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Primary School

Bilingual Primary School, grades 1 to 6

 

Admission

anytime

upon consultation

Duration

1-6

years

School fees

22'500.00

per year

Overview

The primary school is a full-day English- and German-speaking school for children aged 6 to 12. From Year 5, lessons in French are offered in addition to English and German;  Swiss German is taught during breaks. 

Our teaching concept is based on the internationally recognised, binding guidelines of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP), which is coordinated with the curriculum of the Canton Aargau.

The requirements of the curriculum of the Canton Aargau are particularly taken into account in the core subjects of German, Mathematics and French in all grades. This not only makes it easier to transfer to the state school system at a later date, but also to transfer to ipso International School from another local school. 

Advantages

 

  • Local or international affiliation to the state school system

Switching to and from the state school system locally, i.e. in the Canton of Aargau, is possible at any time – thanks to harmony with the state curriculum and use of the same teaching materials in the core subjects of German, Mathematics and French. 

Our students have already transferred successfully to international school systems in countries such as Australia, Singapore, Holland, Brazil, Portugal, Germany, the UK.

  • Better opportunities for the future

Multilingualism, a cosmopolitan outlook, early support and loving full-day care in a homely atmosphere, an awareness of respectful interaction and global relationships, an international team of teachers and joy in learning provide children with the ideal foundation for their continuing education and thus better opportunities for the future.

 

Admission

PY1 – PY6 (Years 1 to 6)
Admissions usually take place in August and February. However, admissions are also possible at any time on consultation with the school management.

Requirements

Children aged 6 to 12 who enjoy and are interested in a holistic, bilingual education in an international environment.

Language requirements: a basic knowledge of the German language is an advantage, particularly in the higher classes.

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Lesson Times
Monday 08.15 – 16.00
Tuesday 08.15 – 16.00
Wednesday 08.15 – 17.00
Thursday 08.15 – 16.00
Friday 08.15 – 12.00

The supervision of the children from 08,00 until lessons begin at 08.15 is free of charge.

Early Drop-off/After School Care

Early Drop-off

We can also look after your child daily from 07.30 am. You can book this offer for the entire school year or according to your needs.

After School Care

Would you like us to look after your child after school hours? Various options are available: for the entire school year or, depending on your situation, just a few hours longer at specific days. After School Care is available daily until 18.00 pm. 

Please find the detailed prices in the registration form for additional services. These services will be billed separately.

After School Activities

Children have the option of attending after-school activities (homework supervision, music, sports, chess, TechLabs, etc.) after school until 18:00. This offer only applies if there is sufficient interest. The price is not included in the school fees. After-school activities can take place both inside and outside ispo International School (e.g. externally at the local music school).

Contact us for further information. We would be happy to work out an individual offer together with you.

Lunch Catering

The children can enjoy a well-balanced, healthy and age-appropriate lunch with us, prepared freshly every day by the established catering company Zaraz in Rheinfelden. 

Zaraz has been awarded the “Fourchette Verte” certificate several times. Special nutritional needs are taken into account as far as possible. At the future Bahnhofstrasse 26 site in Rheinfelden (from summer 2020), it will be possible for children to use the microwave to heat up food they have brought with them as soon as they are able to do so independently. 

Alternatively, cold lunches can be brought along, as well as healthy morning and afternoon snacks for breaktimes if the children are at school all day. 

Lunch is charged at CHF 10.00 and can be booked for a quarter with the registration form for additional services that can be found at Early Drop-Off/After School Care. These services will be billed separately.

Testing

In Years 3 and 5, students with sufficient knowledge of German can take part voluntarily in the central cantonal check tests.

Certification

The school-leaving certificate of ispo International School PY6 class (Year 6) is state-approved by the Department of Education of the Canton Aargau, with options to switch to or from the state school system. The switch to the appropriate level in the state school system (Bezirksschule, Sekundarschule, Realschule) is based – by analogy to the cantonal primary schools – on the individual recommendations of the school for each child. Many of our students have already successfully transferred to local district schools. The majority of them, however stay with us and join the bilingual ipso International School Secondary School seamlessly.

Transfer Options

Switching to and from the state school system locally, i.e. in the Canton Aargau, is possible at any time – thanks to harmony with the state curriculum and use of the same teaching materials in the core subjects of German, Mathematics and French. 

Moreover, students with sufficient knowledge of German can voluntarily take part in the central cantonal check tests in Years 3 and 5. These tests are compulsory for all children in the state school system in the Cantons Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, Aargau and Solothurn. children, parents, teachers and the school administration thereby receive an external performance and location assessment of our students compared to children in state schools, which also facilitates the desired transfer. 

Our students have already transferred successfully to international school systems in countries such as Australia, Singapore, the Netherlands, Brazil, Portugal, Germany, UK, etc.

Costs

School Fees, Primary School

The school fees cover lessons and school materials.

School fees per school year

CHF

School fees 22'500.00
   
Ancillary school costs  
Registration fee, non-recurring 600.00
After School Activities, trips excl.
External examination fees excl.

 

Paying by instalments

  • 2 instalments per school year of CHF 11'270.00 incl. CHF 20.00 surcharge
  • 12 instalments per school year of CHF 1'895.00 incl. CHF 20.00 surcharge

Payment terms

  • The registration fee is due when registering. 
  • The annual fees will be invoiced pro rata if the student starts school during the year.    

 

Discounts

Family and company discounts

If the school fees are paid, in whole or in part, by a company, we grant a 10% discount on this amount. Families are granted a 10 % discount on the school fees from the enrolment of the 2nd child. The deduction will be applied when the invoice is being issued.

Holiday Calendar
Carnival holiday 17.02.2020 – 02.03.2020
Spring holiday 06.04.2020 - 17.04.2020
Summer holiday 29.06.2020 - 07.08.2020
Autumn holiday 28.09.2020 - 09.10.2020
Christmas holiday 21.12.2020 - 01.01.2021
Carnival holiday 15.02.2021 – 26.02.2021
Spring holiday 12.04.2021 - 23.04.2021
Summer holiday 28.06.2021 - 06.08.2021
Holiday Care

ipso International School offers holiday camps for supervision of children during the school holidays. Working parents greatly appreciate this service and are pleased to use it. 

Fun and games are the main focus of the entertaining programme: this includes lots of outdoor activities, exercise, creative and artistic activities, picnics, baking or cooking, projects, little experiments, water games, sports, dance, yoga, listening to stories, treasure hunts and trips to the nearby forest and the beautiful parks along the Rhine. Depending on the age group, there are also trips to the zoo or visits to exhibitions and museums.

Registration

ispo International School is committed to ensuring that parents and children visit the school at least once for an in-depth consultation with the school management before registering. 

The most appropriate solution for education, care and maximum support must be found for every child. We clarify the suitability of the bilingual educational concept for your child, as well as checking whether a suitable school place is available. If possible, we also recommend a no-obligation trial visit of up to a week, depending on your child’s age. This will help your child to get to know the teaching staff and their classmates personally. 

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