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SiBS Swiss International Boarding School

Address: Zur G. 15, 3954 Leukerbad, Switzerland
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Description SiBS Swiss International Boarding School

  • Location: Leukerbad, Switzerland
  • Founded: 2019
  • Age of students: 12-18 years
  • Type of study: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full board)
  • Language of instruction: English, German.

The Swiss International Boarding School in Leukerbad provides an innovative, inclusive learning environment that enables students from grades 7 to 12 to reach their full potential in a friendly, family-friendly environment that supports internationalism and independence. School policy is focused on achieving academic excellence, developing a commitment to multiculturalism, an interest in lifelong learning, preparing students for a successful future career, intercultural interaction and respect.

Swiss International Boarding School collaborates with the American school Sqaw Valley Academy in Switzerland, which allows students to graduate from school with two certificates: Swiss and American.

SiBS is a candidate school for accreditation of IB World School, which confirms the commitment of the institution to high-quality, complex international education.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in SiBS Swiss International Boarding School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
13-16
from 58 000 CHF / year

IGCSE - Grades 7-10

The IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) program Swiss International Boarding School, better known as the "Cambridge Certificate", allows you to prepare and successfully pass the IGCSE exams in grade 10. Graduates will be eligible for higher education around the world, for example, in the USA, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore.

Suggested disciplines:

  • English as the first language - the course allows students to develop the ability to clearly, accurately, effectively communicate when speaking, writing, using a wide range of vocabulary, correct grammar, spelling, punctuation.
  • German as a first language: the course is intended for students whose mother tongue is German. Participants will expand their vocabulary, will use the correct grammar, spelling, punctuation.
  • German / French as a second language - the curriculum is intended for students studying German / French as a foreign language. The course is based on improving the language skills of listening, reading, speaking, writing.
  • Global Perspectives is a two-year course that includes the skills of critical thinking, research, analysis, and solving the problems facing the world today. Issues are addressed at local / national / global levels.
  • Geography - The course focuses on the relationship between human activities and the environment. We study the physical, social, economic, political, cultural environments and their impact on the landscape.
  • Mathematics encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, provides the basis for deeper study.
  • Natural sciences - provides candidates with the opportunity to study biology, chemistry, physics, the basic principles of each subject through a combination of theoretical and practical studies.
  • Business research - students develop business skills, principles of doing business in the public and private sectors, learn to accept the importance of innovation and timely change. Students will learn how the main types of business organization are created, financed and managed, and how their activities are regulated.
  • ICT (information and communication technology) is the main subject for all students, since computers will play a big role in their working life. Students will form the value of technology in society, including the social, economic, and ethical fields.
  • Tourism management - the subject is included in the curriculum from grade 7. Students study both theory and practical aspects of the subject, so a week-long internship is included in it (based on sports clubs, hotels, tourist offices). This gives students the opportunity to look “behind the scenes” of the profession, to study everyday organizational work.
  • Music and art - the program encourages aesthetic and emotional development, self-discipline, creativity, individual self-expression, imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, observation, analytical skills.
  • Physical education - students work on specific results (skills, behavior or knowledge), set goals for achievement, advancement in their individual programs.

Advanced placement

Students in grades 11 and 12 study Advanced Placement, which SiBS teaches with Squaw Valley Academy, California.

Subjects of study:

  • English I-IV
  • English Literature & Composition
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physics B
  • World history
  • US history
  • History, US Government
  • US Government Politics
  • Macro / Microeconomics
  • Sport
  • Skiing
  • Snowboard
  • Seasonal sports.
20.06.2020 -20.08.2020
12-18
from 2 950 CHF / 2 weeks

Summer camp

  • The duration of the programs is 1-4 weeks.

Participants in the summer camp study English at the SiBS private school, participate in a rich social, sports, and entertainment program.

Program Content:

  • Language course
  • Outdoor sports
  • Indoor sports
  • Trips and excursions
  • Foreign cultures
  • Cooking

Trips:

  • Geneva
  • Montreux
  • Zermatt
  • Swiss Chocolate Factory
  • Swiss cheese factory.

