At a Glance

History & Philosophy

  • Founded in 1926 by Dr Max Husmann on humanist principles

  • Modern, high quality education with individual support of each student

  • Tradition of internationalism and open-mindedness

Academics

  • Comprehensive and interdisciplinary education programmes for grades 1-12

  • Bilingual Elementary School: Full language immersion programme (German/English), grades 1-6

  • International School: IGCSE, IB Diploma Programme, High School Diploma in English, grades 7-12

  • Swiss Gymnasium: Traditional (German) and Bilingual (German/English) Matura, G1-G6 (grades 7-12)

  • Languages of instruction: German and/or English (Support programmes for non-native speakers available)

  • Classes limited to 15 students

  • Daily study time ("Studium") supervised by teachers

  • College Counselling

Community

  • Staff and student body encompassing more than 40 different nationalities

  • Multilingual community. Language courses in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin

  • 300 students (more than 50% boarders)

  • Students ages 6 and up (boarding: ages 10 and up)

Activities

  • Varied seasonal programme

  • Sports include mountain biking, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, sledging, football, tennis, fitness, basketball, hockey, ice-skating, beach-volleyball, and more

  • Arts & cultural activities include trips, museums, cultural events, music & vocal lessons, theatre, digital photography & design and more

Campus

  • Idyllic location on the Zugerberg mountain at an altitude of 945 metres / 3,100 feet

  • Spread beautifully across 24 hectares / 60 acres

  • Facilities include four boarding houses, health centre, gym, fitness rooms, four clay tennis courts, football pitch, basketball and beach-volleyball courts and an ice-rink

  • 15 minutes from Zug, one hour from Zurich (with international airport) and Lucerne by public transport

Alumni

  • Alumni community numbering more than 7,000

  • Montana Club with active regional chapters across the globe

  • Notable alumni include John Kerry, Marc Forster, Nicolas Hayek Jun., Pierre Mirabaud, François Loeb

Academics

Bilingual Elementary School (Beginning Age 6)
Swiss Gymnasium (Beginning Age 12)
International School (Beginning Age 12)