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International schools in Switzerland

International schools in Switzerland

International schools in Switzerland

Looking for an international school in Switzerland for your children? We’ve put together a list of the best-known international schools for expats.

Altdorf

  • International School Altdorf

    International School Altdorf delivers top-quality Swiss education in a creative and safe environment. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Altdorf, the school is a short walk from Lake Lucerne, and provides the perfect opportunity for students to hike, row and mountain bike in their free time.

Baden

  • Kantonsschule Baden

    Kantonsschule Baden, more formally known as Kanti Baden, is an innovative 3-in-1 high school: a grammar school with teaching tailored to the Swiss Matura, a business school leading to a professional baccalaureate and a computer science school with a vocational baccalaureate.

Basel

  • International School of Rheinfelden

    The International School of Rheinfelden offers bilingual German and English education for children up to 16 years of age. Located in the beautiful Fricktal Valley, the school is only a short 15-minute trip by car or public transport from the Rhineside city of Basel.

  • BKA International School

    Bilingual Kids Academy (BKA) School provides high quality early-years education for children from kindergarten, right through to sixth grade. With four beautiful campuses located across the city of Basel, there is sure to be a convenient location for your child’s education in a nearby neighbourhood.

  • Ecole française de Bâle

    Founded in 1884, the Ecole Française de Basel is the first French school abroad and has an established reputation for promoting cultural and linguistic openness. The Ecole française de Bâle welcomes children from three months to 11 years old.

  • ELA Basel

    ELA Basel, the Swiss British School of Basel, has two convenient campuses for children aged three months to 12 years, located in the heart of Basel. The school is a not-for-profit educational institution and currently offers education to around 360 pupils, from 35 different countries. 

  • International School Basel

    While offering education for students aged 3 to 19, the International School Basel (ISB) also encourages students to take part in a wide variety of extracurricular activities - from Model United Nations to Spanish Dance, there’s sure to be something to every student’s taste.

  • SIS Swiss International School Basel

    SIS offers international education at eight locations across the country, with Basel as their flagship school. SIS is a private day school providing high-quality education from kindergarten to college.

  • Academia International School

    Following the British curriculum of IGCSE’s and A-Levels, the Academia International School is small by design, with a cosy and personal feel. The school offers education at two campuses, in the heart of Basel, and in the city centre of Zurich.

Bern

  • British School Bern

    Established in 1988, the British School of Bern is an English-speaking, international day school for pupils of all nationalities from the age of 3 to 12 years. The school offers a Friday sports programme, with fun activities such as skiing, swimming and ice-skating as part of their PE curriculum.

  • Campus Muristalden Gymnasium

    Campus Muristalden Gymnasium offers German and English education for students from elementary school to high school. As a state-recognised, partially subsidised private school, Campus Muristalden can position itself independently when it comes to discussions about education and educational issues.

  • Ecole Française de Berne

    With German and French education beginning from Kindergarten, the Ecole Francaise de Berne offers a truly immersive bilingual education experience for international children. The school also boasts a flexible timetable, which helps to accommodate students between 7:15 am and 6pm.

Canton Jura

  • Saint Charles Collège et Lycée

    Saint Charles Collège et Lycée is a certified world IB school, allowing the school to teach the internationally recognised IB certification. The school teaches classes in small groups and encourages students to focus on different learning strategies that work for them.

Canton Obwald

  • Stiftsschule Engelberg

    Stiftsschule Engelberg is a Christian boarding and day school set in the idyllic Swiss Alps that dates back to 1120. The school boasts beautiful modern living quarters for boarders and incredible sports facilities on-site. 

Canton Solothurn

  • SIS Swiss International School Schönenwerd

    SIS offers international education at eight convenient locations across the country. SIS Schönenwerd is a small and personal school with a cosy environment and a close-knit community.

Canton St. Gallen

  • International School Rheintal

    International School Rheintal (ISR) offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme from Kindergarten to Grade 6, the IB Middle Years Programme for Grades 7 to 10 and the IB Diploma Programme for Grades 11 and 12.

Canton Thurgau

  • International School of Kreuzlingen Konstanz - Talent Campus Bodensee

    Accredited by Cambridge Assessment and International Education, the International School of Kreuzlingen Konstanz provides bilingual teaching for children aged three to 18. The school teaches both the A-level and IGCSE qualifications.

Ftan

  • Hochalpines Institut Ftan (HIF)

    With a beautiful campus and one of the country’s top sports schools, HIF provides a great opportunity for children to not only graduate with a full diploma, but also to excel at sports and extracurricular activities too.

Geneva

  • British School of Geneva

    BSG hosts children and young adults from over 70 nationalities who come together as classmates and friends. The school has recently launched the Ark Centre for Autism, to help teenagers with Autism through their studies and prepare them for living independently.

