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Our reputable day school, located in Switzerland’s capital, has served global expat and diplomatic families for more than 55 years.

An IB World School, ISBerne offers three prestigious International Baccalaureate Programmes to ages 3-18.

We enjoy our community here at ISBerne, where our school serves as a ‘home away from home’ for our international families. We invite you to come and visit and see why our students enjoy coming to school!

Our IB Programmes

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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Early Learning Center

The Early Learning Centre (ELC), for children aged 3-5, is the first stage –and an integral component of– the IB PYP at ISBerne. In the ELC we aim to create a safe, secure and highly motivating learning environment that is both warm and inviting. Read more.

Primary Years Programme

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP), for students aged 5-11, focuses on the development of the whole child, addressing social, physical, and emotional needs while providing an active learning environment for the developing young mind. Read more…

Middle Years Programme

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP), for students aged 11-16. Alongside traditional subject areas, Service as Action is an integral part of the IB MYP and of life at ISBerne. All students finish their MYP programme in Grade 10 when they complete the Personal Project (a major piece of independent study) Read more

Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) is a rigorous, internationally recognised Diploma accepted at universities worldwide. In addition to the IB Diploma, ISBerne offers a fully accredited U.S. High School Diploma. Read more…

Student Support

ISBerne offers three primary areas of support for students. English as a School Language (ESL), Pastoral Care for the emotional well-being of the students and Learning Support for students with low to low-moderate learning needs. Read more…


My child is really enjoying the school. I think the Middle Years’ Program brings students out of the “child stage” and into the “teenager stage” quite well.

ISBerne encourages children to think and challenge and not just accept.

Having joined less than a year ago, my child is happy to go to school every day and is making great progress academically, showing greater confidence and skills development.

We appreciate ISBerne’s unique qualities – such as its small size, the interaction between classes and year groups, the attention to a holistic inquisitive approach to learning.

ISBerne is perfect; everything thing works well!

Our child enjoys ISBerne very much and feels comfortable at the school.

The teachers have quite a challenging task to balance so many different learning needs on a daily basis, and they seem to do it with ease.

The teachers are passionate about their subjects and really focus on the children’s individual learning.

It is the teachers at ISBerne that make the school. They are fantastic.

We are very pleased with the teachers in our son’s Diploma Program. The teachers are very committed to improving our son’s academic progress.

I love the reasoned judgments inculcated in my child, and the ethical values taught in tandem with the general academics.

The writing skills of my Kindergarten student improved amazingly!

The teachers are very easily reached at break times and via email to provide feedback on assignments. They have been an incredible support system!

The International Baccalaureate teachers give above and beyond the level of excellent support for IB students with help during breaks and may extra hours to seek support and help. My child’s teachers have worked hard to help my child succeed.

My kids love going to school – That’s what matters!

Very enthusiastic and patient team which is important for a young and growing mind.

My daughter loves school, and I have not once heard her complain about school and the environment. She has NEVER encountered bullying or disruptive behavior in class.

ISBerne is truly international and yet homey.

The teachers at ISBerne are amazing. My children have been very lucky to have experienced so many teachers over the last four years.

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