Frequently Asked Questions
You can find the most frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers in the list below.
Our students learn algorithmic thinking, which is a very valuable knowledge, even if not everybody becomes a programmer. Based on this knowledge, while children are learning during play, we enable them to learn various new programming languages and technologies depending on their age and level of knowledge.
It is natural for the children to use computers, tablets and smart phones. By learning programming, we enable children to spend their time in front of the screen not only in a passive, recipient role, but in a more active and creative manner.
No preliminary training, exceptional mathematical or IT knowledge is required. Anyone can program, it is worth giving it a try!
Our youngest participants are 6 years old, but you can start programming at any age, it is never too late!
Our tutors/trainers are enthusiastic young university students, who are very good at programming. Before they start teaching, they participate at professional and pedagogic trainings organised by Logiscool.
You can apply to a Logiscool course or camp exclusively via our website. You can click the Apply for a course button under the Schools menu item and you can fill the application form. During the application period the school coordinator will send a confirmation email to applicants based on the group schedules and availability.
We organise open day events in our schools on a regular basis, typically during the application period, before the start of each term. Students and their parents that are interested in our courses are all welcome at these events. In the frame of these open day events we introduce Logiscool and participants can have a glimpse in the exciting world of programming and participants also get the chance to code without any specific preliminary training or qualification. :) You can get more information about the date and time of our open day events by clicking on the Schools menu item.
In the academic year 2018-2019 we organise Programming courses, but in the near future we will be offering Robotics courses as well. By selecting the Schools menu item you can view the courses offered currently.
We organise our camps typically during school holidays. During the winter or spring break we organise 3 to 5 day camps, while in the summer holidays we organise a weekly camps (5 days). We organise camps around various topics. During the summer holidays of 2018 we organised Programmer, Application designer, Robotics, Minecraft and/or Website designer/ video editor camps for the participants.
In the academic year 2018-2019 our courses start in 24th September 2018. Please select the Schools menu item to double-check the start date. In this academic year our courses finish 10th February 2019, depending on the day the student is attending the course. The curriculum of our courses consists of modules built on each other and running for several years. Therefore several years are required to learn programming, similarly to learning a foreign language or to obtain musical knowledge.
Students participate in one 90-minute lesson per week (2x45 minutes). We organise our lessons on weekdays starting from 4;00 p.m. and from 5.45 p.m., on Saturday mornings from 9.30 a.m. , 11.10 am and from 13.30 a.m. Additionnally, on Wednesdays we offer a course at 2.00 p.m. The earlier start times are usually recommended for junior school pupils.
Our starter students are grouped based on their age. We offer groups for children attending school 2-3 grade and 4-5 grade, 5-6 grade and above. If required and it is possible based on the applications, we also start a girls only group.
Yes, it is possible to join the course 3 weeks within the start date. Participants joining during the three weeks have the opportunity to make up for the missed lessons and to learn the knowledge obtained by the other participants. We organise these these supplementary classes before or after the normal classes without any additional fee.
Yes, but it doesn’t happen too often :) In this case we hope that the participant comes back later to a course or to a summer camp! Based on the General Terms and Conditions we require the payment of the monthly instalment for the already started month, but we don’t require the payment of the additional instalments.
The course fee is payable in equal monthly instalments of CHF 180 during the academic year
An academic year consists of 2 terms of 17 occasions each, namely 34 occasions; one occasion means a lesson of 2x45 minutes.
The existing student discount is available to those students, who have been attending our school for at least one year, or who have been attending our school for six months and participated at a summer camp. The discount increases based on the duration of attending our school.
According to our fundamental concept if a child misses a lesson, we always provide an opportunity to make up for the non-attended lesson and we enable the child to learn the content of the missed lesson. The extra lesson is always agreed with the parent by the school leader.
Yes, but only if the age difference between the siblings is not more than two years. The reason behind is that otherwise the older child might get bored, because based on their age they could advance more quickly, or the younger sibling could lag behind because due to their age the curriculum may be too difficult.