Gymnasium in Küsnacht

Progymi and Kurzgymi as of August 2025

WELCOME

From August 2025, we will open a Progymi and a Kurzgymi (Grammar School / Academic High School) in Küsnacht (Canton Zurich). This level marks the final years of study for the Swiss Matura which guarantees entrance to Swiss universities. For more understanding of the Swiss Education System click here.

The school is located in the immediate vicinity of the lake and the Küsnachter Horn. It is the ideal place to support students in their holistic development, to help them reach their full potential and to prepare them for tertiary education.  Find out more about our Swiss Gymnasium-level secondary education at the Information Evening on Tuesday, 9th April 2024 (19:00 - 21:00) - register here.

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OUR EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Our excellent reputation for encouraging modern languages from primary school precedes us!  German, English and French will continue to be taught and «experienced» at a high academic level. Our strength lies in sharing our passion for languages in a dynamic and interactive way, with an emphasis on cultural exchange and a wealth of communication skills. 

Pro-Gymi

Progymi

Immediately after the 6th primary class to the Progymi.

What is a Progymi?

A Progymi corresponds to the Sek A, but prepares pupils specifically for the Kurzgymi, i.e. the subject matter is taught in greater depth and the teaching methods are based on those of the Gymnasium. In addition, our Progymi curriculum is supplemented by the subjects «Design Technology» and «Humanitarian Studies».

Performance-oriented work, promotion of learning and task techniques as well as a fast pace of work characterise the lessons. 

Kurz-Gymi

Kurzgymi

Following a Progymi or two years of Secondary School (Level A).

Our Focus

The multilingual curriculum for our Kurzgymi will be complemented by two core subjects that are part of our modern vision for our Gymnasium: «Design Technology» and «Humanitarian Studies»

Bilingual Matura

We prepare our students for a bilingual Matura in German/English or German/French. In the near future, as we continue to develop our curriculum and class sizes, our aim will be to also provide the opportunity to prepare for a French/English Matura. 

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  • Internal students who can demonstrate an appropriate average grade as well as proven motivation to learn and work, ethics and social commitment have the option of exam-free admission to the Progymi / Kurzgymi.
  • External students undergo a written examination and a detailed interview with the school management in March. In addition, our students should be able to demonstrate at the interview their motivation and/or their experience for our specific Gymi topics. 

QUESTIONS?

Do you have any questions and would you like a personal meeting? We look forward to hearing from you by phone +41 43 500 10 30 or email  kuesnacht@tandem-ims.ch. Otherwise, we look forward to welcoming you to our information evening in spring 2024. Sign up for the Gymi newsletter today and stay informed.