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CitySt. Gallen
CurriculumIB
Leaving qualificationIB Diploma
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IB Diploma
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: CHF 23,760
to: CHF 34,270
Address: Werdenbergstrasse 17 9470 Buchs Switzerland

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

185

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

German

Ratio of local students to international students

About 1/3rd of our students are local Students (2024)

Native English speaking teachers

Mostly but not exclusively

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, French

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Computers, laptops, iPads, video and audio resources are an integral part of the programme. All classrooms are equipped with Smartboards that connect to laptops/ iPads. Class sets of laptops and iPads are available.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support, English as an Additional Language (EAL), We also have a full-time student and career counsellor as well as specially trained Teaching Assistants.

Learning support offered

ISR has two Learning Support teacher on staff. Limited support can be given to those with learning needs; however, ISR is not able to provide for a child who requires substantial support. The school will assist families in finding appropriate external support where possible.

Student access to education psychologist

ISR has a full time School Counselor on staff, who supports our students on many levels.

Entry evaluation for students

Where needed.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Evaluation tests are only performed to clarify the grade placement or identify support needs, where needed.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Students can join anytime

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

School start time

08:55

School finish time

Mon, Tue, Thur: 16:25
Wed, Fri: 15:20

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, we do provide additional Pre- and After School Care from 8:00 - 18:00

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

No. But parents can order a hot lunch from a local supplier that delivers to the school

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No.

Uniform required

No.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Cooking, band, gardening, computer activities, chess, arts, Model United Nations, International Award, dance, photography, music production, dancing, Latin, board games and many more

Sports activities included

Basketball, football, swimming, hiking and more

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes.

Facilities at the school

Library and Learning Hub, large performance stage, music and drama room, 2 music studios, 3 science labs, roof terrace, 2 playgrounds, art and design studio.

Sports facilities at the school

Competition-sized double gymnasium, fully equipped fitness suite, shared sports field.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School Rheintal serves the educational needs of the international community in the Liechtenstein, St. Gallen and Vorarlberg region.

ISR offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme from Kindergarten to Grade 6, the IB Middle Years Programme for Grades 7 to 10 and the IB Diploma Programme for Grades 11 and 12.

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