The family atmosphere of our primary day school is distinguished by warm, individual all-round supervision. Family-friendly schedules mean more planning and flexibility for professional and family lives. And our school buses help keep family life relaxed
At Elementa, we greet every child by name – every morning. Personal relationships, as well as respectful communication and interaction, are the values we live by and which make our school a positive place for learning and living.
Research questions and project work are key elements for realising the potential of each child. The child grows by questioning and completing tasks, thus becoming an expert in their chosen area. Strengths are strengthened, talent is discovered and promoted.
Every child has a different way of learning. Targeted strategies make learning how to learn fun and effective in an independent and motivated manner. As teaching staff, we see ourselves as personal coaches in the child’s learning process. This trusting relationship with the child contributes to a positive learning experience.
Our large playground in green surroundings offers children plenty of room and opportunity for playing and exercise - no matter what the weather. The morning snack, with plenty of fruit and vegetables and hearty bread, also ensures a healthy recharge at break-time.
German is the teaching and 'house' language at Elementa. We concentrate on the education of our children within the Swiss education system. Our pupils learn English from class 1 onward. Native English-speakers and those proficient in the language have a separate lesson.
A family like community and friendly interactions are important to us. This social environment enriches our shared life within the Elementa family. For lunch, we are treated to a high-quality, healthy, seasonal three-course menu from our catering partner, ‘Chlösterli Unterägeri’.
Maths is exciting. We encounter it everywhere in our daily lives and in nature. Today our Elementa kids are expanding their mathematical skills with concepts that they can grasp, research and reflect on - while also learning from each other. Kira, our four-legged coach and therapy dog, learns all about the thousand-sided dice.
Creativity is thinking and doing with imagination and invention. It is one of the most significant key competences of the future. Our school is a place for learning and living, one that aims to let the creative potential of each member of the Elementa family shine.
The school bus is already taking some of the children home. Others are still enjoying themselves in the playground and then there are those making the most of Elementa’s numerous free-time activities. The ExperimEnta research course is now part of our programme – and there is some impressive tinkering going on.
Now we say goodbye to the last of the Elementa kids and go home. School exercises have already been integrated into lessons – that means more time and space for hobbies, friends and family life. The supervisor closes the doors at Elementa for the day.
Also Kira goes home and snuggles into her cushion and dreams about what the next day at Elementa will bring...