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Institut Montana Zugerberg

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CurriculumInternational, British, Swiss
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 6 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): CHF 31,200
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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 10 students / class
Maximum 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: CHF 31,200
Address: Zugerberg, CH-6300 Zug Switzerland
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Number of students

285

Number of nationalities represented in the school

43

Ratio of local students to international students

1:3

Max. number of students per class

15

Average number of students per class

10

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

yes

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

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Students have a daily supervised study time of 2 hours. If needed, they can ask for extra supervised study time.

Uniform required

only in the Bilingual Elementary School, until grade 6.

Waiting list

For some nationalities yes because we have quotas. (Asia and Russia)

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Report cards of the past two years tell us the programme of the previous scholol and the grades which are compared to the programme and grades of our school. Perspective students need to complete a CAT4 Test for cognitive abilities and language assessment for English to enter the International school and for German and French to enter the Swiss School.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline but we strongly advise to apply as soon as possible within March of the previous academic year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

95%

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, SAT, Swiss Matura (Canton Zug)

Results in these examinations

Swiss Matura (Canton Zug): 95% pass
The graduation class of 2017 at Institut Montana achieved very good IB Diploma results, which ensured that our tudents were able to start their academic studies at the university of their choice in Switzerland and worldwide. 16 out of 19 candidates (84,2%) earned the full diploma, a result which is way above the world average of 78,58%. Our highest scoring candidate in the last 3 years earned 44 out of 45 IB points, a brilliant score compared to the world average of 32.45 Points. In recent years, over 93,64% of our students received the IB-Diploma with an approx. average of 32 points.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

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

We try to accomodate all different needs case by case.

School bus service available

Yes but only in certain areas that are not covered by public transport.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We are not a special needs school but we offer extra support after analyzing the situation

Learning support offered

In class support teachers

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

with advanced classes, extracurricular programmes, student council, flexibility within the rules and regulations

Student access to education psychologist

Every student has a class advisor assigned to discuss academic and personal development, since grade 10.

School start time

8:30

School finish time

3:15

Supervised care before/after school

Yes with Extra curricular Activities and supervised study time

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Model United Nations (organising our own conference as well), Entrepreneurship, Science and Technology, Arts and Music (schoool choir and most of the musical instruments)

School provided lunches

yes

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

yes, we have aboput 80 different menus for religious and dietary requirements. We do not deal with dislikes

Sports activities included

our campus offers all kinds of seasonal outdoor activities: mountain biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, sledging, football, tennis, fitness, basketball, hockey, ice-skating, beach-volleyball, archery, yoga, etc.

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, Ice rink, Football pitch, Beach Volley, Basketball (outdoor), 4 tennis courts, fitness rooms

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we do and we participate in interschool competitions.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Individualism, Internationalism and Integration are our founding values that still guide us today. Respecting and nurturing the individuality of students, while guiding them to a life of responsibility and independence. To do this the school has always provided a familial atmosphere and a sense of community, maintaining its manageable size of max. 350 students.

Teaching approach of the school

Our Motto: "My Place to Grow", grow as a metaphor to develop in the widest sense. Our view and teaching approach are holistic

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