The mornings are focused on language studies and blocked for linguistic classes (English, German, French only for Swiss Matura students). The courses are held in very small class groups. This way, all students benefit from an individualised and personalised approach to learning.
In order to group the incoming students according to age and language proficiency, there is a placement test on Monday morning after arrival. The assessment of the language level is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The afternoons are dedicated to activities and split into two blocks: A sports block (move, please see below) as well as an activity block every weekday (group constellation according to age: 10-14 years of age, 14-16 years of age).
Students are asked to give preferences for an activity programme theme on a 2 week basis. There is no pre-knowledge needed for the workshops. For all focus themes there are up to two excursions and discovery afternoons planned that take place outside the campus.
The following themes are offered (see appendices A for detailed information on the theme activities):
*Theme excursions Wednesday Afternoons.
Sport sessions take place in an afternoon block of two hours. All students must participate in the sports pro-gramme. Sports activities foster a positive group dynamic, interaction, confidence and team building. Lastly, to develop a healthier lifestyle, sport is a must. Some of our exciting sports activities include: Dancing Styles, Climbing, Orienteering (OL), Tennis, General Team ball sports, Fetching, Chess and Stand-Up-Paddling (SUP).
At the end of the afternoon sessions the students will have one hour free time in order to get ready for the evening Dinners & Culture Nights which involve activities such as: BBQ night, Dine-out options, Community games, Team competitions and Comedian.
During the weekends the students will be involved in Day Trip - Cultural visits to get to know Switzerland and its surroundings. Cultural Visits include for example: Zurich City Tour, Technorama Swiss Science Center, Verkershaus Swiss Museum of Transport and the Rhine Falls (Schaffhausen).
Themed Activities and Weekends Trips
The Rhine Falls and Adventure Park
Mistery Mountain, Treasure Hunt