Lugano, Switzerland

Language & Adventure - Via Collina d'Oro, Switzerland

About the provider: "Prime" - Founded 1956 with the vision of bringing the finest American Education to the heart of Europe, 750 students who speak 35+ languages. Accredited by IBO, CIS and NEASC.

age icon 14-17 years old

time icon 3 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 20

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Embark on an exhilarating learning journey with our programs in Lugano, strategically located in the heart of Europe.

  • Choose from a variety of dynamic courses tailored for each age group, allowing students to delve into their selected primary course for extended daily sessions.
  • Elevate the experience with optional overnight trips and sports clubs, available at an additional cost.
  • Our all-encompassing program encompasses sports, music, arts, and engaging activities, providing a holistic educational adventure.
  • Weekend day-trips are seamlessly integrated into the program, offering a perfect blend of exploration and education.

Join us in Lugano for an unforgettable experience that combines learning and leisure in an inspiring European setting!

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  • Campus located on the Collina d’Oro in Montagnola, overlooking Lugano, amidst Swiss mountains and Lake Lugano.

  • Nestled amidst nature's grandeur, the campus blends historic and modern architecture, symbolizing a deep appreciation for art, history, and human aspiration.

  • Combines 17th-century relics with eco-friendly structures, encouraging students to value and seek genuine beauty in their lives.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in a nurturing, structured environment

  • Intensive courses in languages, visual and performing arts, academic writing, IB prep, and more

  • Course materials, books

  • Morning studies with one course focused on for four hours each weekday

  • Afternoon play, explore and exercise with sports, arts, travel excursions, and outdoor adventures

  • Excursions & trips to some of the most beautiful destinations in Switzerland and Italy

  • Cultural excursions to some of Europe’s most beautiful locations

  • Accident/health insurance

  • Special sports available at a modest additional cost


Included Activities (No Additional Cost):

  • Watersports (Twice a week): Paddleboarding, windsurfing, swimming, kayaking.
  • Indoor and Outdoor Fitness Activities: Volleyball, recreational tennis, basketball, yoga, spinning, weight training, hiking, rock climbing, dance, recreational soccer.
  • Dance, drama, and musical theater options are also available and culminate with performances during the Summer Arts Festival.

Optional Sports Clubs (Additional Cost):


  • Learn basics, water safety, advanced skills.
  • Session One: CHF 500, Session Two: CHF 450


  • Learn basics, water safety, advanced skills.
  • Session One: CHF 500, Session Two: CHF 450

Sailing Club

  • Learn basics, water safety, advanced skills.
  • Session One: CHF 300, Session Two: CHF 250

Tennis Club

  • Enhance existing skills, kit provided.
  • Session One: CHF 700, Session Two: CHF 500

Milan Academy Scuola Calcio

  • Work with coaches from Milan Academy Scuola Calcio.
  • Session One: CHF 630, Session Two: CHF 530

Golf Club

  • Improve golf skills, limited to five students.
  • Session One: CHF 1000, Session Two: CHF 800


  • Strength and conditioning program.
  • Session One: CHF 200, Session Two: CHF 150


  • Students housed in separate boys' and girls' dormitories.

  • Maximum of four students per bedroom, grouped by age.

  • Roommates from diverse countries and cultures, no rooming with siblings or friends.

  • Emphasis on cultural exchange and global friendships.

  • Mark clothing with permanent markers using assigned numbers for laundry service.

  • Unclaimed items at session end donated to charity.


Day Trips

  • City breaks to Milan, Zurich, or Lucerne with cultural tours and exploration.
  • Adventurous activities like canyoning, canoeing, rafting, or caving.
  • Relaxation at lidos in Ascona, Locarno, or Tesserete.
  • All day trips are included in tuition, and students return to campus each night.

Overnight Optional Trips

Session 1 Trips:

  • Nice and Monaco, Weekend 1, June 28–30
  • Rome, Weekend 1, June 28–30
  • Andermatt Alpine Hike, Weekend 2, July 6–7
  • Interlaken & Bernese Oberland, Weekend 2, July 5–7
  • Florence, Weekend 2, July 5–7
  • Zermatt, Weekend 3, July 12–14
  • Venice, Weekend 3, July 12–14

Session 2 Trips:

  • Rome, Weekend 1, July 26–28
  • Interlaken & Bernese Oberland, Weekend 1, July 26–28
  • Zermatt, Weekend 2, August 2–4
  • Nice and Monaco, Weekend 2, August 2–4
  • Venice, Weekend 2, August 2–4


  • Boarding students should arrive on the program's first day for registration.

  • Staff pick up unaccompanied students at the airport (Included to the price)

  • Departure date corresponds with the last published date of the program.

Lesson Plan


  • Academic Classes for 4 hours.
    • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
    • Academic Writing
    • French
    • Digital Photography
    • Filmmaking
    • Fine Art Portfolio
    • Architecture & Design
    • Fashion & Textile Design
    • Musical Theater
    • Introduction to Investment
    • STEAM
    • Lean Startup Masterclass
    • Italian Cooking
  • Language class students choose a morning Discovery class based on their interests.


  • Engage in sports, yoga, arts, and outdoor activities.


  • Various activities like dances, group games, cinema nights, and social events after dinner.


  • Day trips to cities, adventure destinations, and nearby lidos.
  • Optional extra-cost overnight trips to explore Switzerland, France, and Italy.

Daily Schedule (Approximate):

  • 08:15 – 09:00: Breakfast
  • 09:15 – 09:30: Morning Meeting
  • 09:35 – 14:35: Class and Discovery Period (with a break for lunch)
  • 14:45 – 18:00: Afternoon Sports
  • 18:25 – 19:00: Dinner
  • 19:30 – 19:45: Evening Meeting
  • 19:45 – 22:00: Evening Activities and/or Free Time
  • 22:00: Return to Dorms, Check-in
  • 23:00: Lights Out


Pocket Money Advice:

  • Bring pocket money for souvenirs or treats during trips.

  • Cash can be brought or sent ahead via credit card or bank transfer.

  • Recommended: CHF 40–50 per week for children up to 10 years old.

  • Recommended: CHF 80–100 per week for older students.

Optional Activities:

  • Waterskiing: Session One CHF 500, Session Two CHF 450

  • Wakeboarding: Session One CHF 500, Session Two CHF 450

  • Sailing Club: Session One CHF 300, Session Two CHF 250

  • Tennis Club: Session One CHF 700, Session Two CHF 500

  • Milan Academy Scuola Calcio: Session One CHF 630, Session Two CHF 530

  • Golf Club: Session One CHF 1000, Session Two CHF 800

  • Crossfit: Session One CHF 200, Session Two CHF 150


  • On-site Health Center with three nurses offering 24/7 care.

  • Close proximity to Civico Hospital for emergency care.

  • Communication required for any concerns about over-the-counter medications.

  • Health and Accident Insurance mandatory for boarding students; non-residents can apply for "Health and Accident Insurance Plan".

  • Day students need their own insurance or can apply for "Health and Accident Insurance Plan" if non-Swiss residents, with unlimited coverage but excluding dental and eye care.


  • Teacher Recommendation (form provided during enrolment)


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Session Dates

Good News! You are not going to pay the full fee today, just a small deposit. After paying today, you will first get an enrollment form, and then receive a booking confirmation.

June - Boarding

Start 6/23/2024
End 7/18/2024
Duration 4 Weeks
Price CHF 9,500

July - Boarding

Start 7/21/2024
End 8/10/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price CHF 8,000

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