Swiss School Beijing

Recognized by the Swiss government

About Us

Herzlich willkommen – 欢迎光临 – Welcome – Bienvenue – Benvinguts - Benvenuto !

In August 2017, the Swiss School Beijing opened its doors as the German language section of the Western Academy Beijing.

Our School provides a German language education that is based on the Swiss curriculum and is delivered in a truly multicultural environment. We welcome children of Swiss and other nationalities interested in a German language education within an international community.

Would you like to know more about our approach to education? Our educational concept is described here.

The Swiss School Beijing is recognized by the Swiss government within the framework of the Swiss “Federal law for the provision of Swiss education abroad” (SSchG). The school will initially offer Kindergarten as well as Primary 1 and 2 classes, and will subsequently roll out a new class each year.

Governance

Association Swiss School Beijing

The Association Swiss School Beijing is a non-profit organization registered in Switzerland and established for the purpose of running the Swiss School Beijing .

As the parent of a student of the Swiss School Beijing, we encourage you to join the Association, make your voice heard and participate in shaping the future of the school.

Would you like to know more about the Association Swiss School Beijing? Download the Statutes and the Registration Form.

Board of the Association

The Board of the Association Swiss School Beijing is also the Board of the Swiss School in Beijing (Schulrat). Currently, the members of the Board are:

  • Romain Barrabas, President
  • Samuel Baumgartmer, Vice-President
  • Barbara Stäuble, Treasurer
  • Matthias Münch
  • Pauline Houl
  • Jessica Li
  • Urs Andreas Läuppi
  • Yvonne Gerig, Coordinator Swiss School Beijing
  • Cécile Ottiger, Representative of Swiss School in Beijing teachers
  • Christian Gobet, Representative of the Swiss Embassy in China
  • Courtney Lowe, Representative of WAB
  • Ernst Preisig, Representative of the Association Swiss School China
  • Laura Fleming, Representative of SwissCham Beijing

Partnership with Western Academy Beijing

Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) is a leading international school in Beijing, with a long tradition of providing Mother Tongue Language Programs. Thanks to the partnership between WAB and the Association Swiss School Beijing, students of WAB now can choose to follow a German-language Swiss curriculum, while benefiting from the multicultural environment, friendly atmosphere and excellent facilities of WAB.

An agreement between WAB and the Association Swiss School Beijing lays out the terms of this partnership. Under this agreement, the Association is responsible for all educational matters, while WAB provides the administrative framework and infrastructure in which the school operates.

“Patronatskanton”

The Swiss School Beijing is the youngest of 18 Swiss Schools Abroad that are recognised by the Swiss government. Each one of these schools is linked to a Swiss canton (the “Patronatskanton”) who supports the school with curriculum development, recruitment of teachers, professional development of teachers and quality assurance. The Canton of Zürich is the Patronatskanton of the Swiss School Beijing.