  • Collège du Léman

    Collège du Léman offers a broad range of options for international children, with the option to undertake the International Baccalaureate (IB), Swiss Maturité, French Baccalauréat and American diplomas. 

  • Deutsche Schule Genf

    A modern international school with an emphasis on bicultural French and German education, DSG offers world-class education from kindergarten right up to the German international high school diploma.

  • Ecole Mosaic

    Opened in 2004, the Ecole Mosaic provides education for around 300 international school children, with plans to increase enrolment to 350 by 2022. The school offers around fifteen extra-curricular activities for children to take part in after the school day ends, from sport to creative arts programmes.

  • École Primaire Française de Genève

    This French Primary School is located conveniently in the heart of downtown Geneva and focuses on having a strong partnership between families and the school. Though the school follows the French curriculum, German and English are taught from a young age to help children integrate into Swiss high schools later on if they so wish.

  • Ecolint International School of Geneva

    Ecolint International School of Geneva boasts three beautiful campuses around Geneva, and currently provides education to around 4450 students from all over the world.

  • Institut Florimont

    The French bilingual school Institut Florimont has a history of more than one hundred years since its founding by Missionaries of Saint François de Sales in 1905. The school welcomes people from all backgrounds and cultures and offers students the chance to complete either the Maturité cantonale, French baccalauréat or the International Baccalaureate (IB) as they wish.

  • Institut International de Lancy

    International private school Institut International de Lancy welcomes students from age 3 to age 19 and holds a 100% IB and French Baccalaureate pass rate.

  • Swedish International School of Geneva

    The Swedish International School is a truly international school with a Swedish approach to learning. SISOG teaches bilingually in Swedish and French or English and French and accommodates children from more than 20 different nations.

  • The Bell Language School

    Part of the British education provider Bell, the Bell Switzerland school was founded in 1933, and uses its long history of dedication to learning to find the best pedagogical approaches to teaching and education.

Gstaad

  • John F. Kennedy International School

    Home to 95 students (aged 2.5 to 14), the John F. Kennedy International School was developed from the original Chalet Pfrundacker Children's Home which opened in 1950. The school is an English-language day and boarding school, situated in the heart of Saanen, Gstaad.

Langenthal

  • Rudolf Steiner Schule Oberaargau

    Teaching from early years up to grade 12, the International School of Berne educates 325 students from over 40 countries. ISBerne teaches the internationally recognised IB curriculum, though there is also the possibility to study for a US high school diploma too.

Lausanne

  • Brillantmont International School

    Set in a stunning location, Brillantmont International School provides a home from home for boarding and day students aged 13-18. B The school offers the British IGCSE, A Level and a High School Diploma Programme with PSAT, SAT, IELTS & TOEFL.

  • Collège Champittet

    With campuses in Lausanne and Nyon, Collège Champittet provides education for around 980 students from more than 50 different nations. The boarding and day school has an average class size of 16 and teaches in both English and French.

  • Ecole des Arches

    Ecole des Arches is a unique school in its approach to education. As a Montessori school, the school places an emphasis on independence and encourages students to become self-starters when it comes to learning.

  • Ecole Bilingue de Suisse Romande

    A school for children aged three to 15, the Ecole Bilingue de Suisse Romande has a strong focus on children’s welfare and wellbeing. The school provides both English and French teaching and encourages bilingualism across its curriculum.

  • Ecole française de Lausanne Valmont - Institut Sainte-Marcelline

    Institut Sainte-Marcelline is a Catholic French school abroad, offering an alternative to the Swiss Matura with the French curriculum for those aged 3 to 18. The school provides supervised study and extracurricular activities until 6pm each day.

  • International School Lausanne

    As a non-profit, independent, English language school, the International School in Lausanne educates around 1000 students aged 3 to 18 years old. The school places a strong emphasis on teaching the children independence and takes a progressive approach to learning.

  • La Côte International School

    With a maximum of 840 students from 37 countries, the La Côte International School is a day school with a global school. The school teaches for the IB, the British national curriculum, and the Bilingual Swiss Maturité.

  • Lemania College

    Lemania prepares students from the age of 11 for examinations and professionally recognised qualifications in French or English. The school provides boarding accommodation for girls and boys from age 15 and is located conveniently in the centre of Lausanne.

  • Le Rosey

    As one of the most renowned boarding schools in Switzerland, Le Rosey has more than one hundred years of experience in educating children aged 8 to 18. Le Rosey teaches the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or French Baccalaureate, with the opportunity to take other foreign language classes as well.

Lucerne

  • École d’Humanité

    The Ecole d'Humanité is an international German and English language boarding school in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The school currently educates 120 students from more than 20 nations, teaching both the Swiss and American curricula.

