Lausanne - Vaud
International, British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

St. George's International School Switzerland

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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
First year fees: CHF 36,250

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Number of students

Around 400

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Around 60

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

50% locals - 50% international

Max. number of students per class

18

Average number of students per class

12

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes, we do offer 2 types of support English course: ELAP (English Language Acquisition program) plus ELIP (English Languahe Integration Program).

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish and German

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes for some classes.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, we do require an English and CAT Test (Cognitive Ability Test) as part of the Admissions process.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The Admissions Committee review the complete file of the student (academic records, recommendation form, Test and Health questionnaire) for acceptance or refusal.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Ideally is the month of June but we try to be flexible as we know that some families (especially expact) can be relocated at any point in time during the yea, thus they need a school for their children.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we try to accommodate students throughout the academic year as long as we have availability in the student desired grade.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IBDP, IELTS and SAT exams

Results in these examinations

IBDP: 96% succesfull pass rate , average points 33/45
IGCSE: 97% succesfull pass rate, Grades A*-C 80% , A* 21%

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No, we are a lay school.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Education plans for students with learning difficulties are offered to meet their individual needs and to encourage them to reach their full potential.

Learning support offered

• English Language Acquisition Programme (ELAP) and Integration Support for students who do not yet have the language skills to access the academic curriculum
• Students with study needs who would benefit from some regular tutoring during the school day or after school
• Students who need additional curricular support
• Students who need support as a result of absence due to sporting commitments
• Students with reduced ti metable and/or studying IB self-taught courses
• Students with Special Educati onal Needs (SEN)

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We offer a stimulating programme for children with exceptional academic abilities. We want every child to feel stimulated and inspired by learning. As well as the diverse curriculum, we offer a Gifted and Talented initiative for students who excel in the classroom. Those students are invited to take part in an optional programme of tuition and guest speakers, who can unlock new wonders in certain curriculum subjects. Students with an aptitude for learning can discover fresh inspiration from studying it at a higher level.

School start time

7.45 a.m.

School finish time

6 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, day care is offered as part of the extra-curricular activities program up to 6 p.m.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

St. George's is focused on all facets of the students' development. Thus, an emphasis on sport accompanies our cultural programmes in Music, Art, and Drama. After-school clubs provide an opportunity for students to pursue non-academic interests as diverse as sewing, rock climbing, karate and dance.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes, a vegetarian meal is available daily and special meals can be arranged for students with special diets/allergies.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Tennis, badminton, basketball, netball, volley-ball and football pitches. Gym.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We do have a sport team for soccer, netball, basketball, volleyball, gimnastics, swissming, skiing, tennis, golf.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

International diversity, british tradition, accademic excellence, life long experience, unique pastoral care.

Teaching approach of the school

St. George’s International School aims to educate young minds and equip its pupils to become global citizens – inspired innovators of tomorrow. A well-structured, multi-lingual, enquiry based curriculum, rooted in academic rigour, with an emphasis on the performing arts, sport and co-curricular activities enables us to reach our goals for every pupil, whilst allowing them to fulfil their own.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in CHF

Yearly fees: CHF 31,750
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: CHF 4,500
Total first year fees: CHF 36,250
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: admissions@stgeorges.ch
School's webpage: www.stgeorges.ch
Address: Chemin de St. Georges 19 1815 Clarens Switzerland