Welcome to our private, bilingual day schools located on Lake Zurich. Our qualified teachers and care-givers look forward to accompanying your 3-12 year old child(ren) on their educational path and challenging all their senses in the classroom. Officially recognised by the Zurich cantonal school authorities, our unique bilingual curriculum combines the learning objectives of the local curriculum (Lehrplan 21) with that of international schools thereby opening up a new world to children, which they can share with their day school friends.
In contrast to international schools we, as a bilingual school, are allowed to accept local families without any restricitions.
Our schools, like the children who attend, are unique due to their individual history.
We look forward to getting to know you and your children.
Lakeside School finishes at the end of primary Grade 6. For Grade 7 and 8, the FGZ offers bilingual Gymnasium with Latin as well as Progymnasium without Latin.
Starting in August 2018, both Lakeside School Horgen and Küsnacht integrated a bilingual “Vorkurs 6” (VK6) as mandated by the FGZ into their Grade 6 programs. Our Grade 6 classes are comprised of both students who complete the VK6 course and also those who seek a different educational path after Grade 6 (for example public gymnasium, progymnasium FGZ, secondary school, international school, etc.).
In order to participate in the bilingual VK6 program, students must pass an entry exam in the spring of Grade 5 and maintain performance levels in Grade 6 in order to then transfer to FGZ’s bilingual gymnasium without further exams.
There have been no changes to the entry requirements to FGZ’s progymnasium program. Entry to FGZ’s progymnasium program remains unchanged and no entry exams are required.