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International Primary School in Lausanne area, Switzerland

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The International Cottage:
Situated in the town of Vevey, 15 miles east of Lausanne, south-west Switzerland, The International Cottage is an international private school for primary level children ages 3 to 12 years. We offer an international education taught through English following the guidelines of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP). Dedicated to small classes and individualized programs with a teacher-student ratio of 1:8, The International Cottage offers a high quality international curriculum.

International Private School Program for Children Ages 3-12 (Taught through English)

- The Early Years Program (3-5 Years)
The International Cottage recognizes that the early learning years are a key developmental time in a child’s life. The Early Years program includes Units of Inquiry which allow children to develop knowledge and conceptual understanding of the world around them. Students are also given a firm foundation in the areas of literacy and numeracy, providing the building blocks for future academic success.

Our learning environment is structured to meet the unique needs of children from 3 to 5 years old. It contains child-centered materials so that all theorical learning can be reinforced with practical experience and exploration.

- Primary Years Program (PYP)
Our primary programme aims to provide a broad and stimulating, international, educational experience. Our mixed-age classes enable the children to learn at their own pace following individualized learning objectives. Our international teaching staff bring a wealth of experience and diversity to the school. Their teaching methods are inspired by innovative classroom practices from all over the world and are informed by the principles and practices of the IBPYP curriculum.

All pupils follow a core curriculum with an emphasis on guided enquiry as the teaching pedagogy. Children are encouraged to become independant thinkers and enquirers as they develop knowledge and conceptual understandings within all subject areas.

- Mixed-age Classrooms
The International Cottage is committed to providing each student with the individual attention they need to progress according to their own developmental potential. For this reason we use a multiage classroom model. The research supporting mixed-age classrooms indicates that academic achievement is the same as, or better than, the academic achievement of children in same-grade classrooms.

Additional School features:
- After-School Care Program
- Homework Support Program
- Art & Communications Workshops
- French Studies
- Enrichment classes
- Small class sizes (1:8 ratio)
- Individualized attention
- Multicultural faculty & student body
- Middle & High School opening 2014

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Address: 13 rue des Bosquets, 1800 VEVEY, Lausanne, Switzerland
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AMADEUS International School Vienna, Austria
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Calling Global Parents of boarding students to consider quality education in German-speaking Austria as an alternative for your child, and Vienna, a city of rich historical beauty & culture in the heart of modern Europe.

AMADEUS International School is a private day and boarding school in Vienna, Austria based in a secure, enclosed environment with a modern, purpose-built boarding facility. The first international boarding school in Vienna, our programmes are designed for primary, middle and secondary school students pursuing an academic career and an education that includes classical music classes, and for highly talented and gifted young musicians pursuing a professional music career. We warmly welcome students from around the world regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, race, or physical ability.

Our quality academic programmes include the high honors-level IB Diploma, as well as the standard-level High School Diploma programme, both of which are taught in English.

For the school year 2013/14, we accept admissions for Elementary/Primary School Grades 1-4 (Volksschule) and Middle/High School Grades 5-10, with a boarding option available from Grade 6. By 2015, we will offer all K-12 grades.

Our boarding programmes offer a 'Home Away From Home' atmosphere and include weekly or semester boarding to international students and local students. All of our premises are completely renovated to state-of-the-art boarding standards.
Academic Programmes - boarding from Grade 6:
- Primary School and Middle School programmes
- High honors-level IB Diploma programme taught in English for secondary school students
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- Day boarding and Full boarding available from Grade 6; weekly boarding possible upon request
- Purpose-built boarding facilities
- Full-time boarding staff & security
Aiglon College
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Aiglon College is an accredited, English-speaking international boarding school for boys and girls ages 9 to 18 years. Aiglon offers the British National Curriculum in preparation for IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) exams in middle school. We also offer the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma program to sixth form students.

Conveniently located in Switzerland, Central Europe (just 90 minutes from Geneva International Airport), Aiglon offers a well-rounded education to students in a secure and friendly international community, with over 50 nationalities represented.

In both Junior and Senior Schools, courses are taught in English, with a high-quality ESL (English as a Second Language) programme for all non-English speakers. Exam results are important, but so is the need for independent learning skills so that Aiglon pupils will flourish at university.

