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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English as a School Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Entry evaluation for students||
To evaluate a student’s application ISB asks for various documents and will request a personal interview with all prospective students. Applicants in Grade 6 – 10 will be asked to take placement tests in English and Mathematics.
|External examinations or assessments available||
IB Diploma, US High School Diploma
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
|School start time||
|School finish time||
|Supervised care before/after school||
ISB's After School Care program provides a safe and caring environment, offering a range of active and restful activities for children in ELC 1 – Grade 5.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Band, drama, yearbook, photography, club scouts, arts and crafts, Lego robotics, dance.
|School provided lunches||
ISB has a full-service, on-site cafeteria open from 7:30-15:00 on school days.
The cafeteria offers a varied daily menu served as a free-choice hot buffet that always includes a vegetarian option and homemade soup.
Also on offer is a salad bar, sandwiches, baked goods and more!
All food is prepared fresh and on-site using local or organic foods whenever possible.
|Sports facilities at the school||
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
ISB offers competitive teams in track and field, swimming and football (soccer) for most age groups in the school, as well as basketball in the secondary school.
ISB also offers an assortment of other competitive sports–based on student interest and coaching availability–such as tennis, volleyball, cross-country, golf and badminton.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Established in 1961, the International School of Berne is a creative learning community for students from all over the world. Within the framework of the three International Baccalaureate Programmes, guided by ISB teachers and staff, students aged 3 - 18 have the opportunity to become open-minded, principled, knowledgeable, confident lifelong learners and multilingual citizens of the world.