Pfäffikon, Switzerland

Obersee Bilingual School

A Swiss bilingual private school founded in 2003, Obersee Bilingual School offers a future-oriented approach to education guided by scientific findings and recommendations. OBS aims to produce students that global citizens, critical thinkers and lifelong learners that will approach the world of tomorrow with joy and excitement.

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Obersee Bilingual School

Fact Sheet

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Languages of instruction English, German
Nr. of Children 300
School Type Bilingual School
Day/Boarding Day
Yearly fees CHF 24750 - 27950
Curriculum IB Diploma Programme, International Early Years Curriculum, International Primary Curriculum, Swiss Maturité

Fees and Tuitions

Baby Care CHF 29.700
Pre Kindergarten CHF 27.880
Kindergarten CHF 24.750
Primary School CHF 27.750
Upper School CHF 27.950

Class Sizes

Average class size Pupil/Teacher ratio
Baby Care 8 3:1
Prekindergarten 12 4:1
Kindergarten 16 8:1
Primary School 16 13:1
Upper School 16 13:1

Obersee Bilingual School

Obersee Bilingual School is a German/English bilingual school located in Pfäffikon, Schwyz. The school opened its doors as a bilingual preschool in 2003; the primary school commenced in 2007; and Upper School in 2011.

OBS has evolved into a discerning and highly academic bilingual school with over 300 students representing nearly 30 different nationalities from all over the world. For parents, staff and students alike, OBS stands for a place that is nurturing and personal while still inspirational, visionary and pioneering. We strive, at all age levels, to inspire our students to be lifelong learners and prepare them for the complex challenges of the future; students explore, learn and understand together in a structured bilingual setting. We offer the Canton Schwyz (Swiss) curriculum incorporating IEYC, IPC and IMYC curricula, and the languages of instruction are English and German across all year levels, taught by native German and English speakers.

We are an official International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme School, since 2018.

The world is constantly changing – today faster than yesterday and tomorrow more rapidly than today. The changes require new skills and behaviours for our careers and private lives. Our children will have to adapt to changes and challenges even faster than we do. They will have to solve problems that we are not even aware of today. Critical and creative thinking, the ability to innovate and solve problems, endurance, assertiveness and teamwork will be just as critical for success as being fluent in several different languages. Equally important are competencies in sciences, coding, robotics, digital media, computer design and much more.

Reliable findings and predictions exist regarding the main development trends for many areas of life up to the year 2050. Based on these findings, we can deduce which competencies today’s children will need 20 years from now to be successful in the world of tomorrow.

You would like to prepare your child (or your children) for the future in the best possible way? Welcome to OBS, where your child’s future-oriented learning journey begins.

As a bilingual private school, OBS offers far more than lessons taught by native speakers in German and English. We provide an education guided by scientific findings and recommendations. It is both future-oriented and highly relevant to real-world challenges. The students learn in an international environment from pre-kindergarten up to their Matura or their International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) and are supported in their goals and strengths. They not only become experts in key technologies for the future but also learn important social skills.

The most important aspect for the students: School at OBS is fun. When your child is happy at school, learning comes easily. Our goal is to support each student individually in his or her strengths and passions so that our students are optimally prepared for their personal journey and their future.

At Obersee Bilingual School, we endeavour for our students to approach the world of tomorrow with joy and enthusiasm and to see it as a place of endless opportunities. Our students will design their future, as well as ours, and we provide them with an outstanding education that prepares them for this exciting yet unknown future.

Obersee Bilingual School students are:

  • Global citizens
  • Critical thinkers
  • Enthusiastic and active lifelong learners
  • Collaborators
  • Self-directed explorers
  • Digital natives
  • Able to live up to our OBS Universe of Values


Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities


Aikido, Art, Balanced Beings, Ballet, Bollywood dance, Book Club, Buildtastic, Cambridge English C1 Advanced (CAE), Chinese, Clay Class, Drama, Forest Adventures, French, Karate, Latin dance,
Little Acorn’s Music Club, Little Story Plate, Manga Drawing, Maths, Music and singing, Number Wizards, OBS Entrepreneurs Club, Robotics, OBS TV, Piano Lessons, Playball, Religion
Spanish, Swiss German and Swiss Traditions, Swiss Time, Play & Learn Spanish Group (Mother Tounge).

Extra-curricular activities

The OBS offer is versatile and holistic and covers areas such as languages, art, sports and many more.

The OBS extracurricular program helps children to spend time with their friends, enjoy positive experiences, and improve school performance. Most OBS club instructors are already employed at OBS as teachers. When necessary, external instructors are carefully selected based on their experience with children and their expertise.

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