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Ages 3 to 14

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 14
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 12 students / class
Maximum 16 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: CHF 38,100
to: CHF 38,900
Address: Chilchgasse 8, 3792 Saanen/Gstaad - Switzerland
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Number of students

95

Number of nationalities represented in the school

22

Max. number of students per class

16

Average number of students per class

12

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, German

Use of technology in the classroom

Yes, iPads and MacBooks

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, Zoom and Teams

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, minimal amount

Approximate hours of homework given

Varies according to their age from 15min to 1 hour

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Tests and assessment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Yes, placement tests for English and Math

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline. Preferably before April

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% passing to high school.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Learning Needs

School start time

8:20

School finish time

15:45

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Swimming, climbing, tennis, horse riding, karate, gymnastics, football, ballet, yoga, Zumba, golf, choir, rock band, drums, piano, guitar, electronic music.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes, vegetarian, no-porc, no-glutten

Sports activities included

Skiing, tennis, climbing, horseback riding, swimming, football, uni hockey, cross country skiing, and many others

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

John F. Kennedy International School is an independent day and boarding school set in the beautiful Swiss Alps at the famous ski and summer resort of Gstaad.

JFK is proud of its international and multi-cultural ethos, and the way its community collaborates to make a difference. JFK's world-renowned curriculum is built on the best of global standards.

Teaching approach of the school

JFK offers a unique, family-oriented, educational environment where all students are motivated to fully develop their talents and skills in order to prepare them for acceptance into the best and most demanding secondary schools and also for the challenges of the world in which they will live and work.

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