SIS Zürich offers a six-year college programme (Langzeitgymnasium) and a four-year college programme (Kurzzeitgymnasium). Both college programmes lead to the nationally recognised bilingual Matura (Hausmaturität). English and German are equally important, both as languages of instruction and in day-to-day school life. Our college students also have the opportunity to participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), where they can obtain the globally recognised IB Diploma in addition to the Matura in their final two years.
At college level, students enjoy a general education that is both broad and deep. The following fundamental subjects are covered: German, English, French, Latin (only in the two pre-college years), mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history, introduction to economy and law, music, creative arts and sports. Our students also learn important social, emotional and procedural skills and attitudes. With this set of skills, our students are fully prepared to face the academic, professional and interpersonal challenges ahead.
Students can choose one of three specialised subjects: “economics and law”, “philosophy, psychology, pedagogics” or “biology and chemistry”.
In addition, we offer extracurricular activities such as day trips, sports days and educational excursions, as well as visits to the theatre, museum or opera.
In addition to gaining the ability to participate in bilingual classes in a natural way, our students also acquire solid and hands-on computer skills. They either receive their own laptop or bring their own device to school at the start of college (Kurzzeitgymnasium). Furthermore, students have the opportunity to earn language certificates in English and French.
Our college students graduate with the nationally recognised bilingual Matura (Hausmaturität). As a recognised IB World School, we also provide the option of simultaneously attending the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). When opting for this opportunity, high-performing students follow an integrated programme that prepares them for both sets of exams during their final two years of college. With this dual qualification, they are ideally prepared for taking up their studies at Swiss or international universities.
The academically challenging combination of Matura and IBDP is only offered at a handful of Swiss schools, making it one of the distinct benefits of studying at SIS.
What is the Matura?
The Matura or Maturität is the highest school-leaving qualification in Switzerland. The Matura aims primarily for an in-depth general education and entitles the holder to direct enrolment in cantonal universities, Federal Institutes of Technology…More questions?
- nationally recognised bilingual Matura (Hausmaturität)
- double diploma: Matura and IB Diploma
- choose from three specialised subjects: “economics and law”, “philosophy, psychology, pedagogics” or “biology and chemistry”
- learning by experience: an enriching programme with national and international learning activities
Spaces that Invite Learning and Activities that Unterpin Our Culture of Learning
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.