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Zurich
International and Swiss curriculums
Bilingual
Ages 4 to 12

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CurriculumsInternational and Swiss
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 4 to 12
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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 15 students / class
Maximum 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: CHF 24,120
to: CHF 24,120
Address: Seestrasse 57 8708 Männedorf Switzerland
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Number of students

220

Max. number of students per class

18

Average number of students per class

15

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

Additional language classes offered by the school

French

Use of technology in the classroom

Yes

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

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Uniform required

No

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School bus service available

Yes

School start time

Kindergarten: 8:30
Primary School: 8:30

School finish time

Kindergarten: 15:00 (Wednesday 12:00)
Primary School: 16:00 (Wednesday 12:00)

Supervised care before/after school

Preschool and Primary School: Children can arrive at school from 7:30 onwards and use the time until school starts at 8:30 to play with their friends or prepare for the day’s lessons.

During after school care from 16:00 to 18:00, students can choose from a range of leisure activities (reading, painting, playing, etc.) and clubs, or they can go outside for some fresh air and enjoy themselves in the playground. Children are supervised by a member of staff at all times.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Lunch
Before and after school care
Clubs
Holiday Club

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

Large playground

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

SIS Swiss International School Männedorf-Zürich is a private day school for preschool and primary school children. Designed to fulfil the educational goals of Swiss as well as internationally mobile families, the SIS programme is centred on consistent bilingual classroom instruction and peer experience in German and English, culminating in a diploma with Swiss and international university entrance qualifications.

Teaching approach of the school

Students are immersed in a bilingual environment. All classes receive an equal number of formal German and English lessons. In addition, maths and other subjects are taught in both languages in order to ensure that the children acquire extensive subject-specific vocabulary. Furthermore, starting in grade 5, students learn French as a foreign language. The versatility of the SIS curriculum presents a balanced combination of specific subject study and experimental learning. This makes it possible for children to acquire a range of knowledge and skills from mastery of the lesson material itself, to learning how to study and apply what they learn. SIS follows the guidelines of the Cantonal curriculum, which allows children to transfer from and into the public school system at any time.

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