STEP IT Academy | We have been learning since 1999. High-quality IT-education for adults and children. We prepare programmers, designers and system engineers who cannot be replaced by artificial intelligence. In order to achieve this, we teach how to understand tasks, run projects and work in a team, in addition to core knowledge.

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At STEP Academy, your child will explore the future world of technology, while spending a vacation filled with fun and new friends.

Our Students:

Our students:

Have many innovative ideas and just need a little guidance in bringing them to life

Dream of designing and building their own robot for battle

Love their smartphones and tablets but there is more to them than just mindlessly consuming

Want to create virtual worlds with the power of technology

Benefits

Benefits of IT STEP Academy:

  1. Knowledge and skills for the future
  2. Individual approach to learning
  3. Technologies and gadgets
  4. Only practical lessons
  5. Outdoor activities
  6. Experienced tutors
  7. Safety and comfort
  8. Communication and new friends
Forms of study

Forms of Education

December Computer Camp

Early bird: 500 CHF per week

DATES: 16 December - 20 December.

 

Recommended Age: from 5 to 7.
Topic: Robotics & Game Development.
Description: During morning activities, young students will experience robotics with LEGO WeDo and will construct and code LEGO Mindstorms robots, in the afternoon - coding and game development with Code.org, Scratch Junior, design their pixel art hero and create a virtual 3D-world in Kodu GameLab.
Final Projects: LEGO Mindstorms Robotic Challenge and Game on Scratch. 

 

Recommended Age: from 7 to 9.
Topic: Robotics & Game Development.
Description: The middle age group will start straight from LEGO Mindstorms robotics, do funny algorithmic projects with Micro:bit microcontroller and advance their coding skills with Makeblock robots. Scratch3 and Construct2 (used by professionals to create arcade games) will be used for game development.
Final Projects: MBot Robotic Challenge and Game on Construct2. 

 

Recommended Age: from 10 to 13.
Topic: Unreal Gaming with UE4.
Description: The senior age group will learn the basic features of Unreal Engine 4, game development software that was used for creation of Fortnite, PUBG, Mass Effect, Bioshock and Borderlands. Students will acquire basic skills of modeling and working with 3D-objects for gaming. Learn how to create UI interfaces. Master the principles of working with materials and textures. Learn to work with a visual programming tool.
Final Projects: 2D-Platformer and 3D-RPG Games on Unreal Engine 4. 

English / French

5 days

5-13 years old

from 9:00 to 18:00

February Computer Camp

Pré-inscription: 100 CHF

Pre-inscription available for 100 CHF.


WEEK 1: FEBRUARY, 10 - FEBRUARY, 14.

Age group from 5 to 7: Robotics & Filmmaking.
Age group from 7 to 9: Robotics & Game Development.
Age group from 10 to 13: Unreal Gaming with UE4.

 

WEEK 2: FEBRUARY, 17 - FEBRUARY, 21.

Age group from 5 to 7: Robotics & Game Development.
Age group from 7 to 9: Robotics & Filmmaking.
Age group from 10 to 13: Advanced Robotics & FutureTech.

English / French

5 days

5-13 years old

de 9h00 à 18h00

Easter Computer Camp

Pre-inscription: 100 CHF

Pre-inscription available for 100 CHF.


WEEK 1: APRIL, 6 - APRIL, 10.

Age group from 5 to 7: Robotics & 3D-Design.
Age group from 7 to 9: Robotics & FutureTech.
Age group from 10 to 13: Unity 3D-Game Development.

 

WEEK 2: APRIL, 13 - APRIL, 17.

Age group from 5 to 7: Robotics & Filmmaking.
Age group from 7 to 9: Robotics & Game Development.
Age group from 10 to 13: Advanced Robotics & FutureTech.

English / French

5 days

1-13 years old

from 9:00 to 18:00

Summer Computer Camp

Pre-inscription: 100 CHF

Pre-inscription available for 100 CHF.

 

All 9 summer break weeks starting from 29 June to 28 of August.

 

Age 5-7: 

  • Robotics & Game Development (Week 1, Week 3, Week 5, Week 7).
  • Robotics & Filmmaking (Week 2, Week 4, Week 6, Week 8).
  • START IT (Week 9).

 

Age 7-9:

  • LEGO & Mbot Robotics (Week 1, Week 4, Week 7).
  • YouTube & Filmmaking (Week 2, Week 5, Week 8).
  • 2D-Game Development (Week 3, Week 6).
  • START IT (Week 9).

 

Age 10 -13:

  • Unreal Gaming with UE4 (Week 1, Week 4, Week 7).
  • Unity 3D-Game Development (Week 2, Week 5, Week 8).
  • Advanced Robotics & FutureTech (Week 2, Week 5).
  • START IT (Week 9).

 

Age 14 -17: Professional Bootcamps

  • Bootcamp for Teens: Programmer (Week 1, Week 7).
  • Bootcamp for Teens: Robotics Engineer (Week 2, Week 8).
  • Bootcamp for Teens: Game Developer (Week 3).
  • Bootcamp for Teens: Filmmaker (Week 4).
     

English / French

5 days

5-17 years old

from 9:00 to 18:00

Winter Computer Camp (7-13)
7 - 15 years
Junior Business Academy (14-17)
14 - 17 years
Junior Computer Programs (5-13)
5 - 15 years
Education

Education

Student Stories

Student Stories

Tomas Ofek

Game Development

11 years

But most impressive for me was how flexible and accommodating the team was: when my son needed to move at a different pace than the class, Step accommodated him in a way that I could never expect
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Ben Magri

YouTube and Filmmaking

8 years

If your child loves spending hours watching videos on YouTube like my 8-year old, I strongly recommend the STEP YouTube and filmmaking course.
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Cristina Aguilar

Game Development

12 years

He was coached by professional teachers and he had a lot of fun.
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Alexandra Ciuraru

Game Development

7 years

You may say it is too much for your kid to be exposed to robotics or 3D modeling at such an young age. Well, it is not!
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Vacations relieve children of the standard education burden. Instead they are able to use this experimental period to learn in a new modern way. Our camp curricula give children the opportunity to try a variety of courses and activities, resulting in a new found hobby or a possible future career. After all, holidays are a time of exploration - a break from the norm. Let’s put that time to good use as we discover hidden talents in your child and prepare them for the future.

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