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.
In class, we work with modern infrastructure and use different learning techniques. Our students also work with notebook computers. That way, students acquire new skills in a playful manner or broaden prior knowledge.
Yearly concerts and musicals enrich our school life, as do the many diverse reading activities in both languages. Various writing and reading challenges invigorate the school community.
From grade 3 of primary school, our students sit national and international benchmarking tests and achieve above average results on a regular basis. Results are communicated transparently to parents and provide a basis for individual objectives, which are discussed in parent consultations with the teachers twice a year.
Transition to SIS Bilingual College
Students at our Primary School who have the necessary grade point average may transfer without examination to our Bilingual College in Basel or in Zürich.
Day School Structure
Lessons take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and school days are divided into regular intervals with time for learning, play and relaxation. From 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. we offer after school homework supervision. Afterwards, students can stay at school with supervision from FitzGerald until 6 p.m.