Schools and education in Switzerland

The Swiss Federation of Private Schools (SFPS) represents 260 private schools, including some of the most significant and oldest in the country. It is a great place to start your search and to get informed.

Here is an extensive list of private schools in Switzerland sorted according to Canton.

A few more places of interest

SIS Swiss International School provides a unique alternative to state and classic international schools. It has a bilingual pre-school and primary school based in Basle, Männedorf ZH, Schönenwerd AG, Tamins-Chur GR, Winterthur ZH, Zurich.

ICS Inter-Community School provides a private co-educational day-school delivering world-class international education to students aged 3 to 19 in Zumikon ZH.

Swiss International School, Zurich-North, aims to develop compassionate, inquisitive learners prepared for global responsibility. Primary to Middle School. It uses International Baccalaureate Program as a framework.  It is Located in Wallisellen and Schlieren ZH.

The Lakeside School in Küsnacht is a bilingual primary day school giving lessons from reception to 6th grade, as well as offering an outdoor-pre-school service, two days per week.

The International School of Schaffhausen (ISSH) offers high quality international education, starting from primary through secondary to diploma level.

The International School of Central Switzerland in Cham, ZG, is committed to maintaining the standards of the international Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP).

Zurich’s International School has the motto: educational excellence commits us to Learn, Care, Challenge, Lead. It has locations in Kilchberg, Wädenswil, Adliswil ZH and Baden AG.

A small selection of exclusive Swiss private boarding schools

The Institut Montana, Zugerberg (ZG), promotes individuality, internationalism and tolerance. It has a boarding and day school for students from grades 3 to 12. It provides International Baccaluareate Diploma or Swiss Maturität, which grant access to universities worldwide.

The Institut auf dem Rosenberg, St. Gallen (SG), educates and guides students in an international environment that both motivates and safeguards them. It offers various international school grades.

Le Rosey School, Gstaad (BE), aims at academic excellence and prepares students for the French Baccalauréat and the international Baccalaureate either in English, French or both languages.

The Institut Monte Rosa’s Anglo/American Section provides an international co-educational boarding-school for young people in Territet/Montreux (VD).

Beau Soleil, Villars-sur-Ollon (VD) is a school accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEACS). It has been designated an IB World School by the Int. Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).