FAQs

Can we visit the school?

Yes, absolutely. We welcome any interested students and families to come and visit our delightful campus. This may be done at your convenience on a personal visit or during one of our official Open Day events. Please note, requests should be made a minimum of seven days ahead of time.

Do you offer scholarships or discounts?

Scholarships and other financial aid can be considered on a case to case basis. 

How big are your class sizes?

Typically, our class size ranges from 10-15 students. MIS does not accept more than 20 students per class in order to maintain the quality of teaching and individual attention.

Which universities can I attend?

MIS has over 20 partnerships with prestigious higher education institutions, most notably in the fields of business, digital marketing and luxury hospitality. It is always the decision of a university and their policies whether they accept a qualification or not. At MIS, we ensure our students have the option to attend a higher education institution that best suits their career aspirations. Our experienced university counsellor will discuss with parents and child which are the main goals to achieve and which universities they wish to attend. A plan to then achieve those goals is set into place, sometimes even before a student joins. Ultimately, our students success is how we measure our success. 

What is the language of tuition?

The language of tuition is English.

What makes your offering unique?

MIS is the first fully dedicated IBCP School in Europe.

A forward thinking IB World School delivering excellence in business & digital marketing and in business & luxury hospitality through the innovative IBCP programme. The curriculums have been created in collaboration between former Heads of the International Baccalaureate organisation and prestigious top ranked higher education institutions. The courses are authentic, providing a genuine experience and a clear pathway for students into higher education. Due to the robustness and innovation of the courses, it will allow MIS students to obtain up to one full year of advanced standing at many university Bachelor Degree programmes. Students will benefit from continuous assessment which allows for flexibility should exams be cancelled, it also allows students not to have to cram for exams and manage the stress. At MIS, we embrace students opinions, their passions and help them to become global citizens. The unique blend of theoretical and practical learning helps MIS students grow to become both world ready and career ready. 

Do you have provisions for students with special needs?

MIS gladly accepts students with special needs. However, in order to ensure that both the student experience and learning outcomes may be met, MIS reserves the right to make a full assessment of the student’s capacities in relation to the tasks needing to be learnt and in consequence provide a reply to the student request to join MIS.

Do you have WiFi on campus?

Yes, MIS has full WiFi coverage and security measures are in place for safe and efficient use of the networks.

Do you provide airport transfers?

Yes, MIS provides airport transfers at an extra cost. Details of arrivals should be provided at least two weeks ahead of time. Please kindly contact us for further details.

How do you communicate with parents?

Parents have access to our portal where they may consult their children’s progress at school. MIS is always open to communicating any information requested by parents concerning their children. Being a small school allows for easy communication with staff members. 

Further information on parent partnership can be found here.

Do you cater to specific dietary or religious culinary needs?

Upon request MIS caters to specific dietary needs. We reserve the right to charge an additional fee. Allergies and special dietary restrictions like gluten-free, vegetarian, lactose-free diets, etc. must be mentioned in the application form.

What about laundry and cleaning services for boarders?

We have a professional laundry service which launders boarders’ clothes once a week. We recommend that students bring their clothes fully labelled.

The boarding rooms are cleaned every weekday. Bed linen will be provided by MIS and changed once a week. Students are responsible for keeping their own room tidy.

What if my child needs medical care?

Swiss healthcare is outstanding with an extensive network of highly qualified doctors and hospitals and the best equipped medical facilities. The school’s doctor’s office is located one block away from our school.

Hospitals with paediatrics departments can be reached within 10-20 minutes’ drive, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Specialists such as dentists, eye doctors and psychologists are available in Montreux.

What is the difference between IB Diploma and the IB Career Related Programme?

The IB Diploma was launched in 1975, almost 50 years ago whilst its sister curriculum, the IB Career Related Programme was launched in 2012. We strongly believe the newer education model adapts its self well for a different learner profile and best prepares students for the future of work. Students learn better by doing and in the IBCP there is a unique blend of both theoretical and practical aspects. This allows students to have continuous learning and assessment vs cramming for exams and managing a lot of stress. 

Students completing an IBCP programme, may choose which focus they would like to have and this allows them to take accountability for their performance and to enjoy studying the areas they are most fond of, embracing their passions and allowing them to develop. 

The IB Diploma: Concepts Explored vs the IBCP Concepts Applied 

The IB Diploma: University preparation vs the IBCP University & industry preparation

The IB Diploma: Academic vs IBCP Academic & Professional 

The IB Diploma: Multidisciplinary vs IBCP Interdisciplinary 

 

Completing an IBCP may be just as demanding and sometimes even more demanding than completing the IB Diploma. For further information on how an IBCP may suit your child, please contact us on info@montreuxis.ch or fill in an enquiry form. 

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Mr Duncan Robertson
duncan.robertson@montreuxis.ch

+41 79 471 27 69