Primary School

Our all-day school is for children from 6 to 12 years. Open from 7:00 to 18:00.

We offer the all-day school for the elementary school, 2nd kindergarten year, 1st to 3rd grade, and the middle school, 4th to 6th grade. We support the creative abilities and skills of the children with various projects in the fields of art, sports, music and handicraft activities. The holistic advancement of the children is central to us. From the Middle School onwards, we prepare your child for entry into secondary schools. Depending on the orientation of the children, we also offer support for the entrance examination to the grammar school in the 6th grade.

During term time, children may attend the primary school, Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 18:00.

The school day starts at 8:30 and finishes at 16:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday and Friday there is no school for elementary school children. The Middle School finishes at 15:45 on Wednesdays. Outside of scheduled school hours, the children are supervised. During this time, projects are proposed including cooking and school gardening. The children go out to play before lunch. During the day the children have opportunities for individual breaks and to have a snack.

Students learn alone, in pairs or in small groups.

Twenty-minute input lessons provide new learning content. Lectures are given, topics are discussed or debates are held in large groups.

Languages are important and are taught by native speakers. So we start Monday morning with French, English is on Thursday. One afternoon per week is reserved for theme-related excursions. Gymnastics and swimming lessons complement our timetable.

From the 4th class on, further lessons of 40 minutes each are added. The children are introduced to homework and they receive assessments for their work.

Our lunch consists of seasonal, freshly cooked menus.

The school and childcare costs are a flat rate of 1,900 CHF per month for 40 school weeks from Monday to Friday from 7:00 to 18:00. 30 CHF per month are also charged for public transport if a child does not have tickets. Furthermore, money for school materials and excursions can be charged up to a maximum of CHF 400 per semester.

In the year, the children have 5 joker days available during school hours. A Joker day is an individually chosen, authorised day off school.

During the school holidays, Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 17:30, we offer a varied programme and excursions, at a daily rate of CHF 100 or CHF 250 per week.

The KITA and school am Käferberg is closed for two weeks over Christmas / New Year.

Sibling discount: 10% from the second child.

“The door to learning opens from within”

Learning encourages and challenges innate curiosity. Children like to learn when they feel comfortable. They learn from each other when the material is interesting and adapted to their needs. Our teachers encourage and support their interest in learning.

Our weekly schedule not only includes the elementary school curriculum learning goals, but also takes into account and promotes the children’s curiosity and specific interests. Self-responsibility and self-organisation are of central importance to us. We invite artists, craftsmen and craftswomen and other experts or visit them to teach the children in a true-to-life way.

To ensure a smooth transition to high school, state school procedures are integrated into everyday school life from the middle school onwards.