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ACHIEVE
BELONG

Bais Yaakov Machon Chen

The only Jewish high school for girls in Switzerland, combining excellence in Judaic Studies with business and secular education

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Bais Yaakov Machon Chen current building, Schöntalstrasse

A GEM
IN ZURICH’S
Crown

In the heart of Zurich, on a typical, bustling street, lies a little-known secret. It is a secret that holds the key to the future of numerous young women just stepping out into adulthood. These young women spend two enriching years in study and personal development, preparing to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.

BAIS YAAKOV MACHON CHEN

Machon Chen was an intense, yet fun, amazing, maturing, learning, and growing experience, that went way beyond graduation.”

T.E., BY Machon Chen graduate

“Machon Chen taught me to believe in myself and to discover my strengths and talents. It gave me the tools to reach for the stars and never give up.”

H.L., BY Machon Chen graduate

“Machon Chen was an intense, yet fun, amazing, maturing, learning, and growing experience, that went way beyond graduation.”

T.E., BY Machon Chen graduate

“Machon Chen taught me to believe in myself and to discover my strengths and talents. It gave me the tools to reach for the stars and never give up.”

H.L., BY Machon Chen graduate

A Perfect Blend
OF HOME AND SCHOOL

Two decades have passed since Bais Yaakov Machon Chen first opened its doors. Faced with the prospect of sending their young daughters away from home to continue their education, a group of dedicated parents, with rabbinic support, opened a local high school, where girls could study while living in their protected home environment. 

From its truly humble beginnings, Bais Yaakov Machon Chen has matured into a preeminent academy, serving the Zurich community and beyond.

A perfect Blend
OF HOME AND SCHOOL

Two decades have passed since Bais Yaakov Machon Chen first opened its doors. Faced with the prospect of sending their young daughters away from home to continue their education, a group of dedicated parents, with rabbinic support, opened a local high school, where girls could study while living in their protected home environment. 

From its truly humble beginnings, Bais Yaakov Machon Chen has matured into a preeminent academy, serving the Zurich community and beyond.

school of its kind in Switzerland
years old and thriving
students and growing
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FACE THE
FUTURE WITH
Confidence

Bais Yaakov Machon Chen has the rare ability to find the strengths of every girl and to draw out her potential to make her shine. 

EACH GIRL IS UNIQUE.

NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND.

EVERYONE BELONGS.

At Bais Yaakov Machon Chen,
each student:

discovers her innate talents so she can find her place in the world
studies on a high academic level, helping her to enter the workforce with ease
carries the torch of her Jewish heritage with pride

…because Bais Yaakov
Machon Chen:

revolves around its students, spotlighting their needs, interests, and concerns
imparts a strong ethic, focusing on academic success alongside spiritual growth
transmits values with warmth and positivity
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THE
MACHON CHEN
Miracle

Our girls learn both Judaic and secular studies to an exceptionally high standard.
Our teachers are simultaneously loving and demanding, attentive to students’ varying needs, yet ambitious for their young charges. In turn, our girls become disciplined and responsible, confident in their ability to accomplish.

Our girls bask in the warm atmosphere of Bais Yaakov Machon Chen. They flourish in the personal attention they receive,
augmented by the countless extracurricular activities arranged at the school. They blossom in their success.

Bais Yaakov Machon Chen is a family.
Our staff care deeply for their students and make themselves available all hours of the day. Our students respect and love their teachers and consider them primary role models. The powerful achdus, unity, within the walls of the school promotes a welcoming environment, where girls accept each other without comparison or question.

A school full of happy and fulfilled students?

No wonder they call it the Machon Chen Miracle.

“The tools I received at Machon Chen from its wonderful teachers help me when making decisions. I just ask myself what Mrs. Kopelman, Mrs. Krakauer, or Mrs. Sternbuch would do in this situation. Usually, the answer is already vivid in my mind.”

Zippy S., BY Machon Chen graduate

“In Machon Chen, every single girl is valued and made to be a star. The staff at MC gives everyone the opportunity to shine and to show the class who they really are. They are able to bring every shy girl out of her shell, and instill depth and seriousness in the bolder ones. They show their students how every different personality, every strength, and even every weakness can be used to achieve something great. The teachers guide every one of their students with their individual personalities onto a different path so that they are able to get to the right destination.”

Ruchami W., Machon Chen graduate

Why
BAIS YAAKOV
MACHON CHEN?

each student treated as an individual

under the guidance of the Zurich rabbinate

high academic standard

strong Bais Yaakov hashkafah

bilingual learning

respect for others

mastery of lifelong social skills

learning with other students from different backgrounds

talented, dedicated staff

unequalled learning and thinking skills

emphasis on taking responsibility

seamless blend of Judaic and secular studies

warm family atmosphere

community chessed program built into the curriculum

outstanding extracurricular activities

confidence to enter the outside world