Institut Montana Zugerberg

About Us

Institut Montana Zugerberg is a fully accredited Swiss international boarding school and since 1987 an official IB World School. Our comprehensive six-year program leads to the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The School’s longstanding experience in academic excellence allows us to ideally prepare students as well-educated and confident individuals ready for success at world-renowned international universities.

A central location in a natural setting
The campus of Institut Montana is on the Zugerberg mountain, only 15 minutes by public transport from the city of Zug and less than one hour away from Zurich with its international airport. We take full advantage of our unique location, which offers both privacy and calm in a natural setting while being centrally located near international cities.

Educational Philosophy
Internationalism and individualized attention are cornerstones of our educational philosophy. The school was founded on humanist principles by Dr. Max Husmann in 1926. Today, the school serves 300 students from over 40 different nations. Over 90% have a mother tongue other than English, so language courses in the children’s mother tongue are provided for overall personal and educational development. More than half of our students are boarding students.

Individual Support & College Counseling
Our students take advantage of small class groups (max. 15 students), teacher-supervised study times, personal, academic advisory system, one-to-one College Counseling and round-the-clock support in a familial atmosphere.

IB Diploma Programme
The International School of Institut Montana Zugerberg offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma in grades 11 and 12. The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is offered to our students in grades 9 and 10. Non-native English speaking students are required to take special courses in English as an Additional Language until their level is deemed sufficient for them to complete a college preparatory program of studies.

Of the graduation class of 2016, the IB diploma was achieved by 100% of the candidates (compared to the global pass rate of 79.2%). The overall IB average of the school has been around 32 points since 2011.

Extracurricular Activities
Our balanced and diverse activities program revolves around sports, creativity, and culture. Extracurricular offers involve on and off campus activities, with travel opportunities. The Student Council, the Entrepreneurship and MUN program, community work in Tanzania and Zug and various other programs empower the students to actively contribute to the school life and gain important experiences for their later life.

3 Key Program Features:

  1. Our Bilingual Elementary School, Swiss Gymnasium and International School curricula are designed to give students a broad, comprehensive and interdisciplinary education
  2. Our dedicated team of experienced and qualified teaching and boarding staff ensure all our students receive personalized support
  3. Our community is a unique blend of Swiss and international cultures, creating a friendly and tolerant atmosphere at our school
  • Total Enrollment : 300
  • Type : Co-Ed
  • Boarding Grades : 1-12
  • Total Students : 300
  • Boarding Students : 160
  • Day Students : 140
  • ESL Offered : Yes
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  • Avg. Class Size : 12
  • Standard Application : Yes
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