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Why choose ISBerne?

There are many reasons why families choose the International School of Berne (ISBerne). Here are the Top 5 Reasons that parents and students tell us:

  1. A legacy of outstanding academic performance.
  2. Remarkable educators that personalise learning for every student.
  3. A respect for and encouragement of student wellbeing.
  4. A truly diverse community where everyone can feel at home.
  5. A commitment for preparing students for life after our school.
We are proud to be a fully accredited, International Baccalaureate® (IB) World School and one of a few in Switzerland to offer the entire IB continuum. Our curriculum gives students a coherence of programs and a sustainable learning experience whether your child continues to study at our school or elsewhere. The ISBerne Mission is at the heart of everything we do, and as it states: We welcome and connect. We nurture and inspire. We challenge and prepare.
As you explore our school online, we hope it draws you into the 'ISBerne experience'. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our community!

Free Parent Guide: 'Choosing the Right Preschool and Kindergarten'

If you don't know what to look for, how do you know you're making the 'right' choice?

Visiting schools should be an enjoyable and informative process, but it is also important to approach it with a degree of purpose so you can ensure you come back feeling properly informed and clear about what each school offers.

'Choosing the Right Preschool and Kindergarten for your Child: 6 Steps to Help Navigate the Selection Process' is like a handy to-do list designed to make looking for a school much easier!

Our 6 Step Guide outlines :

  • How to select schools to visit
  • Key points to look for during your tour
  • Questions to ask before, during, and after
  • Things to consider in making a decision

If you are about to start looking for a Preschool or Kindergarten for your child, complete this form to download our free guide now:


To request a copy, please complete the following form. A downloadable PDF will be sent to the email address you submit.

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Hear from the Kuttler Family:

"We are an American family and we started our journey at the International School of Berne in Fall 2021. From the start, our daughter, who is currently in ELC 1, was excited to go to school and see her teachers, classmates, and friends. Each day, she comes home and tells us about her day, what she learned, and any special activities they did. Hearing her excitement has made us realize we made the right decision in sending her to ISBerne.  

As parents, we have already seen tremendous growth in our daughter - particularly, her sensory and motor skills, alphabet and letter sounds, and expressing her feelings. Her teachers have also done a fantastic job teaching her class about different nationalities focusing on each child's place of origin, which we feel this is important!  

Overall, we are very happy with our daughter attending ISBerne and are so delighted with the path she is on with her learning. Thank you ISBerne!"