Aiglon College meets the demanding standards required for UK, Swiss and International schools. We participate in accreditation and inspection programmes through the UK independent schools inspection system, the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
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Junior School:
- All courses are taught in English

Middle School:
- Preparation for the University of Cambridge GCSE and IGCSE examination courses

Sixth Form:
- Preparation for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

- ESL (English as a Second Language) programme for all non-English speakers.
International School of Schaffhausen (ISSH)
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Located in Schaffhausen, north of Zurich, The International School of Schaffhausen offers high quality international education in English to local students and international students. We are an authorized IB World School for the primary program, the middle years program and the IB diploma program. Our Junior College boarding programme is specifically designed for teenagers aged 16-18 from around the world.

We currently offer classes from nursery (age 3) through to grade 12 (age 18). Internationally-recognised standards, small classes with highly qualified staff and a modern infrastructure is what makes ISSH unique. Our students are invited to join our international community of learners, to share our passion for knowledge and to develop into lifelong learners.

We offer a unique residential programme and an international university entrance qualification, the IB Diploma, that will open doors to universities across Europe, America, Africa or Australasia. Due to our emphasis on fostering independence and the huge range of extra-curricular opportunities, our residential programme develops responsible young adults who are well prepared for university life abroad and have a clear vision of their talents, strengths and goals for life.

Situated just 51 km north of Zurich, our school is 3km from the main railway station, and is accessible by public transport (bus No 23), by road from Schaffhausen centre, and from the motorway coming from Singen or Winterthur.
- Early years program: For young learners ages 3-5 years.

- Primary years program: An international curriculum framework designed for children between the ages of 3 and 11 years.

- Middle years program: This is is designed for students aged 11-16 years.

- The IB Diploma program including boarding programme: (Grades 11 & 12). Leads to a world-wide recognized university entrance diploma, the International Baccalaureate.

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Situated just south of Zurich in Wädenswil, northern Switzerland, Zurich International School is a leading, non-profit international day school based on American models offering a comprehensive education program taught in English for students aged 2 to 18 in the greater Zurich and Baden areas. Over 1,300 students from more than 45 countries attend one of the school’s five campuses. ZIS offers Advanced Placement courses (AP) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB).

As an IB Organisation World School we are accredited by both the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in the U.S. ZIS is also officially approved by the Departments of Education of the Cantons of Zurich and Aargau. A strong academic program, centered around the traditional core disciplines, prepares students for entrance into colleges, universities, or other institutions. In addition, the school provides courses and learning support services which address the needs of a student body diverse in educational background and ability. More than 90% of the graduating seniors enter universities and institutions of higher learning worldwide.
- Programs from pre-school to grade 12
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- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB)
- Primary Years Program
- Middle School Program
- Upper School Program
- English is the main language of instruction with German and French taught as second languages
- ESL (English as a Second Language) Program
Léman International Academy, Geneva
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Léman International Academy (LIA) is a family-size French / English bilingual, Christian international school situated in Cologny in the Canton of Geneva in the southwest of Switzerland, approximately 5 km from Geneva City Centre. We welcome both French and English speaking students ages 3 to 11 years from all ethnic and religious backgrounds in a multi-cultural and supportive learning environment. We follow both the Swiss Plan d'Etudes Romand and the North American standards.

The mission of Léman International Academy is to inspire a passion for learning, encourage emotional and intellectual vitality, and empower students to grow with confidence and courage to contribute to the global community. Our approach is to facilitate learning in partnership with the student and his or her family. Our families love our values, our caring teachers and easily accessible location.

Our highly qualified staff guides their students in acquiring a framework of knowledge while encouraging them to develop their skills and self-confidence. Students will master grade-appropriate competencies while being nurtured in their natural curiosity to explore the world around them.
French / English bilingual programs for students ages 3-11 years:

- We use both the Swiss Plan d'Etudes Romand & the North American standards curriculum.

Subjects taught:
- In French (French, mathematics & at least 1 other) meet the objectives of the Swiss program.

- In English (English-language & at least 3 other subjects) are aligned with North American curriculum strands.

- Languages
- Mathematics & natural sciences
- Human & social sciences, Biblical culture
- Visual & musical arts
- Sport & health