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We offer a full school year with integrated Gymi preparation for two small groups.
You can find the offer for the school year 22/23 on Primar 6+ and Sek 3+.

Kurzgymi Exam Preparation (ZAP2)
in Zurich

For students to attend the Kurzgymnasium or the Handelsmittelschule (HMS) after 8th or 9th grade (Sekundarschule), they need to pass the “Zentrale Aufnahmeprüfung”. This is an ambitious goal because it requires above-average knowledge of the subject matter of German and mathematics of the secondary level.

Our tried and trusted LearningCulture course program allows the students to gain the necessary knowledge and confidence to achieve their goal.

This course aims at students in 8th and 9th grade who want to attend the Kurzgymnasium or Handelsmittelschule. Students from the 6th grade of the primary school, please, visit this page: Langgymi Course (ZAP1).

Coronavirus: Our courses take place on-site and in-person

Our Kurzgymi HMS- Courses (ZAP2)

Kurzgymi/HMS Entrance Exam Preparation Course

Part 1 (36 lessons)

Our classic introduction to Kurzgymi- and Handelsmittelschule-preparation. Knowledge gaps from public school are closed, and the students acquire methods and skills needed for Part 2 of the course and the individual exam preparation. To ensure that the basics are in place, we conclude Part 1 with a basic final exam.

Part 2 (40 lessons)

Here, students will be familiarised with the types of tasks they will encounter at the Kurzgymi/HMS-exam. Step-by-step, problem-solving techniques and approaches, which need to be recalled during the exam, are learnt and practised.

Additional information

  • Class size: maximum of 6 children
  • Subjects: Mathematics, German
  • Homework: 6o minutes per subject
  • Course books included
  • Preparing for the exam in March 2023

Course Location

Personal advice

Would you like to learn more about our teachers, or get to know our pedagogic director Balz Müller? Would you like to take a look at our course materials? Do you have other questions? Feel free to contact us!
044 520 81 19 / contact@learningculture.ch.

Dates and Courses


Teil 1 (ab Mai)

Samstag, 10:30 - 12:05
Zürich Stadelhofen
05/07/2022 - 11/05/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Samstag, 13:30 - 15:05
Zürich Stadelhofen
05/07/2022 - 11/05/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Samstag, 15:15 - 16:50
Zürich Stadelhofen
05/07/2022 - 11/05/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Sonntag, 10:30 - 12:05
Zürich Stadelhofen
05/08/2022 - 11/06/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Sonntag, 15:15 - 16:50
Zürich Stadelhofen
05/08/2022 - 11/06/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Mittwoch, 13:30 - 15:05
Zürich Stadelhofen
05/18/2022 - 11/09/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Mittwoch, 15:15 - 16:50
Zürich Stadelhofen
05/18/2022 - 11/09/2022
1710 Fr.

Teil 1 (ab Juni)

Freitag, 16:30 - 18:35
Zürich Stadelhofen
06/17/2022 - 11/04/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Samstag, 10:25 - 12:30
Zürich Stadelhofen
06/18/2022 - 11/05/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Samstag, 13:00 - 15:05
Zürich Stadelhofen
06/18/2022 - 11/05/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Sonntag, 10:25 - 12:30
Zürich Stadelhofen
06/19/2022 - 11/06/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Sonntag, 13:00 - 15:05
Zürich Stadelhofen
06/19/2022 - 11/06/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Mittwoch, 13:00 - 15:05
Zürich Stadelhofen
06/22/2022 - 11/09/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Mittwoch, 15:15 - 17:20
Zürich Stadelhofen
06/22/2022 - 11/09/2022
1710 Fr.

Teil 1

Samstag, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
08/27/2022 - 11/05/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Samstag, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
08/27/2022 - 11/05/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Sonntag, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
08/28/2022 - 11/06/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Sonntag, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
08/28/2022 - 11/06/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Mo & Mi, 17:00 -18:35
Zürich Stadelhofen
08/29/2022 - 11/09/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Di & Do, 17:00 -18:35
Zürich Stadelhofen
08/30/2022 - 11/10/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Mittwoch, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
08/31/2022 - 11/09/2022
1710 Fr.

 
Donnerstag, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
09/01/2022 - 11/10/2022
1710 Fr.

Teil 2

Samstag, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
11/12/2022 - 02/04/2023
1900 Fr.

 
Samstag, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
11/12/2022 - 02/04/2023
1900 Fr.

 
Sonntag, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
11/13/2022 - 02/05/2023
1900 Fr.

 
Sonntag, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
11/13/2022 - 02/05/2023
1900 Fr.

 
Mo & Mi, 17:00 -18:35
Zürich Stadelhofen
11/14/2022 - 02/08/2023
1900 Fr.

 
Di & Do, 17:00 -18:35
Zürich Stadelhofen
11/15/2022 - 02/09/2023
1900 Fr.

 
Mittwoch, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
11/16/2022 - 02/01/2023
1900 Fr.

