11 TO 14 YEARS OLD

MIDDLE SCHOOL & SECONDAIRE I

Our students’ personalised learning journey in Switzerland continues through Middle School, as they choose between Francophone, Anglophone, and Bilingual programmes, which are underpinned by the International Middle Years Curriculum.
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Our Middle School Curricula

In Middle School and Secondaire I, we offer three programmes: Anglophone, Francophone, and Bilingual. Each one is carefully designed to support our students’ transition from Primary – and equip them with the tools they need to succeed in High School.

All three programmes are based on the IMYC. Our Anglophone programme draws on elements of the Cambridge International Curriculum, while our Francophone programme includes aspects of the l’Education Nationale Française.
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ABOUT INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE YEARS CURRICULUM (IYMC)

IMYC provides a holistic education that encourages exploration and discovery, nurtures talents, and provides rigorous teaching in specialist subjects.

Your child will enjoy learning in small groups and receive personalised instruction tailored to their needs. They’ll also learn the importance of teamwork and effective communication, and become motivated, inquiring young learners who have a deep knowledge of the core subjects. Through a range of global themes and experiences, our students also discover their sense of self and place in the world.

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A TYPICAL SCHOOL DAY IN MIDDLE SCHOOL & SECONDAIRE I

Every day is packed with experiences that unlock the joy of learning. Both in and beyond the classroom, your child will make thrilling discoveries, pursue passions, and change the world for the better.
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Where learning comes alive
Themed projects and hands-on activities bring specialist subjects to life. Visits from authors, musicians, poets, and expert speakers join the dots between theory and real-world learning, opening our learners’ eyes to a world of opportunities.
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Where learning comes alive
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Inventing the future
In our specialist science labs and classrooms, hands-on STEAM experiments and creative challenges get students’ minds ticking, developing ingenious problem-solvers and cogent critical thinkers.
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Healthy habits
Freshly cooked, nutritious lunches provide the fuel our students need for an afternoon of activity. This might include a big match on our all-weather pitch or shooting some hoops in our Olympus Gymnasium.
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Taking centre stage
Our collaboration with The Julliard School opens doors to a world of artistic opportunities. Your child can star on stage, learn a musical instrument, or showcase their singing voice.
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Pursuing passions
Sailing or horse riding? 3D drawing or starting your own business? Or how about having fun in our virtual reality lab? Our extracurricular programme offers so much choice, ensuring everyone ends the day doing what they love. 
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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

We want our students to feel safe and happy, valued and understood. Our structured wellbeing curriculum, also known as personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), is at the heart of each student’s educational experience.

Each student has a Homeroom Advisor who oversees their wellbeing. Alongside our pastoral team, they ensure our students have the support they need to become confident, independent, lifelong learners.

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OUR RISE VALUES

Every student’s academic learning is underpinned by our RISE values of Respect, Internationalism, Spirit, and Excellence. These bring our community together, develop global citizenship, and provide firm personal, social, and emotional foundations.
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AN EDUCATION THAT'S MADE FOR YOUR CHILD

We think beyond traditional education so that every student can shape their own journey. Our ‘Made for You’ approach guarantees choice, nurtures strengths, and fosters a lifelong love of learning.

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