Pre-course for primary year 5

Individual support and preparation for the Gymnasium exam—
beginning in primary year 5.

Solidify German and maths skills

We are increasingly asked if primary year 6 is not too late to start preparing for secondary schools.

The targeted entrance exam prep for Gymnasium begins in the 6th year of primary school.
Many parents believe that the earlier their children begin practicing the exam questions, the better their chances of passing are.
Exam success depends to a measurable extent on the child's developmental level. We have little influence over this.

However, it is possible to begin studying for the exam early in order to improve current marks and awake a sense of joy in learning. 

  • Course info
  • Course contents
  • Reasons to attend

Course info for 5th-year Gymnasium prep

Mathematics & GermanStart dateLevelTimeCost (CHF)Flyer
Quarter courseSaturday (8 times)
beginning 11/5/19
Primary year 59:30 am - 12:00 pm1,320.—

Quarter courseWednesday (8 times)
beginning 8/5/19

Primary year 5

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm1,320.—


Summer holiday courseMonday - Friday
05/8/19 - 09/8/19

End of year 5

9:00 am - 12:00 pm740.—

Summer holiday courseMonday - Friday
12/8/19 - 16/8/19

End of year 5

9:00 am - 12:00 pm740.—

Spring holiday course

Tuesday - Saturday
23/4/19 - 27/4/19

Primary year 5

9:00 am - 12:00 pm740.—

Spring holiday course

Monday - Friday
29/4/19 - 3/5/19

Primary year 5

9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Practise foundational skills in maths and German

We work on basic skills in language and mathematics to create a foundation for exam success.

Course objectives:



Why to begin in year 5

The effect of the pre-course on 5th-year students

Parents often ask themselves: when is the proper time to begin preparing for the next level of education?

The child should learn that constant, regular study is the key to success. This ensures that they do not have gaps in their understanding and are able to work on problem areas without rushing. The truth is that teachers prefer and encourage good students. The best students can build on this advantage.

If 5th-year teachers see Gymnasium in your child's future, your child can profit from special attention and become more confident. School is more fun when you understand the material. Homework is no longer a torment, instead becoming a way to confirm and solidify ability.

Due to a large number of parent requests, we now offer a pre-course for 5th-year primary students.

As usual, our courses are tightly run, led by excellent and motivated teachers and located centrally near Stadelhofen Train Station.

New: pre-course for year 5

Early preparation for the next level of education (Gymnasium/Sec. A)
Spring, summer and Saturday courses from April onRegister

Prep course with high expectations

After the pre-course in year 5, students can move seamlessly to our intensive holiday courses or our school-accompanying Gymi prep course.

Every course covers different material, each tailored exactly to the school level. All prep courses are run with the same high expectations that the entrance exam represents.

  • Long-track Gymnasium Prep

    Preparation for the Gymnasium entrance exam from primary year 6 to long-track Gymnasium

  • Short-track Gymnasium prep

    Exam prep for short-track Gymnasium after sec.

  • Intensive Course for Gymnasium Prep

    Efficient Gymi prep, preparation for short- and long-track Gymnasium, BMS, FMS, HMS in Zürich, Winterthur, Affoltern am Albis

  • Essay training for Exam prep

    Targeted, age-appropriate essay training for primary and secondary students

    interactive, varied exercises in small groups, essay writing with professional correction

  • Exam Simulation

    Simulate the Gymi exam for short- and long-track Gymnasium

  • IT School (IMS)

    Exam prep for IT school (IMS). IMS is a 4-year programme that takes place after secondary year 3

  • BMS Preparation

    Courses especially for the BMS (vocational school) entrance exam

  • Probation accompaniment

    Probationary period assistance in Latin, French, English and maths for students in long-track Gymnasium and Secondary A

  • Gymnasium preparatory course for primary year 5

    Gymi prep for primary year 5, reading and interpreting age-appropriate texts, building vocabulary, essay writing, 5th-year maths, 5th-year word problems

  • Gymi preparation 1st year secondary

    Gymi prep for 1st-year secondary students, reading and interpreting age-appropriate texts, building vocabulary, essay writing, maths and word problems

  • Frequently Asked Questions – Gymi exam

    FAQ - frequently asked questions about the Gymi exam

  • Gymnasium prep taster days

    We offer taster days for Gymnasium prep in order to convince you of the excellent quality of our courses

  • Oral Exam '20

    For years, has been successfully assisting students with the Gymnasium oral exam.

  • Review and Holiday Courses

    Efficient learning during the holidays. Solidification and repetition of the material in group courses with peers

  • Matura Preparation

    Review of all relevant topics for the Matura exam in maths. Functions, integral and differential equations, vector geometry, stochastic processes and probability