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Schaffhausen International Boarding School

Address: Mühlentalstrasse 280, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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Description Schaffhausen International Boarding School

  • Established: in 1999
  • The age of the students: 14-18 years
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Languages of studying: English and German
  • Educational program: International Baccalaureat (IB).

The famous School of Schaffhausen has received international recognition as one of the best schools in Switzerland for study on the IB program: the international baccalaureate and the diploma of the same name give the right to enter the best universities in any country in the world. At school, boys and girls from 14 to 18 can study. Excellent statistics of graduates (almost 100% of students enter the chosen university the first time) clearly demonstrates the excellent quality of teaching and balance, the effectiveness of the curriculum.

The International School of Schaffhausen prides itself on its international atmosphere: children from 30 countries of the world, representatives of different languages, cultures and nationalities are educated here. Classes in the school are formed small so that the teacher can take a closer look at each student, give him maximum attention and participation, build a strong partnership and trust relationship. The school is attentive to the religious and national characteristics of each child: despite the fact that the official language of instruction is mainly English, there are various supportive language courses for foreign students, additional electives and workshops, you can take individual lessons.

The International School of Schaffhausen is located in the northern part of Switzerland, in the small cozy historical town of Schaffhausen, surrounded by beautiful scenic nature and parkland. You can get to Zurich International Airport in only half an hour, to Geneva and Lausanne airports in 3 hours, and the nearest major cities of Baden and Basel are about 1-2 hours from the campus.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Schaffhausen International Boarding School

Program name
from 54 090 CHF / year

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

The program of the international baccalaureate is designed for 2 years and for students of 16-18 years (grades 11-12). The total number of subjects studied at this stage is 11: among them, students choose 6 priority disciplines, relying on their own interests and inclinations, as well as on the requirements of the future profession. Teachers recommend observing the academic balance and choosing a variety of specialties and directions: it is recommended that the curriculum include foreign languages ​​(minimum 2), mathematics and computer literacy, social (human) and natural sciences. Of the selected subjects, 3 is being studied at the standard level, and 3 is being studied on an advanced level.

The IB program and the diploma of the same name are widely recognized and appreciated all over the world - this is an ideal option for students who are not fully determined with the university and the country where they plan to receive higher education.

The price of the course is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit for studying (refundable)
  • Examination fees
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Consular fee
  • Visa fees and expenses, translation and certification of documents, courier delivery
  • Medical insurance.

Accommodation, housing and food

For pupils who choose accommodation on a full board basis, there is a spacious and comfortable residence Büsingen on the banks of the River Rhine in a quiet village. Boys and girls live separately: for students there are cozy rooms for 1-3 people with bathrooms (private bedrooms are usually occupied by high school students), and public places include living rooms for rest and small functional kitchens. All pupils are constantly under the supervision of qualified and experienced educators, who, nevertheless, bring up independence and self-sufficiency in children: for example, on weekends they are allowed to cook on their own or are sent to the city for shopping.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : art, biology, Business and management, chemistry, drama, economics, English, English literature, Filmmaking, French, geography, german language, German literature, healthy lifestyle, history, humanitarian sciences, maths, music, Natural Sciences, physical Culture, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish
Events list: basketball, Chorus, Culinary arts, diving, Dramatic circle, excursions, football, music studio, rock climbing, rugby, Sports running

Events Schaffhausen International Boarding School

In their spare time students of the International School of Schaffhausen will find it difficult to get bored: for them, there are many clubs, optional sections and communities where you can work on your favorite business and find like-minded people. Among the most popular studios are music and theater groups, a culinary club, a poetic club and a variety of sports sections.

Interesting cognitive classes, special educational programs and master classes are conducted. Students who love sports can join the school team "Rams": it regularly participates in a variety of competitions and championships in rugby, football, cross-country and basketball, takes prizes.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The price of the course is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Tuition fee (refundable)
  • Examination fees
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Consular fee
  • Visa fees and expenses, translation and certification of documents, courier delivery
  • Medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 600 CHF
  • Deposit for a course/programme 3500 CHF

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Applicants of the International School of Schaffhausen must undergo a personal interview, as well as pass an examination in French and / or English, proving a sufficiently high level of language education. The admission committee will need to provide a report card with grades from the previous school (for the last 3 years), characteristics from the teachers, the head teacher and the director, as well as all kinds of letters, thank you letters, cups and medals for achievements in various fields.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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