Primary School

Our students, bilingual education and a healthy performance-based approach are central to teaching and learning at SIS.

At our bilingual Primary School, teaching is based on the Berlin state curriculum. This state curriculum is supplemented by elements taken from international educational practise as well as by pedagogical standards developed by SIS. Children who attend our Primary School are ideally prepared in six years for the transition to our bilingual Secondary School. Students can transfer from and into the public school system at any time.

Bilingual Teaching

Both German and English are equivalent teaching languages, imparted by our native speaking teachers with a lot of empathy. Through the immersion method, primary students learn the respective partner language in a natural way. Equal to the acquisition of the mother tongue, students dive headfirst into the new language, which surrounds them in class as well as outside during extra-curricular activities and homework assignments.


Diversity of Methods and Modern Equipment

We promote interlinked thinking through comprehensive subject classes in which we emphasise diversity of methods (team and project work, experimental learning and sequences guided by teachers) and well-coordinated transitions between class levels.

The use of modern technology supports students in their individual learning process. Computers and tablets are used in the classroom in various ways.


School Hours

The school day starts with an optional before school supervision from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Lessons take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Friday until 1:45 p.m.), and school days are divided into regular intervals with time for learning, play and breaks. Until 4:30 p.m. children have the possibility to participate in various after-school clubs. After school supervision from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. is also possible.


Fully State Approved

The primary school at SIS Berlin is officially recognised as Ersatzschule. SIS is authorised to issue official progress reports.

Learning with tablet at SIS Swiss International School
Children and teacher at SIS Swiss International School
SIS studen outdoors
Student with vibrating bell at SIS Swiss International School