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Institut Montana Zugerberg

Address:  6300 Zug, Switzerland
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Description Institut Montana Zugerberg

  • The age of the students is 10-18.

Institut Montana Zugerberg is located on the same-name Swiss resort approximately in the middle between the major cities of Luzern and Zurich, reached about an hour.

The total number of students of the Institute of Montana Zugerberg reaches 300 people: these are students from 10 to 18 years. Most (160 people) choose boarding-style studying and live permanently in comfortable residences on campus. The ratio of staff and students is 1: 4, which makes it possible to practice an individual, personal approach, giving each student the maximum amount of attention. Classes are formed small, up to 15 people each. A truly international atmosphere awaits the children's institute: foreign students represent here 36 world states! The pedagogical staff is represented by 45 qualified professionals who also represent the international environment, being representatives of 15 states.

Pupils at the Institute of Montana Zugerberg are given not only a quality academic education, but also develop valuable and useful personal and social qualities in them: responsibility, conscientiousness, mutual respect and tolerance, independence. Especially convenient for Russian students is the fact that the school has a program for studying both the basic Russian language.

There are a lot of famous and outstanding personalities among the graduates of the popular school: it's enough to mention the following names:

  • Marc Forster (director of the film "The Magic Country")
  • Nicolas Hayek ( jun CEO of Swatch group)
  • John F. Kerry (a politician who ran for the presidency in 2004 from the Democratic Party).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Institut Montana Zugerberg

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
12-19
from 61 900 CHF / year

Studying on this program is possible both in German, and in German and English (bilingual). The process of obtaining a Swiss diploma is designed for children from the 7th to the 12th grade and gives the opportunity to subsequently graduate in the best universities in the world.

Each subject being studied ends up in the exam, and the points obtained are entered in the student's diploma. Classes for study are formed  small, up to 15 people in each, so that each student can count on the proper amount of personal attention from the teacher.

Accommodation in a double room, supervision and full board (five meals per day), class instructions for all mandatory subjects, elective subjects according to offer, Study Hall supervision during the school day, use of Media Centre, use of internet and cost for copying, supervision during study time (four afternoons) during the school week, on-campus care during short-term illnesses, participation in the activities programme, use of the sports facilities are provided.

Annual
12-19
from 61 900 CHF / year

American High School Diploma

The program is conducted in English and enables children, when studying in Switzerland, to obtain a prestigious diploma of secondary education of the American type. This program in the school has been working for more than 57 years, which clearly proves its popularity and effectiveness. Children from 7 to 12 grade can study on the course. 80% of teachers are native English speakers.

Annual
16-19
from 61 900 CHF / year

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

The program in English (80% of the instructors of the course are native speakers of the language) allows students to receive a valuable IB diploma, which is listed in all countries of the world and gives the opportunity to enter any universities and colleges. The IB course is designed for 2 years (grades 11 and 12 classes).

Accommodation, housing and food

Institut Montana Zugerberg pupils are provided with accommodation in cozy campus residences, which are comfortable, fully furnished rooms for 1-2 people (each is locked with its own lock) with a daily cleaning service. Meals are also organized on a full board basis: three times a day students can enjoy a variety of delicious and healthy dishes from fresh products.

Subjects, specialties, faculties and sport

Subjects list : art, biology, business management, chemistry, Chinese, economics, English, English literature, French, French literature, geography, german language, German literature, Global Policy, history, maths, physics, politics, Russian language, Russian literature, Spanish, Spanish Literature
Events list: basketball, Beach volleyball, Chorus, Dramatic circle, Drawing on canvas, fencing, fitness, football, gym, music studio, Photostudio, rock climbing, skiing, Snowboarding, Sports running, tennis, theater Workshop, volleyball,  Mountain bike

Events Institut Montana Zugerberg

Many students enjoy extracurricular activities, such as:

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Alpine skiing
  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Mountain biking
  • Volleyball
  • Nordic walking
  • Ice skating
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country skiing

In the winter, competitions are organised by team captains or staff and include competitions with other schools in the local area. School trips are also offered to students on some weekends where they can visit nearby Lucerne, Zug, Zurich or other cities. They also enjoy various entertainment and leisure activities such as:

  • Concerts;
  • Exhibitions;
  • Performances;
  • Visits to museums and art galleries;
  • Historical, natural and cultural attractions.

Equipment Institut Montana Zugerberg

The excellent sports infrastructure of Institut Montana Zugerberg enables students to spend time in a variety of workouts. A modern multifunctional sports complex, an athletic stadium and a spacious sports hall, ice rink, tennis courts, a football field, basketball and volleyball grounds (including a beach volleyball field) are built on the territory. Very close to the excellent golf course (18 holes), covered spacious pool.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is divided into 3 terms, between which there are vacations: Christmas and Easter last for 3 weeks, and summer ones last 9 weeks. There is also an additional vacation week in October, when the school is closed and children are resting from school.

The cost depends not only on the chosen type of accommodation, but also on the chosen educational program.

The price is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Admission fee (Enrolment Fee & Capital Fund)
  • Deposit (to be refunded after the regular leave)
  • Personal account (monthly expense report)
  • Registration fee
  • Program fee
  • Consular fee in the Embassy
  • Visa fees and expenses, translation and courier delivery of documents
  • Examination fees
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Additional recreational activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Medical insurance.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 3500 CHF
  • Deposit for a course/programme 5000 CHF

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

New entrants can join Institut Montana Zugerberg at the beginning of each term, that is, three times a year. Admission committee will need to provide a report card with grades from the previous place of study (data for the last 2-3 years), as well as pass a personal interview with the director.

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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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