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Maturité suisse - école Lémania

A touch of magic since 100 years

In 1908, Dr. Paul Du Pasquier wanted to open the doors of the university more widely. He wanted a school of the best chance. He founded the Lemania School, and gave it an original program based on four semesters of preparation. This unparalleled organization is still at the heart of our preparation for maturity.

Elève de maturité marquant un panier. Maturity student dunking.

A recipe for success

Our preparation is divided into successive semesters named classes 4,3,2,1 and CM (maturity class).

We thus allow you to approach the training from a modular angle. Your progress is evaluated every month in order to guarantee the most precise and personalized follow-up possible. This is an efficient way to prepare for the Swiss Maturity Examination in the best possible way.

Thanks to this specific study plan, different entries during the year are possible. We take into account the skills acquired in order to guarantee the obtaining of the Swiss Maturity.

Our candidates achieve excellent success scores.

Our system has two main advantages for obtaining the Swiss Maturity:

Ongoing targeted preparation: The frequent assessments required for the class examinations provide excellent training for the Swiss Maturity exams. These simulations make the preparation interactive and realistic.

A sustained work rhythm: the objective of obtaining the Swiss Maturity in 2 1/2 years stimulates the student and the semester distribution guarantees that he or she never has to repeat a full year. Students who do not manage to complete a semester module within the time limit can repeat the module in order to better master it.

Scholarships and/or loans are available for the Swiss Maturity. Contact us for more information.

Organization of the curriculum
Maturité - Lémania

Olga Theofanidis, Director of the Swiss Maturité

Throughout your curriculum in Lemania, Olga Theofanidis will make sure to maximize your chances of success. As Director of the Maturité/Bac/Secondary Education Section, she is responsible for the quality of your exam preparation and ensures that you can express your full potential.

She answers a few questions about the Swiss Maturité at Lemania.

Olga Theofanidis' interview
Professeur d'anglais à l'Ecole Lemania. English teacher at Lemania

Bilingual Maturité

We also offer candidates with a good level of English (B2) the possibility of taking a Swiss bilingual Maturité. This course allows for specific and in-depth knowledge of English. In addition, the possibility of writing the Swiss Maturité essay in English is also an enriching choice.

The characteristics of the bilingual Swiss Maturité: history, geography and complementary option in English. Bilingual candidates also have the possibility to write their Maturité essay in English.

The organization: Students in the bilingual option follow a common core of all the subjects of the Swiss Maturité, with the exception of history and geography in the first part, and the complementary option in the second part.

The bilingual Swiss Maturité is becoming increasingly popular, as many universities offer courses in English during their curriculum.

Admission requirements

To start preparing for the Swiss Maturité (entry in class 4), you must have completed compulsory schooling. Moreover, a strong motivation is an important asset for this intensive preparation for the Swiss Maturité.

The website of the State Secretariat for Education and Research provides information on all aspects of the Swiss Maturité regulations.

Elèves arrivant au campus urbain. Students entering urban campus

Student Life in our Lausanne downtown campus

Located in the heart of Lausanne, Ecole Lemania benefits from a dynamic environment connected to city life. In this vibrant city, where museums, theatres and restaurants coexist, students can draw positive energy for their academic career.

At Lemania, inspiration is not limited to classrooms. The city, recognized for its commitment to creativity, research and sport as the Olympic capital, offers an ideal setting for the personal and academic development of students.

Whether you aspire to join a specialised university (HES), obtain a bachelor’s degree in a Swiss university or aim for more specific sectors such as high school maturity or professional maturity, Lemania supports you on your journey. Thanks to a solid teaching program and a competent teaching team, you will be prepared for the required entrance exams and maturity exams.

In addition, thanks to close links with the local socio-economic fabric, students have access to opportunities for professional experience and practical training, which strengthens their academic and professional career.

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Image générale de l'internat. General picture of the boarding school

Boarding and catering

In the heart of Lausanne, Ecole Lemania has a welcoming boarding school for girls and boys from the age of 15.

In this boarding school, students benefit from a serene and comfortable living environment, conducive to concentration and well-being. They are supervised by qualified in-house teachers, available to support them in their studies and promote their personal development.

