International School Altdorf is broadening its academic offering for the junior years, to accommodate the more diverse background of its international students and prepare them for the challenges they will face in their senior years towards graduation and later to university.

We are thus offering a large set of Cambridge-authorized courses as a comprehensive and balanced program for the junior years, organized to highlight conceptual understanding, reasoning, critical thinking and interdisciplinary connections. This approach will better address the needs of our students aged 14 to 16 years and develop active learners who can simultaneously be creative, critical and reflective thinkers.


Current junior students at the International School Altdorf study several courses from six different groups of subjects. The list of groups and subjects will evolve according to progress in curriculum authorization and school accreditation. They must also participate in other complementary activities related to clubs, sports, creative and service activities – described later.

Language and Literature

  • English Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature

Language Acquisition

  • English
  • German
  • French

Individual and Societies

  • History
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Business


  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry


  • Mathematics (Standard)
  • Mathematics (Extended)

Art & Design

  • Digital Design
  • Visual Arts


Extra-curricular activities offer to students the possibility to engage in a range of activities alongside their academic studies. These actions are not formally assessed, however they allow students to develop skills and values which are part of International School Altdorf’s teaching and learning philosophy.


Students must also carry out a project of their own choice, to develop life skills such as curiosity, organization, independence, and many others.