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Primary | Ages 6-11

Giving children the best start in life

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. Our Primary School is a place where your child will thrive, learn, and grow. Join us and together we can give your child the best start in life!

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Getting Started at ISBerne

Are you considering the International School of Berne for your child? We're thrilled to hear that! We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the best decision for your family.

To start exploring the admissions process, please visit the admissions section of the site. You'll find everything you need to know about scheduling a personal visit or trial day, making an online inquiry, and more. Remember, your child may join ISBerne anytime during the school year if space is available.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone directly, please contact us. You can email us at or call us at +41 31 959 10 00. We can't wait to hear from you and show you why ISBerne is the perfect place for your child to thrive!

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