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 Kindergarten offers a well-supervised, safe and stimulating learning environment for children aged four to six. SIS has developed its own curriculum for children in this age group, comprising six areas of learning and discovery. Our Kindergarten 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 excursions to the woods and the waterside, games, as well as exercise and movement, both indoors and outdoors, play an important role. The children take part in activities and projects with other classes, and celebrate local and international holidays and traditions. They also make their first age-appropriate steps in the world of computers.

Small Groups and Intensive Support

The kindergarten rooms in our historic and landmarked building are slightly smaller. For this reason we teach classes in two groups of around ten students each. This enables the teacher to focus attentively on the children and to communicate closely with them, which has a positive effect on their language abilities and overall development.

Rooms and Facilities

Our kindergarten rooms are located in the historical building on our premises. During breaks and after class, the children can let off steam and play in our sheltered garden and in our playground.

Children swinging at SIS Swiss International School
Boy colouring at SIS Swiss International School