Information on school admission

Admissions at Obersee Bilingual School: Fostering Future-Ready Minds

Welcome to Obersee Bilingual School where our vision is to holistically prepare students for a world that is constantly evolving in its cultural and technological landscapes. Our admissions process seeks to identify students who demonstrate enthusiasm for bilingual education and possess the potential to grow into global leaders and innovators. We prioritise a curriculum that not only imparts academic excellence in German and English but also focuses on developing the critical thinking, adaptability, and cultural awareness necessary for thriving in a diverse global environment. We believe in nurturing every aspect of our students’ development to equip them with the comprehensive skills required to successfully meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the future.

School fees

You can download all relevant information on the school fees regulations here.

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Welcome to OBS Admissions

Choosing the right school is an important step for your family. At OBS, we are here to help make this process smooth and straightforward for everyone.

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You can get in touch either by:

We’d love to hear what you’re looking for in a school and discuss how OBS might be the right fit. We also encourage you to visit our campus. It’s a great way to see our classrooms, meet some of our teachers, and get a feel for the learning environment we offer. Also look out for our open days.

This first step is about understanding your needs and showing you what our school is like. It’s a practical way to start exploring whether OBS is the right choice for your child’s education.

We look forward to hearing from you.

To start the application process please complete the online form

Our application fee, as listed below, is non-refundable, and does not guarantee admission.

  • Baby Care / Pre-kindergarten: CHF 300 
  • Kindergarten / Primary school / Middle School / Upper School: CHF 500 

Early Years: Baby care and pre-Kindergarten 

For the Baby care and Pre-Kindergarten programme, there is no requirement to submit documentation prior to your child’s enrollment.

We kindly request that you specify your preferences regarding the number of days per week and the particular days you wish to enroll your child as part of your inquiry. This information will allow us to verify the availability that matches your needs in advance of your visit.

In instances where your preferred days are not available or if the desired start date cannot be accommodated, we are open to exploring the possibility of commencing with a reduced schedule.

Should we be at capacity your child can be placed on our waiting list. This ensures that we can consider your child for future openings as they arise.

Our baby care and pre-kindergarten fill up extremely quickly, so we recommend securing a place as soon as possible.

Primary, Middle and Upper School 

To thoroughly evaluate whether OBS is the right school for your child, we require specific documents for the application process. The following outlines the necessary paperwork

  • The most recent report card or end-of-year report
  • If your child has any diagnosed conditions (learning differences, physical or medical disabilities, language disorders, mental health disorders, etc.) or receives additional learning support or therapy we require further information so that we can see how we could accommodate their needs. This includes:
  • Recent diagnostic reports.
  • The student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) from their current school.

We value a partnership based on full transparency with our families. Please note that we reserve the right to offer a conditional place pending the receipt of all required documents.

By providing us with complete and accurate information, you enable us to make an informed decision and ensure that OBS is the best environment for your child’s growth and learning.

Candidates for our primary programme will undergo an internal assessment in language proficiency and mathematics. Admission to our middle and upper school requires a comprehensive evaluation, including language skills, potential analysis, and a personality assessment, which are evaluated by a psychologist. Additional details can be found via this link.

Each candidate will attend two trial days. In the primary one day is spent in a German-language classroom and the other in an English-language setting.

Post-assessment, there will be a consultative meeting with the relevant Department Head. For middle and upper school applicants, this meeting will include the evaluating psychologist to discuss the results.

Upon approval of your application the Admissions Team will reach out to extend an offer of enrollment to your child, contingent on space availability. A Confirmation of Acceptance will be sent to you via email after we receive the full registration fee, which is non-refundable.

In the event that we have reached our capacity, your child will be added to our waiting list, and you will be notified once a space becomes available.

Application approvals are dependent on the provision of all requested documentation and the payment of our application fee.

Our Admissions Team is ready to assist you with any questions you may have.

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