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International Swiss School Near Zurich - Institut Montana
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Institut Montana Zugerberg is a top Swiss and International private Boarding and Day School offering internationally recognized academic programs from grades 1 to 12 in an idyllic setting where girls and boys can reconnect with nature and enjoy life within a caring community.


Just an hour away from Zurich and built on a 60-acre campus at 900m above sea level in the gorgeous Zugerberg Mountain, the Swiss and International Boarding and Day School Institut Montana offers the best of Switzerland to its pupils on a daily basis.


The school’s philosophy and teaching methods focus on each individual, respecting and nurturing their character and skills, while offering counselling and guidance to ensure they lead a responsible and independent lifestyle.

With 380 students of over 56 nationalities, tolerance and multiculturalism are also core values for the school’s system and they enrich the low student-teacher ratio (15:1 per class) as well as the academic offer.


Students can choose from 4 programmes in grades 1-12: 

  • Bilingual Elementary School (Grades 1 – 6) with bilingual (German and English) classroom for children from age 6
  • Bilingual Secondary School (Grades 7 – 8) which follows the newly formulated Swiss school system curriculum (Lehrplan 21)
  • Swiss High School – Gymnasium (Grades 7 – 12) for both Swiss and international students to gain Swiss Matura with possibility to earn an IB English Certificate
  • International School (Grades 6 – 12) with goal to obtain the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Institut Montana also provides the full Cambridge lower secondary programme.

Extra Curricular Activities: 

Outside the classrooms, students continue to expand their horizons through cultural trips, art workshops, entrepreneurship sessions, or the prestigious Model United Nations Simulation.

The school grounds also offer them the chance to take part in several sports as they feature a gym, several fitness areas, a football pitch, 4 tennis courts or a seasonal ice rink, to name but a few.


There are also 3 boarding houses where boarding students are accommodated in single or double rooms according to their age and gender. All the student halls are managed by devoted staff that makes sure students are supervised around-the-clock and enjoy a comfortable stay and a high degree of wellbeing.

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Telephone number: +41 (0) 729 11 77
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  • Day Tuition

    26 200 - 31 400 CHF

  • Boarding Tuition

    53 800 - 67 500 CHF

Teaching Environment

  • Total enrollment


  • Setting


  • Average class size

    max. 15 (12 in Bilingual Elementary)

Programmes of Study

  • Academic programmes

    IB Diploma / Swiss Matura / Bilingual Elementary


  • Main language

    English / Bilingual German and English

  • Language courses offered

    Spanish / Italian / Russian / ESL / EAL / French / DAZ


  • Girls


  • Boys


  • Age of entry to school


  • Age of entry to boarding houses



  • Full boarding


  • Day pupils


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