6-10 years – Building the foundations for lifelong learning
Our goal is to build a solid academic foundation and to develop effective methodologies for lifelong learning. We want our students to be happy to go to school, to be passionate about their studies, becoming autonomous and responsible.
The strong points of our program are:
A PERSONALIZED FAMILY ENVIRONMENT
Chantemerle offers its students a healthy and structured environment in the middle of nature where students are happy to come and study every day, learning to live together and develop their sense of responsibility.
A PROGRAM SUITED TO BOTH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL FAMILIES
Our program is primarily taught in French and meets the requirements of the Plan D’Etudes Romand. Students prepare for the cantonal exams allowing them to re-enter the Swiss public system or to continue their secondary studies at Chantemerle. English and German are taught intensively and by immersion from the first years. Science and mathematics are taught through observation and experimentation.
SMALL CLASS SIZES FOR A INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION
Our pedagogical approach is based on a positive view of the student in a spirit of success for all. It is based on the idea that students will succeed all the better if they are happy and confident. For this to happen, they must evolve within a defined framework, be active in their learning, encouraged and valorized in their individual progress.
Day school : A RESPONSE TO THE NEEDS OF FAMILIES
Chantemerle offers a complete on-site childcare with flexible hours (from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm), balanced and varied home-cooked meals. After classes, homework is done under supervision before the activities (Sports, Art and Nature). A shuttle bus (Blonay-Montreux-Vevey) is available.
The Wednesday Nature project at Chantemerle school
The Wednesday Nature project at Chantemerle offers children the opportunity to spend two afternoons a month in the forest, all year round and in all weathers, according to the seasons.
Accompanied by a team of professionals, nature becomes a place of reference and a starting point for exploration, sensory and creative discoveries. In this project, children discover the secrets of nature, the elements and the seasons. They create a bond with nature, and learn to respect and appreciate it. Education through and with nature allows them to acquire and develop skills and competencies such as autonomy, simplicity and self-confidence.
Primary section I (ages 5-7 )
Primary section II (ages 8-10)
French (GS to CM2)
Swiss (3P-8P Harmos)
Boarding school (5 or 7 days)
Program 2021/22 and weekly schedule
Chantemerle offers a comprehensive and internationally recognized curriculum. Our program is primarily taught in French and meets the requirements of the Plan d’Etude Romand.
Our pedagogical approach emphasizes essential knowledge and methods to learn independently and with confidence. In the primary section, students develop their capacity for reasoning and intellectual reflection. Mathematics and French are taught on a daily basis. English and German are taught by immersion in an intensive manner at all levels. Science is taught in a practical way through observation and questioning. Artistic creativity is stimulated in all its forms: visual, musical and performing arts.
At the end of primary school (CM2, 8P Harmos), students can return to the public system (through the cantonal exams, ECR) or continue their secondary education in the private system and prepare for the end of secondary school exams.