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Primary | Ages 6-11

Since 1961, the Primary School at the International School of Berne (ISBerne) has been a thriving learning community where children and their families experience a sense of belonging through the joy of working, playing, and learning together.

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, our philosophies and curriculum are developed within the IB’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework. From Kindergarten to Grade 5, we view each child as the chief architect of their own learning, with teachers and assistants acting as facilitators. We consider every child to be a competent researcher and our teachers support their curiosity about the world around them. Students are challenged to be inquirers who ask questions, propose hypotheses, and conduct investigations and research to find answers.

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

Primary 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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