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Geneva: Adventist parents founded bilingual day school in Geneva/Switzerland

Geneva: Adventist parents founded bilingual day school in Geneva/Switzerland

Seventh-day Adventists operate 8,515 schools worldwide

January 23, 2020 | APD.

Parents of the English-speaking local Seventh-day Adventist Church in Geneva founded the Adventist International School AIS, a private bilingual school. It is designed as a day school in which French and English are spoken.

The two teachers instruct eight children aged four to eight, whose parents visit the English or Portuguese-speaking Adventist congregation in Geneva. The day school has also received final approval from the authorities after temporary consent and is renting from the Protestant church in Petit-Saconnex, just under two kilometers from the train station. According to the Adventist Communication Department in French-speaking Switzerland (FSRT), school costs are covered by income-dependent fees from parents and by contributions from members of the local English-speaking community.

“The lessons are planned according to the current curriculum of French-speaking and Ticino part of Switzerland (Plan d’études Romand), they also contain biblical elements”, said Sabina Cabungcal, principal of the bilingual school. Across the school there is a park, which is very important, as the children are often outside.

Seventh-day Adventists operate 8,515 schools worldwide

The world's 21 million members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church operate the world's largest Protestant educational system, with 8,515 primary schools, colleges, and universities attended by 1.95 million students. (Statistics from 2017).

More information about the Adventist International School AIS: www.aisgeneva.ch (website under construction

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