Lugano

  • International School of Ticino SA

    Situated in the Canton of Ticino, IS Ticino is the only accredited International Baccalaureate Continuum School in the region to offer the (IB), Primary Years Programme (PYP) Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) for students from age 3 to 19.

  • Scuola Rudolf Steiner di Lugano Origlio

    The Scuola Rudolf Steiner di Lugano Origlio offers a programme that accommodates children from kindergarten to high school. The school teaches based on the pedagogy of Rudolf Steiner and encourages children to think creatively.

  • TASIS The American School in Switzerland

    The American School in Switzerland is a long-established boarding and day school for more than 700 students from kindergarten through postgraduate. The TASIS campus boasts a collection of 25 historic and state-of-the art buildings.

Montreux

  • Ecole Riviera

    Ecole Riviera places an important emphasis on moving away from traditional teaching methods and focuses on applying new approaches to learning. With great facilities, and before / after school childcare, the school supports its students at every stage of their education.

  • Haut-Lac International School

    The forward-thinking approach to digitalisation and ICT taken by Haut-Lac International School is just one of the many advantages of this school. Haut-Lac also boasts a great extracurricular activities programme, offering sports such as skiing, hockey and basketball.

  • Institut Le Châtelard

    Founded in 1874, the Institut Monte Rosa has more than one hundred years of experience in educating children with a personal approach. Institut Monte Rosa offers an Individualised Education Programme (IEP), to assist children in their educational journey with one-on-one support. 

  • Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland

    A private, Japanese boarding school, with a long history in Leysin, KLAS provides students with a bilingual education in English and Japanese. KLAS is accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), which allows students to graduate and be eligible for university in Japan and around the world.

  • Leysin American School in Switzerland

    In the beautiful alpine town of Leysin, the Leysin American School in Switzerland is the perfect peaceful place for international students to study, learn and develop together. The school welcomes students from grade 7 to grade 12.

  • St. George’s International School

    St. George’s International School is a top international private school located in Montreux in the canton of Vaud. By providing both boarding and day education from 18 months to 18 years, the school can cater for every child’s needs and situation.

  • Surval Montreux

    Surval Montreux is an international boarding school for girls aged 12 to 19 years, focused on instilling confidence in its students, and encouraging curiosity. The school offers a wide range of programmes including IGCSE, A Level, AHSP, DELF, Gap programmes, and Winter and Summer camps.

Neuchatel

  • International School of Neuchâtel

    Bilingual Montessori School ISN educates 158 students from 25 different countries and prepares students for integration into the Swiss high school system after their studies if they so wish. IS Neuchâtel accepts enrolments from age 2 up to age 12.

  • Neuchâtel Junior College

    Neuchâtel Junior College offers the unique opportunity to study the Canadian curriculum abroad as part of a pre-university junior college programme.

Pfaffikon

  • Obersee Bilingual School

    With 390 students on roll, and an average class size of 14, Obersee Bilingual School provides a personal learning environment with 50:50 German and English language instruction. The school has students from more than 40 countries and places an emphasis on introducing technology into the classroom by providing iPads and teaching coding from first grade.

  • SIS Swiss International School Pfäffikon-Schwyz

    SIS offers international education at eight convenient locations across the country. The modern, well-equipped school building at Pfäffikon-Schwyz provides an ideal environment for around 320 children and adolescents from kindergarten to secondary school.

Schaffhausen

  • International School of Schaffhausen

    The International School of Schaffhausen provides education for children of all ages, including for young children, at its childcare centre. The school also offers a boarding programme for students aged 15-18 as part of a Junior College.

Sierre

  • Le Régent Crans Montana College

    With a bilingual French and English infant school, students at Le Régent Crans Montana College get a head start in today’s globalised world. The school’s programme is based on the British National Curriculum.

Sion

  • Buissonnets-Montani

    Buissonnets-Montani, formerly the Buissonnets School and the Montani School, is a bilingual international school, teaching the French and Swiss curricula. The school was founded on the Montessori principles, and still places a large emphasis on following a humanist pedagogy.

St. Gallen

  • Institut auf dem Rosenberg

    Rosenberg is a Swiss boarding school, focused on providing holistic learning and education to children aged 6 to 18. The school was established in 1889 and is renowned for its individual approach to education.

Thun

  • Gymnasium, Wirtschafts- und Fachmittelschule Thun

    The Gymnasium, Wirtschafts- und Fachmittelschule Thun is a grammar school offering German monolingual or bilingual education (with the second language as French, Italian or English), leading to the Swiss matura or Vocational Secondary Education diploma. 

Verbier

  • Verbier International School

    Verbier International School caters to both primary and secondary age pupils and has a range of impressive facilities and enrichment activities for its students. For boarders, the school has a selection of beautiful boarding houses and chalets within walking distance of the classrooms.

