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British and Swiss curriculums
Ages 3 to 16

Four Forest Bilingual International School

CurriculumsBritish and Swiss
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 3 to 16
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Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: CHF 17,850
to: CHF 21,150
This school has more than one campus in Lucerne:
Four Forest Luzern: Ages 3 to 16

Address: Maihofstrasse 95a 6006 Luzern, Switzerland

Four Forest Zug: Ages 3 to 12

Address: Chollerstrasse 23 6312 Zug-Steinhausen, Switzerland

The fees are different for each campus. The fees shown here are for Luzern campus.

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Native English and German speaking teachers


Additional language classes offered by the school


Uniform required


The school supports gifted, able and talented students

FFBIS' Enrichment Programme was created to address the needs and interests of gifted and talented students ready for more intensive, challenging learning experiences. With guidance and support, students’ curiosity and natural inclination towards inquiry is fostered as they investigate and explore new subject matter or delve into areas of the curriculum in much greater depth. Students become more aware of their thinking strategies and learn to wield these as tools towards investigation, problem-solving and further inquiry be it in History, Geography or Art.

Enrichment classes take place on Tuesdays from 8.15-11.35 am and are led by teachers with extensive experience in this field or by teachers specially trained to support gifted and talented students.

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Supervised care before/after school

FFBIS offers its parents a modern and family-friendly day school. This begins with supervision before lessons begin in the morning from 7.30 am. Children stay in school and are supervised over lunchtime and after school. There is a wide range of activities and courses within the framework of the after-school club, which is open until 6.00 pm. Homework can also be done during this time in the homework club.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Homework club, chess, football, dance, Lego challenge young engineers, art and design, music, kids yoga, Chinese, creative writing, drama, song and dance.

School provided lunches


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Four Forest Bilingual International School is a reputable private day school offering a high-quality bilingual education. Based on the curricula of the cantons of Luzern and Zug, teaching is delivered equally in German and English. Presently FFBIS offers, in all locations, a forest school, a pre-school and a kindergarten as well as all classes of the primary school age range. At the location in Luzern, FFBIS also offers a secondary school with grades 7-9 and an additional 10th grade. FFBIS' customers include international and multilingual families as well as Swiss families with an interest in bilingual education.

Teaching approach of the school

FFBIS prides itself on catering for individual needs and ensuring top quality care. As well as providing a strong academic education, the curriculum and teaching methods adopted recognise a child's social, physical and emotional development for success in life.

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