We are Institut Montana Zugerberg

Our school was founded in 1926 in the belief that education can help make the world a better place. Today, this mission remains at the heart of life at Institut Montana. 

An education in Switzerland means a high standard of living and a secure environment. It offers an abundance of learning and career-related opportunities. At Institut Montana, you will find all these and more. We are a small family-like community of around 300 students who enjoy a multicultural environment of more than 42 nationalities. 

Our campus on the Zugerberg provides a nurturing environment in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With opportunities beyond the curriculum to inspire ambitions as well as teach important skills for this changing world, you can prepare for an exciting future. You will graduate as a responsible young adult and a truly global citizen with a network of friends from all over the world.  

This is your place to grow.


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Bilingual Elementary School

We offer an immersive bilingual education programme in German and English based on the curriculum of the Canton of Zug. Our day students take advantage of individualised support, round-the-clock care, and a unique afternoon care programme.

  • Beginning age 6 (Boarding: age 10)
  • Language immersion
  • Individualised support & afternoon care

Swiss High School

With 75 years of experience, we offer a comprehensive and balanced six-year education leading to the federally recognised Swiss Matura. Our German and bilingual Matura programmes serve as excellent preparation for university studies.

  • For grades 7-12
  • German & bilingual Swiss Matura 
  • Higher level subject specialisations

International School

An IB World School since 1987, our comprehensive six-year programme leads to the International Baccalaureate. Our experience in academic excellence allows us to prepare students for success at world-renowned international universities.

  • For grades 6-12
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP)
  • Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum

Summer Session

Our 2- to 3-week summer sessions for students aged 10 to 15 focuses on teaching students German or English, alongside academic classes, sports and cultural trips. As our motto goes, this is where you Learn.Grow.Move.Meet.

  • Themed workshops such as business, technology and art
  • Intensive morning language learning
  • Weekend excursions

Bilingual Secondary School

Our immersive bilingual education programme leads to a Secondary Certificate or prepares the student for subsequent entry into the Swiss High School or International School programme.

  • For grades 7-9 
  • Extra tutoring sessions 
  • Personalised support

Extra-curricular Activities

We offer a variety of extracurricular activities that range from ice hockey to robotics and more. We ensure our students become well-rounded individuals as they learn a new hobby, which include:

  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Drama Club
  • Choir

The City of Zug and its Surroundings

Why Institut Montana Zugerberg?

Our unique and international boarding school is dedicated to preparing you for a succesful future. With a dedicated staff and personalised approach, you will go on to your ideal university and a rewarding career.

Choose us for:

  • A comprehensive and excellent education

  • A dedicated team ensuring individualised support

  • A Swiss and international school community


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