Summer in Switzerland is a unique combination of summer school and summer camp. We take great pride in our ability to balance academic enrichment courses with outdoor adventure in one of the most spectacular places on earth, the Swiss Alps.
Students arrive in our small mountain community from over 40 different countries and range in age from 7 to 18 years-old. We bring in experienced teachers and recreation staff from all over the world to create classes and lead fun, exciting activities and cultural travel.
Parents and students choose SIS for many different reasons. Some families are looking for a “summer camp” experience. Others are seeking a “summer school” experience. At SIS we are able to provide both.
Students who want a summer school experience can select classes within a single stream for an immersive academic experience. Students who are seeking a summer camp experience can select courses from several streams for a varied yet stimulating experience in the morning and the afternoons and evenings are reserved for sports and activities.
Streams offered differ by age group and subjects are chosen from the following areas; Lnaguage, Science Technology and math, Arts & Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Liberal Arts
Alpine Adventure (7-11 year olds)
For students in this age group the emphasis is not on gaining knowledge, but rather fostering curiosity. Both classes and activities are designed to teach AA students skills and behaviors that lead to academic and personal success.
Alpine Exploration (12-14 year olds)
Students in this age group are practiced students, but they are still building a foundation for academic success. The five streams offered at SIS are high interest areas that provide SIS teachers the opportunity to teach skills through subjects that are interesting and applicable in their young lives.
Alpine Challenge (15-18 year olds)
At this age some students may have thought about careers or life after school, most have not. The five streams in the SIS program represent industries, skills, and knowledge we feel are an integral part of a 21st Century education.
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SIS is an intense experience of lifelong friendships, creativity, adventure and fun… lots of fun. It’s a one of a kind experience where we can meet new people our age from all over the world. Besides our morning classes, here we are offered many different activities from doing tie dye to even going parapenting. Today in my photography class we had the chance to Skype a professional photographer. He talked to us about his career, the international trips he goes on and he even gave us tips on our own photography. I enjoy SIS because they are able to give us experiences like this.
— Mila – Brazil SIS student 2015