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Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz

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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
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: CHF 79,100
to: CHF 79,100
Address: CH-7524 Zuoz, Switzerland

The fees at the boarding school are based on various factors. The fees shown here are for boys and a single room.
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Number of students

About 300 students, of which 200 students are boarders and 100 are day students.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

The majority comes from Switzerland, Germany and Italy (~50%) but LAZ has students from all around the world: Brazil, Turkey, France, Bulgaria, Mexico, Japan, Belgium, Russia, Austria, Spain, Fiji, China etc. No single nationality is allowed to make up more than 10% of the student body.

Average number of students per class

15

Native English and German speaking teachers

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Italian

Uniform required

No

Entry evaluation for students

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 via Skype.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

LAZ 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.

External examinations or assessments available

LAZ offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and the IB Career-Related Programme in English as well as the Swiss Matura in German. In addition to the German-speaking Matura, a bilingual Matura programme in German and English is offered and the Swiss Matura “Maturità Bilingue Grigionese” in Italian and German.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The Learning Support Centre supports those with special needs. This includes individual coaching as well as the mediation of therapies for dyslexia, dyscalculia or concentration disorders (ADHD).

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The Learning Support Centre supports highly gifted children who need an extra challenge.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Art, creative writing, entrepreneur club, mathematics, photography and video, psychology, science, chess, debate, literary society, Model UN, philosophy, robotics.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

Sports fields, 2 ice fields, tennis courts, golf driving range.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz is an international boarding school with a history stretching back over 100 years, located near St. Moritz in the Swiss Alps.

LAZ offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and the IB Career-Related Programme in English as well as the Swiss Matura in German. In addition to the German-speaking Matura, a bilingual Matura programme in German and English is offered and the Swiss Matura “Maturità Bilingue Grigionese” in Italian and German.

Teaching approach of the school

The school philosophy is founded on respect for tradition combined with innovation. It finds expression in the Spirit of Zuoz, inspired by the sporting ethos of the Lyceum Alpinum, which attaches supreme importance to tolerance, respect, fair play, commitment and life-long learning. LAZ expects its students to learn and live by those values in the classroom, boarding house and on the sports field.

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