling all students to quickly integrate into the mainstream program. The option of pursuing bilingual studies is also a popular feature of Swiss boarding schools. Programs on offer lead to a range of examinations renowned throughout the world. These include the IGCSE, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), A-Levels, the Swiss Federal Maturity, the French Baccalaureate and the German Abitur. These certificates are accepted for entry into Swiss universities and to universities in other countries according to the specific conditions of each institution.