Your child starts kindergarten school
Carine Capel (kindergarten and primary school director) and Kim Goldsworthy (primary school english coordinator) give you an overview of the bilingual track during kindergarten.
The international track (bilingual French/English) is a four-year programme offering access to the best universities in Switzerland and worldwide.
THE INTERNATIONAL TRACK AND THE IB DIPLOMA (INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE)
The international track (bilingual French/English) is a four-year programme offering access to the best universities in Switzerland and worldwide, depending on the points received.
The programme is set out as follows:
3rd and 2nd grade are preparatory years offering an interdisciplinary approach to subject teaching and drawing on the best of the Swiss, French and English/American curricula.
1st grade and Terminale are dedicated to the Diploma Programme as laid down by the International Baccalaureate. There is a choice of 6 branches (3 at higher level and 3 at standard level), one from each of the following six categories: literature, modern foreign language, social science, science, mathematics and the arts (for which another subject can be substituted.)
The curriculum is completed by a common core (Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay and Creativity, Activity and Service) encouraging artistic and sporting activities as well as more general tasks.
The approach to teaching and learning in the IB is positive and designed to promote self-confidence, as well as providing a sound structure through assessment against specific criteria known to the pupil, individual research and group work; the imaginative programme develops the skills of reflection that will be useful at university.