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Lausanne - Vaud
IB Career-related Programme curriculum
Ages 16 to 19

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CurriculumIB Career-related Programme
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 16 to 19
Boarding available
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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 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: CHF 25,000
to: CHF 67,000
Address: 57, Avenue de Chillon CH-1820 Montreux Switzerland
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Number of students

50-100

Number of nationalities represented in the school

20-30

Most common nationality

Swiss & UK

Ratio of local students to international students

30:70

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

We recognise that, for many of our students, English is a second language and the obligation is on the school to give students every opportunity to reach the level of language required for success. Students who require an English language access course will be provided with an intensive online immersion programme that can be accessed both at home and within the school. Additional support may be delivered within regular lessons for those with the greatest need to ensure they are accessing the curriculum.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, German

Use of technology in the classroom

At MIS we will harness technology and create a secure and dynamic online ecosystem, as part of our blended learning approach, designed to enhance the student experience and support the development of essential knowledge and skills. Teachers, students and parents will have anytime, anywhere access to the very best digital learning content, performance data and communication tools.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, boarding and day students will have assignments to complete in their own time.

Approximate hours of homework given

This will vary depending on the course they choose

Uniform required

Yes, MIS will provide a uniform for students under the format of business attire.

Waiting list

Not yet

Entry evaluation for students

Our approach ensures that the educational needs, and personal-social development, of all students are fulfilled, so that they are fully included in the school community. This involves students identified as Gifted and Talented, who will benefit from an enhanced curriculum, as well as those assessed as having particular learning difficulties, including English language learners who require additional language assistance. MIS will conduct CAT4 assessments upon enrollment not as an entrance exam but to best be able to assess the students strengths and areas of improvement and to be in a better position to be able to cater to the individual needs of each.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Aside from meeting the general entry requirements, MIS will conduct CAT4 assessments upon enrollment not as an entrance exam but to best be able to assess the students strengths and areas of improvement and to be in a better position to be able to cater to the individual needs of each.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The very last deadline is on the 1st August for a September start of the same year. MIS strongly encourages early applications in order to secure a spot in school, to be able to choose accommodation, to benefit from the Early Bird discount and for any visa requiring students.

Students can join after academic year begins

MIS will investigate and propose the best course of action for the student in question on a case to case basis. There are 3 terms per year, September, January & April.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

MIS has several prestigious higher education partners allowing for credit recognition and an accelerated pathway into university.

External examinations or assessments available

Continuous assessment will be carried out throughout the students journey. Depending on the course students opt for, they will have to complete: IBCP examinations and/or BTEC examinations.

Results in these examinations

MIS is working with the best teachers and staff. All staff have much experience in international private education and will best prepare their students for any examinations.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Students are free to believe and celebrate their religions as long as this does not offend others. No religion classes are given, but tolerance, the understanding of others beliefs and cultures are steeped into the academic learning.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

MIS will cater to various cultures and religions within their capacity and promote tolerance and understanding as global citizens.

School bus service available

MIS will provide transport for students to excursions and school organized events. A normal bus service to and from the school will not be offered.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

MIS is an all inclusive school and where possible will grant access to any student motivated to learn and meeting the entry requirements. MIS will assess the needs of any student requiring special learning needs and provide a solution/decision before enrolling the student. Our approach ensures that the educational needs, and personal-social development, of all students are fulfilled, so that they are fully included in the school community. This involves students identified as Gifted and Talented, who will benefit from an enhanced curriculum, as well as those assessed as having particular learning difficulties, including English language learners who require additional language assistance.

Learning support offered

Our approach ensures that the educational needs, and personal-social development, of all students are fulfilled, so that they are fully included in the school community. This involves students identified as Gifted and Talented, who will benefit from an enhanced curriculum, as well as those assessed as having particular learning difficulties, including English language learners who require additional language assistance.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Our approach ensures that the educational needs, and personal-social development, of all students are fulfilled, so that they are fully included in the school community. This involves students identified as Gifted and Talented, who will benefit from an enhanced curriculum, as well as those assessed as having particular learning difficulties, including English language learners who require additional language assistance.

School start time

In general at 09:30

School finish time

In general at 17:00

Supervised care before/after school

Aside from Boarding Students, MIS does not provide supervised care after school hours unless agreed prior to the start of school.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Based in the prestigious Institut Monte Rosa campus, MIS offers a wide array of extra curricular activities including sports, social clubs, debating clubs, discovery trips, professional orientation trips and much more.

School provided lunches

Dining facilities are available for students and staff to use at MIS. Menus are carefully designed to ensure the quality and nutritional suitability.

Food will be provided seven days a week for boarding students – breakfast, lunch and dinner
Lunch will be provided five days a week for day school students (breakfast and dinner are optional at an extra cost)
Parents will be requested to identify known allergies and the teacher, tutor and school nurse all keep a record of these. The sharing of food will be discouraged, except in curriculum-based events and activities where it is appropriate.

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

MIS will cater to various special diets or religious needs within possible.

Sports activities included

As many students are boarding and hail from all corners of the globe, it is important to create an environment where students feel they are in a “home, away from home”. Facilities include but are not limited to: ping pong tables, tennis court, football and basketball courts, indoor sports facilities, student cafés, social areas and much more.

Sports facilities at the school

Ping pong tables, tennis court, football and basketball courts, indoor sports facilities, various clubs for dance, kickboxing and more.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

MIS believes in promoting team sports and will actively be engaged in organizing small competitions with other schools in the region in order to foster team spirit and collaboration & trust between students.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Welcome to our flag-ship new school, where we will be dedicated to delivering a ground-breaking life-ready education, which combines internationally recognised qualifications with second-to-none hands-on industry experience, allowing students to pursue their passions through authentic industry-aligned pathways.

Teaching approach of the school

Young adults need so much more than academic qualifications to be successful and flourish in their future professional and personal lives. We believe it is our role to provide valuable life skills, alongside tailored industry-related study packages and academic qualifications, so that our students will be well prepared to succeed. Quite simply, our approach will provide a fast track for students to worthwhile and fulfilling careers.

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