Zurich
Swiss, International curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 4 to 12

Swiss International School Mannedorf- Zurich

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CurriculumSwiss, International
Languages of instructionEnglish, 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
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus

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

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Number of students

52

Native English and German speaking teachers

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Uniform required

No

School start time

8:45 am

School finish time

3:15 pm

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

Yes

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.