Institut Montana Zugerberg

Co-Educational (6-19)
Boarding and Day School
+41 41 729 11 77
Schönfels 5, 6300 Zug, Switzerland

Year of Foundation 1926
Enrollment Phase / Grades Rolling admissions policy
Boarding Boarding and Day School
Number of students 370
Nationalities 59
Teacher Student Ratio 1:4
Accreditations Council of International Schools (CIS), IB World School, Cambridge International Examinations, Kanton Zug
Headmaster Alexander Biner
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) 27'700 CHF
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) 61'900 CHF


Institut Montana Zugerberg is a fully accredited Swiss international boarding school for 90 years now and since 1987 an official IB World School. We offer four academic programmes:

  • The Bilingual Elementary School (English/German, Grades 1-6)
  • The Bilingual Secondary School (English/German, Grades 7-9)
  • The International School (English, Grades 6-12)
  • Swiss Gymnasium (German or German/English, Grades 7-12)

The School’s longstanding experience in academic excellence allows us to ideally prepare students as well educated and confident individuals ready for success at world-renowned international universities.

A central location in a natural setting
The campus of Institut Montana is located on the Zugerberg mountain, only 15 minutes by public transport from the city of Zug and less than one hour away from Zurich with its international airport. We take full advantage of our unique location, which offers both privacy and calm in a natural setting, while being centrally located near international cities.

Further information about our Location can be found here.

Educational Philosophy
Internationalism and individualised attention are cornerstones of our educational philosophy. The school was founded on humanist principles by Dr Max Husmann in 1926. Today, the school serves 370 students from over 59 different nations. As more than 90% of our students have a first language other than English, courses in a variety of languages are made available to ensure personal and educational development. More than half of our students are boarding students.

Further information about our Educational Philosophy can be found here.

Individual Support & College Counselling
Our students take advantage of small class groups (max. 15 students), teacher supervised study times, personal academic advisory system, one-to-one College Counselling and round-the-clock support in a family-like atmosphere.

Further information about our Individual Support can be found here.

IB Diploma Programme
The International School of Institut Montana Zugerberg offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma in grades 11 and 12. The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is offered to our students in grades 9 and 10. Non-native English speaking students are required to take special courses in English as an Additional Language until their level is deemed sufficient for them to successfully complete a college preparatory programme of studies.

Further information about our IB Diploma Programme can be found here.

Extracurricular Activites
Our balanced and diverse activities programme revolves around sports, creativity and culture. Extracurricular offers involve on and off campus activities, with travel opportunities. The Student Council, the Entrepreneurship and MUN programme, community work in Tanzania and in Zug and various other programmes empower the students to actively contribute to the school life and gain important experiences for their later life.

Further information about our Extracurricular Activities can be found here.

Montana Summer Sessions - LEARN. GROW. MOVE. MEET.
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The School on the Zugerberg



Swiss Bilingual Elementary School (grades 1-6), Cambridge Lower Secondary (grades 6-8), IGCSE (grades 9-10), IB Diploma Programme (grades 11-12), Swiss Bilingual Secondary School (grades 7-9), Swiss High School Matura, (grades 7-12), High School Diploma (grades 9-12)

Languages of instruction

English, German

Foreign languages

French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Russian


IB, IGCSE, DELF, Goethe certificate

University counseling


Learning support



School trips
Community service
Performing arts
Summer programs

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