Primary School

Our students, bilingual education and a healthy performance-based approach are central to teaching and learning at SIS.

At our bilingual Primary School, teaching is based on the curriculum of the Canton Zug. This curriculum is supplemented by elements of international educational practice as well as by pedagogical standards developed by SIS. By attending our Primary School, children are ideally prepared for the transition into our Secondary School. Students can transfer from and into the public school system at any time.

Bilingual Instruction

Each of our primary school classes has two teachers: one is a native speaker of German, the other a native speaker of English. The development of language skills in German and English is of paramount importance at this level, which is why we have developed our own bilingual reading and writing curricula. Furthermore, subjects such as mathematics or humanities are taught in both languages, ensuring that our students acquire a broad vocabulary. Additionally, French is taught as a foreign language from grade 5.
 

Diverse Teaching

Our fully qualified teachers are conscious of the importance of catering to varied learning styles. Each class is equipped with an interactive board with students currently refining their knowledge of working with tablets to enrich their learning.
 

Further Activities

Annually we incorporate our month-long reading challenge, book week, project week, assemblies, camps, sports carnival and charity run as well as student council initiatives to enrich school life. With the support of our parent association’s initiatives, the school community stretches well beyond student-teacher relationships.
 

Benchmarking Tests

From grade 3 onwards, our students sit national and international benchmarking tests, in which they regularly achieve very good results.
 

Transition to SIS Secondary

Students of our Primary School who have a corresponding grade point average may change without examination to our bilingual Secondary School.
 

Day School Structure

Lessons take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and school days are divided into regular intervals with time for learning, play and relaxation. We also offer after school homework supervision from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. children can choose from our varied selection of clubs or use this time to read, play, cultivate friendships, or relax.
 

Happy music lesson at SIS Swiss International School
Lachender Junge an der SIS Swiss International School