With a focus on the whole child, we promote and foster individual passions, talents and aspirations.
We provide a caring environment for the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of our students.
Our four age-appropriate campuses ensure small learning communities.
With all the benefits of size but the intimacy of smaller settings, ZIS enables each student to follow their own individual pathway.
ZIS focuses on educational innovation and challenging traditional paradigms through research and the ZIS innovates program.
We challenge our students to exceed their own academic expectations.
Our extensive co-curricular program provides a variety of options including service clubs, music, theater, model united nations and sports.
Our facilities provide opportunities for developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
1,400students across our 4 age-appropriate campuses
70+ Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses offered
323+universities from around the world accepted ZIS graduates over the past 3 years
55+ countries represented in our community
4major school productions a year plus a range of student-led performances
19varsity sports teams compete at home and abroad
10+ service learning groups in the Upper School
1:1 ratio of iPads in the Lower School and Notebooks in the Middle and Upper Schools
I feel so lucky and grateful to have ZIS in my life. No matter how our children's new adventure unfolds, the Spier family will never leave ZIS. You can count on us as lifelong members and supporters.
The international experience I got from the school means it's easy for me to put myself in the shoes of people from other cultures.
My years as a student at the Wadenswil, Kilchberg and Adliswil campuses have firmly established the values of learning, caring and the importance of relentless challenge and leadership into my world view. Above all, it is my esteemed educators and peers with whom I have had the privilege of learning with, that have defined my ZIS experience. An experience that has truly made ZIS my home and continually inspires me to grow as a gentleman and a scholar.
It has been a privilege being part of this community and the connections I have made with other educators, parents and children have been life shaping. ZIS has been a true home to not only myself but also for both my daughters who graduated from ZIS and have continued their learning in leading universities in Holland and Scotland. I could not have wished for a better place to be!
I am incredibly grateful that Andres has such an enriching and nurturing as well as stimulating school environment where he can learn and thrive. As a parent, the SGIS presentation is one I will not forget. It was very touching to see so many teachers who taught Andres since he was four years old attending the session.
We love many things about ZIS, but the experiences our children have had on the school's trips have been life changing. They will cherish their time in Leysin, Torgon, Davos, Rome, and Kandersteg forever.
Students take active control of their own education, reflecting on their learning goals and their growth throughout their time at ZIS. This is a high achieving, fast-paced environment for teachers, making every day at work both exhilarating and interesting. It is a magical place, set in the middle of picture-perfect Switzerland.
We've been really impressed with the ZIS student interns we've had at Heptagon during the past two summers. They bring an enthusiasm to learn and also to share their skills and perspectives with us - so it's a two-way, win-win relationship.
ZISMeets have been amazing for reconnecting with old classmates as well as meeting new friends from the ZIS community. I feel like everyone who has spent any time at ZIS (or IPSZ as I knew it) are all connected by shared experiences and ZISMeets have brought us together to share stories and learn from each other.