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Obersee Bilingual School - experiences?

If we move to CH, our kids will go to OBS. I spent a bit of time there and was really impressed in a lot of important ways. My single biggest concern is not the school per se but rather how our kids will adapt - not only to new friends, of course, but above all to bilingual education. (They are 11, 9, and 6 and speak not one word of German.)

Any other experiences, please please please share!

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Re: Obersee Bilingual School - experiences?

I know the OBS for years because 2 of our kid were in OBS for some years. I liked the school when it was a little bit smaller. Now it has grown very fast and I am not sure if this is the same school.

However, the school offers bilingual education and at the moment they have good teachers. The language is parted in German and English, one week three days English and two days German and the other week the opposite. If they do not speak any word German, they will be prooved for some days how it could work.

If you do not need any German in future maybe the international School in Wädenswil would be a good alternative for your kids. They only speak English there. It will be very hard for the older kids to learn German and follow the class. Are you sure they will be accepted by school?

In 2012 OBS will start with the first class of Sekundarschule (concerning your oldes kid) and no one can tell how it will work.

Anyway, they offer a lot of courses after school (Ballett, Klavier, skiing,...). If you need late care you have to pay for that, of course, 5 CHF per half hour. But newly they offer an all-inclusive price.

Not long ago they needed a new financial partner to exist forward. They found one in the Würth Group. And for this they accepted an new General director.

You see, I know the school and to recommend the school to you I need further information.

Please contact me if you are interested.

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