• Our School

    Your child will receive a premium education from an established school now located in a state-of-the-art campus.

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  • Personalised & Caring

    We are committed to the development of each child’s mind, human relationships and place within their community and the wider world.

  • Passionate

    "As many families feel upon their first visit to La Côte International School, I knew this was the school for me!" Nicole Schmidt

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  • High Expectations & High Standards

    Our student-centred approach to learning ensures that every child can become a High Performer.

  • Enrol now

    We accept enrolments year-round and look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Excellence & Achievement

    Our unique approach and outstanding team of professional educators ensures every child can succeed.

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  • Contact Us

    We welcome questions and conversations about your child’s needs and interests. Please get in touch.

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Curriculum

In primary school we follow the English National Curriculum. In later years students follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme and Diploma, a trusted and globally recognised system of learning. We promote language learning from an early age, and encourage your child to think globally. Since August 2016, students aged between 10 and 12 can chose to follow an English-French bilingual curriculum based on the "plan d'études romand" (PER) as an optimal preparation for the Bilingual English-French Swiss Maturité.

Our school welcomes students from 3 to 18 years old, and offers the benefits of an English education from early years education to the internationally-recognised IB Diploma.

  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) (3-5 years old)
  • Primary (5-11 years old)
  • Secondary (11-16 years old)
  • IB Diploma (17-18 years old)

Understanding the English National Curriculum (ages 3-11)

The English National Curriculum is broken down into sections, which are called "Key Stages". Below is a table explaining the key stages and the ages that they relate to. Our teachers are familiar with the standards of British education, as well as international approaches.

 

Key stages Ages Years
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 3-5 Nursery and Reception
Key Stage 1 (KS1) 5-7 1, 2
Key Stage 2 (KS2) 7-11 3, 4, 5, 6

 

The IB Middle Years Programme (ages 11-16)

Between the ages of 11 and 16 your child will follow the highly regarded IB Middle Years Programme (MYP). This prepares them well for the IB Diploma in later years.

 

The IB Diploma (ages 16-18)

Our students aged 16-18 study for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, which is respected by universities and colleges worldwide.

 

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