At our school, students from a vast range of different cultures, mostly aged between 15 and 18, start their day at 8.50 am and finish at 3.50 pm. There’s as much happening inside the classrooms as there is outside, with a plethora of sports, music, and other activities to choose from. These activities happen almost every day and vary from season to season or year to year, so you can always try something new.
Inside the classroom, you can normally choose from two electives each year aside from a set of standard classes, and you can ultimately graduate from ZIS with a General Diploma, International Baccalaureate Diploma or with Advanced Placement courses. On the Learning tab you can find out more about what happens inside a ZIS classroom!
Every year, different service clubs and groups do their best to make a difference within the community and around the world by raising awareness for an issue they feel passionate about. See Activities to read more about the service that ZIS provides to the local and global community.
At the end of each year, everyone gets to let off steam on a Classroom Without Walls trip, which might involve working with Habitat for Humanity to finish a family’s house in Portugal, kayaking down the Soča river in Slovenia, or taking cooking classes in London. One thing is a guarantee: these trips are always incredible and are one of the most important learning experiences at ZIS. To see where everyone headed last year, see Field Trips.
We have a ton of sports teams and clubs – too many to mention here! If you’re interested in soccer, rugby, swimming, volleyball, tennis, climbing, softball (you get the picture), then we’ve certainly got something for you. Not to mention, we also have our own, huge gym hall, full size grass field, tennis court, and workout gym. There’s a full list of all the sports on the Activities page.
Let’s not forget the Arts – the school stages two productions every year, for which students can be involved as cast, crew, or in the pit orchestra. We also have an active Jazz Band, String Ensemble, Wind Band, choir, and Acapella singing group. Our Music Academy is the perfect place for students to develop and perfect their musical talents.
Click on Activities to have a closer look at all the Music, Arts, and Sports opportunities at our school.