Programmes

Originality in the teaching and learning approach

For the stages preceding high school, we believe in small classes providing our students with a tailored education. Teachers at Lemania-Verbier International School rely on up-to-date teaching practices and are well resourced to help children develop to their full potential. We are fortunate to benefit from an international teaching staff who are highly motivated and bring with them a broad spectrum of teaching experience.

Primary School

We provide a broad, balanced and creative curriculum following the English National Curiculum.

We pursue excellence through building self-confidence, perseverance and independence, giving children the skills they need to succeed.

We understand the importance of celebrating success, and celebrate progress and attainment every day in all areas of school life.

We promote a healthy and active lifestyle with a wide choice of sports and excursions.

We value and encourage curiosity and seek to develop a risk-taking learning culture

We cultivate and maintain good links with the Verbier community and plan many trips, visits and visitors to enrich the learning of our pupils.

Above all we foster a safe, happy environment, where everyone is valued and everyone is respected.

Middle School

Passport to higher education

PREPARATORY YEAR PROGRAMME

LVIS will be opening a Year 11 class from September 2018, followed by an IB class from September 2019 onwards.

The Preparatory Year Programme is designed to answer the needs of a wide range of students. It is the bridge between our Middle School and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP).

Like the DP, the Preparatory Year Programme aims to provide students with a balance between their Academic and Social lives. Academically, the Programme comprises of two English Courses, Mathematics, Sciences, Computer Sciences, and French. Socially, we teach our students to play an important role in and to have responsibilities towards their community, on local, regional and global issues.

PREPARATORY YEAR : INTAKE COURSE

This Programme is designed for students who wish to improve their English and Mathematics skills and competence. In addition to this, the course aims to create awareness among students of global issues.

The Intake Course is delivered twice a year, September- December or January-June.

THE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

One of the best characteristics of the IB Diploma Programme is the balance between academic learning and the development of social awareness in students.

Academically, the Programme is designed to prepare students for the various challenges they will face at University and beyond. There are six core subject areas and students must choose one subject from each group. This ensures breadth of knowledge and understanding. Each subject can be taught at two levels, high or standard. A great strength of the DP is its Extended Essay (a self based research paper).

The IB Recognition Team strategically partner with universities and governments to help develop IB recognition policies. Currently the IBO consists of around 3’600 IB World Schools in over 147 countries throughout the world. The IB diploma is a passport to higher education.
Lemania-Verbier International School is an accredited IB World School and will be opening the IB programme from 2018 onwards. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that we believe is important for our students.

* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its three academic programmes : the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org.

Agents of Change Programme

Our students from ages 11+ have classes with Elaine France, Founder of Flow In Action (http://www.flowinaction.org/) to build key personal, people and thinking skills relevant for the 21st Century.

Through the Flow In Action – Agents of Change Programme, students connect to their unique strengths and creativity, as they explore real-world challenges linked to the Sustainable Development Goals. The programme is designed to build their understanding as global citizens, able to recognise needs within their local community and confident in using their creativity to find solutions.

Each term, students will take a key theme and through group project-work they will research, raise awareness and take action through activities and events. Their work will integrate inter-cultural understanding and sustainability to encourage greater community collaboration and protection of our mountain environment.

Through this Agents of Change Programme, our students develop their character and wellbeing as they become equipped with the leadership and life-skills to flourish and contribute positively to the world around. This approach links what they are learning in their academic subjects, to real-world problem-solving, to increase long-term academic success.

Students use innovation thinking tools and strategies, embedding resilience and grit so that they can adapt to challenges as they move forward in problem-solving; as well as developing their entrepreneurial mind-set, so essential for today’s rapidly changing world.

The programme also prepares students for CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) which is a self-directed element within the IB-Diploma.