Educational Quality

To offer high quality, academically sound education to an international student body in a supportive and understanding environment

  • By developing and adopting an English language curriculum from preschool to grade 12
  • By nurturing an atmosphere of trust between students, staff, administrators and parents

Student Creativity

To promote a positive attitude towards creativity, allowing students to actively engage in the learning process

  • By providing a wide variety of stimulating learning experiences, allowing students to acquire the concepts, skills and attitudes necessary to develop their full individual potential
  • By helping students to assess their own abilities and become independent learners, able to solve problems, work in groups and set priorities

School Community

To promote a sense of community in the school so that students and staff develop a sense of belonging to the school

  • By providing a stable, secure and welcoming atmosphere for all individuals within the school
  • By providing opportunities for students to develop friendships outside the classroom and by offering recreational activities

Cultural Diversity

To encourage cultural understanding, tolerance and the enjoyment of diversity

  • By exposing students to different cultures through a well planned international curriculum mindful of the views and beliefs of others
  • By promoting positive attitudes towards the host country, Switzerland, through study of its main languages German and French and the country’s physical and cultural diversity

Student Self-Esteem

To develop self-esteem and a sense of respect for others

  • By encouraging communication in both social and academic environments between all members of the school community
  • By becoming aware of one’s own personal beliefs and attitudes, as well the wider significance of local and global issues

Staff / Curriculum Development

To address the need for ongoing staff and curriculum development

  • By continuous evaluation of ISBerne’s present and future needs
  • By appraising the staff and offering it access to relevant professional development of a high international standard

Facility / Financial Management

To have committed, experienced and qualified staff and well equipped facilities operating on a sound financial basis

  • By transparent financial management, keeping the school in a healthy economic situation
  • By forward-looking strategic planning, open communication with the local, national and international community to integrate the school in an environment that is supportive both intellectually and materially.