Lower & Upper Gymnasium
The six-year Gymnasium begins after primary school with grade 7. In the two-year Lower Gymnasium, teaching focus is on the subjects German, Mathematics and English, including an introduction to Latin.
Subjects in the 1st and 2nd years of Lower Gymnasium (grades 7 and 8):
The transfer from the 2nd or 3rd class Secondary School to the 1st class of the Upper Gymnasium. The Upper Gymnasium prepares students for the federally recognized bilingual Swiss Matura certificate (German, English). In grades 10 through 12 students are prepared for the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. Students learn the practical use of English by means of immersive teaching in Biology, Geography and Mathematics. They can choose an individual focus (on classical languages (Latin and/or Greek), Economics and Law, or Physics and Applied Mathematics) and complement their choice of subject with Chemistry or Religious Studies.
Subjects in the 1st through 4th years of Upper Gymnasium (grades 9 through 12):
A detailed lesson plan can be found here.