Finding a school If looking for a state school for your child at the nursery, primary or secondary level I, we recommend that you consult your municipal authorities or contact the relevant school directly. You need to bring along your residence permit and health insurance certificate. More than 8,000 children attend state-run kindergartens, primary and secondary schools in St.Gallen. The city offers approximately 70 nursery schools, 15 primary schools and seven secondary schools. If you wish your son or daughter to attend a so-called "international" school (e.g., the French school, German school or English school), it is best to contact the diplomatic representation for your country in Switzerland. International schools Private schools have a long tradition in Switzerland, particularly in the west of the country. They are attended mainly by foreign children and young people and enjoy a good reputation internationally. These schools admit children of different nationalities from the age of three. Switzerland has always been a multicultural, multilingual country. The schools also place particular emphasis on showing respect for other cultures. International boarding schools prepare foreign students for the school-leaving examinations relevant in their country, for example A-levels, US High School Diploma, German Abitur, French Baccalauréat. International schools in St.Gallen The Institut auf dem Rosenberg is primarily a boarding school. The day school can be attended by students whose parents are legal year-round residence in St.Gallen or the immediate area. The International School St.Gallen (ISSG) is a modern learner-centred school based on the international curriculum where the professional team strives to meet the needs and fulfil the potential of every child. The system is suitable as preparation for upcoming assignments as well as internationally oriented families who want their children to secure every possible advantage.