Primary School

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

At our bilingual Primary School, teaching is based on the curriculum of the respective canton. This state 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 Bilingual College. 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 according to the cantonal curriculum.
 

Transfer to SIS Bilingual College without Admission Examinations

SIS Primary School students who achieve the necessary grade average can transfer to the SIS Bilingual College without needing to sit admission examinations.
 

Student taking a close look at SIS Swiss International School
Student and teacher at SIS Swiss International School