As an alternative to the SIS college, SIS Zürich offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) as an ideal preparation for university studies in English-speaking countries. Individual subjects are enhanced with teaching and learning methods commonly used at university undergraduate level.
All subjects (except German) are taught exclusively in English with corresponding English material. The two-year programme provides excellent preparation for the IB exams which are conducted only in English.
The programme is characterised by three distinctive features: Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) gives students the opportunity to actively engage in arts, sports and social activities, while Theory of Knowledge (TOK) teaches students to develop personal and critical thinking skills and to question one's own actions and knowledge. In the Extended Essay, the students do an independent piece of research, culminating in a 4.000-word paper.
During the final two years of SIS bilingual college, students have the opportunity to graduate with both the IB Diploma and the nationally recognised bilingual Matura. With this double diploma, they are qualified for future studies at both Swiss and international universities.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is also open to students with a good knowledge of English who have completed the first level of secondary school and, ideally, one or two years of college at a different school.
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.