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Heading Riverside: the Riverside School, an international secondary school founded in 1990, begins its second year in its 18th/19th century lakeside villa close to the centre of Zug with over a hundred students.

The first semester begins on Monday, August 23rd. The school continues to improve its facilities and an on-site hard-court for sports is planned to be finished in the autumn. The 2004-2005 school year will be David Brooks' final year as Director and he will be succeeded in July 2005 by Dominic Currer who until recently was Middle School Assistant Principal at Zurich International School.

Last year, Riverside's students performed exceptionally well in the external Advanced Placement exams that permit worldwide university entry. Almost two-thirds of all students enrolled took AP exams. The Riverside School prides itself on providing appropriate courses for students that are determined not by calendar age but by academic background, ability and interest. Thus students may begin taking AP exams in 9th or 10th grade, The highest possible grade was achieved by well over a third of the students, a spectacular result.

The Riverside School is committed to a rigorous academic program leading to university entrance. All students are encouraged to reach their potential in academic, non-academic and social areas of school life thus preparing them for their future.

Students at Riverside experience small classes and personal attention where all individuals are treated with respect. Students are encouraged to become self-reliant and to share in the responsibility for their own education. Shared decision making reinforces our unique student-teacher-parent relationships.

The Riverside School strives to balance academics, athletics, arts and social development so that our students may become well-rounded, responsible international citizens.

The school operates an open non-discriminatory admissions policy. Admissions are accepted and welcomed throughout the year.
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