The new emphaSIS 2023 is out! We are very pleased to present this year's magazine with the main topic "Sustainability in Schools". Enjoy reading!
SIS Swiss International School is present in Switzerland, Brazil and Germany. We strive for our students to become global citizens with a strong sense of their origins. Our bilingual, stimulating learning environment supports students in achieving academic excellence while allowing them to take enjoyment from and pride in what they learn.
- Primary school
- Secondary school
- German Abitur and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
- continuous bilingual education in German and English
- stimulating day school concept
SIS Educational Concept
Our Students and Their Learning Needs Are at the Heart of Our Efforts
English and German 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.
The teaching philosophy at SIS Swiss International School is not ideological but instead 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.
Our day school offers a structured and challenging programme of classroom instruction with fixed hours, lunch, supervised homework hours and additional flexible supervised periods and courses, also during school holidays.
Our varied, stimulating environment 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 result in a diversified range of teaching and learning methods applied to the learning process.
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 (Abitur). At the same time, they have the opportunity to complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), which culminates in a globally recognised university entrance qualification.
SIS German International School offers a single unified learning concept – from kindergarten to primary and secondary school. Because we cater to all education levels (under the same roof), we can facilitate a seamless transition from one stage to the next.
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 and media as well as communication and e-safety. We use up-to-date, dedicated software to support the learning process of our students.
Our schools are part of the SIS Group, which has been a pioneer in the bilingual education arena since 1999. At present, more than 5.000 students attend SIS schools at one of our 17 locations in Switzerland, Switzerland and Brazil.