The Pierre Trudeau International School consists of an elementary school - Grundschule - as well as of a secondary and grammar school. German School system comprises secondary and grammar school in the so called Gymnasium. Today, these schools offer a unique internationally orientated education primarily to German students.
This international education aims at developing cosmopolitan alumni with excellent certificates and graduation. Therefore, a comprehensive training of foreign languages as well as cognition of major world cultures is a major part of day-to-day school life. Students learn to understand global economic and cultural relation between different countries and will be trained to find their place in a globalised economy.
French, English, Spanish and Chinese are focal foreign languages. About one third of the classes are held in foreign languages by qualified native language teachers from all over the world.
The Pierre Trudeau International School was established in 2000 by the Ecole association and is now managed by the ECOLE Foundation. That foundation acts as school maintaining body.