Preschool

Language acquisition that begins early, is carefully guided by experts and happens in a natural environment leads to life-long competence.

“The sooner, the better.” When it comes to learning a language, this statement is irrefutable. In preschool, children are at an age when their language is particularly susceptible to outside influences. This is why it is important for them not only to practise the second language, but also to actually use it naturally to engage with the world. As a result, kindergarten will prove to be a varied and exciting time for both children and parents.

Our bilingual Preschool is a day school that offers a well-supervised, safe and stimulating learning environment for children aged three to six. SIS has developed its own curriculum for children in this age group, comprising six areas of learning and discovery. Our Preschool is the ideal preparation for the transition into the bilingual SIS Primary School.
 

Bilingual from Day One

The children are supervised by German- and English-speaking teachers, who use their native languages to communicate with their students. As such, German and English are heard and spoken in almost equal measure throughout the day, and the children grow up bilingually in a natural way.
 

Eventful School Days

Regular trips to the woods and the waterside, games, exercise and movement both indoors and outdoors play an important role at SIS Basel. Furthermore, the children take part in activities and projects with other classes, and celebrate local and international festivals and traditions. They also gain their first, age-appropriate experiences working with a computer.
 

Rooms and Facilities

Our preschool classrooms are located on the ground floor of our school building. Our youngest students feel at home in a variety of group rooms and a gymnastics room. Additionally, during breaks and after class, they can let off steam and play in the sheltered playground underneath the big chestnut trees.
 

Duration

Children can attend our kindergarten for any length of time between one and three years. Children can also be enrolled during the course of the academic year.
 

Boy colouring at SIS Swiss International School
Fun playing at SIS Swiss International School