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We look forward to welcoming your family to ISBerne!

We are grateful for your interest and want you to have all the information you need to consider the International School of Berne (ISBerne) for your preschool aged child. Your family can join ISBerne at any time during the school year as long as space is available. 

Admissions Requirements

  • Your child must have reached the age of three before commencing.
  • All children need to be ‘dry’ (toilet trained).
  • Acceptance into the programme depends upon vacancies in the programme and a waiting list is maintained if the programme is full.

Tuition Fees

The International School of Berne recognises the deep commitment a family makes when investing in a private, day school education. We take your investment seriously and work diligently to balance affordability with our world-class education programme. Here is an overview of the estimated fees for the 2024-25 school year based upon your child's attendance level:

Attendance Level Annual Cost* Approximate  Weekly Cost**
5 Mornings Only (8.15 - 11.50) CHF 14,170 CHF 443
5 Mornings + 2 Afternoons CHF 17,270 CHF 539
5 Mornings + 3 Afternoons CHF19,040 CHF 595
5 Mornings + 5 Afternoons (8.15 - 15.30) CHF21,360 CHF 661
5 Mornings + 5 Afternoons
+ Afterschool Care (8.15-18.00)
CHF28,121 CHF 879
* When first enrolling at ISBerne, there is also an application fee of CHF 250 and capital fund fee of CHF500 per child. ** If your child starts after the start of the school year, tuition fee payments will be pro-rated. However, fees must be paid in full two weeks before the start date. You can arrange payment plans in advance with the approval of ISBerne's Business Manager.

How to Enroll

If you are ready to enroll your child, please go to the Apply to ISBerne page. Download and complete the Application bundle for ELC and follow the instructions outlined. We look forward to welcoming your child to our school. If you have any additional questions, please view our Admissions FAQ page. 

Apply Now to ISBerne

Your Invited! Group Tours in the 2023-24 School Year

Join us for a special group tour of the Early Learning Centre on the following Tuesdays starting at 10 am:

  • May 28, 2024
  • June 18, 2024

Get an inside look at the classrooms, witness the students in action, meet our dedicated teachers, and take a stroll around our modern campus. Pre-registration is appreciated and children are welcome to attend. We can't wait to welcome you!

Register Online

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Use this form to get in touch with our Early Learning Centre Team. We would like to support you through your decision making process and provide you all the information you may need. Otherwise, please call us at +41 31 959 1000 during regular business hours. Our team speaks English, German and French. We look forward to hearing from you!
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