The International School of Berne (ISBerne) is a fully accredited, International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School providing education for students aged 3 to 18 in Switzerland’s capital. Since 1961, our private, day school has had a long-standing reputation for innovative and highly qualified teachers, world-class facilities, a diverse community, and excellent academic results.
Our preschool programme fosters in each child a love of learning and sense of self through a play-based curriculum.
From Kindergarten to Grade 5, our programme offers unique learning experiences to acquire knowledge, build skills and develop character.
During this time of rapid intellectual and personal change, our students strengthen their independent learning skills and pursue their interests.
We offer multiple academic pathways to meet the wide range of High School students' needs, talents, interests, and goals.
Teenagers who have completed obligatory schooling in the Swiss educational system can join ISBerne for a Bridging Year.
Our students have achieved a 100% pass rate and, on average, earned an impressive 34 points.
Our school has a whole-community approach for preparing our students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate.
Students are enjoying dressing up as princes, princesses, knights and dragons in their castle role play area.
The first and most apparent advantage of the International Baccalaureate is in the name – “International.” The IB is recognized worldwide in over 4,000 schools, while the A Levels are designed primarily for entry into British universities – though they also have certain international recognition.
This 'Reading Buddies' program promotes interest and engagement in reading, and improvement in social and communication skills, particularly for students learning English as a second language.
Our students had outstanding results from the International Baccalaureate for their Grade 10 Personal Projects. 100% received a grade of 4 or higher!
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To better involve parents in their child's education, teachers of our Early Learning Centre (ELC) visit their students' homes at the start of each school year.
'Ski and Skate Fridays' have been a special tradition at the International School of Berne for more than thirty years. Over seven weeks during the Winter, students in all grades participate in skiing, snowboarding, or ice skating.