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«For a very long time, children and young people have not been learning the way we teach them, so we should stop teaching them in a uniform manner, but support and encourage their learning individually.»
Uwe R. Feuersenger
CEO OBS & Bold Brains
«In primary school, I experienced a Grade 4 child using the tablet as adeptly as a scribe. The kids are filming, recording, uploading tasks - it's all so normal for them. Explaining how to do this with the tectonic plates? No problem; fourth graders are able to film themselves (green screen technology) and their work looks like that of a professional! I am really impressed!»
Rahel Tschopp
Education Researcher
«OBS impressed me with its students, who work well together as a team or independently and are very much solution-oriented. Here, the form of "New Learning" is practised, which enables them to learn "Future Skills" of the 21st century in an exemplary way alongside the mandatory content»
Prof. Dr. Holger Horz
Head of Department of Educational Psychology
Goethe University Frankfurt

Think beyond the Limits

Our individualized, student-centered approach enables students to identify and cultivate their strengths.

Committed to an authentic bilingual German and English education of the highest standard, our mission is to prepare our students for their future, to be critical thinkers, innovators and leaders in an everchanging world.

We inspire and encourage each individual student to excel and seek academic as well as personal challenge, to discover interests and develop talents, to embrace diversity and build community, to uphold our values and contribute to making a difference.

OBS at a Glance

iPad for every student
Average # of
students per class
Average score of Matura class
Clubs & activities
Languages spoken


Grade when coding
lessons start


Student-teacher ratio


German & English instruction

Vision & Mission

Early Years Program


Primary School

Middle School

IB Program

Matura Program

OBS Clubs & Activities

Our OBS Community

«In Upper School I love the way we have an input and independent working so we are able to give one to one support to our students. I also love the thinking outside the box, the innovative approach to learning. The constant rethinking and putting ourselves into new ideas. I love the enthusiasm the positive atmosphere and how we all look out for one another, staff and students alike.»
Emmanuelle Higgins
Upper School Teacher
“At OBS, staff members and teachers dedicate time to create a positive, accepted, valued and safe environment for our students.”
Amy Kathleen Botha
Primary School Teacher
“OBS has a special and unique culture that I have not seen anywhere else. Whilst having a close-knit, family-feel, the school also possesses a broad-minded and future-oriented approach to education. This distinctive combination not only makes it an engaging place to work but also creates an exciting atmosphere for children to grow and face the challenges of tomorrow.”
Abdul Shaikh
Primary School Teacher
«OBS prepares students for the future. Providing thoughtful and honest feedback provides students with the necessary means to continue the learning progress towards their future.”
Amy Kathleen Botha
Primary School Teacher
Angela Mitra

Angela Mitra

Welcome to the OBS private school

“We are committed to ensuring that our students approach the world of tomorrow with confidence, drive and enthusiasm and see it as a place of unlimited possibilities.”

Welcome to OBS. We hope that as you explore our website and visit our campus you will begin to get a feeling for our unique offering.

Our Swiss roots, international mindedness and future oriented bilingual curriculum challenge our students to develop their own minds and personalities. Our student to teacher ratio allows us to truly get to know our students and gives us the capacity to develop truly personal learning journeys.

We believe that children flourish in their learning and growth when parents and educators work together towards a common goal. We very much value open and honest communication, trust and mutual respect. As adults, we are examples to children and need to set the stage for our students to succeed now and in the future.

The future landscape requires us to equip our students with life-long learning skills so that they are ready to face the complex challenges of their future. Knowledge-based learning skills will always be a part of education but the ability to transfer that knowledge, to solve problems, collaborate and think analytically and critically are crucial for success in the future. These skills as well as resilience, leadership, care for others and our environment as well as our agile curriculum are at the heart of an OBS education.

Our highly skilled, driven teachers are not seen as traditional educators but as mentors and facilitators. We want our students to take responsibility for their learning and formulate their own opinions and most importantly to never lose the inherent love of learning that they are born with.

School today is very different to what it was even a few years ago. Our learning spaces are a hub of creativity and energy as the students delve deeply into new concepts and areas of exploration and work on their personal next learning steps. By embracing digital learning and integrating the newest technology to enhance our students’ learning experiences, our aim is to always remain one step ahead in providing an innovative education relevant to the future.

We are extremely honoured and excited about leading the school in the next stages of its development. Our priority is for each and every one of our students to have access to excellent real-world, academic and social opportunities and to feel valued and respected for who they are. We wish for them to be fully involved and active in creating their own learning path in a school they look forward to attending each day and in which positive drive and energy are truly tangible.

Cherish these years. Time moves quickly. Take the time to be part of your child’s learning journey at OBS so as not to miss out on the growth that will occur on a daily basis.

Education is a gift, a gift that will last a lifetime if delivered with the student at the heart of everything, and with the dedication, passion and care that every child deserves.

With very best wishes,
Angela Mitra

Marlis Rothlin

OBS Early Years Day and Night

In the early pre-school years, children have limited understanding and experience of space. They are aware of brightness and darkness and begin to recognise the differences between day and night. Because of their bedtime, children at this age have limited ability to form their own impression of the night and observe the night sky. During our “Off into Space” theme we therefore concentrated on learning about the stars, the moon, the planets and our solar system.


It was fascinating how extraordinarily fast and with what joy the children became enthusiastic about our solar system. With the help of picture books, explanatory videos, games and activities (based on the IEYC curriculum) the children, over the course of the unit, were able to share their knowledge.

You can imagine the delight this generated in the parents as they learned of their child naming the planets of our solar system and naming and describing the phases of the moon during circle time. This is a wonderful example of young children demonstrating not only what they have learned by heart but also their understanding.

One never tires of witnessing the learning that takes place through guided play and activities at this young age and the endless fun the children have as they explore and make new discoveries.

“We are very impressed with the online learning programme of the Upperschool during this lock-down period. The fact that it was implemented without any delay and works so well is very impressive.”
OBS Parent Grade 10 Student
“We are extremely happy and satisfied with OBS online learning programme. We were really amazed how quickly everything was set up! It was all so well planned and organised. The daily tasks were diversified, interesting, sometimes funny and they kept kids motivated! The teachers were always available online to help the kids and they really did a great job! A big thank you to the whole OBS team for organising the online classes!”
OBS Parent Grade 2 Student
“We were very impressed at the speed with which OBS implemented the online learning programme and the consistency of the teaching.”
OBS Parent Grade 7 Student
«In addition to the bilingual education, organisational skills and familiarity with technology were two particular aspects of the OBS education that stood my daughter in good stead when she moved to a boarding school in the UK and subsequently had to cope with the challenges of online schooling during the Covid lockdown. In contrast to many of her new peers, she was comfortable planning her homework to finish it throughout the week, something she had long done at OBS. In addition, OBS’ early adoption of technology in the classroom also prepared her very well for online schooling.»
Former OBS Parent

Whats Happening

Tomorrow’s Learner Summit 2022 – OBS Creative Book Cover Gallery

The Tomorrow’s Learner Summit was a great success. Please find the link to the virtual gallery which showcases our student’s work on the creative covers project. Click here for the 3D Gallery
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Christmas in a box collection


Virtual Grade Reps meeting
(Theme campus update
and details on the coding
and robotics journey)
9:00am – 10:00am


Samichlaus and Schmutzli
visit to KG – Grade 2 children
8:45am – 9:30am


Grade 7 Parents Evening
6:30am – 8:00am


Accreditations & Authorisations

Research Partnerships


Partners & Sponsors