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Individual Pathways

With a focus on the whole child, we promote and foster individual passions, talents and aspirations.

Caring Community

We provide a caring environment for the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of our students.

Small Learning Environments

Our four age-appropriate campuses ensure small learning communities.

Follow Your Path

By combining the benefits of size with our focus on every child as an individual, ZIS enables each student to follow their own pathway.

Futuristic Thinking

ZIS focuses on educational innovation and challenging traditional paradigms through research and the ZIS innovates program.

Academic Excellence

We challenge our students to exceed their own academic expectations.

Wide Co-Curricular Program

Our extensive co-curricular program provides a variety of options including service clubs, music, theater, model united nations and sports.

State of the Art Facilities

Our facilities provide opportunities for developmentally appropriate learning experiences.

ZIS Facts

1,300 students 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

Community Voices

ZIS Grade 8 student

Lucy, Grade 8, always has pen and paper to hand.
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Lucy, Grade 8
Article - Voices Magazine, Winter 2019
Erika Darmstaedter

From self-styled ‘ski bum’ to award-winning ad agency leader, Erika Darmstaedter (1979-81) is proof that there’s more than one route to success.
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Erika Darmstaedter (class of 1981)
Article - Voices Magazine Winter 2019
Dan Allen

With a dash of this and a dollop of that, Middle School Maths teacher Dan Allen is the improvisational – inspirational – king of the kitchen.
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Dan Allen
Article - Voices Magazine Winter 2019
Phil Chisholm

Seeing such young kids so comfortable, both with their music and in front of an audience, is very uplifting, and to see them develop through music I find extremely hopeful. My daughter is having a very positive time in Grade 4, and I can say with great certainty that music is playing a big part of that.

Phil Chisholm
Current Parent
Guy Spier

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.

Guy Spier
Current Parent
Max Stroemer

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, 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.

Max Stroemer
Student, Grade 12
Viki Stiebert

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!

Viki Stiebert
Alumni Parent and Past Lower School Principal
Laela Snyder

In Grade 1, Mr. Clement began encouraging me to tinker and draw my invention ideas. In Grade 2, he taught me that I could create anything! Now that we’re in Atlanta, my family and I teach my class about science and engineering, and I speak at schools about girls in STEM. Thank you ZIS and Mr. Clement for helping start my tech journey!

Laela Snyder
Alumni Student
Christian Tang

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.

Christian Tang-Jespersen
Executive Vice President, GM Optical Sensor Solutions
Claire Matern

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.

Claire Matern
Alumna, Class of 2010