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CurriculumsIB, British, and Swiss
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 6 to 18
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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
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: CHF 27,700
to: CHF 31,200
Address: Zugerberg, CH-6300 Zug Switzerland

The school offers education to day and boarding students.
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English and German speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and German


Additional language classes offered by the school

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms come equipped with a powerpoint presenter, computer, and beamer

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, we use the E-nstitut Montana Hybrid schooling run on Microsoft 365 and Teams

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Students have a daily, supervised study time of two hours. If needed, they can ask for extra supervised study time.

Uniform required

Only in the Bilingual Elementary School, until grade 6 and for excursions and physical outdoor programme.

Waiting list

Yes, classes are limited to 15 students and we apply nationality quotas to ensure our community remains international.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

We need to see report cards from the previous two years so that we can best advise the school and programme and the support that may be required for the student. Perspective students need to complete a CAT4 Test for cognitive abilities and language assessment for English to enter our International School or a language assessment for German to enter our Swiss High School.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We accept applications on a rolling-basis, however, we do have limited spaces available to ensure small class sizes. Thus, it is recommended to apply as soon as possible.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes but we recommend to start at the beginning of each semester

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, SAT, Swiss Matura (based on the Canton Zug), High School Diploma, IB Certificates, IGCSE Certificate, CLSP Certificate, Swiss Elementary School certificate and Swiss Secondary school certificate

Results in these examinations

Swiss Matura (Canton Zug): 95% pass
The graduation class of 2017 at Institut Montana achieved very good IB Diploma results, which ensured that our students were able to start their academic studies at the university of their choice in Switzerland and worldwide. 16 out of 19 candidates (84.2%) earned the full diploma, a result which is way above the world average of 78.58%. Our highest scoring candidate in the last three years earned 44 out of 45 IB points, a brilliant score compared to the world average of 32.45 points. In recent years, over 93.64% of our students received the IB Diploma with an approximate average of 32 points.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

It is dependent on the student themselves.

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

We try to accommodate all different needs case by case.

School bus service available

Yes, but only in certain areas that are not covered by public transport.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We are not a special needs school but we offer extra support after assessing the learning needs.

Learning support offered

In-class support teachers, after-class care and tutoring as well as extra support where seen fit.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We challenge our exceptional students with advanced class or grade placements, extracurricular programmes, the Student Council and flexibility within the rules and regulations. We also offer free of charge every afternoon a Subject Atelier for specific subjects development.

Student access to education psychologist

Every student has a class advisor assigned to them in order to discuss academic and personal development, starting in grade 10. There is also a student support team which includes a psychologist that students can visit voluntarily.

School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

Yes, with extra-curricular activities and supervised study time.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Model United Nations (organising our own conference as well), Entrepreneurship, Science and Technology, Arts and Music (school choir and most of the musical instruments), Sports.

School provided lunches


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

Yes, we have about 80 different menus for religious and dietary requirements if needed.

Sports activities included

Our campus offers all kinds of seasonal outdoor activities: mountain biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, sledging, football, tennis, fitness, basketball, hockey, ice-skating, beach volleyball, archery, yoga, etc.

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, ice rink, football pitch, beach volleyball, two outdoor basketball courts, futsal, two tennis courts and fitness rooms.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we do and we participate in interschool competitions.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Individualism, internationalism and integration are our founding values that still guide us today. Respecting and nurturing the individuality of students, while guiding them to a life of responsibility and independence is our main goal. To do this, we always provided a familial atmosphere and a sense of community, maintaining a personalised and supportive relationship with each and every student.

Teaching approach of the school

Our motto is, "My Place to Grow." This is a metaphor to develop our students with a holistic and individualised programme for each and every student. We accomplish this with small class sizes, personal care and an international community.

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