A very warm welcome to SIS Pfäffikon-Schwyz, a private bilingual day school with approximately 120 students, from kindergarten through to upper school. The bilingual educational concept of SIS Swiss International School has been successfully implemented here since 2015. The school community is characterised by a vibrant and nurturing multicultural environment and represents more than twenty nationalities. Please take some time to explore our website and discover the many exciting facets of our school, and do not hesitate to contact us. I look forward to welcoming you and your family to SIS Pfäffikon-Schwyz!
Christian Rütti is a bilingual Swiss citizen who was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Switzerland in 2001. Before stepping into the role of principal at SIS Pfäffikon-Schwyz in August 2020, he was principal of a private school in Basel for two years. Prior to that, also in Basel, he was managing director and personnel manager of a language school for adults for several years. An additional 12 years of teaching experience before that, both in Switzerland and in South Africa, round off his professional experience within the field of education. Christian Rütti’s qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in education and a Swiss diploma in the field of personnel management. His professional aim has always been to do everything possible to motivate and guide students and staff alike to achieve their full potential. He is a firm believer in encouraging students to nurture a healthy and balanced lifestyle and a positive attitude towards learning and life in general. Christian Rütti is an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast who loves to explore nature with his family throughout the seasons. He enjoys working and interacting with people from various cultures.
Head of Kindergarten and Primary
Head of Kindergarten and Primary
Andrea Oettinger is an American who was born and raised in Boston. For her undergraduate degree, she attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where she studied elementary education. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she moved west to Colorado and taught for six years in the Denver Public Schools. Andrea Oettinger went on to attain a master’s degree in education policy at the University of Colorado and then moved back to Philadelphia where she completed a doctorate in education in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania. From 2013 to 2017, Andrea Oettinger worked as the Director of Mathematics for several schools in the Philadelphia area, which involved training teachers and leaders on implementing conceptual mathematics instruction in the classroom. Andrea Oettinger is an avid skier who grew up in the cold, small mountains in New Hampshire and Vermont. She travels to the mountains as much as possible to ski in the winter and hike in the summer. She also loves to read in her free time.
Our educators make our educational concept tangible, every single day. Our dedicated team is committed to the individual development of our students. To keep our educational work at a consistently high level, our team regularly takes part in internal and external further training.
Education Is a Valuable Resource, Which Is Why We Value Transparency
SIS Swiss International School is a private educational institution that is financed solely from school fees and does not receive subsidies from the Swiss national or cantonal governments. We offer high-quality education as a service – and we are committed to offering this service in a transparent way.
At our day school, students are supervised between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The exact lesson and supervision times vary between the different year levels.
The school adheres to the official school holiday calendar of the canton of Schwyz.
|Start of academic year||16 August 2022|
|Autumn break||3 October to 14 October 2022|
|Christmas break||23 December 2022 to 6 January 2023|
|Winter break||27 February to 10 March 2023|
|Spring break||1 May to 12 May 2023|
|Summer break||10 July to 15 August 2023|