My child is not fluent in French/English - will this be a problem?
We are a bilingual French-English private school; however, the primary language of our school is French.
Children who arrive at our school without particular strengths in either of the languages of the school will quickly find that their language skills improve. A French Language Learning (FLE) programme is offered to international students to improve their language skills quickly in order to ensure that they can benefit from all lessons.
Fluency in French is particularly important for those students choosing to follow the Swiss Maturité or the French Baccalaureate. Those without fluency in French may instead choose to follow the International Baccalaureate which is taught in English. Students with difficulties in English can benefit from the EAL (English as Additional Language) programme.
Which curriculum is best for my child?
We offer three separate outstanding curricula to our students. This exceptional choice is one of our strengths, and parents and students will take care in choosing which programme to follow.
All three programmes are highly regarded internationally. Therefore parents and students typically will consider the following factors in making their choice, all of which our teaching staff will help and support you with to ensure you make the right choice:
University and career aspirations of your child;
Whether your child performs well across a wide range of subjects or whether they are better suited to specialising and focusing on a more narrow range of subjects;
The method of learning for each curricula and how this is best suited to your child;
Language strengths and barriers for your child.
Read more about the programmes in our Diplomas and Programmes section.