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Together We Laugh, Celebrate and Challenge Each Other

We are convinced that the place where students learn has a decisive influence on how they learn. We therefore place great importance on an open school space that provides a welcoming atmosphere to students, staff, parents and guests alike, thus creating a pleasant overall environment. We cultivate multiple signature school events and regularly participate in activities that involve all SIS schools around the globe.

Learning Spaces

Our school is located next to the train station "Uetikon am See", with a large park nearby offering a variety of possibilities for physical activity and play. Equipped with modern teaching facilities, the school building provides bright and spacious classrooms and working areas, as well as a library and a popular cafeteria. In front of the building, children profit from plenty of room to play and let off steam.

  • multipurpose playground
  • cafeteria
  • sports room
  • crafts and music room
  • library
Children dance and move in the sports room carrying colourful silk scarves in their hands.
Children queuing for food in the cafeteria. Two girls are talking to one another in the queue.
Students working on a sewing project in the craft room.
Children playing outside on the playground on the climbing frame. The weather is sunny.
Three boys are sitting on the floor of the library looking at a book together. There are several bookshelves in the back.
Students celebrate Halloween and wear colourful costumes. Some are dressed up as Spiderman or witches.
A boy and a girl are dressed up as Harry Potter and read a book together on World Book Day.
Students stand side by side on skis on the ski slope on ski day.

Our School Traditions and Signature Events

We aim to foster a sense of community in a variety of ways: school assemblies, projects involving different class groups, sports days and the celebration of local and international holidays and traditions.


Annual school traditions at SIS Männedorf-Zürich are:

  • Halloween
  • Räbeliechtli parade
  • Santa Claus
  • Christmas celebration
  • Summer festival
  • Fasnacht
  • Ski Day
  • Expo
  • World Book Day
  • Mother's Day Breakfast
  • Father's Day Breakfast

SIS International Activities

We arrange numerous activities for our students to enable international exchange. In particular, the SIS Cup and the annual Intercountry Activity enable a shared experience and build friendships.


For the SIS Cup, everything revolves around the themes of sport, fairness and fun over two days. Every year, teams from all SIS schools compete against each other at one of our locations in individual and team disciplines and there is cheering, playing, sweating and laughing.


In addition to sports, we also connect our learners through the annual Intercountry Activity, which promotes international exchange. In past years, we have held international maths days, a parcel swap, a story-writing exchange, and a photo activity.


Furthermore, we honour the three best final papers submitted by SIS graduates with the SIS Best Essay Award. The written essays are produced as part of the final exams written for the Matura, Abitur or International Baccalaureate (IB).


We will continue to develop exciting formats. Be part of it!

The SIS Cup floorball tournament takes place in a big school gym. The national flags of Germany, Brazil and Switzerland hang from the ceiling.

SIS Cup: sport, games and a lot of fun

Two boys fighting for the ball in floorball in a gym.

Team sports and individual competitions make for a good mix.

A girl photographs the viewer with a large camera. Her face is covered by the camera.

Photobook Activity: all photos were taken on 2 April 2019.

A girl and a boy concentrate on solving maths problems in front of a computer during SIS Maths Day.

Speed and logical thinking are in demand on Maths Day.

A group of pupils curiously bend over an opened parcel as part of the parcel swap activity.

Parcel Swap 2021: 96 SIS classes took part.

Extracurricular Activities

For a Varied School Day

Extracurricular Activities

For a Varied School Day

As a school, we are committed to doing everything we can to support children as they grow up and to provide a valuable complement to their family life. This includes offers such as lunch, homework supervision, before- and after-school care, flexible drop-off and pickup times, and exciting activities, even during school holidays.  


Learn more about our extracurricular activities

Two girls are drawing something on the floor outside.

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