Swiss local school. Why location matters

Location matters for successful integration into local Swiss school! While Swiss public schools overall enjoy a good reputation, there are significant regional differences you should … Read more

German for local school

The summer is upon us and honing those hard won German skills might be far down your and your children’s holiday list. Still, you may … Read more

The Swiss school streaming maze

If you have done your research, you probably know already that secondary school in most German cantons are divided into ability streams or tracks. But … Read more

The woes of native speakers attending English classes in local schools

Ready for Swiss school?

Ready for school? I often get asked by expat parents what are the criteria for school readiness in local Swiss schools.┬áParents who are new to … Read more

Swiss state school

7 key features of Swiss state schools

How do Swiss state schools differ from schools in other countries? Curriculum The Swiss educational philosophy emphasises subject knowledge, self-reliance and, like the US, a … Read more