• Lakeside School


Our Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-KG) bilingual, immersive programme focuses on learning through play. Qualified German and English native-speaking teachers accompany and support the children in their early explorations. A wide range of sensory-based activities promote the children’s social, emotional, motor and cognitive development. The children begin to embrace their second language at their own pace. A structured, play-based day provides a familiar and secure environment to develop practical life skills. All the competencies outlined in our unique bilingual curriculum are introduced through a holistic approach, as our children start on their journey to become independent thinkers and learners.


  • Entry into Lakeside School Horgen is possible throughout the year.
  • Registration can occur only after a discussion with the Head of School.


    Age of Admission

    • From 3 years (children must be dry and without nappies)
    • Duration 1-2 years, depending on date of birth
      • Admission to Kindergarten 1:  4th birthday prior to 31 July
    • Priority is given to those children who will be entering Lakeside Kindergarten

    School Day

    Minimum attendance is 4 sessions per week:

    • Mornings (with or without lunch) and full days are possible
    • ​Afternoons only are not possible
    • Drop off 8.30 – 8.45
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 08.45 - 11.45 / 13.30 / 15.45
    • Wednesday from 8.45 - 12.00 (school is closed in the afternoon; Day Care available)

    For additional before and after school care from 7.30 to latest 18.30, please refer to our Before and After School Care offer.

    Class Size

    • 16 children maximum
    • 6 : 8 children per teacher/assistant ratio


    • Mornings
      • German and English teachers, bilingual in team teaching
      • Assistant, depending on number of children
    • Afternoons
      • Either German or English teacher
      • Assistant, depending on number of children

     Language of Instruction

    • High German
    • English

    Additional Offers

    • Weekly forest mornings
    • Weekly sport lessons
    • Class events across different grade levels such as project week, sports day, performances, school celebrations…


    Registration & Information

    Please contact us at: horgen@lakesideschool.ch, for registration and information purposes.

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