Whether for internal or external students, the school also offers quality catering, with meals prepared in the establishment’s kitchens under the supervision of a dedicated chef.

Visit the Boarding School

Lemania's promises

Lemania School

The student’s interest

At Ecole Lemania, our commitment is not limited to ensuring the success of our students in exams, but also aims to teach them essential skills and working methods which will be useful for their entire academic and professional life. We strive to provide each student with the tools necessary to fully express their potential and achieve their educational goals.

The quality of teaching

For many years, Ecole Lemania has been able to rely on a dedicated teaching staff who is strongly involved in the success of its students. Our teachers are not only experts in their field, but they are also passionate about education and invested in the academic and personal progress of each student.

Lemania School

The dialogue

We attach great importance to maintaining an open and constructive dialogue with our students and their parents. This constant and transparent dialogue allows for a better understanding of the individual needs of each student and promotes a personalised and proactive educational approach. We thus encourage the active participation of parents and students in the educational process.

The transparency

At Ecole Lemania, transparency is key. We put in place clear and precise regulations, as well as continuous educational monitoring thanks to real-time online information. Our goal is to make all educational processes easily accessible and understandable for students and their families.

Sustainable learning

We are committed to ensuring that every minute spent at school pays off and contributes significantly to the academic and personal development of our students. To achieve this, we offer supervised studies after school hours, as well as individualised coaching to support each student in their academic journey. Our goal is to promote sustainable learning and continuous progression throughout our students’ education.

Frequently asked questions

The choice between the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Swiss Maturity largely depends on individual preferences, career aspirations, and academic strengths. Both qualifications have their own unique characteristics and advantages:

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The IB diploma is recognized and respected worldwide, which makes it advantageous for students who may pursue higher education abroad.

The IB curriculum offers a broad range of subjects, including languages, sciences, humanities, and arts, for a well-rounded education.

The IB program emphasises critical thinking, research skills, and independent inquiry. It prepares students for university-level study.

Assessment in the IB program includes coursework, exams, and internal assessments. It provides a comprehensive evaluation of students’ abilities.

The IB curriculum promotes intercultural understanding and global awareness, fostering a cosmopolitan outlook.


Swiss Maturity

The Swiss Maturity is specifically tailored to the Swiss higher education system. It is an excellent choice for students planning to study at Swiss universities or universities of applied sciences (Hautes Écoles).

Students can choose between various specialisation options within the Swiss Maturity, such as maturité gymnasiale (academic track) or maturité professionnelle (vocational track), based on career interests.

The Swiss Maturity is highly regarded within Switzerland and may offer advantages for students planning to study or work within the country.

As Switzerland is a multilingual country, the Swiss Maturity often requires proficiency in multiple languages, which can be beneficial for international careers or within the Swiss context.

The Swiss Maturity provides a solid foundation in core academic subjects, including mathematics, languages, sciences, and humanities. It prepares students for further studies or entry into the workforce.

Ultimately, the decision between the IB and Swiss Maturity should be based on factors such as academic goals, desired university destinations, language proficiency, and personal learning preferences. It may be helpful for students to research both options thoroughly, consider their future plans, and consult with academic advisors or school counsellors to make an informed decision.

Olga Theofanidis, Directrice Section Maturité - Bac - Etudes secondaires

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Visit the Lemania planet

Ecole Lemania offers a diverse range of training that opens up vast prospects for the future. Whether to access university or to enter directly into the job market, our institution offers several access routes adapted to the needs and aspirations of each individual. Indeed, our educational offer includes varied programs allowing you to achieve different levels of studies and qualifications.

For those aspiring to pursue university studies, our school offers preparatory courses for admission exams to Swiss higher education institutions, whether the federal maturity exam or the gymnasium maturity certificate. These intensive programs are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to pass these demanding entrance exams.

If you want to enter the professional world directly, we offer specialised training in various fields. It is also possible to combine professional training and higher education through our work-study programs, which offer students the opportunity to gain practical experience while continuing their studies.

To facilitate the transition between the different educational paths, preparation and refresher courses are offered to students, in order to help them consolidate their knowledge and prepare themselves as best as possible for their future studies or their entry into the professional world. Bridges are also possible between the different streams.