The ISBerne Wednesday Afternoon English Program

ISberne is known for it’s programs that contribute to the local community. This video segment features Ulli Warren and Theresa Buehlmann, who teach English, on Wednesday afternoons at ISBerne, to students who already possess a level of spoken English but are enroled in the local swiss school system.

If you are interested in enroling in the Community English Programme, see our school website for more information:

An ISBerne 5th grade student explores electric cars

Noah Lofthouse, a 5th grade student at ISBerne, researched electric cars for his end-of-year exhibition. In this video segment, he is interviewed by Ms. Deirdre Coghlan, Communication Coordinator at ISBerne.



An ISBerne captured moment/ The IB Programme

A quick update on the ISBerne International Baccalaureate Programme

ISBerne CAS project in Morocco

The IB Diploma Programme includes the development of a personal commitment to life-long global citizenship. At ISBerne, all students, IB and non-IB, are required to complete the Service element of CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service) in order to receive a diploma. Rather than looking at global service as an abstract academic discussion, the CAS Programme at ISBerne provides actual field experience in working with local projects in remote locations. In my long experience with NGOs, I’ve found that there are 2 kinds of people working there: those who sit in offices and discuss socio-economic problems in the theoretical…and those who go out and work in the field with the heat and bugs. 🙂 

-Richard Lakin

In this segment, students recount the experience of working at a school in Morocco.


How Switzerland Resisted Fascism

ISBerne sends a proud congratulations to alumnus Atholl W. Macpherson on the publication of his essay, The Deterrence of Fascism in Switzerland. Atholl, who now attends King’s College, London, is a graduate of the International School of Berne where, during the academic year 2012/13, he wrote his IB Extended Essay on the subject of the failure of fascism in Switzerland. His essay has just been published in the spring edition of the academic publication, The Concord Review.

You may read his article here:

ISBerne One Billion Rising 2014

Valentine’s Day 2014, the students at ISBerne participated in the global awareness effort of One Billion Rising.

Credit to ISBerne Students:
Fliming: Ossian Perret
Editing: Anis Riache

One Billion Rising – at ISBerne

One week from today will be the One Billion Rising 2014 world event to raise awareness of the ongoing violence against women world-wide. Being aware is the first step to ending the problem. Will you rise up and dance next Friday?