The modern system of secondary education in Switzerland is rightfully considered to be one of the best in the world, and it is here that a large number of prestigious and ranking educational institutions are located. Switzerland's uniqueness lies in the fact that it combines the best achievements of various national schools and implements the most daring and innovative solutions in the field of methodology and theory of teaching.
The Swiss system has a rich tradition, is distinguished by its exceptional quality and wide language involvement. Despite all rigorous academicity, schools adhere to a flexible system of applying and receiving, which is very important for foreign participants. Many schools allow foreign participants to start education in the winter, spring or summer, prestigious boarding schools offer comfortable living conditions for students with admissions in January, April or June.
The academic year of such institutions, as a rule, is divided into 3 semesters (or trimester):
- Autumn (or first): from September to December (break in October or November and a great Christmas vacation)
- Spring (or second): from January to March-April (holidays and breaks depending on the institution
- Summer (or third): in the period from April-May to June-July (holidays depending on the school).
For admission, you must meet certain requirements:
- Specific level of English / French / German
- Report card from the previous place of study
- Recommendations from teachers
- Motivation letter
- Internal testing
Special accommodation services provide a quick and painless adaptation to the education system and life in the country.
Examples of schools with admissions in January, April, June:
Surval Montreux was opened in 1961 in Montreux (Canton of Vaud) and today it is one of the most prestigious schools in the region and the country as a whole. The institution specializes in education girls aged 11 to 21 years from around the world, the total number of pupils is 70-80 people, all of whom permanently reside in a residence on campus. The campus is located on the shores of Lake Geneva with a beautiful view of the Alps, there is very clean air and a favorable ecological situation. Students receive a large amount of knowledge on the basic academic subjects, attend a variety of special classes on the development of personal qualities, sports and creative growth. The campus has everything necessary for a comfortable life and study: there are classrooms for classes, residences, sports grounds, a beauty and health center. Students participate in various sports and creativity, take part in excursions and trips.
English educational institution, founded in 1927 and specializing in teaching English standards of secondary education. Included in the TOP-50 boarding houses of the country's best boarding houses, all graduates enter prestigious universities. From the very beginning of the history of the institution, it was based on the values of humanism and mutual assistance. Teachers and mentors take into account the wishes of students, help them to develop both in academic and in creative and sporting plans. The campus is located on the shores of Lake Geneva - it offers a breathtaking view of the Alps, forests and meadows of Switzerland.
The institution was opened in 1889 and is considered the best boarding house in the German-speaking part of the country, one of the best schools in Switzerland and Europe in general. Here there is a great variety of languages and there are 4 branches: German, Italian, French, English; students study 3 foreign languages. Due to the careful structure and high professionalism of teachers, graduates enter the best universities every year.
At College Du Leman, you can take a variety of high school courses - French, Swiss, English or international. The educational system has strict academic standards and traditions, but it remains very modern, emphasizes the development of individuality and leadership. Among 2,200 students, you can meet a student from any country in the world, and they all feel at home.
The institution is included in the TOP-5 family-type pensions in the country. The campus is located on the shores of Lake Geneva and has excellent views and an exceptional level of comfort. The teaching system amazes with its diversity - Institut Monte Rosa conducts programs on 3 national standards and more than 6 varieties. A small number of students (65 in total) allow paying maximum attention to everyone, and adjusting the curriculum in accordance with the wishes and preferences of the student.
An American-type institution is located in Leysin and specializes in high school programs. Here they honor the traditions and foundations of the country, but constantly introduce the latest techniques and technical innovations, and successful study is promoted by active rest and extracurricular life, playing sports and art. Graduates demonstrate exceptionally high results of examinations and enter the best universities.
A private school of the French type, located in the quiet town of Blonay near Montreux. Specializes in the provision of primary and secondary school programs, as well as the French Baccalaureate high school course. The study is very intensive, students spend a lot of time in classes and independent studies. In total there are 60 students in the institution, 45 of them live in residences. Every year Ecole Chantemerle students move to prestigious educational institutions of the country and around the world.
The educational institution provides education of exceptionally high quality to students between the ages of 10 to 18 years old, where one can get prestigious Schweizer Maturitat or IB certificates. The campus is located in the spa town of Zugerberg near Zurich and has exceptional natural data, including clean mountain air. There are 45 teachers for 180 students, which allows paying each child a maximum of attention and helps him to adapt to a new country and style of study.