Nurturing excellence: St. George's International School's path to success

  08.12.2023 Advertising, Magazine

Founded in 1927, St. George’s International School is a premium, coeducational day and boarding school for children aged 18 months to 19 years. With magnificent views of the Alps and Lake Geneva, the school offers a unique setting in the heart of the Swiss Riviera. St. George’s International School will be hosting their next Open Day on 3 February, 2024.

St. George’s International School stands out for its personalised attention to each child, career guidance, structured pastoral care, and unwavering commitment to individualised attention and learning pathways. For almost a century, the school has gained a strong reputation for educational excellence, blending tradition with adaptability to prepare students for lifelong success.

Balanced Curriculum
As a part of the Inspired Education Group, St. George’s embraces Inspired’s three pillars of education: academic excellence, sports, and the performing arts. Students benefit from a comprehensive education that fosters both academic and personal development, encouraging them to ask challenging questions and hone essential communication skills. The curriculum follows the Cambridge International program up to IGCSEs, providing rigorous academic preparation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Individualised learning pathways are tailored to suit students’ unique talents and interests, with pupils benefitting from a varied curriculum of specialist-led subjects and more than 60 extracurricular activity clubs, such as sport, drama and dance. With a diverse range of opportunities, each student is inspired to explore new horizons with confidence, curiosity, and a spirit of adventure.

Sport Études Programme
Recognising the significance of acomprehensive curriculum, St. George’s has introduced Sport Études, a specialised programme designed for students who demonstrate a strong passion and commitment to a particular sport. The objective of the programme is to provide a balanced structure between the development of physical education talents and academic life in the school’s elite sports pupils. This way the school can ensure pupils continue to maintain excellent academic standards, whilst supporting and encouraging them in their sporting aspirations. The stunning campus, surrounded by lakes and mountains, offers excellent facilities for both summer and winter sports, including skiing, snowboarding, and sailing.

International Ambition
The school’s curriculum encourages students to think creatively and seize opportunities not only within the school but also in their broader future prospects. This commitment is exemplified through an emphasis on bilingualism and international learning opportunities. As an international school, St. George’s is dedicated to preparing all students to engage effectively in a multicultural world, thereby enriching their future prospects in academics, social interactions, and career development. The Family Language Planning Service tailors the approach based on each student’s language profile and ambitions, allowing them to choose between an English-only or French and English bilingual educational pathways. A comprehensive language acquisition program is offered for beginners in either language.

Global Exposure
Access to global camps and exchanges with other Inspired schools around the world expands students’ exposure to different languages and cultures. This provides an opportunity for language practice, engagement in new activities, and the formation of lifelong friendships. These experiences shape students into culturally aware, astute learners with an international mindset, empowering them to go out into the world and explore their unique gifts and abilities.

Nurturing Environment
St. George’s commitment to nurturing and caring extends well beyond the classroom. The school strives to create a caring environment where students feel supported both academically and personally. Boarding options include f lexi, weekly, and full boarding to accommodate various family needs. Students live in a vibrant international community, fostering strong bongs and encouraging independence in a welcoming environment. The school provides excellent pastoral care around the clock. In cases of sudden changes in parents’ plans, the school is well-equipped and prepared to respond, offering ad hoc boarding and short stays as necessary. More than just a school, St. George’s is a supportive and dependable community, providing families with a warm and welcoming home-away-from-home.

It is the careful balance of premium facilities, exceptional pastoral care, international opportunities, and a diverse curriculum at St. George’s International School that empowers students to strive for first-class academic results. With a personalised learning approach that focuses on each student’s unique needs, St. George’s takes pride in its reputation as one of the top IB schools in Switzerland. Students graduate from St. George’s International School as globally-minded individuals prepared for a lifetime of achievements and success.

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