Zurich
Montessori curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 2 to 12

D'Insle Montessori Zurich

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average 10 students / class
Maximum 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a twelve year old child.

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Number of students

185

Number of nationalities represented in the school

approx. 20

Most common nationality

Swiss / German

Ratio of local students to international students

1:3

Max. number of students per class

15

Average number of students per class

10

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and German speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and German

Yes, we offer lessons in German as a second language.

Additional language classes offered by the school

The lessons are held bilingually in High-German and English on all levels. In addition, French commences in elementary school.

Use of technology in the classroom

We offer a laptop for the use in class when appropriate.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Only if appropriate.

Approximate hours of homework given

Homework is usually not assigned.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

No. Respect for rules, cultivated manners and social behaviour is required.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

N/A

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applications are welcome at any period throughout the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, if there are free places, an entry to our school is possible anytime.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

80%

External examinations or assessments available

N/A

Results in these examinations

N/A

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are a political and neutral religious private school.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We are a political and neutral religious private school

School bus service available

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

An individualized instruction is possible based on the Montessori method. Special support for children with a weaker or stronger ability in learning is a matter of course.

Learning support offered

The Montessori method sets the developmental needs of the child in the center, true to the motto "help me to help myself".

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

An individualized instruction is possible based on the Montessori method. Special support for children with a weaker or stronger ability in learning is a matter of course.

Student access to education psychologist

If appropriate.

School start time

8:30am

School finish time

13:00 or 16:00

Supervised care before/after school

We provide care from 7.30 and after-school care until 17.30

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Private Guittar, Violine or Piano lessons;
Group lessons in Tapdance; Judo; Ballett; Yoga; Cooking

School provided lunches

Yes, Snack and Lunch served fresh daily. (included in basic fee)

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

No.
Regular or vegetarian menu served.

Sports activities included

Weekly sport lessons and bi-weekly swimming lessons.

Sports facilities at the school

We use a range of local facilities that include a gym and a swimming pool.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

No

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Children, regardless of age, and in a familiar atmosphere, can work as a community in which learning is integrated and natural. The Montessori method sets the developmental needs of the child in the center, ture to the motto "help me to help myself".

Teaching approach of the school

The most individualized instruction possible based on the Montessori method.