St George's School in Switzerland
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The student body of over 480 pupils aged between 3 and 18 represents over 40 nationalities with a boarding section of 70 students starting at the age of 9.
|St. George's School in Switzerland|
"Levavi Oculos" ("I lift my eyes")
|Type||Independent day and boarding school|
|Founders||Lorna Southwell & Osyth Potts|
|Principal||Dr Ilya Eigenbort|
|Location||Chemin de St. Georges 19, CH-1815 Clarens / Montreux, Switzerland|
|Houses||Atalanta, Diana, Minerva and Vesta.|
The school's campus covers 45,000 square metres and is located in the residential suburb of Clarens.
St. George’s is organised on a house system, with four houses; Atlanta, Diana, Minerva and Vesta. Students are assigned to a tutor in one of the Houses. The tutor group system provides the basis for pastoral and academic support. Inter-House competitions occur throughout the year in sports, theatre and art.
In the Junior Department and in the younger years of the Senior School the timetable is based upon the British National Curriculum.
The school enters students for the International Baccalaureate, the Cambridge International Examinations International General Certificate of Secondary Education, College Board tests, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music exams and Diplôme d'études en langue française, among others.
Class sizes vary from 2 to 19 students in the secondary school, with the average being about 10. In September 2006, the School adopted the International Baccalaureate Diploma for the last two years of secondary school. Currently offered: Higher and Standard Levels in English and French A1, English B, French B, German B, Mathematics (HL, SL and Studies), Economics, Geography, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Systems and Societies, Visual Arts, and at Standard Level only, Mother tongue A1(Russian, Hebrew, Spanish and Japanese) and French ab initio. St George's also provides a High School Diploma Programme (HSDP) for students aiming primarily for education in US Colleges and not wishing to take the International Baccalaureate. St. George's continues to offer the British IGCSE programme, through Cambridge International Examinations, usually taken in late spring of Year 11.