ISBerne has been the first choice of many students and their parents looking for an international school for lots of good reasons… scroll down this page to read 8 of them!
Quality Assurance = Fully Accredited & Approved
ISBerne is the only fully accredited international school programme in Berne.
Graduates of the programme will earn an International School of Berne high school diploma and many will also receive the highly respected International Baccalaureate Diploma. Our courses are accredited by NEASC and CIS.
Is Your Son OR Daughter Suited To the International Baccalaureate Programmes? Will They Thrive Studying at an IB School?
Students need to be prepared for a new kind of learning environment, one that will allow them to approach their education with a greater sense of independence and self-guidance.
Clear goals and expectations will ensure the success of each student while completing their studies with ISBerne.
If you have questions or concerns about the suitability of ISBerne for a particular student, please contact our Principals. ISBerne is a small and highly supportive environment and unlike larger schools in Europe, our Principals will take the time to work directly with you to find out if your child can thrive at ISBerne.
Our Admissions Coordinator will work with your family through the application process from start to finish.
ISBerne Welcomes Scholarship Applications
ISBerne offers scholarships to academically motivated students in partnership with the ISBerne Foundation. Contact Us for more information.
Students Achieve Their Ambitions And Succeed With ISBerne
Joining our global student community means studying a rigorous university preparation programme and graduating with a International High School Diploma and/or the International Baccalaureate Diploma… both accepted by top Universities and and Colleges worldwide.
ISBerne’s Study Abroad programme even allows a student whose family is not located in Switzerland to access the schools programmes. From age 13, students can choose the Study Abroad options, be placed with a local family, and attend classes while also having a once in a lifetime study abroad experience in Switzerland.
8 Reasons To Enrol With ISBerne…
We hope the following summary of the top 8 reasons why you should choose ISBerne Online is helpful.
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- PROVEN AND ACCREDITED COURSES, CURRICULUM, AND DIPLOMA CHOICES
ISBerne is a complete Middle and High School for students in Grade 6 – 12, aged 11 to 18 years. (Students can study full-time or part-time, entering at any grade or age up to 22 years, for more information please see the Admissions section.)
Whatever your needs, you can create the distance learning programme you want from a course catalogue containing over 200 online courses aligned with the global international school system, from standard High School diploma to honours academic levels, including Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credits.
- AN INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING PLAN AND FLEXIBLE WEEKLY SCHEDULES
Studying with ISBerne Online is similar to following a traditional brick and mortar school schedule but with much more flexibility, studying from home or anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
You will follow regularly posted subject content, monitored through a customised academic track, according to the individualised learning plan and weekly schedules developed with your ISBerne Online Learning Support team and tailored to your availability, learning style, abilities and goals, with the flexibility to change or adapt as you require.
- HIGH QUALITY, CERTIFIED, PASSIONATE TEACHERS – BASED IN EUROPE AND AMERICA
Our carefully selected, qualified international teachers come from around the world, are largely native-English speakers and have impressive experience.
Our teaching and counselling staff are members of our global private school web network and will lead every course you do, ensuring that you and your Parent/Learning Coach have the close and accessible support and guidance you need to succeed with distance learning from home.
- AN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING AND SUPPORT TEAM
From your 1st day as an ISBerne Online student a team of specialists will support your distance learning or homeschooling, helping you to get started and providing on-going assistance by charting your progress, encouraging you, guiding you and your Parent/Learning Coach to learning resources and establishing a clear and targeted College/University & Career counseling plan.
- BROAD AND BALANCED REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING SIX WORLD LANGUAGE OPTIONS
Future success requires a broad understanding across international school subject areas, including a specific focus on languages.
As an ISBerne Online student you will benefit from access to our award-winning powerspeaK12 program, with a choice of five languages in grades 6–8 (Spanish, French, German, Latin and Chinese) and six languages (with the addition of Japanese) in grades 9 – 12.
- A RELIABLE, SUCCESSFUL AND ESTABLISHED ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL PLATFORM
Your study and learning at home (or wherever you are with an Internet connection) is hosted and backed by the proven, tested K12 online learning system.
You will have 24 hour, 7 day a week access to interactive courses and content, attending online class sessions, taking assessments, managing your schedule, finding out what’s going on, and connecting with teachers and other students.
If you are looking for a reliable, trusted, accredited virtual study system for homeschooling and flexible distance learning… ISBerne Online should be your first choice!
- AN ESTABLISHED INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL COMMUNITY AND UNIQUE CONNECTION TO A SWISS PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMME
Studying with ISBerne Online also gives you access to a wide range of special (optional) enhancement opportunities not available from other online schools.
During your time as a student with ISBerne Online you can get involved both virtually and in-person – for example, through virtual study groups, social networking, on-campus residency weeks (including Swiss Alpine sports and cultural excursions) and complete study abroad programmes.
As an ISBerne Online student you benefit from a unique and one-of-a-kind 21st century social learning experience, establishing real-life connections to campus, and making friends from all around the globe… not forgetting the alumni former student programme, giving you long-term access to career-enhancing contacts and networks when you graduate.
- A PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA FROM AN ACCREDITED HIGH SCHOOL
When you graduate from the full-time ISBerne Online program, you will be awarded a U.S. and European accredited High School diploma from the International School of Berne, recognised globally.
ISBerne Online graduates can participate in our (optional) Graduation Ceremony on campus, join an established and connected alumni organization, and if they are an international student, their successful completion of the programme in English exempts them from TOEFL exams when they apply to post-secondary institutions in the United States of America.
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