• LCIS La Côte International School - Swiss Maturité Preparation Programme
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Did you know that La Côte International School (LCIS) offers both an international programme, leading to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at graduation, and a bilingual English-French Swiss Maturité preparation programme? The programme at LCIS could certainly be of interest to families that want their children to have access to a more international and English-French bilingual environment than the public offers, who want to provide their child with the extra personalisation that comes with small class sizes and who want to keep the doors open to switch into the IB programme or be able to continue their studies in the Swiss Maturité in order to facilitate access to Swiss Universities (as well as any others of course).

We thought our readers would be interested to know about this innovative Suisse Maturité programme that provides the best of both worlds in terms of bilingualism and pedagogical approach. It is currently available to students aged 10 to 15 years old (grades 7 to 11 HarmoS). The Swiss Maturité curriculum is based on the plan d’études romand (PER) and provides students with a solid education, opening doors to higher education, including access to local Swiss universities.

The schedule of classes each week is evenly split between French and English instruction, with the addition of German courses, as required for the federal diploma. At LCIS, students in the Maturité section join those in the international curriculum for all of their courses in English. They also have the opportunity to participate in the variety of activities offered as part of the international curriculum, such as study trips, sports camps or international expeditions. This regular immersion not only promotes bilingualism, it also helps to develop social skills, creativity and a curiosity to learn.

LCIS offers students an exceptional, secure study environment. The modern campus includes well-equipped practical science laboratories, a 250-seat theatre, music practice rooms, a recording studio, design and visual arts workshops, and a double gymnasium. As a member of Nord Anglia Education (NAE) with 69 schools worldwide, LCIS students have access to a unique online platform called Global Campus, which allows students to connect and collaborate with peers from other NAE schools and thereby develop a truly international perspective. NAE students also benefit from enriched learning experiences as a result of collaborations with MIT, the Juilliard School of Performing Arts and UNICEF.

LCIS teachers have access to a unique, professional development platform, for their own continued learning as well as to share best practices and ideas globally. These experienced teachers bring personalised learning to each child and deliver innovative and inspiring lessons, whether on-campus or, when the need arises, through the school's well-developed Virtual School Experience (VSE).

The Principal at La Côte International School, Andy Puttock, told us, "Our educational offerings were selected to ensure academic rigour and challenge, while providing an educational journey that allows your child to flourish."

For more information about the international or Swiss Maturité programmes please contact the school:

La Côte International School Aubonne
Chemin de Clamogne 8
1170 Aubonne
+41 22 823 2626

VIRTUAL OPEN DAY: 10 February 2021 at 11am

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