International education – local insight Bilingually into the world
The SIS Swiss International School in Fellbach near Stuttgart was founded in 2008. The state-approved private, bilingual day school unites kindergarten, primary and secondary school under one roof.
Tailored to the needs of expatriate and German families alike, the school offers bilingual (German/English) instruction across the entire range of subjects, leading to German and international university entrance qualifications. The teaching philosophy is non-ideological, but founded on clearly defined core values. The lively school environment – with international students and faculties, plus close ties to the local community – sharpens students’ awareness of the wider world, without losing sight of their immediate surroundings.
English and German play an equal role in communication – in the classroom and in all other areas of school life. The immersion method, involving instruction by native speakers of both languages, is the foundation for developing complete fluency.
SIS Fellbach is the only school in the region which prepares its students for both the Abitur as well as the internationally recognized Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.
The school aims to enable its students to develop into committed and respectful individuals with a strong sense of personal responsibility for their actions, and to think and act both as global citizens and as members of their local community.
SIS offers clearly structured supervision throughout the day (from 7.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and thus provides students with a supportive learning environment which goes beyond the prescribed curriculum and which provides them with appropriate challenges. A broad range of after-school activities caters to the unfolding and development of the students’ diverse interests and talents. Teachers at SIS focus on children’s natural inquisitiveness and their joy in making new discoveries – and aim to work cooperatively with parents to mutually support each other in the challenging task of our children’s upbringing and education.
SIS Swiss International School is a joint venture of the Klett Group and the Kalaidos Swiss Education Group, which has operated bilingual schools of this kind in Switzerland since 1999.