Outdoor activities:

  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Skating
  • Swimming.
03.01.2021 -10.02.2021
12-18
from 2 950 CHF / 2 weeks

Winter camp

Participants in the winter camp learn English, take part in cultural, sports and social programs.

Program Content:

  • Language course
  • Outdoor sports
  • Indoor sports
  • Trips and excursions
  • Foreign culture
  • Cooking

Trips:

  • Geneva
  • Montreux
  • Zermatt.
  • Swiss Chocolate Factory
  • Swiss cheese factory.

Outdoor activities:

  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Skating
  • Swimming.

Accommodation and food

The student hotel is located near the school building and sports facilities, which provides the possibility of convenient quick transition between the buildings. Offered rooms - single or double, many of them offer stunning views of the Swiss Alps.

Students will be offered meals and a varied menu, they have a choice of dishes and drinks, special attention is paid to local ingredients. Pupils have lunch together in a restaurant.

Accommodation cost:

  • Accommodation in a double room - 6500 CHF
  • Deluxe Room - 11000 CHF
  • Private room - 15000 CHF.

Events SiBS Swiss International Boarding School

  • Two high-altitude recreation areas Gemmi and Torrent offer unique areas for hiking, cycling, climbing in summer and winter. In winter, participants are offered alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing. Gemmi and Torrent tracks provide a vibrant sporting experience.
  • The Snowpark sports arena allows beginners to take their first steps on skis and snowboards, expert trails are open for advanced users. Snowpark offers a balanced program year-round indoors and outdoors: ice skating, curling, tennis, squash, bouldering, mini-golf are available.
  • Young people can take part in annual events: triathlon, International Literary Festival, mountain biking, Nightrace 777, a culinary trip, a wine festival, a shepherd dog festival.
  • Leukerbad has more than 30 clubs - sports, music, theater, youth.
  • SIBS sports facilities offer students an ice rink for relaxation and professional hockey games, two basketball courts, four indoor tennis courts, badminton courts, a fully equipped gym, an indoor water park, and a specially constructed audience with fantastic acoustics - a great place for musical performances or a theater.
  • Students gain full access to the interior seven days a week.
  • Students can go hiking, mountain biking, swimming in the open air in thermal springs.

Advantages

  • Small classes allow you to give individual attention to each.
  • The programs offered comply with the National Advanced Placement (AP) academic standards.
  • The project approach attracts students, teaches to solve real problems, develop critical thinking and the ability to learn independently.
  • The school is located in the bilingual (French / German) canton of Valais and has an international campus with a diverse linguistic environment, where every day you can hear several languages.
  • The training is conducted in English - young people whose level of English is not high enough receive language support.
  • German is the main language of the host community: German lessons are compulsory for each student and are offered at several levels. This is an opportunity to learn an important international language, to participate in the culture of the host country.

Equipment SiBS Swiss International Boarding School

  • The institution uses the latest technology, including access to a full range of educational databases and research tools.
  • The learning environment is expanding through a library that includes a wide range of resources reflecting the multicultural nature of the school. The library offers research skills courses that allow students to learn successfully.
  • The excellent location offers students the opportunity to enjoy a healthy lifestyle in the fresh air, complemented by a wide range of sports activities, to develop an individual character, physical well-being, a sense of community.

Term dates and fees

  • Registration fee - 5000 CHF
  • Food - 7500 CHF
  • School events - 1000 CHF.

Extra fees:

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

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Requirements for applicants:

  • Student Completed Application Form
  • One-page motivation letter in English
  • Teacher Recommendations
  • Scorecard in English / mother tongue certified by a notary
  • Copy of bank statement to confirm the adequacy of funds
  • Copy of passport page and passport size photograph.

Swiss International Boarding School enrolls new students year-round: students can apply for the school year and summer program at any time. International students must provide an official IELTS score or be interviewed via skype to assess English as needed.

Admission Process:

  1. Filling out a paper registration form or online application form.
  2. Receive a confirmation letter and invoice within seven business days.
  3. Personal interview to check the level of English.
  4. Registration fee payment (5,000 Swiss francs).

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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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