 
Donnerstag, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
11/17/2022 - 02/02/2023
1900 Fr.

Theme Courses during the School Holidays

Mathematical Word Problems for Kurzgymi/HMS (ZAP2)

This course focuses on the most challenging types of tasks of the Kurzgymi/HMS-exam (ZAP2): word problems. Students learn to tackle word problems systematically, in order to acquire a clear solution strategy. 

Course program: word problems, term simplifications, equations, geometry and construction.

Essay Training for Kurzgymi/HMS/BM1&2/FMS/IMS (ZAP2&3) 
In this course, the students will be working on different aspects of what constitutes a good essay. We practice brainstorming, planning and implementation of the writing process. The course participants write essays and receive individual feedback on the content, structure and grammar of all texts.  

Course program: essays, active/passive, indirect speech, subjunctive 1 and 2.

For more Information

  • Group size: maximum of 6 children
  • Mathematics Word Problems course is suited for Kurzgymi/HMS (ZAP2)
  • Essay Training is suited for Kurzgymi/HMS/BM1&2/FMS/IMS (ZAP 2&3)
  • Teaching materials included
  • Homework: 60 minutes
  • Preparation for the Kurzgymi/HMS-exam in March 2023

Course Location

Personal advice

Would you like to learn more about our teachers or our pedagogical director Balz Müller? Or take a look at our coursebooks? Do you have open questions? Feel free to contact us!
044 520 81 19 / contact@learningculture.ch.

Dates and Courses


Satzaufgaben (M)

Mi - Fr, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
08/17/2022 - 08/19/2022
570 Fr.

 
Mi - Fr, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
10/12/2022 - 10/14/2022
570 Fr.

 
Mi - Fr, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
10/12/2022 - 10/14/2022
570 Fr.

 
Mi - Fr, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
10/19/2022 - 10/21/2022
570 Fr.

 
Mi - Fr, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
12/28/2022 - 12/30/2022
570 Fr.

 
Mi - Fr, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
01/04/2023 - 01/06/2023
570 Fr.

Aufsatztraining (D)

Mo - Fr, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
04/25/2022 - 04/29/2022
950 Fr.

 
Mo - Fr, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
07/18/2022 - 07/22/2022
950 Fr.

 
Mo - Fr, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
08/15/2022 - 08/19/2022
950 Fr.

 
Mo - Fr, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
08/15/2022 - 08/19/2022
950 Fr.

 
Mo - Fr, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
10/10/2022 - 10/14/2022
950 Fr.

 
Mo - Fr, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
10/17/2022 - 10/21/2022
950 Fr.

 
Di - Fr, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
12/27/2022 - 12/30/2022
760 Fr.

 
Di - Fr, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
01/03/2023 - 01/06/2023
760 Fr.

 
Mo - Fr, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
02/13/2023 - 02/17/2023
950 Fr.

 
Mo - Fr, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
02/20/2023 - 02/24/2023
950 Fr.

Intensive Courses during the Sportferien
(incl. Mock Exam)

During the Sportferien, we offer 5-day intensive courses with a mock exam. First, students will write a mock exam simulating real conditions. Then they will discuss the results during class. Additionally, the following topics are repeated and practiced:

  • German: structure of the three essay types, sentence construction with comma rules, direct/indirect speech, active/passive, tenses, word types and sentence elements.
  • Mathematics: term transformations, equations, word problems, Pythagoras and surfaces.

Further information

  • Group size: maximum of 6 children
  • Subjects: Mathematics and German
  • Teaching materials included
  • Preparation for the exam in March 2023
  • Homework: ca. 60 minutes a day per subject

Course Location

Parent-teacher talks included
The teachers are available for questions before and after lessons. Additionally, we offer you the possibility to discuss the results of the mock exam and the remainder of the exam preparation with our pedagogical director Balz Müller after the course.

Attention: Please check the dates of the course with your sports vacations, as these vary in Zurich depending on the municipality.

Dates and Courses


Intensive Courses

Mo - Fr, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
02/06/2023 - 02/10/2023
950 Fr.

 
Mo - Fr, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
02/06/2023 - 02/10/2023
950 Fr.

 
Mo - Fr, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
02/13/2023 - 02/17/2023
950 Fr.

 
Mo - Fr, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
02/13/2023 - 02/17/2023
950 Fr.

 
Mo - Fr, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
02/20/2023 - 02/24/2023
950 Fr.

 
Mo - Fr, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
02/20/2023 - 02/24/2023
950 Fr.

 
Mo - Fr, 08:45 - 12:00
Zürich Stadelhofen
02/27/2023 - 03/03/2023
950 Fr.

 
Mo - Fr, 13:30 - 16:45
Zürich Stadelhofen
02/27/2023 - 03/03/2023
950 Fr.

