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Ages 3 to 18

GEMS World Academy Switzerland

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CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): CHF 34,210
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 23 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: CHF 34,210
Address: La Tuilière 18 1163 Etoy , Switzerland
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Number of students

340

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40

Most common nationality

Swiss, British, French and American

Ratio of local students to international students

30% of our students are swiss

Max. number of students per class

23

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

German or Spanish for MYP students starting in Grade 6

Use of technology in the classroom

IPad at disposal for PYP students, MYP and DP students bing their laptop, 2D and 3D printing tools, lasercut, state-of-the-art TV and recording studios, food technology labAbout

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

About 20 to 30 min for PYP, An hour for MYP and more for DP depending

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Not yet

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Previous school reports for Pre-K, KG1, KG2, G1 and G2 as well as play assesments or taster days and cognitiv evaluation test and taster day as from G3 as well as the last two years school reports

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes of course

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100 %

External examinations or assessments available

ABRSM for students who practice music at a high level

Results in these examinations

Unknown

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

Through our inclusion programm . Outsourced specialists such as psychoterapists coming to school for private sessions

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Through our inclusion programm

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8.30 AM

School finish time

3.55 PM

Supervised care before/after school

Only after school, until 6.30 PM

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Every day, Monday to Friday, a range of about 80 different activities, depending on the students' grade

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

The cook has a record of all the students who have food allergies or are on a special diet

Sports activities included

Weekly PE sessions, swimming, ski days for G1 and G2, ski weeks for G3 to 10. Football & basketball tournaments and swimming meetings with students from other international school. Sport days once a year

Sports facilities at the school

Two indoor swimming pools – a learner pool and a 25m pool Fitness suite and dance studio Large multi-sports hall Climbing wall, International standard athletics trackAll-weather, multi-purpose AstroTurf fi, Large grass playing area
Separate grass playing area for our younger students and plenty of early childhood play equipment

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, football, basketball and swimming Sharks teams, 2 training per week

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

GEMS World Academy Switzerland (GWAS) is part of a wide family-run network of GEMS international schools which started 59 years ago. Today our schools educate students in over 14 countries in Europe, Africa, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Also the quality, energy and dedication of our teachers.

Teaching approach of the school

Our teachers are all experts in our International Baccalaureate curriculum, with many of them active IB examiners. Their style of teaching is highly collaborative and the lessons are designed to be a dialogue between the teacher and their class, with students encouraged to ask questions, explore ideas, be critical and think for themselves. Our educational programme is centered on the child, with a unique focus on each student’s emotional and social wellbeing, as well as their individual academic needs.

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