Versoix

  • Geneva English School

    Founded in 1961 by a small group of parents who wanted their children to get a British education, the Geneva English School offers education from kindergarten up to the age of 18.

Villars-sur-Ollon

  • Collège Alpin Beau Soleil

    A prestigious international boarding school in the Swiss Alps, Collège Alpin Beau Soleil accommodates and educates students aged 11 to 18 years old. Collège Alpin Beau Soleil was founded in 1910 and caters to the needs of 260 students from 57 different countries.

  • La Garenne International School

    La Garenne International School is a family-run school set in a beautiful alpine location. La Garenne offers a wide range of clubs and activities to help students enrich their knowledge and skills, while the school’s curriculum ensures children get internationally recognised qualifications by their graduation.

Zug

  • Institut Montana

    Founded in 1926, Institut Montana has been providing high-quality education to students aged 6 to 19 for many decades. With a student to staff ratio of 1:4, Institut Montana retains a personalised approach in a multicultural and truly international environment.

  • ISCS International School of Central Switzerland

    ISCS offers affordable private schooling in Zug, while maintaining a low student/teacher ratio and upholding a high standard of teaching. The school has a personal and cosy feel and is a close-knit community.

  • International School of Zug and Luzern

    ISZL is a private, non-profit day school with full accreditation as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The school welcomes students from all backgrounds, from age 3 to age 18.

  • SIS Swiss International School Rotkreuz-Zug

    SIS offers international education at eight convenient locations across the country. SIS is a private day school providing high-quality education from kindergarten to college. Their Rotkreuz-Zug campus houses around 30 nationalities from kindergarten through to the third year of secondary school.

Zuoz

  • Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz

    At Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, students have the freedom to choose between Swiss Matura, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP), and International Baccalaureate Career-Related Program (IBCP) to find the programme that best fits their career aspirations.

Zurich

  • Academia International School

    Following the British curriculum of IGCSE’s and A-Levels, the Academia International School is small by design, with a cosy and personal feel. The school offers education at two campuses, in the heart of Basel, and in the city centre of Zurich.

  • Freies Gymnasium Zürich

    Freies Gymnasium Zürich offers a bilingual German and English language programme, leading to the Swiss bilingual Matura. Both German and English courses are taught by native speaking teachers.

  • Hull's School

    Hull’s School is the first college in Switzerland to offer an English Fifth and Sixth Form. The school teaches the English curriculum (IGCSE and A-Level) and is home to around 300 students in central Zurich.

  • Terra Nova Bilingual School

    The Terra Nova Bilingual School teaches in German and English to help give 140 international children the best opportunity to pursue a career in Switzerland or beyond. Terra Nova welcomes children between the ages of 4 and 16. 

  • ICS Inter-community School Zurich

    As an IB World School established in 1960, ICS provides top-quality education for children aged 18 months to 18 years. ICS offers bilingual and monolingual diploma options and has more than 55 extracurricular clubs and societies to enrich students’ learning.

  • ISZN International School Zurich North

    ISZN is a unique international school, since it is the only international school in Zurich that combines the best elements of both the International Baccalaureate and the British national curriculum. At ISZN, teachers emphasize the importance of pupils’ wellbeing and value a personal, and family-like community ethos.

  • Japanese School in Zurich

    The Japanese School in Zurich is located in the centre of Uster City near Zurich. Though the majority of schooling takes place in Japanese, JS Zurich also teaches English and German from the first grade.

  • Juventus Schule Zürich

    A unique school with a focus on preparing students for their next steps after high school, Juventus Schule specialises in crafting a future for every student - be that in a professional sphere or applying for university.

  • Kantonsschule Küsnacht

    Kantonsschule Kusnacht offers bilingual German and English education from lower secondary school, through to Matura. The school also provides the opportunity to learn a third language, such as Italian or French.

  • Lakeside School - Campuses Horgen and Küsnacht

    Lakeside School offers schooling for children from pre-kindergarten to the end of primary school. Lakeside provides before and after school childcare for working parents, and there are many interesting after school activities for children to take part in.

  • SIS Swiss International School

    SIS offers international education at eight convenient locations across the country, four of which are located in and around Zurich. SIS is a private day school providing high-quality education from kindergarten to college. SIS’ Zürich locations are based at Männedorf-Zürich, Winterthur, central Zurich and Zürich-Wollishofen.

  • Tandem International Multilingual School

    Tandem International Multilingual School has more than 200 students across three campuses in Switzerland. The school’s Zurich campus teaches children from 0 to 12 years, while the other two campuses teach up to age 4.

  • Zurich International School

    Catering to children aged 3 to 18, Zurich International School is one of the leading international schools in the region. ZIS has more than 1200 students on roll, and teaches primarily in English, with the option to undertake the bilingual English and German programme.