Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English and German|
|Native English and German teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and German)|
This school is not available for a twelve year old child.
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students||
|Native English and German speaking teachers||
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
|School start time||
|School finish time||
|Supervised care before/after school||
Before school care: Children can arrive at school from 7:30 a.m. onwards and use the time until school starts at 8:30 a.m. to play with their friends or prepare for the day’s lessons.
After school care from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. is available for all preschool and primary school children who cannot be picked up after regular school and the homework hour.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Chess and arts.
|School provided lunches||
|Sports facilities at the school||
Multipurpose playground, ping pong table.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
SIS is a private day school for children from kindergarten through to college. 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.