You know your kids are special. They might drive you crazy sometimes but underneath they are smart, savvy, and caring. You want a school that will find their talents and brings out the best in them. However, the world is changing and it’s changing fast. Preparing your children with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in academics, in their careers, and in their personal lives may seem like an impossibly complex task, but there are some concrete steps you can take to ensure your kids start down the path to success—and are able to stay on that path long after they finish school.
The world is getting smaller. A global perspective is an important key to unlock a bright future. Being in command of more than one language is a valuable resource – and knowing another language opens up the brain to a wider range of concepts..
From its opening in 1926, these have been core components to life at Institut Montana. They remain so today. Representing over 43 nationalities among its staff and students, the school is a welcoming multi-cultural community. There is a choice between the nationally based Swiss curriculum leading to the Swiss Matura or an international path via Cambridge International programmes to the International Baccalaureate. The school describes its mission as educating the global citizens of tomorrow and every opportunity to achieve this goal is grasped whole-heartedly, from clever adaptations of the curriculum to special projects that explore the issues that challenge our global society.
It is in language learning that the school truly excels. The Bilingual Elementary school for 6 to 12-year old’s has children fluent in German and English by the time they are ready for secondary education. A Bilingual Secondary School follows a Swiss curriculum in skill development for the modern world at the same time as teaching proficiency in second and even third languages. Both German and bilingual tracks are offered for the Swiss Matura and the school’s international section is a veritable babel of language learning opportunities, with German, French, English, Spanish, Russian and Mandarin. All these programmes are supplemented by a sophisticated and individually devised support system. This is the approach that will help today’s children grow into accomplished adults who can live gracefully in the world of tomorrow.
One consistent point we can make about the 21阶段 century is that change is a constant so it’s more important than ever to keep learning. Getting good grades is important but if you love to learn then good grades are the by-product.
Institut Montana has always attracted good teachers (that glorious location, those elegant buildings and that friendly atmosphere probably help!), but recent developments have been designed with the importance of learning skills at heart. The Learning Centre, where students have time and quiet space for independent study with teachers on hand to consult for example. It is reflected in the individual attention you see teachers giving to their students (a high teacher: student ratio is a benefit). When you talk to a Montana student, they always mention how well supported they feel in their learning.
许多教育系统仍然被发现削弱了儿童与生俱来的创造力。这不是面对21世纪的方式。阶段 century! But international schooling has, since its beginnings, had the freedom to adapt the curriculum to a context and often does better here.
The uniting philosophy bringing the different academic paths under one roof at Institut Montana highlights creativity. Creativity is more than the Arts, although the school is strong here too, with lively drama and creative writing clubs and an inspiring visual arts department. But creativity is everywhere. An exciting new development seeks to encapsulate this goal. An old building (it is fitting that it’s the iconic Chalet that was the Pavilion for Switzerland at the 1906 Milan World Trade Fair) is being converted into their ‘Incubator’. It will be a hub for new ways of thinking and learning about society, business, politics, economics. It will provide the base where the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, the businessmen and women, the scientists and the philosophers, find their talents and hone their skills.
Mens sana in corpore sano!
罗马人给我们的口头禅是 "健康的身体里有健康的头脑"，这是人类最应该感谢的礼物。现在有大量的科学证明了它的重要性，"幸福 "已经成为我们应该培养的东西的榜首。但是，这对你的青少年来说意味着什么，学校能提供什么帮助？
最重要的是，面对21世纪阶段 century is about our young people having the skills and attributes to engage with the world. Teenagers often believe they know everything, that they are invincible. That is the joy of being young. We, their parents and their teachers, understand where to guide, where to encourage and where to motivate. That is our very important contribution to how the next generation will handle the world.