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Lycee Tophfer Geneva Lyceum named after Rodolf Töpfer

Address: Avenue Eugène-Pittard 21, 1206 Genève, Switzerland
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Description Lycee Tophfer Geneva Lyceum named after Rodolf Töpfer

The Lycee Tophfer (Geneva) is a great opportunity to get a high-quality academic education of a French model, surrounded by magnificent Swiss landscapes. The main curriculum is the French Baccalaureate, as well as an intensive study of a variety of modern foreign languages.

Lycee Tophfer was founded in 1954. Today, the campus is located in a small, picturesque area of ​​Florissant and offers both a full-time form of education and a boarding school (weekly, partial and full). The school accepts boys and girls from 9 to 18 years, the total number of students reaches 220 people. Here they support a friendly multinational atmosphere: foreign students represent 15 different world states, religions, cultures and nationalities. The school accepts joint training, the program accepts both boys and girls from the age of 9 (boarding is provided from 11 years).

Students are taught to receive real pleasure from studying, to instill in them motivation for high personal achievements, aspiration for self-improvement and constant increase in the level of education. Professional, experienced teachers use an individual approach to give each student the proper amount of attention, carefully track his progress and achievements, and in case of difficulties once again, explain the difficult material in more detail.

Natural sciences, especially chemistry and physics, are among the strongest and most developed disciplines. Art and drama are also popular and in demand - it develops the creative potential of children, makes them more educated and intellectually versatile. Parents can monitor the success of their child on a special Internet portal, which is conducted by teachers and school administrators, posting information on academic performance, assessments for control and research work, success in creativity and sports, data on discipline and behavior.

The consulting department is very developed, which helps pupils and their parents to decide on further directions of education. Students can receive qualified help, advice on high school, university and future career and specialty.

The main language of instruction is French, but there are many language optional courses:

  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • Chinese (North Chinese dialect)
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Arabic
  • English as a second or a foreign language (ESL or EAL)
  • Preparation for the French language exam DELF.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Lycee Tophfer Geneva Lyceum named after Rodolf Töpfer

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16-18
from 49 660 CHF / year

French Baccalaureate

The French Baccalaureate program is the mainstream of secondary education in France and other French-speaking countries. The studying is conducted in French, but in addition students can learn many other foreign languages, from English to Arabic.

In addition to studying the basic academic disciplines that make up the core of the school curriculum, students also attend lessons in developing critical thinking and social skills. Much attention is paid to integration programs: they allow to strengthen the effectiveness of studying and to teach students to see the connection between different subjects and disciplines. In addition, all students attend the lessons of ethics and methodology, and for foreign students, additional supporting courses of the French language are provided.

The price of the program is not included and is paid separately:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit for tuition (refundable)
  • Additional entertainment and excursions (optional)
  • Transportation expenses and travel
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents, courier delivery
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Medical insurance.

Accommodation, housing and food

Lycee Tophfer offers children various forms of study: a daily, weekly board and flexible schedule (accommodation during weekdays) and full board (accommodation and meals all week on campus). Students are offered places in a cozy house-shal (rooms for 2-3 people): the age and gender principle are taken into account when resettlement (boys and girls live separately, all students live with their peers).

Events Lycee Tophfer Geneva Lyceum named after Rodolf Töpfer

Many students of Lycee Tophfer devote their free time to sports and active recreation - for this there are all necessary facilities and infrastructure on the campus and in its vicinity:

  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Mini-football
  • Ice skating
  • Badminton
  • Skiing
  • Track and field athletics
  • Skateboarding
  • Table tennis
  • Basketball
  • Rugby.

There is an excellent film club, you can learn dramatic art and play in the school theater, visit the chess circle, robotics or cooking section. Music lessons, choral singing, art courses are very popular. Many students take part in various contests and quizzes (most often on topics of natural sciences).

The proximity of Geneva, one of the largest cities in Switzerland, offers the widest opportunities for cultural leisure and recreation: children are constantly traveling to interesting and educational excursions, visiting museums, galleries and theaters, cinema, visiting cultural, historical and architectural sights.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

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

  • Registration fee
  • Educational deposit (refundable)
  • Additional recreational activities and excursions (optional)
  • Transportation expenses and travel
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Consular fee (paid at the embassy)
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents, courier delivery
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 500 CHF

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

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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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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