International School Altdorf
International School Altdorf, Switzerland
The school lies in the quaint Swiss town of Altdorf, surrounded by lush rolling hills and cragged snow-capped peaks. The spectacular natural setting inspires students to live an active life, encouraging them to find the right balance between study and play. Although the rural setting appears remote, the school is only 30 minutes drive from Zug and Lucerne. The Zurich International Airport is one hour away.
International School Altdorf is a state-of-the-art co-ed institution offering the globally recognized Cambridge IGCSE and International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes for secondary students. Although the primary objectives are admission to top universities and a well-balanced education, the school enables students to indulge in athletic and creative passions through an extensive extra-curricular programme. The vast majority of students stay in the boarding house, where a family-like culture promotes diversity and inclusivity. Supervision and support are available 24/7 to overcome homesickness and other issues, enabling students to focus on their studies.
The school operates two prestigious academic programmes for secondary students aged 13 to 19. Running in 140 countries, the Cambridge IGCSE is a globally renowned qualification that sets students up for future academic success. The programme educates students aged 14 to 16 with a well-balanced curriculum and operates entirely in English. Seasoned educators teach small classes, covering core subjects like humanities, mathematics, science, and languages. Additional elective units give students the chance to indulge in creative pursuits. For students aged 16 to 19, International School Altdorf offers the globally recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, a pedagogic benchmark that prepares alumni for the acceptance to top 30 international universities. Learners receive the tools they need to strengthen academic prowess and indulge creative or athletic passions, all the while honing a sense of independence and self-awareness. The obligation to study three subjects at the Higher Level allows students to focus on their preferred fields.
International School Altdorf strives to provide a balanced education to its students, who hail from all corners of the globe. The institution emphasises critical thinking skills and a passion for lifelong learning, creating true global citizens, and shaping the leaders of tomorrow. Core values include accountability, diversity, respect, inclusivity, and environmental sustainability. Academic excellence is always the overarching aim.
The school provides a wide array of exciting extra-curricular activities so students can develop social skills and pursue lifelong passions. World-class facilities host sports like football, basketball, tennis, and swimming, while enthusiastic teachers cover other interests such as debating, poetry, cooking, and dance. Students get the chance to embark on enthralling excursions throughout the year, either here in Switzerland or abroad.
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