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Gstaad International School offers an international curriculum consisting of the official Cambridge programmes IGCSE and A Levels, in addition to the American High School Diploma and Foundation Year. While English is the primary language of instruction, t
Location:
Bern, Switzerland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Situated in the stunning village of Gstaad overlooking the Swiss Alps, Gstaad International School is one of the most exclusive boarding schools in the world. Courses offered include American High School Diploma, IGCSE, A Level and Pre-University Foundation Year. The school educate students for life through combining academic excellence with an outstanding range of opportunities beyond the classroom. A rigorous academic programme based on a broad curriculum challenges the mind, and the world-class local sporting facilities, ranging from ski slopes to cross country tracks, stretch the body. The combination of focused academic work with fresh Alpine air and exercise achieves a sense of balance and well-being which invigorates and inspires our students to achieve their full potential.

Gstaad International School offers an international curriculum consisting of the official Cambridge programmes IGCSE and A Levels, in addition to the American High School Diploma and Foundation Year. While English is the primary language of instruction, there is also a comprehensive English-as-an-Additional-Language (EAL) programme in place throughout the curriculum. Each course aims to develop an inquiring mind and instil a true love of learning. The school also offers a Summer Programme that is designed for students who are eager to learn, have fun and meet peers from all over the world. The programme provides an opportunity for students to enjoy the summer season to its fullest extent whilst developing their own personal strengths and interests within the stunning alpine setting of Gstaad.

High emphasis is placed on the holistic personal development of its students, with the stated mission of producing "young men and women who will go on to be leaders in their chosen professions and be of good influence in the world".
Setting Description:
Gstaad International School was acquired by British education group,Bellevue Education, in 2012, and the school has since then initiated a number of developments aimed at enhancing the overall learning experience. The school has historically maintained low student numbers and small class sizes for a personalised learning environment for its students, a philosophy which Bellevue Education and Executive Headmaster Christopher Sanderson continues to believe firmly in. In March 2013 the school acquired the luxury hotel Alpine Lodge located between the villages of Gstaad and Saanen. Through the acquisition the students of Gstaad International School will be able to benefit form the exclusive facilities the hotel has to offer, such as conference rooms, outdoor and indoor pools as well as the spa and fitness centre.
Cost:
Annual Fee: 97,995 CHF Application fee: 2,000 CHF (non-refundable) Deposit: 5,000 CHF (refundable)

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