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Accredited private schools? What to look for? AGEP and SFPS a good start?

Swiss Association of Private Schools (SFPS):
http://www.swiss-schools.ch/index.php?language=fr

AGEP:
http://www.agep.ch/agep_presentation.php


So, I see these two organizations at the bottom of many of the private schools. Are these supposed to be a stamp of a quality private school in Switzerland?


Are there others things I should look for, in terms of registration with certain organizations, that indicate that the curriculum at the school is legit and the school is accredited etc?


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Re: Accredited private schools? What to look for? AGEP and SFPS a good start?

Have a look for CIS accreditation ( council of international schools) and check which curriculum is being followed I.e. IB, igcse etc You can check out the school's IB accreditation at www.IBO.org
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Re: Accredited private schools? What to look for? AGEP and SFPS a good start?

Hi,

Thank you so much for your information. So helpful.

For private schools, what kind of accreditation/ curriculum should I look for?

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Re: Accredited private schools? What to look for? AGEP and SFPS a good start?

All the good private schools have cis accreditation, schools go through a highly rigorous procedure in order to obtain this accreditation and many schools have tried to meet all the requirements and failed. The cis look at curriculum, safety issues, community, teacher qualifications ... Everything connected to the academic, social and structural specifics related to a school so it truly is your best bet when picking a quality private school. The accreditation is reviewed an renewed continuously to ensure that the high standards obtained are iordervto receive accreditation are maintained.

In regards to curriculum, if you plan on moving to different countries then the IB is your best bet and an added bonusvis that it is highly regarded by the US universities and corresponds to AP courses. The IB is taught all over the world so the student is able to move from one IB school to another with ease ( it was actually started in Geneva for the very large and very transient diplomatic community that resides there).
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Re: Accredited private schools? What to look for? AGEP and SFPS a good start?

Thank you. I really appreciate it!


Also, is there anything similar for private schools?
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Re: Accredited private schools? What to look for? AGEP and SFPS a good start?

woops, sorry. I saw that you said "all good private schools" have it.

I'll check it out.

Thank you again!
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