Secondary School

Yes to bilingual education, but college is not the only way...

Following primary school, SIS Basel offers a two-year bilingual Secondary School programme as an alternative to the college path. At our Secondary School, students are prepared for continuing their education at college.

English and German are equally important, both as languages of instruction and in other parts of day-to-day school life. Generally, each subject is taught exclusively in one language at least for the duration of one academic year. However, great care is taken to ensure that our students learn important specialist vocabulary in both languages and that the overall distribution of subjects in German and English is as equal as possible.

Computer Skills and Language Certificates

In addition to gaining the ability to participate in multilingual classes in a natural way, our students acquire solid and hands-on computer skills as well. They also enjoy a general education that is both broad and deep and have the opportunity to prepare for language certificates in English and French.

Benchmarking Tests

Our students sit national and international benchmarking tests on a regular basis. Some students also take part in international competitions in mathematics, history and other subjects.

Transfer to College

SIS Basel offers two paths for students wishing to continue their education after finishing secondary school:

  • Students whose performance meets the necessary requirements can transfer to the Bilingual College without needing to sit admission examinations. After another four years, they can graduate with the Swiss bilingual Matura and, optionally, the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB).
  • Students can transfer to our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which, if successfully completed after three years, qualifies them for admission to university studies in Switzerland or abroad.

Students listening to teacher at SIS Swiss International School
Students working at SIS Swiss International School