Cycle (Middle School)

This section accepts children from age 11 (leaving CM2 or 7P Harmos) or 12 (8P Harmos).

The three-year Cycle (Middle School) common core, in French or bilingual French/English, leads to the Swiss Diploma programme (Plan d’Étude Romand), French Baccalauréat or the International Baccalaureate programme (IB).

From 6ème (11-12 years), students are grouped by level for English and German. They sit either the Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET) for Schools A1 to B2 exams or Trinity exams, and FIT exams in German. In 4ème (13-14 years), they can also study Spanish as a second language.

The arts education we provide is practical, with participation in an orchestra and choir, gallery visits and live events. Our students have access to top-quality sports facilities and are encouraged to enjoy sports at all levels, including competitions and tournaments.

A special feature of Cycle (Middle School) is the individual support we offer with homework and an emphasis on positive assessment to encourage students to do their best. Close collaboration with parents is important (including face-to-face meetings) as is continuous support from class teachers and year and section heads. By this stage, polite behaviour and good manners are expected, reflecting Florimont’s Christian values of spirituality, unity and respect.