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IB, Swiss, and IB Career-related Programme
Ages 12 to 18

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CitySwiss Alps
CurriculumsIB, Swiss, and IB Career-related Programme
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 12 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: CHF 89,000
to: CHF 103,000
Address: CH-7524 Zuoz, Switzerland
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Number of students

340 students, of which 220 students are boarders and 120 are day students.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

+45

Most common nationality

Switzerland, Germany, Russia, South Armerica and China.

Ratio of local students to international students

1:4

Native English and German speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and German

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Italian, French, Spanish, Latin, Chinese, Romansh

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Lyceum Alpinum

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 students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB Diploma Programme, Swiss Matura

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

The Learning Support Centre provides support for students by means of coaching sessions or arranges expert counselling for students with special needs (e.g. dyslexia, dyscalculia, attention deficiency).

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

For Academically More Able (AMA) private lessons are available.

Student access to education psychologist

A school counsellor is always available to the students who need extra support to ensure their well-being.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The admission and assessment of new students depends on past school performance, assessments and teacher recommendations. Applications are reviewed, and qualifying candidates are invited to attend an interview and take an admissions test – either in Zuoz or online.

Waiting list

It may be possible, depends on the grade and the period of the year in which the application for admission is made.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz has a rolling admission process and therefore spaces can only be guaranteed as long as there is availability. Ideally, an application should be submitted 6-8 months prior to the beginning of the school year. However, due to last minute changes late applications are considered.

Students can join after academic year begins

The best time to enter the school is at the beginning of a new school year, at the end of August. Admission during the school year is possible, but not recommended.

School start time

07:45 AM

School finish time

It depends on the grade and academic programme. The last lesson generally ends at 15:30.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Uniform required

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Robotics, Design Technology, Digital Design, Coding, Art club, Chess club, Creative writing club, Corps of Volunteers, Cultural appreciation society, Debate society, Drama group, Entrepreneurial club, Literary society, Maths club, Photography & video club, Science club and many more

Sports activities included

Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Beach volleyball, Boxing, Cricket, Cross-country skiing, Dance, Eton fives, Fitness, Football, Ice hockey, Ice skating, Martial arts, Mountain biking, Rafting, Skiing / Snowboarding, Swimming, Tennis, Triathlon
Unihockey / Floorball, Volleyball

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Facilities at the school

Library, theatre, music rooms, science labs, common rooms.

Sports facilities at the school

1 triple gym, 2 natural ice fields, 6 tennis courts (2 clay courts), 7 Eton Fives courts, 3 football pitches (grass), 1 basketball court, 1 beach volleyball court, 1 long jump and shot-put facility, Cricket training field, 3 fitness rooms (1 weight room, 2 girls’ fitness rooms)

Grades/ages available for boarding

From grade 7 to grade 12
Age group: 12-19

Boarding facilities at the school

Pastoral care, supervision h24, access to all the facilities, community weekend, special sport programme, theatre company

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

At Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, one of the most traditional Swiss international boarding schools, our students benefit from a holistic education that fosters their intellectual, personal, physical and creative growth. In a unique setting of outstanding
natural beauty, our school offers a living and learning environment where students feel valued, safe and secure. They are inspired to discover and develop their own interests and creativity. They are encouraged to engage actively in our school community that is based on trust, honesty and empathy.

Teaching approach of the school

- Critical thinking
- Academic curiosity
- Leadership skills

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