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Ages 1 to 18

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CurriculumsIB, International, and Swiss
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 1 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 8 students / class
Maximum 12 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: CHF 27,288
to: CHF 32,790
This school has more than one campus in Zurich:
Upper School Campus: Ages 12 to 18

Address: Schindellegistrasse 69 8808 Pfaeffikon SZ Switzerland

Main Site Campus: Ages 1 to 12

Address: Eichenstrasse 4C 8808 Pfaeffikon SZ Switzerland

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

German/ Swiss

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

We teach in German and English, 50:50 bilingual school. We offer Spanish, Chinese, French after school clubs. In OBS Upper School, students also take mandatory French.

Use of technology in the classroom

Each student is authorised a school iPad. We teach Coding a Robotics and use technology daily to complement and optimise learning.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

yes but they are given time in school to finish. We try not to have our students go home with homework to do.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Yes, in some classes.

Entry evaluation for students


Students can join after academic year begins


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No. Students in certain classes have the opportunity to take religion classes outside of the school.

School bus service available

Yes, OBS has 2 buses.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have a SEN department.

Student access to education psychologist


School start time

8:30am for Primary School

School finish time

3:15-3:30 Primary School

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, we have Early and Late Care

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Many, many options from Ballet, Robotics and Coding, language classes, Aikido, Art, Drama, Music, Karate, Ball sports and more

School provided lunches


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


Sports activities included

We have dedicated days and hours for various classes to go hiking, ice skating (winter), skiing (winter), swimming, track and field, biking, and more

Sports facilities at the school

We have a small football pitch and a large playground with ping pong, basketball hoops and more

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We empower children to face the complex challenges of the future.
At OBS, we endeavour for our students to approach the world of tomorrow with joy and enthusiasm and to see it as a place of endless opportunities. Our students will design their future, as well as ours, and we provide them with an outstanding education that prepares them for this exciting yet unknown future.

OBS students are:

-global citizens
-critical thinkers
-enthusiastic and active lifelong learners
-self-directed explorers
-digital natives
-able to live up to our OBS Universe of Values

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