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Our School

We are a small and mighty school for ages 3-19. We meet the needs of each and every student through a personalised and internationally recognised education.

The IB programme paves the way for a global future. An ISR education opens the doors for our students to the highest-ranking universities around the world whilst also enabling a seamless transition between IB world schools around the globe. With an ISR education, the world is waiting!

At ISR we value each and every member of our community. We want to ensure that you and your family settle into our school well and will thrive at ISR. No question is too small. We are here to support you all. Education is a collective endeavour so please do contact us as we work together to develop responsible global citizens for today and tomorrow. 

With kind regards

Liz Free
CEO and Director
International School Rheintal

At A Glance


Average IBDP score (2021)


IB diploma pass rate (2021)


Opening of new ecological school campus


Place amongst all IB schools in Switzerland (2020)


Students per teacher ratio in 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

Quite simply, students that have experienced the IB programme are destined for a global future. They develop strong academic, social and emotional characteristics. They are also likely to perform well academically – often better than students on other curricula.

The IB diploma opens doors not only to the highest-ranking universities around the world but also ensures students are culturally aware, develop at least one additional language and are able to effectively engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.

Find out more about the benefits of studying IB

We welcome students from a range of different cultures and countries - from Switzerland, the Rheintal and all over the world! Currently, our students are passport holders from over 31 countries. There are at least 29 languages spoken by our community, which makes for a dynamic, multilingual school.

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No. We are a multilingual school that celebrates the diversity of languages in our community. We teach in English for all subjects except languages. German is also taught from kindergarten to grade 12, with French also being introduced at grade 5. For students who are not fluent in English, we offer transition support through our English as an Additional Language (EAL) team. 

Our teachers and wider staff are carefully selected from the very best across the world. With hundreds of applications to work at ISR every year, we recruit, develop and retain a diverse, experienced international faculty.  

As a learning organization, our staff also learn. Our staff all strive for improvement and engage in professional learning and development as part of the annual review process. Many of the staff are also trained to accredit and inspect other schools and sit on national/ international bodies for education.

The quality of an ISR education is paramount. We are externally evaluated by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) as well as the Council of International Schools (CIS). These require us to meet rigorous standards for curriculum, teaching and learning, safeguarding, school improvement and school leadership/ management alongside ensuring the sustainability of the organisation and, of course, academic standards.