Welcome from the Director

Welcome to Zurich International School (ZIS), where 1,300 students learn and develop in a challenging and nurturing multicultural environment.

ZIS is comprised of three campuses and has over 55 nationalities and 40 mother-tongue languages represented in the school community. Founded in 1963 as the American International School of Zurich, ZIS celebrated its 50th anniversary during the 2013/14 school year and has a long history of educational excellence in the Zurich area.

Learn, Care, Challenge, Lead

are the cornerstones of ZIS’ mission.

I joined ZIS in August 2019 and you can find out more about me on this page

ZIS Director, Lisa Lyle welcomes you to the school.

Lisa Lyle
ZIS Director


What makes ZIS unique?

  • ZIS is the oldest accredited school in the Zurich area.
  • ZIS is able to offer large school "opportunities" in small learning communities.
  • ZIS graduates are consistently admitted to the best universities in the world.
  • ZIS has over 250 highly experienced and qualified professionals.
  • ZIS goes out of its way to meet the learning needs of each student and promote the development of individual learning pathways.
  • ZIS parents play an integral role in our school community, where they are partners in their children’s education.
  • ZIS is registered as a non-profit organisation (Stiftung) in Switzerland and affiliated with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organisation in the United States.  



How can I learn more about ZIS?

  • Arrange a visit to one of ZIS’ three campuses, all easily accessible and in close proximity to Zurich
  • Talk to students, parents, teachers or administrators
  • Most importantly, if you have a question please let us know how we can help, we want to hear from you!

Lisa Lyle, ZIS Director

The ZIS Perspective

Lisa Lyle's Voices Summer 2019 article -The ZIS Perspective

Voices Magazine, Summer 2019 >>> "Proud and inspired: I’m ready to work with you all to write a new chapter in ZIS’s celebrated history."

The ZIS Experience