Why are Swiss boarding schools good

Switzerland: The international elite learns in these boarding schools

Right now he could fill his boarding school with Chinese. Balz Müller, head of the Lyceum Alpinum in Zuoz in south-eastern Switzerland and a father himself, has understood this very well since he first visited Shanghai and Beijing a year ago: “The air is stuffy and polluted, it's noisy, you can use the water don't drink. ”If he lived there, he too would try to send his children to Switzerland. In South and Central America, parents and their children want to be able to go to Switzerland because of attributes such as “safe” and “stable”.

As well as the boarding school boss can understand the onslaught from the Far East, he is resolutely against it - with quotas: no nation may provide more than ten percent of the students. So that the children cannot avoid exchanging ideas with others and growing up to become “real citizens of the world” (Müller).

The current 200 boarding school students aged 12 to 18 at the Lyceum Alpinum come from 35 countries. The mix of cultures is considered essential and is also managed in this way. For example with a strict ban on discrimination, the consideration of different tastes when designing the menu or the ban on army trousers and hot pants.

In addition, the children are guided closely. Your days are filled with classes, coached learning, and sports programs. Achievement is rewarded, failure is sanctioned. At the weekend only those who have achieved a grade point average of 4.75 or more are allowed to go home. In Switzerland, 6 is the best and 1 is the worst.

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