Student information

Term dates

Term Duration Key Event
Term 1 September - December IB1 Induction & Initial Assessments
Winter Break
Term 2 January - March Work Placement 1
Spring Break
Term 3 April - July IB1 End of Year Exams & SEG Assessments
Summer Break
Term 4 September - December Work Placement 2
Winter Break
Term 5 January - March IB2 Mocks
Spring Break
Term 6 April - July Final IB Exams & SEG Assessments
Graduation Ceremony

Facilities

MIS shares facilities with the prestigious Institut Monte Rosa, which is housed in the Château d’Arvel, a modernised 19th century mansion in Territet - Montreux which has a panoramic view overlooking Lake Geneva.

Our boarding students will be housed in a beautiful and modern residential building called the Jumelles.

As many students are boarding and hail from all corners of the globe, it is important to create an environment where students feel they are in a “home, away from home”. Facilities include but are not limited to: ping pong tables, tennis court, football and basketball courts, indoor sports facilities, student cafés, social areas and much more.

MIS students will also have the privilege to access SEG school campuses on a weekly basis allowing for a wide variety of specialist teaching facilities and bespoke learning spaces, including two state-of-the-art teaching kitchens. All teaching rooms will be fully e-enabled and actively promote collaborative learning through blended pedagogies. Incubation spaces feature on each of the teaching floors, providing students with ample space to think, challenge, share and collaborate, while the industrial kitchen promotes creativity and experimentation.

For local students there are day school and flexible boarding options. Boarding students will be accommodated in double standard bedrooms in state-of-the-art facilities. Dining facilities are available for students and staff to use at MIS. Menus are carefully designed to ensure the quality and nutritional suitability.

Accommodation

Boarding students will be accommodated in double standard bedrooms in state-of-the-art facilities. In some cases, MIS may be able to offer single rooms at an extra cost.

Food and health

Dining facilities are available for students and staff to use at MIS. Menus are carefully designed to ensure the quality and nutritional suitability.

  • Food will be provided seven days a week for boarding students – breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Lunch will be provided five days a week for day school students (breakfast and dinner are optional at an extra cost)

Parents will be requested to identify known allergies and the teacher, tutor and school nurse all keep a record of these. The sharing of food will be discouraged, except in curriculum-based events and activities where it is appropriate.

Healthy living is central to the school curriculum and is promoted through the delivery of the hospitality course, assemblies and tutorials. The school will celebrate a healthy living week and regular events will be held to promote this throughout the school year.

Our school day

Day/Timing 10:00 - 12:00 13:00 - 15:00 15:30 - 17:30
Monday Personal & Professional Skills Business & Hospitality IB Subject 2
Tuesday Business & Hospitality IB Subject 3 (optional) IB Subject 1
Wednesday Business & Hospitality Business & Hospitality IB Subject 2
Thursday IB Subject 3 (optional) Language Development IB Subject 1
Friday Tutorial Business & Hospitality Language Development
Saturday   Tutorial / Activities / Excursions

School uniform

School uniform will be provided to students at the start of every year. Additional blazers and other items will be available at extra cost.

Uniform helps students develop their sense of community, pride and provides an equal standing ground for all. This is also great preparation for their careers in hospitality where they will be obliged to wear a suit each day and be adequately groomed.

Extra-curricular

Extra-curricular activities are an integral part of our mission to provide students with opportunities to pursue individual interests and develop talents that help prepare them for life after school.

A full and rich programme of activities will be available for students to participate in both during and after the school day.

Activities will include:

  • Student government
  • Charity committees
  • Debating group

Many of the extra-curricular activities will be linked directly to the curriculum and are explicitly designed to enhance and extend the learning that occurs. Others are intended to serve as an opportunity to explore something new or to give those students who find the academic side of school life more challenging a chance to excel.

Student wellbeing

We believe that happy people enjoy learning, accomplish more and positively engage in their community. We aim to promote happiness amongst students and staff by encouraging them to develop their potential, build positive relationships, embrace physical activity and enjoy opportunities to contribute to society by developing nurturing environments that boost innovation among young people, and equip them with life skills.

The school environment will be safe and supportive with personalised care, attention and guidance. Our House system will provide the necessary structure and support across the school, and house activities and competitions will ensure that the entire MIS community is involved in key events throughout the year.

Students will also belong to small vertical tutor groups with a personal tutor to support and guide them. A full pastoral and welfare programme will be delivered through the tutor groups, as well as appropriate career counselling and guidance. Students will also have access to a mentor, with specific industry experience, who can guide students to better understand the industry and pathways before them.

The school will actively promote strong links with parents to ensure that at all times necessary key people are kept fully informed of any concerns the school or parents may have. The Form Tutor will take on this responsibility for social and welfare-related issues and teachers for subject-related matters.