- Parent Section
- Good to Know
Consultation with the School Management
In a personal meeting with the school management, we will clarify your questions and present our educational concept. Afterwards, we will be happy to show you the school grounds and, if possible, give you an insight into a lesson. If you are not on site, we are available by e-mail or telephone. To make an appointment, please contact the school office of your choice or fill out the registration form below.
Your child is welcome to experience the SIS environment for one or two days. It is important to us that your child feels comfortable with us – the trial days are a first introduction.
Submitting the Admission Form
We are happy that the educational offer at SIS matches your child's needs. You will receive the registration form during or after the interview with the school management in printed or digital form. Please fill it in completely and return it to the school.
Signing the School Contract
As soon as we have received your registration, we will draw up the school contract. This will be sent to you together with the payment slip for the registration fee. Please return the signed contract and transfer the registration fee. By paying this fee, you reserve a place for your child. We look forward to welcoming your child at SIS Switzerland!
When is the best time to enrol my child?
As we welcome students from both local and internationally mobile families, we accept enrolments all year round. If we have space in a class, new students can join at any time and thus also during the school year.
Experience shows that most children are enrolled in the spring, between February and April, so that they can start the new school year in August of the same year.
From what age can I enrol my child?
The school enrolment age varies from canton to canton and from location to location and is either three or four years. We therefore ask you to enquire at the school of your choice. On the following page, you will find an overview of our schools in Switzerland.
My child does not speak either or only one of the two school languages German and English. Is enrolment possible?
Yes, enrolment is possible even if a student speaks only one or neither of the two school languages. At SIS Swiss International School, children learn both German and English by immersion, even if their mother tongue is neither German nor English.
To support this, our schools offer German and English courses outside of class or as an intensive course during class time, depending on the school level.
Does my child have to pass an entrance exam?
During compulsory education (kindergarten to lower secondary level), entry to the SIS Swiss International School is granted at all locations without an entrance examination.
Transfers to post-compulsory education (from upper secondary level) are regulated differently depending on canton. We therefore ask you to contact the school of your choice in this regard. On the following page, you will find an overview of our schools in Switzerland.
Do SIS schools have waiting lists?
If a year group or class is already full, the SIS schools maintain waiting lists. To secure a place for your child, please enquire about capacity at the school of your choice early on, preferably in the spring.
At what point in the process is a place secured for my child?
As soon as we have received the enrolment fee, a place is reserved for your child. The enrolment fee can be found on the respective school's price list.
"Calli war nach dem ersten Tag schon begeistert und wurde mit offenen Armen empfangen. Er ging immer voller Freude in die Schule und schloss sehr gut in der 6. Klasse ab. Seine kleine Schwester Tilli ist nun in der 3. Klasse, spricht sehr gut Englisch (mit einem süssen amerikanischen Akzent, den sie wohl von ihrem Lehrer abgeguckt hat) und liebt Französisch! Beide Kinder waren und sind hier sehr gut behütet. Calli kommt, obwohl er schon in der 8. Klasse ist, immer gerne zu Besuch!"
Dory Czech, Mutter
"Very warm and professional welcome from the very first day across the entire SIS team. Great learning environment with plenty of opportunities for the kids to explore and develop. Our son loves going to SIS every single day and we do not want to miss the excitement anymore."
M. and S. Leitner, parents
"We have been extremely happy with the school and the education our children have received. The school is well run and the education structured and delivered in a caring, intelligent way. Our children, though different, both really enjoy school and are happy. The day structure has allowed us both to work while ensuring our children were well supported in their learning in both languages in a holistic environment."
"Uns ist das beste passiert, was Eltern passieren kann: Unsere Kinder sind gerne zur Schule gegangen! Der Grund ist sehr klar. Wir hatten jederzeit engagierte Lehrerinnen und Lehrer, die sich mit viel Herzblut für die Kinder eingesetzt haben. Das (Lern-) Umfeld stimmt."
Volker Probst, Vater
"What we love about our teachers is that they captivate children’s passion and curiosity. They are very child-centric, and proactively keep the parents in the loop as needed. As a working mom, I feel I am a full partner in our children’s learning and I extremely appreciate the time staff take to keep us in the loop of what is going, way before we ask for it. "
Idil Wittmann-Abubakar, mother
"We appreciate that our son loves to go to school, he learns and grows in a very caring and inclusive environment. As parents, it is important for us to have open discussions with the teachers about the progress of our son and this is exactly what we get. We also love to read the weekly summary of the teachers about everything the kids did and learnt!"
Tünde Lukacs, father
"The teachers are extremely attentive and caring to the children to help them navigate through the new environment and experiences. They learn through play and songs which makes school so much more fun for the kids. Our son has benefited from this and has developed tremendously socially and in learning in the first 1.5 years at the school. We are so happy that we have also registered our little daughter to join the school next year."