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Mission and Values

The International School of Berne (ISBerne) is a vibrant community with strong values and long-standing history. Since 1961, we have been educating for life in the heart of Switzerland. Our deep commitment to our mission, values, and legacy means we continually strive to improve and serve our students the best way we can.

Our Mission

During the 2019-20 academic year, ISBerne reevaluated our Mission Statement by hosting numerous workshops with staff, students, and parents. Together we assessed each facet of our community and established an agreed vision of who we are and for what we stand. This community-developed mission serves as our compass ensuring we remain on the path we set for ourselves:

We welcome and connect. We value respectful and collaborative relationships. We nurture and inspire. Our community cares for its members and encourages them to reach their potential. We challenge and prepare. We offer rigorous programmes that prepare global citizens for tomorrow.

Our Values and Beliefs

Our Academic Programmes

We are a non-selective school with well-rounded and high-achieving students. An education from ISBerne is a proven investment in your child's future.


From Kindergarten to Grade 5, our programme offers unique learning experiences to acquire knowledge, build skills and develop character.

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During this time of rapid intellectual and personal change, our students strengthen their independent learning skills and pursue their interests.

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We offer multiple academic pathways to meet the wide range of High School students' needs, talents, interests, and goals.

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