Thank you for taking this opportunity to learn more about the Foundations for Learning. We are pleased that you are considering our centre for your child’s educational needs. On behalf of our team, we want you to know that we believe it is truly a privilege to be a part of each child’s learning here at Foundations of Learning.

Foundations for Learning was established by Sylvia Leck in 2010 as a non-profit foundation to provide educational support to families in the Zürich area with English-speaking children, or children who are learning in the English language. As an extension of this objective, the Foundation also offers a regular programme of teacher training courses and seminars on learning support themes and also offers seminars on parenting and expatriate life.

The Foundation works with an extensive team of highly qualified teachers, psychologists and therapists. At the Foundations of Learning, we provide high quality support programmes that helps every student realise their full potential.

  • On average, one in five students in a classroom are affected by a learning difficulty
  • 137 Institutions have sent students towards FFL
  • CH based International Schools have sent in 180 students for either full or partial assessment



If your child has already been diagnosed with a specific learning difficulty and you are looking for support, we’re here to help. On the other hand, we are also able to diagnose learning difficulties using our programme of assessments and testing. In every case our approach is to help the child, and also to work with the child’s family and school as well. More Info


Foundations for Learning provides comprehensive support in mathematics and literacy skills for all ages, from gaining a feel for numbers and learning to read, through to differential calculus, fluent reading of literature at speed and beyond. We also offer a Talented & Gifted program for children who have exceptional academic abilities or talents.
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Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns about your child’s psychological well-being.  FFL has a well-established system of psychological assessment in a caring and friendly environment, including consultation when necessary with experienced and highly qualified child psychologists.

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Foundations for Learning is offering a series of after school study groups to help students to get the best out of the time they spend on homework and to teach independent study habits. But also organise Writer’s workshops’, Drama activities and our yearly Holiday Club, a 5 fun-packed, stimulating days for children 5 to 12 years.

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Foundations for Learning is happy to conduct tailored courses and workshops designed to meet the needs of groups of teachers. Some courses we have run recently for teachers at local schools have covered autism spectrum disorders, classroom management, teaching EAL (English as an Additional Language) and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). We can provide guest speakers for teacher in-service days, brief seminars, one-day courses, weekend workshops and even longer courses during the school holidays.


“Our Experience with Foundations for Learning has been most beneficial. Sylvia and Dr Paul Decker helped us and our son understand what we needed to focus on to help him achieve his potential at school.”   “Our daughter has not only been transformed into a very happy and more confident girl, but also most of her physical complaints like bellyaches etc. have disappeared too. An amazing and wonderful result in such a short period of time.”


At the Foundations of Learning we strive to keep our tuitions as low as possible and rely on the generous support of our current families, alumni families, companies & friends of the school to help us meet our annual operating budget. We will thankfully accept your donations at any time. Any and every little, or large, amount that you can offer will be most gratefully received, put to use in one of the most important endeavors there is: the education and development of your children. About supporting FFL

Thank you for your interest in the Foundations of Learning

Thank you for taking this opportunity to learn more about the Foundations for Learning. We are pleased that you are considering us for your child’s educational needs. We are looking forward to meeting you and your family. You can contact us for any questions you have or to schedule an appointment.