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Our school offers a care place starting already this school year 2020/21 for all age groups. A playgroup offer is available on request (spots limited). Our core team covers kindergarten, primary and secondary school.



Tany Fitiavana is also a bilingual private school and playfully integrates the English language into the everyday life by living in a diverse community where english is automatically part of normality.


― The School Tany Fitiavana cherishes and incorporates the positive changes from the 'curriculum 21' and enriches it by creating a powerful and sustainable community of parents, family members and friends into the learning process. Their help and collaboration build a very important structure in our school's concept. ―

Tany Fitiavana


​We try to offer an alternative school option to as many families as possible coming from all areas of life and economic status seeking a sustainable and more organic learning concept which includes them in their child’s education.

Through our eyes we can only benefit from a collaborative learning environment. Not only can we offer lower school fees based on the parent’s income but we also give the family the opportunity to share their knowledge and thrive side by side with their children.


For the family contribution per child and for further details regarding the timetable, you can always contact us via our contact information or find them in step by step.


To make this beautiful collaboration with the family possible we incorporate different internal trainings for all the members that participate in any form in our day by day school life. For example even if not mandatory to us it is of highest importance that all participants attend a children emergency aid course and a yearly update training. There will also be meetings held periodically with the presence of different specialized professionals who provide information and a practical understanding of the purpose and significance of a free learning, democratic and holistic education.


The main goal is to collectively thrive with purpose and offer the children a solid united foundation to grow from.


Location Pfarrhausstrasse 16, 8424 Embrach |


― Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young;

it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart.

If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment,

we must also save an endangered indicator species:

 the child in nature. ―

The Last Child in the Woods

We envisioned a property in the canton of Zürich with bright and light-flooded rooms, surrounded by nature. A place where the children can move freely and such a location has been made available to us for the school years 20/21 and 21/22. At the end of 2021, we received the surprising news that the property will be used again for personal use from the school year 22/23 on. Despite the big change that we had to face, we were very grateful for this challenging opportunity for Tany to attract a new home that fits our vision and concept even better.


Through the unwavering support of our Tany families, we were able to remain confident and give ourselves the necessary time to wait for the perfect Tany home.

Not only the free learning concept is relevant for us, but also the physical freedom, in free play or when feeling the magic when you connect with the natural environment and actively explore it. For us it has always been important that the children have the opportunity to reach nearby forests, rivers and streams on foot. The "child in nature" is also one of the most important doors to the world of wonders. It happens in nature that a child finds the miracle of self-confidence and resilience and encounters many more miracles. Our new huge garden is therefore not only a priceless stroke of luck, it is also a necessity for our vision.

When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength. ―

Maria Montessori

The new Tany home is located in the center of Embrach in the beautiful and historic former rectory of the Reformed parish of Embrach-Oberembrach-Lufingen. This location opens up many opportunities for us as a community to be able to connect more strongly with the village and to create beautiful synergies.


Children want space to develop and pursue their projects independently and for these reasons the two-storey house with vaulted cellar, two-storey attic and a large fenced garden is a dream property for Tany.


With great gratitude and joy, we can already share some pictures with you:

In order to attract our new home, we had created a stop-motion film. Although we were successful in our project, we still want to share the short film with you here. It tells and shows a lot about Tany, our community, our wishes, our goals and our everyday life:

Join The Journey

Sei Teil der Reise

― The New Earth Schools association was designed to create sustainable schools for

 the world and its green vanguards of the future but at the same time our learning

 concept only works if that same world participates and supports our exciting endeavour. ―

Tany Fitiavana

We are grateful to invite you and your families and friends to become an important member of our community. Together we will be the pioneers of a new learning movement and build and establish the first New Earth School in our beautiful and culturally rich Switzerland.


There are many different ways for you to be involved and support our school.


The most important task for us at the moment is to be able to provide a placement in our school for families who require financial support.


By taking on a FAMILY  SPONSORSHIP,  you can help!


Your sponsorship enables one or more children to be part of our learning community and  you will become a very relevant and active part of Tany. This is a unique opportunity for everyone involved and we are very happy to welcome you to partner with us on this journey.


Our New Earth Schools Association is a tax-exempt organization making your donations tax deductible!


Any support no matter how great or small will be received with gratitude. We are happy to provide more information and look forward to hearing from you.

―I think true success is intrinsic... It's love.

It's kindness. It's community.―

 Tom Shadyac

  • the creative work

― Children reinvent our world for us; let’s now reinvent their learning world for them. ―

Tany Fitiavana

The following is a short list of ways you can be a part of Tanys community. We are always open for more innovative ideas and feedbacks from our amazing network of helpers and we would like to thank you already beforehand for reaching out to us.


  • Volunteers who tackle the work with us

  • Offer courses to the Tany children and the Tany community

  • Lawyers

  • Carpenters

  • Electricians

  • Gardeners

  • Painters

  • Construction Workers

  • Donations for the learning environment (list of possible items here)

  • Financial support


We would also like to collaborate with and support local, cruelty-free and sustainable businesses that want to grow their organic stream of customers. Do not hesitate to get in contact if our values aligns with yours and if you are interested in working with us.

― When we begin to believe that there is greater joy in working with and for others, rather than just for ourselves, then our society will truly become a place of celebration. ―

Jean Vanier

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