Educational Concept

Three countries, 17 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.

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.

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 hours 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 international student body, combined with teachers hailing from diverse backgrounds, results in a diversified range of teaching and learning methods applied to the learning process.

International Education – Local Insight

Our intention is that SIS students graduate as global citizens with a strong sense of their origins. 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.

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.

Learning Enhanced by Technology

At SIS, technology is used in a targeted manner across all subjects, underpinned by a pedagogical concept for learning and teaching. From kindergarten onwards, students explore the areas of digital technology, programming, media as well as communication and e-safety. We use up-to-date, dedicated software to support the learning process of our students.

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.