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Celebrating 60 years of academic excellence

We welcome and connect.
We nurture and inspire.
We challenge and prepare.

The International School of Berne (ISBerne) is a fully accredited, International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School providing education for 275 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.

As the only school in the Bern region and one of a few in Switzerland to offer the entire IB continuum, our curriculum gives students a coherence of programmes and a sustainable learning experience whether your child continues to study at our school or elsewhere.

Explore the Learning Journey

Early Learning Centre

Our Early Years Programme, for ages 3-5, gives our youngest students the best start on their educational path.

Discovering a child’s natural abilities and providing them with opportunities for problem solving, encourages creative thinking and promotes confidence...

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Primary Years Programme

Our rich Primary Years Programme, encompassing Kindergarten-Grade 5 for students aged 5-11, gives children a strong foundation in all the major areas of knowledge.

Students are taught through guided inquiry, where the teacher creates a learning environment where there is a carefully considered balance between explicit teaching and inquiry learning..

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Middle Years Programme

The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is for students in Grades 6 – 10. The overall framework provides students with a holistic learning experience through a balanced curriculum and academic challenge.

The MYP fosters student autonomy, conceptual understanding and the connection between learning in the classroom and the real world.

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Diploma Programmes

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is a rigorous, internationally recognised Diploma accepted at Universities world-wide.

In addition to the IB Diploma, ISBerne offers a fully accredited U.S. High School Diploma.

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Benefit from Experiential Education

Be it curricular or extra-curricular, the International School of Berne offers an array of Sports, After School Activities, and school-sponsored excursions, such as our Outdoor Education Week and the Ski and Skate Fridays programme.

We also have many offerings for students enrolled in local schools interested in learning English. External students ages 5 – 18 years old are welcome to join our special language programmes, such as After School English Classes, Kickstart English Summer Camps, and our Grade 10 Bridging Year.

Life @ ISBerne

Explore our Modern Campus

In 2017, the International School of Berne moved into a new, purpose-built campus. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer students the best possible environment in which to learn and grow. The best way to get a sense of our facilities is to schedule a tour. We welcome you to spend time at our school and meet our community, tour our facilities and feel the energy and engagement that make this such an incredible place to learn.

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