Abilities and Potential

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“Life is like figure skating: it consists of obligation and free skating, and obligation is often the deciding factor.”
Gustav Knuth (actor, 1901 – 1987)

Because the public school curriculum dictates which academic skills are mandatory for students in primary and secondary school, we focus on these core subjects, Math, German, English and French, which are taught mainly in the mornings. Our goal is to allow our students the greatest possible progress within the given timeframe. Additional subjects (Natural and Physical Sciences, Business, History, Geography, Social Studies) are taught in the afternoons, mainly in an English immersion setting, utilizing project-oriented methods. This allows students to implement and develop autonomous learning and self-organization skills, closely guided and supervised by their teachers.

The initial close guidance is geared towards helping students recognize their individual strengths and potential. A wide variety of subjects and diverse class settings aid in recognizing and enhancing these skills. The afternoon class periods allow more room for musical, exploratory and sensory learning processes, which provide students opportunities for all kinds of discoveries.