Private schools in Switzerland

There is a great variety of private schools in Switzerland, and what they offer is outstanding. For many children and young people, they represent a real chance of an education that lays the foundation for a career.

There are private schools for every stage of the Swiss education system. In principle, teaching follows the guidelines of the curriculum set by the respective canton and is given in the language of the region. Children are therefore at all times in a position to transfer to a state-run school.

In recent years, numerous bilingual schools have emerged (German/English). These likewise adhere to the cantonal curriculum – in contrast with international schools.

Qualifications achieved in private schools enjoy the same recognition as those achieved in state schools.