International Education

Zurich International School

Steinacherstrasse 140, 8820, W?enswil, Switzerland
Tel: (+41) 58 750 2500
Fax: (+41) 58 750 2501
Email: zis@zis. ch
Web site: http: //www.zis. ch


Head of School - Jeff Paulson
Board Chair - Douglas Marston
Director of Curriculum and Professional Learning - Mark Schulz
Director of Community Relations - Michaela Seeger
Director of Student Life - Nick Bentley
Director of Student Support - Laurie Hawkins

Full time:   55 men, 99 women
Part time:   10 men, 47 women
Nationalities:  18   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:

:   US, International, PYP, IB

Age Range: 2-19
Total Enrolment: 1373
Nationalities: 59
719 boys, 654 girls
Early Childhood Center: 220
Lower School: 421
Middle School: 290
Upper School: 442

Day only: SFR 23050-SFR 32750
Other Fees: Application/Registr Fee SFr 4, 500 (once)
Learning Support Programme
Zurich International School is a leading, non-profit day school offering a comprehensive education program for students aged 2 to 18 in the greater Zurich and Baden areas. Over 1, 300 students from more than 45 countries attend one of the school’s five campuses (Early Childhood Center in Kilchberg for students aged 2 to 5; Lower School in W?enswil for students aged 5 to 11; Middle School in Kilchberg for students aged 11 to 14; Upper School in Adliswil for students aged 14 to 18; and ZIS Baden for students aged 2 to 12).
ZIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation World School and is accredited by both the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in the U. S. ZIS is also officially approved by the Departments of Education of the Cantons of Zurich and Aargau.
ZIS is committed to excellence in education and the personal growth of every student. Students learn in a multicultural community where each person is respected regardless of nationality, race, or religion. Students discover the world, its people, and its cultures through direct experience. Through play, study, and the relationships they form, students at ZIS learn to appreciate their own strengths and to respect differences rather than fear them. Combined with academic rigor, this experience extends outside the classroom and equips students for success and global citizenship beyond school.
A strong academic program, centered around the traditional core disciplines, prepares students for entrance into colleges, universities, or other institutions providing tertiary education and training. ZIS offers Advanced Placement courses (AP) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). In addition, the school provides courses and learning support services which address the needs of a student body diverse in educational background and ability. More than 90% of the graduating seniors enter universities and institutions of higher learning worldwide.
Currently 21% of ZIS students come from the USA, 16% from the UK, and 12% from Switzerland. The remainder come from countries around the world.
Students attending ZIS enjoy living in the center of Europe and in or near the city of Zurich which is consistently named as one of the best places to live in the world, including being voted as the best city for ‘quality of life’ in the Mercer's Quality of Living Survey 2008.