Academic Overview

Institut Montana Zugerberg is a Swiss and international boarding school, with 300 students from over 40 different nations. We have limited spaces available for day students. Our academic offer incorporates three schools for students in grades 1-12: the Bilingual Elementary, the Swiss Gymnasium and the International School.

Our key strength is an individualised and personalised approach to learning. Through small class sizes (on average 8-10 students) and personal mentoring we ensure our students reach their full potential, and become well-rounded and successful members of society.

We offer the best in Swiss and international education to prepare our students for successful university studies in Switzerland and abroad.

As a school founded on principles of internationalism, the learning of languages has a longstanding tradition at Institut Montana. Our languages of instruction are German and English, while many of our students also study a third and fourth language

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 individual support, round-the-clock care, and a unique afternoon care programme.

  • Beginning Age 6 (Boarding: Age 10)
  • Language Immersion
  • Individual Support & Afternoon Care

Swiss Gymnasium

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

  • Beginning Age 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 ideally prepare students for success at world-renowned international universities.

  • Beginning Age 12
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum

Summer Session

Our 2- to 4-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 the Secondary Certificate or prepares the student for a subsequent entry into the Swiss High School or International School programme.

  • For Grades 7-9 
  • Extra Tutoring Sessions 
  • Personalised Support


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:

  • Model United Nations (IMZMUN)
  • Running Club
  • Digital Photography

Why Institut Montana Zugerberg?

  • A comprehensive and excellent education

  • A dedicated team ensuring individualised support

  • A Swiss and international school community

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