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Copperfield is the twelfth school in Switzerland to have both the PYP and DP authorisation

Copperfield International School, Verbier, has been officially granted by the IB Organization to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The authorisation of the PYP ideally consolidates the school's position to offer families a unique combination of skill-development and learning environment.


Copperfield is the first school in Canton Valais to gain IB PYP authorisation, and the fifteenth in Switzerland. Copperfield is the twelfth school in Switzerland to have both the PYP and DP authorisation.


With PYP, IGCSE and DP licenses in place, we have executed our strategy to have gold standard curriculum licenses across the entire K-12 age range. We look forward to taking a moment to celebrate, before charging onward with embedding these curriculums and ensuring that they are delivered to an exceptional standard.


Dr Hugh McCormick, Founder of Copperfield, said, ‘The IB PYP’s emphasis on academic rigour, intercultural understanding and student-leadership make it the natural choice for us. Our curriculum gives our families a passport to the world’s best schools: as of January 2023, there are over 5,600 IB schools in 159 countries. The team worked hard for authorisation and this achievement will help us to serve our community in Bagnes, in Valais, in our host nation of Switzerland, and across the IB learner community worldwide.’




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