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Middle | Ages 11-14

Since 1961, Grades 6 – 8 at the International School of Berne (ISBerne) have been a vibrant, student-centered community. Following the International Baccalaureate® Middle Years Programme (MYP), our programme meets the unique needs of young adolescents as they develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in a changing world. Just as our school’s mission states: “We welcome and connect. We nurture and inspire. We challenge and prepare.”

Grades 6 – 8 are a crucial time of development for students. They are building, reflecting, and strengthening the attitudes, values, and dispositions that will shape and guide the adults they will become. We are eager to support them in building the skills they need for their overall sense of wellbeing and future success. Most students seek more independence during these years, so our school environment provides them with opportunities to have more control over their experience, preparing them for the more complex life choices they will face.

Our programme is enriched by visits to our Gym and Library, local excursions, and active participation in whole school activities and productions. To learn how IS Berne can benefit your family, please explore the ‘Middle School in Depth’ section below or contact our admissions team for a personal consultation.

Middle School in Depth

Getting Started at ISBerne

We are grateful for your interest and want you to have all the information you need to consider ISBerne for your child. Click the buttons below to navigate to the admissions section of the site, where you can find out more about the process, schedule a tour, and make an online enquiry. Your family can join ISBerne at any time during the school year as long as space is available. You may also contact us by emailing or by calling +41 31 959 10 00.

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