For Primary Years students (PYP1 - 8)
In 2007, ISB opened the Aesch campus – a modern building designed to accommodate the needs of younger ISB students in Junior School (PYP1 - 8). Located on Arlesheimerstrasse, next to the tram stop, its convenient location makes the campus easily accessible by tram 11, walking and biking paths.
The structure of Aesch campus takes advantage of as much natural light and wide open spaces as possible. The large classrooms have high ceilings with hardwood floors and large picture windows. The building provides a warm and positive environment for young students. Moving between homerooms and specialised rooms, students benefit daily from a wide range of group and individual learning experiences and activities.
In the library, students can browse and borrow a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books and multi-media materials (including mother tongue languages other than English). Internet access is provided for research purposes.
Laptop trolleys allow for the mobility to bring computers into the classroom. Many computers are fitted with keyboards designed for young learners. In addition, to provide more IT access for students, computers are located in homerooms and hallway computer pods.
In the two well-equipped Music Rooms, stocked with pianos, violins, guitars, drums and ukuleles and an assortment of Orff instruments, students are encouraged to explore and express themselves in many genres and forms of music.
Students eat in a large Culinarium which seats 250. The Aula/Auditorium, used regularly for assemblies and musical and theatrical performances, can seat up to 300.
The double gymnasium can be opened up to create one large gymnasium, when required. Students enjoy outdoor facilities, such as an artificial playing field, a running track, basketball and multipurpose courts.
During breaks and recesses, students get to play outside on the playground or enjoy a snack in the “Bubbles” area while enjoying what must be one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the castle-dotted Jura mountain ranges encircling the campus.
A school nurse is present on site to take care of students’ health and medical needs.
Visitors are kindly requested to sign in at reception in order to receive a visitor’s badge.