Lower School Field Trips
There are various whole school events, day trips, and overnight trips for students throughout the school year. Mandatory, curricular trips (day and overnight trips) are included in tuition fees.
There are also options to participate in additional curriculum-enriching trips, such as music or sports, which include an additional cost.
Pre-School students visit the local area on foot as part of their Unit of Inquiry into Sharing the Planet.
Students take public transport, including trains, buses, trams and boats, to visit Zurich, where they might visit the zoo or walk in a city park. Pre-Kindergarten students also enjoy a winter sledding day and take other local field trips.
Kindergarten - Regular trips into the local forest are a highlight of the week for Kindergarten students, who also travel further afield to visit places of interest, such as the Swiss science museum, Technorama. Students also enjoy a winter sledding day.
Grade 1 - Students participate in several field trips that support the curriculum, such as a visit to the local town for a project looking at 'my community', to Kyburg Castle and to the cheese-making factory in Appenzell. Students also have a winter sledding day.
Grades 2 - Students participate in several field trips that support the curriculum, such as a visit to a local animal park for the project looking at habitats, and spending a day with a parent at work as part of the project looking at workplaces. Students also have a winter snow day with various activities.
Grade 3 - Students participate in three to five local, day field trips during the year, such as visiting places of religious importance in Zurich. They also have a ski day, and a five-day spring trip, usually to Verbier, focusing on outdoor pursuits.
Grade 4 - Students take part in three to five local, day field trips during the year, for example, visiting an IT conference in Basel and having an exploration day at the Middle School. They also have a three-day ski trip, usually to Davos, and a five-day spring trip, usually to Anzerre, focusing on outdoor pursuits.
Grade 5 - Students take part in three to five local, day field trips during the year. They have a three-day ski trip to Davos and a five-day spring trip, usually to Leysin. Grade 5 students also visit the Middle School as part of the transition program for their move to Grade 6.