Private International School in Montreux, Switzerland
St. George’s International School is a premium, private international school in Montreux, Switzerland. Ranked in the top 5 IB Schools in Switzerland, St. George’s offers a holistic experience to its pupils and exemplifies academic excellence. Superbly located in Montreux, St. George’s campus is nestled amongst lakes and mountains, offering a unique natural setting for children aged 18 months to 18 years to enjoy an innovative learning experience. Dedicated educators are committed to developing each pupil’s potential with engaging and personalised teaching, both in and outside the classroom.
Our international school in Switzerland delivers robust curriculum pathways to Boarding and Day school pupils and takes pride in its bespoke learning approach, dedicated pastoral care, and excellent safeguarding practices.
It was an absolute honour to be invited to speak at such an auspicious occasion. I could have spent my whole time speaking about how well St. George's mission, values and learning principles fit in with Nelson Mandela's. I was indeed touched by the beautiful music and speeches made by both the pupils and staff.
International schools in Switzerland: FAQ
How does the education system work in Switzerland ?
Education is compulsory from the age of four up to the age of 15 (Secondary I) whereafter the apprenticeship pathway or the Secondary II route leads to various university options. Languages play an important role, and students learn at least three languages: their official local one (mainly German, French or Italian), a second national language and English. At St. George’s, we cater for children from 18 months to 18 years old and offer a Cambridge International curriculum followed by the IB Diploma programme.
What are the languages spoken in international schools of Switzerland?
As an international school, St. George’s stimulates language learning opportunities and offers several bilingual and multilingual pathways which include — in addition to English and French — a variety of languages offered in their curriculum, such as German, Spanish and students’ home language. Students learn about diverse cultures and perspectives and develop their intercultural awareness. They have a wider perspective of the world, are more adaptable and creative, have increased communication skills, develop a strong sense of identity, are good problem-solvers and have highly developed cognitive skills. They are confident in social situations and have extended educational and career opportunities.
Why is the Swiss education system among the world’s best?
Switzerland is a multilingual country at a crossroad in Europe. The country has a very well-established educational system, recognised internationally for its standards and organisation. Switzerland’s education reaches top ranking worldwide. Thus, a considerable number of international students apply for international schools and top universities in Switzerland every year.
What are the benefits of an international education?
Beyond extensive and varied programmes of study leading to excellent learning, St. George’s International school broadens students’ horizons by providing opportunities to develop as global citizens that are internationally minded, engaged in today’s interconnected world. Students are immersed in a rich and diverse school community which allows opportunities for growth and international understanding. In addition to English — lingua franca — students are prepared to interact, communicate and work in several languages.
How to apply to an international school in Switzerland?
Please contact our Admissions Office for information regarding the application and admission process
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