Learn about our beliefs and values

At Tandem IMS, we believe that a high-quality education is achieved by enhancing learning through a discovery process that guides all children to gain new perspectives and develop a holistic approach to different topics.

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 for a Swiss Gymnasium or another upper level Swiss or international school.

Our educational programme benefits from the latest local and international research and incorporates the following aspects:

  • the curriculum of the canton of Zurich with enhancements from UK and other international curricula.
  • Enquiry-based learning - based on the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • multilingual teaching in German, English and French
  • translanguaging in German and English
  • recognised assessments - UK SATs, DELF Prim, cantonal tests and Swiss Gymnasium entrance exams
Tandem IMS mission


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

Tandem IMS history


Passionate educational specialists in multilingualism founded Tandem IMS in 2004. Starting with an international bilingual nursery in three locations on the northern shore of Lake Zürich. Within a few years it grew into an international multilingual school offering classes from the Early Years and Pre-School to Primary School.

Tandem IMS PTA


The Tandem Parent Teacher Association is an active link between teachers and parents in order to support the school in a wide variety of ways and positively promoting school life.

Tandem IMS team


Our team consists of approximately 70 staff in pedagogical and commercial functions. We all enjoy the challenges and rewards of integrating multilingualism in our international school, supporting and challenging children on all levels and pulling together to ensure we provide high-quality education at all times.

Jobs at Tandem IMS


We are always looking for motivated, open-minded talents that would like to work in our inspiring environment. Find out about the current job openings and join our multi-cultural team which is dedicated to providing a positive, healthy and future-orientated workplace that is inspiring and joyful.