Academics

British Section

Supportive Learning environment

National UK Curriculum

The English section of Préfleuri provides a happy and supportive learning environment that challenges and ignites a thirst for learning.

The English programme aims to prepare our students to be confident, independent learners who are able to competently graduate into top secondary schools.

The English programme is based upon the British curriculum from Nursery to Prep. Our dedicated teachers then adapt and enhance their programmes to ensure every pupil is motivated, inspired and challenged.

Academics Prefleuri Villars Switzerland

at a glance

Quick Facts

Ages 5 to 13

The British Section is available for students from 5 to 13 years old.

Girls & Boys

Co-educational school where girls and boys can socialise.

6 to 12 students

Individual approach, all of our classes are with 6 to 12 pupils.

British Curriculum

Based upon the National UK curriculum from Nursery to Prep.

Individual Approach

To ensure an individual approach, all of our classes are small, with 6 to 12 pupils per class. Tasks are tailored to meet the needs of each pupil. A thoughtful and engaging curriculum ignites curious minds whilst deepening their understanding of core subjects.

Children are happiest, and learn best, when the topic has meaning and relevance to them. Children are encouraged to be active learners. Rather than sitting back and listening, children are given opportunities to question, discuss ideas, research, problem solve, engage, and think for themselves.

Through individual, group, and paired work, pupils can develop their critical-thinking, communication skills, and decision making. Public speaking is encouraged throughout all of the year groups. Opportunities are provided where pupils can present their work to the class, to the whole school, and to the public during our themed meals, assemblies and theatre performances.

Bilingualism in the English Curriculum

At Préfleuri the learning environment is one where children are encouraged to ‘have a go’, to experiment, to learn and build from errors, to be active learners who ask questions, and can communicate and interact with others. This is particularly important when learning their second language whether it be in French or English.

Within the school day we provide many opportunities for our students to be immersed in each language helping to develop their confidence and embed their language acquisition. In general the English-speaking members of staff will always communicate in English, whereas the French members of staff will communicate in French. This way the children will experience both languages in every-day situations

Daily Program

On top of this general every day emersion our students have:

Mornings: 3 hours a week of structured FSL lessons.

Afternoons: a bilingual French/English programme is provided. Geography and History are taught in French by our French teachers, and Science and Computing are taught in English by our English teachers. The French and English classes are merged and children from both sections are in class together according to age.

With passion and enthusiasm, our teachers bring subjects to life and develop the trust and respect of every child to help them reach their full potential.

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Timetable

Typical Week

Time
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
8:20
Welcome
Welcome
Welcome
Welcome
Welcome
8:30 – 9:00
Virtues Assembly
Class
Class
Class
Class
8:30 – 10:00
Class
Class
Class
Class
Class
10:00 – 10:30
Play time and snack
Play time and snack
Play time and snack
Play time and snack
Play time and snack
10:30 – 11:00
Class
Class
Class
Class
Star of the week Assembly and Whole school Choir
11:00 – 12:00
Class
Class
Class
Class
Class
12:00 – 12:45
Lunch time
Lunch time
End of the school day at 12:00
Lunch time
Lunch time
12:45 – 13:30
Play time
Play time
Optional lunch
Play time
Play time
13:30 – 15:45
Bilingual class in English  Science & Computing
SPORT
Optional Cultural and Sporting activities
Bilingual class in French History/Geography and Moral & civic education
SPORT & ART
16:00
End of the school day
End of the school day
End of the school day
End of the school day
16:15
Snack and After school clubs
Snack and After school clubs
Snack and After school clubs
Snack and After school clubs

Life at Prefleuri

Latest News

New building

We are delighted to announce the progress on our new building that will house seven state of the art classrooms. This new development will free up space

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Our promise

With passion and enthusiasm, our teachers bring subjects to life and develop the trust and respect of every child to help them reach their full potential.

Contact

Get in Touch

Préfleuri has pupils from over the world and also welcomes local children from the immediate area too. Préfleuri currently has  14 different nationalities from around the world including Europe, America,  Asia and Australia.  

Whether you are one of the youngest or one of the oldest the whole team makes it their mission to help you feel at home as quickly as possible.  The Boarding team will take care of you as soon as you arriveand show you around the school. They will help you to organize your things and support you with your homework. 

Préfleuri is conveniently close to Geneva and other airports. Airport transfers are usually arranged with other international students who are catching flights on the same day.



We offer balanced and varied menus and respect cultural differences.We offer traditional, European, home cooking. During their stay your children will also taste Swiss culinary specialities, such as fondue and raclette.Not to mention our themed buffet feasts that thrill, and educate, the taste buds of our young gourmets…