Welcome to the Parkside School.

The Parkside School cares for children aged between 3 months and 6 years, on 2 campuses, based in Thalwil and Oberrieden.

The bilingual Pre-school und Kindergarten in Thaliwl (ages 3y-6y)

Our German/English bilingual Pre-school and Kindergarten is based in Thalwil. Here, the children are organised into two age groups.

The Kindergarten group, (ages 4 - 6 years), follows the official Zuerich Kindergarten curriculum. Our minimum attendance is 2 days per week. However, the full Swiss mandatory Kindergarten education is achieved by attending 3 days per week, over 39 weeks per year. A wide range of activities are available, including group work, projects, individual and free play, sport in the sport's hall, walks in the woods, excursions, early music, painting, dancing and yoga.

The Pre-school group, (ages 3 - 4 years), is run following Montessori principles, building self-confidence and independence. Each child is supported individually, to encourage their in-built desire to learn. The minimum Pre-school attendance is 2 days per week.

Pre-school & Kindergarten Thalwil

Although your children are entitled to 13 weeks holidays per year, we are only closed 4 weeks. This means, it is upon your discretion to choose which other 9 weeks (if at all) you want to take your holidays.

The Parkside Daycare Centre in Oberrieden (0 - 6y)

Our daycare centre in Oberrieden cares for children from 3 months up to 6 years old. The babies are in a separate group, but they join the older children during drop off and pick up times.

The daycare languages are Swiss German (baby group and one mixed-age group) and bilingual German/English (two mixed age groups).

Daycare in Oberrieden

English Reading and Writing Classes in Oberrieden

In addition we run specialist English courses for native English speakers. More information: English Reading and Writing

English Reading & Writing

More details under "English Reading & Writing".