A Strong Commitment to Internationalism

The Secondary School (grades 6 – 12)  represents one section of a thriving, progressive school, committed to the needs of the international community based in Berne and its environs.

The Secondary School currently has approximately 165 students enrolled, supported by 24 full-time and 9 part-time teachers, of whom the great majority are drawn from North America, the UK, and Australasia. Our core value is ‘respect for others’, and we are very proud of our positive, tolerant, multi-cultural environment.

The International School of Berne offers the programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB). Students in grades 6 – 10 undertake the IB Middle Years Programme, or IBMYP.  Students in grades 11 and 12 follow the prestigious and internationally recognised IB Diploma programme. Graduating students are awarded our own High School Diploma, as well as having the opportunity to sit external examinations which, upon passing, lead to the award of the IB Diploma, a qualification that is accepted by universities around the world. The taught curriculum is complemented by an enriching Extra-Curricular Activities Programme.

As an IB World School, we take our commitment to internationalism very seriously, and our students enjoy the benefits of the student-centred, enquiry-based approach to learning that is promoted through the IB curricula. With small class sizes – the student teacher ratio is fewer than 5:1 – we are able to offer a quality education and meet the individual needs of the student.