Monday-Tuesday-Thursday8:00-12:15 / lunch break / 13:45-17:15
Wednesday-Friday8:00-12:15 / lunch break / 13:45-15:20
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An initial fact-finding interview can be arranged by filling in and sending the following application for admission, by calling 091 785 11 65 or by writing to email@example.com
Expand your potential.
Since 1933, the High School of the Collegio Papio has been preparing its students for the Federal Baccalaureate Examination, now called the Swiss Baccalaureate Examination. It is an examination organized by the Swiss Maturity Committee, to which our students usually present themselves in two sessions, one at the end of the third year and one at the end of the fourth year of high school. For some years now, it has been possible to prepare for a bilingual baccalaureate with the mention of Italian/English. We are currently the only High School in the Canton that allows this choice.
The curriculum involves thirteen exams for all students, of which only six are the same for everyone. The other seven, including at least one other national language, a third language, mathematics and an arts subject, mean you can customise your studies.
The College High School offers some peculiarities that increase the potential for school success of the students. The first year, preparatory, provides for the presence of a tutor, who accompanies each student closely, and a course of introduction to study, with the aim of refining the method of study. Every day there is at least one hour of assisted study, which must be enrolled. In some of them each student studies individually, in others there are subject teachers who can be consulted.
Lunching in the canteen is a positive aspect and, for those who need it, the College also offers the option of boarding (male and female).
The gym and an indoor swimming pool at the College provides a variation in sports activities during P.E. lessons.
Lastly, the College offers its students educational events with external guests as well as cultural and sporting trips.
Secondary School enrolment forms
- High school information pack
- Entry application enrolment
- Enrolment I High School
- Enrolment II High School
- Enrolment III High School
- Enrolment IV High School
- Integration plan for non-native Italian speakers
- German programme for beginners (1st year of high school)
- German programme for beginners (2nd year of high school)
Alessandra Doninelli (musician, graduated 2016)
Lara Gut ( professional skier, graduated 2014)
Paolo Duca (professional hockey player, graduated 2000)
Caroline Roth (TV host, graduated 1998)
Oliver Neuville (professional football player, graduated 1989)
Fabio Regazzi, National Councillor (lawyer, graduated 1981)
Monica Duca Widmer (High Councillor from 1995 to 2011, graduated 1978)
Diego Fasolis (organist and conductor, graduated 1977)
Filippo Lombardi (Councillor to the states, graduated 1975)
Graziano Martignoni (Prof. Dr. FMH specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy, psychoanalyst, teaches psychopathology at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the University of Fribourg, graduated 1967)
Prof. Dr. Franco Cavalli (Head of research at the Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana and politician, graduated 1960)
Flavio Cotti (Federal Councillor from 1986 to 1999, graduated 1960)
Prof. Dr. Tiziano Moccetti (head of cardiology at the Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, graduated 1957)
Hannes Schmidhauser (professional footballer and actor)
Giuseppe Motta (federal councillor from 1912 to 1940, president of the Assembly of the League of Nations in 1924)