Mock Exam

No matter how well one has mastered the theory, the stress and time pressure of the exam situation can give anyone a hard time. Thanks to our mock exam, students can prepare themselves for this kind of situation and get an impression of their state of knowledge. Our pedagogical management develops the exam based on the current exam regulations of the Canton of Zurich. The exam is corrected, graded and returned to the students with written feedback, including tips for further preparation.

On request, the mock exam results and the remaining exam preparation can be discussed with Balz Müller individually. He is our pedagogical director and is primarily responsible for the Kurzgymi- and HMS-preparation at LearningCulture.

For more information

  • Realistic exam conditions
  • Exam, created by LearningCulture
  • On request: individual discussion of the results (included in the price)
  • Preparation for the exam in March 2023

Course Locations

Alternative offer

We also offer 5-day Kurzgymi- and HMS-intensive courses during the Sportferien. The first day is identical to this mock exam. Over the next four days, the results will be discussed, weaknesses are improved.

Dates and Courses


There are currently no courses available in this category.


All Kurzgymi Course Types

What makes our courses stand out

Course management

All our teachers are selected according to the LearningCulture quality guidelines and trained by our pedagogical director Balz Müller to meet the current requirements of the exam. For the assignment to the Kurzgymi-courses, we attach particular importance to the fact that these are motivating, sensitive and patient teachers. Especially for the students in the 8th and 9th grade, it is very important to bond as a team: learning together to pass the Gymi-exam.

In the following, we present you one teacher per subject on behalf of our Kurzgymi-team:


Joris van der MeulenJoris van der Meulen – Mathematics
Joris is a trained mathematics teacher. He knows the stumbling blocks that lie in front of the students. With his open-hearted manner and thoughtful methodology, the students are enabled to overcome any obstacle. This way, he succeeds in showing that mathematics is not really all that difficult.

Balz MüllerBalz Müller – German
Balz Balz has many years of experience as a teacher and head teacher at renowned private schools (Lyceum Alpinum and Institut Montana Zugerberg). He is not only responsible for our course programs and the training of our course instructors but also teaches German with great joy and enthusiasm in numerous Kurzgymi and BMS courses.

You as parents are informed

Communication with you is important to us. After three days into the course, you will receive a first written feedback on your child's performance and commitment. The second one is available halfway into the course, and the third one after the simulation test. The instructors also keep a personal "logbook" for all children, which you can access at any time.
Beispielfeedback nach 3 Tagen (PDF)

Small Groups

Individual support is essential to address the comprehension difficulties and problems of individual students and to provide direct feedback. To ensure that everyone receives as much personal support as possible from our instructors, we have limited the maximum size of our courses to six participants.

Professional teaching aidsLearningCulture Kurzgymi Lehrmittel Mathematik

We couldn't find teaching materials that met our needs, so we developed our own. Our Kurzgymi course books explain the topics comprehensively, give helpful tips on how to remember difficult topics and contain diverse exercises, including old exam questions. Their structure is also perfectly aligned with our course concept. See for yourself:



Parents' and students' voices

To ensure and continuously improve the quality of our courses, we rely on feedback from parents. But we also regularly ask our students for their opinion on the lessons. You can read a few replies (translated from German) here:

„My daughter found the courses very exciting. She said: "They explain the tasks in a simple way so that I understand them immediately." She got tips that she had never received at school. She would immediately go back to LearningCulture“

Fina Cendon, Kurzgymi Preparation Course 2020/21 (Google Review)

„Our son attended the Kurzgymi preparation courses. Conclusion: Good structure of the courses, motivated and empathetic teachers who convey the material well and can close existing gaps. We also appreciated the regular feedback from Mr. B. Müller on his learning progress. All in all, a well-rounded experience and 100% something we recommend. And finally: The Kurzgymi entrance exam was passed!“

Karl Zimmermann, Kurzgymi Preparation Course 2020/21 (Google Review)

„Well structured and personal support. Very good preparation for the Gymi exam, with a lot of commitment and also subsequent inquiries and offer to continue to support. Thank you very much; a wonderful all-round preparation with dedicated and empathetic teachers :-)“

Carl Meyer, Kurzgymi Preparation Course 2019/20 (Google Review)

„The learning environment was great, everyone was motivated, and despite the intense learning, we had a lot of fun. In this course, you can look at everything in detail, and the teachers really have time for your questions.“

Marco Jahn, 8th grade student, Kurzgymi Entrance Exam Preparation Course 2018/19

„Alessandra attended an intensive course twice a week (autumn and spring holidays) and prepared herself with the material of LearningCulture for the Kurzgymi-entrance exam. She felt very well cared for and looked after. The in-depth discussion of the exam simulation was very valuable. It has addressed her shortcomings, and she passed the test. Thank you - a great team!“

Ursula Rotzer, Kurzgymi Entrance Exam Preparation Course 2018/19

„Dear Mr Müller. Elisa is delighted with the Gymi-preparation and very motivated. We are very happy about that! Thank you very much for your efforts and the efforts of the entire team. Best wishes, Family Romer“

Family Romer, Kurzgymi Entrance Exam Preparation Course 2018/19