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Multilingual Education

In a positive and dynamic learning climate

WELCOME TO TANDEM INTERNATIONAL MULTILINGUAL SCHOOL

Each of our schools offer full day educational programmes and care.

ZURICH
(0-12 years)

German, English and French
130 students
Zurich Seefeld quarter

ZOLLIKON
(0-4 years)

Geman and English
50 students
in the village center

UETIKON
(0-4 years)

German and English
30 students
in the village center

Founded 2004

2004

School
Founded

200+ Students

200+

Students
On Roll

30 Student Nationalities

30

Student Nationalities

12 Staff Nationalities

12

Staff Nationalities

50% Native German Speakers

50%

Native German Speakers

25% Native English Speakers

25%

Native English Speakers

50% Continue to Gymni

50%

Continue
to Gymi

3 Locations

3

School
Locations

0m to 4 Years

0 to 4

Early
Years

4 to 6 Years

4 to 6

Kindergarten

6 to 12 Years

6 to 12

Primary

100% DELF Prim Pass Rate

100%

DELF Prim
Pass Rate

100% Gymni Pass Rate

100%

Gymi
Pass Rate

60 Staff Members

60

Staff
Members

After School Clubs

14

After
School Clubs

10 Holiday Camps

10

Holiday
Camps

WHAT IS TANDEM IMS?

We are a dynamic day school, offering high quality multilingual education (German, English and French) in a warm and child-friendly environment where both local Swiss and international families are welcome.

Tandem IMS has developed a unique concept of multilingualism (German, English and French) in the education of the very young through to the end of the primary school years. All students experience translanguaging in which the teachers of both languages are regularly present in their classroom at the same time. In addition, our enquiry based learning curriculum, based on the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate (IB) ensures a stimulating, creative and thought-provoking multidimensional education.

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WHY TANDEM IMS?

Our goal is to give your child the best education to be fit for the future.

We support every child in reaching their highest potential and developing their learning strategies in order to prepare them for their next educational step be it Swiss Gymnasium or another upper level school.

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Multilingual

English and German is spoken in our nurseries. As of kindergarten, French can/will be part of the multilingual education.

Translanguaging

Translanguaging

Our English and German teachers are co-teaching. Therefore, children learn to switch between the languages naturally.

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Enquiry Based Learning

Encouraging children to ask questions, do research and find answers - based on the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Curricula

Curricula

The core of our curriculum is canton Zurich’s curriculum (Lehrplan 21) and the UK National Curriculum.

Assessments

Assessments

To ensure your child’s progress, we provide a variety of assessments as i.e. Swiss Klassencockpit and UK SATs.

Gymnasium preparation

Gymnasium preparation

We support every child in reaching their highest potential and prepare them optimally for the Swiss Gymi exam.

WHAT PARENTS SAY ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS

Mariana and mum

Mariana thrived in the familiar atmosphere of Tandem. The bilingual education prepared her well for further language study, and the teachers were very professional, committed and caring of my child’s needs. After leaving Tandem, Mariana settled exceptionally well in her new school and was academically well prepared for the new demands. Thank you, Tandem!

Mariana and her mum
Primary School
Casper

At Tandem, I really felt that the children were growing their knowledge and improving their language skills in both, English and German. Caspar entered at the age of 4 into kindergarten 1 and stayed for 2 years. He could not speak one word of English and German when he joined, since we speak Italian and Russian at home. When he finished kindergarten 2 at the age of 6, he could communicate very well in both English and German and we were very proud of him.

Caspar and his dad
Kindergarten
Parents of Andrew

Tandem was the best choice and the best investment for our child. Tandem makes parents confident that their child is in the best hands. The experience, the education and the engagement level of the teachers is set at the highest standards. And as a bonus, our little son was taught in 2 languages, so that for the Kindergarten he is well prepared and speaks, without any difficulties, German and English on top of Russian. Without any hesitations, our younger little baby was also enrolled at Tandem.

Andrew and his family
Early Years and Pre-School
Mother and Cedric

We were impressed how quickly Cédric settled in which was also due to the warm and caring atmosphere that welcomed him. Cédric loved to go to Tandem as he found an environment that adapted to his needs and gave him brain food (he is a very curious boy). We felt that the excellent teachers recognize the strengths of each child individually and support children to develop further. During his time at Tandem, Cédric progressed impressively and he always felt very safe and was very eager to go to Tandem.

Cédric and his mum
Pre-School
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Emma enjoyed the inspiring environment, the caring teachers and the super interesting curriculum. Each day was different and the children learned a lot by going through the various subjects that were spread throughout the year. A lot of effort also goes into organising special events through which the children can discover the entire world. Emma benefited a lot from Tandem and was now ready to go to kindergarten. We are very grateful for the great time Emma spent at Tandem and are missing the team a lot!

Emma and her mum
Early Years and Pre-School

OUR LATEST NEWS

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News

cookery & sports CAMP

10.-14.02.2020 | 4-10 year olds
Looking for the perfect combination of cookery and sports? Then you certainly want to check out this camp.
Cookery & Sports Camp Flyer

HOCH-YBRIG SKI & snowboard camp

10.-21.02.2020 | 5-12 year olds
Your child can enjoy one or two weeks of skiing lesson at the Hoch-Ybrig resort. A coach will come each day to pick up and drop off the children from nearby the school. The days are full of fun with child friendly lessons with trained and skilled teachers. Hoch-Ybrig Ski & Snowboard Camp Flyer

WINTER Multi-Activity Camp

17.-21.02.2020 | 4-10 year olds
Your child loves to do different activities during the holidays? Well, in that case the multi-activity camp could be the perfect choice.
Winter Multi-Activity Camp Flyer