Educational Concept

Three countries, 16 schools - one educational concept.

Our educational concept lies at the heart of our social, pedagogical, didactical and entrepreneurial approach. But every concept is only as good as its implementation in everyday school life – that is why we make it our highest priority to live by it on a daily basis.

Our students and their learning needs are at the heart of our efforts. This is put into practice by taking into account the following eight aspects:

Bilingual Experience

English and the national language play equal roles in school communication – in the classroom and in all parts of day-to-day school life. As a result, children learn to express themselves naturally and confidently in both languages.

 Employees encounter a stimulating and multilingual environment at SIS as well.

Teachers use the immersion method of language learning and communicate with the students in their native language in the classroom, as well as in the schoolyard, at lunch, and during events and excursions. Not only teachers of language but also those of other subjects support language learning.

Independent and Value-Centred Approach

"The teaching philosophy at SIS Swiss International School is non-ideological, but founded on clearly defined core values. We strive to embody the values we seek to impart to our students: honesty, appreciation, personal responsibility and commitment."

-> Employees experience leadership and a communication culture aligned with these core values. They are also provided with support from their superiors in difficult times.

-> Instruction from our teachers is independent and non-ideological. Teachers are committed to the core values of SIS and are, in this respect, an example for students.

Day School Community

To meet the needs of modern families and working parents, our day school offers a structured and challenging programme with classroom instruction with fixed hours, lunch, supervised homework hour and additional supervised periods and courses.

Performance through Diversity

The varied, stimulating environment of SIS Swiss International School supports students in achieving excellent academic performance, while allowing them to take enjoyment and pride in what they learn. Our teachers hail from diverse backgrounds and deploy a range of teaching and learning methods. 

International Education – Local Insight

The SIS community of students, parents and teachers is made up of a variety of nationalities and backgrounds. We offer students a diverse and engaging school environment that simultaneously fosters an awareness of the wider world and a relationship to their immediate environment.

Continuity from Kindergarten to College

SIS Swiss International School offers a single unified learning concept – from kindergarten to primary school, to secondary and college level. Because we cater to all education levels (sometimes even under the same roof), we can facilitate a seamless transition from one stage to the next.

National and International Recognition

For students at college level, we offer targeted preparation for the national high school diploma. At the same time, they have the opportunity to complete the International Baccalaureate (IB), a globally recognised university entrance qualification.

Strong Network

The SIS network ensures consistently high quality standards, as structures and processes at our facilities are evaluated, developed and enhanced on an ongoing basis. Plus, our international organisation provides teachers and students with a platform to exchange experiences and insights across national borders.