Double Decker Bilingual PreSchool

Kusnacht, Switzerland

Bilingual Education at its best. Double Decker meets the educational needs of young children between the ages of 18 months to six years. It provides a stimulating learning environment in English and German where a child can develop his or her individual potential.

Ages taught:

1 — 6

School size:

38 boys, 24 girls

School type:

Co-educational

Day/Boarding:

  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding

Curriculums:

  • English National Curriculum
  • Other

Contact:

Gabriella Londero

Job title:

Director of Admissions

Accreditations and memberships:

  • Kita Controlling (Amt für Jugend und Berufsberatung, Kanton Zurich)
  • Bildungsdirektion Kanton Zurich
  • Circle of Schools Zurich
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Welcome

We are a leading bilingual preschool and accredited Kindergarten, offering a nurturing and stimulating learning environment for children aged 18 months to six years old. With two locations in Kilchberg and Küsnacht, on the outskirts of Zurich, we are well placed to meet the needs of both international and Swiss families in the area. Our holistic approach to education focuses on the well-being and development of the whole child. Our vision is twofold: to enable children to develop their language skills, all within a nurturing environment that strengthens self-confidence and allows personalities to flourish. Double Decker was founded in 2001 in Kilchberg, and we have grown and developed since then to accommodate two locations with over 65 children representing more than 20 nationalities.

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School description

Double Decker has two locations, Küsnacht & Kilchberg (Zurich), both with excellent facilities and easily reached with public Transport.

The Kilchberg location is specifically designed to accomodate 3 to 6 year olds, while the Küsnacht location is specifically designed to accommodate ages 18 months to 4 years. they are both suitable for Swiss families who wish to introduce their children to an multicultural environment at an early age, as well as for international families who wish to integrate more fully into the community and culture of Zurich. It provides a bilingual (English and German) learning environment where a child can both develop her/his individual potential and prepare for the next stage on the educational journey.

Class sizes

Kindergarten average class size:

14

Reception average class size:

11

Kindergarten teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 7

Reception teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 5

Term dates

  • 2016/2017
  • 22/08/16 - 23/12/16
  • 09/01/17 - 21/04/17
  • 02/05/17 - 14/07/17

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • English National Curriculum
  • Other

Sports and extra-curricular activities

Daily outdoor activities and weekly gymnastic sessions
Art Lab, Music, Dance, Yoga, Nature Educaton, Emergent Literacy (German), Early English Literacy

Admissions

Admission process:

We understand that choosing your child’s first school is a significant decision, so we are keen to assist you. As a first step, please fill in our inquiry form, give us a call or send us an email. We will then arrange a convenient time for you to visit: get to know us, tour our school, meet our teachers, see what a typical day would be like for your child.

Admission and language criteria:

At our two campuses (Kusnacht and Kilchberg) we provide children the opportunity to respect each language and member of the group (our 2 campuses' currently include 60 children and 23 different nationalities). Children associate each of the two school-languages with specific teachers, who communicate in their mother tongues (English or German).

Contact

Contact:

Gabriella Londero

Job title:

Director of Admissions

Further information

At our two campuses (Kusnacht and Kilchberg/ZH) Double Decker provides children the opportunity, as part of a mixed language group, to respect each language and member of the group. We also encourage tolerance, curiosity and empathy for other languages and cultures (our two campuses' currently include 60 children representing 23 different nationalities).
Exposed to the school languages in both group and individual learning sessions and through informal play and singing, children associate each of the two languages with specific teachers, who communicate in their mother tongues (either German or English). 

Country:

Switzerland

Address:

Florastrasse 21

City:

Kusnacht

Post/Zip Code:

CH-8700

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