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|Language of instruction||English and German|
|Native English and German teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and German)|
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|Number of students||
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
|School bus service available||
|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 8:40 a.m. to play with their friends or prepare for the day’s lessons.
After school care from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. is available for all kindergarteners and primary school children who cannot be picked up after regular school and the homework hour.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Acting, choir, chess, book club, typing, Lego.
|School provided lunches||
|Sports facilities at the school||
For sports and swimming lessons, the school is allowed to use the buildings of the nearby public schools and swimming pool. Transport is provided by our school bus.
|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.
SIS teaching philosophy is non-ideological, but founded on clearly defined core values.
The combination of an international outlook and close ties to the local community empowers students to take on the challenges of today’s globalised world with confidence.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The SIS Primary School offers education for children from the age of six in a well supervised, safe and stimulating learning environment which enables them to learn German and English independently and successfully.
Key features include communal meals, playtime, sharing, and learning how to hold one’s ground: through these experiences, children build character and learn important social skills.
Primary 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.