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Where students are supported
Lower School teacher working with lower school students

We offer an international education on three campuses in the greater Zurich area in Switzerland, and are able to design individual learning pathways for each student. Our school has been accredited since 1971.

We recognize that your choice of school will be one of the most important decisions you can make for your child. Our Admissions Team is here to help and guide you through the process.

You can come for an onsite interview and tour of any of our campuses or, if you cannot make it to Zurich, arrange an online interview. Either way, the interaction will be customized, as we listen and find out what is most important to you in your search for a school and then discuss how the ZIS experience might look for your child.


To arrange a virtual visit please submit our online inquiry form. A member of the Admissions Team will contact you to set up an appointment and answer any initial questions you may have.

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Submit an online application. We look forward to receiving your application.



Campus Videos

View of the top floor of the Upper School building - students walking in the coreway going. to class

Take a look at our campuses and learn more about ZIS by taking a virtual tour with us. 


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Take a closer look at online learning

Middle School student working online at home

We fully utilize online learning platforms to deliver rich and varied learning experiences to our students for them to continue on their chosen individual pathway. We successfully transitioned to online learning in spring 2020. Now we are back on campus... but ready to go online if required. 

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Kindergarten Student writing on paper in the classroom

Bilingual  Program

The additional bilingual program for children in Kindergarten 1 and 2 for August 2021 is full. We are now accepting applications for the 2022/23 school year for Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 (children aged 4-8) and we recommend early application. The aim is to expand the program, which will fulfil the requirements of the Swiss Lehrplan 21 curriculum, to include students aged up to 12 in the coming years.

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Parents' Association president and secretary on the stairs and the Kilchberg Villa

Parent Power

The American International School of Zurich was founded with the vision and effort of parents. Today, the Parents’ Association remains a vital part of school life.
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Voices Spring 2020
Expat Stats

Happy expat children. An insider's guide

Research suggests that happy children can make or break an overseas move. So, how do you get it right?
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Wanted: Change Leader

So much more than simply a ‘trailing spouse’, partners in a move abroad bring organisation, energy, hard work – and an implicit understanding of how to embrace another culture. 
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Voices Summer 2018
ZIS Mums walking next to Lake Zurich

A Life Unpacked

After months of planning and weeks of packing, you've arrived. But what happens next? We talk to ZIS families, old and new, about those evocative first days.
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Voices Winter 2016
Third Culture Kids

Coming Home

Third culture kids are at an advantage when it comes to establishing themselves in the world. This is why. 
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Voices Spring 2016

Meet Our Admissions Team

Johann Fulks

Johann Fulks, Head of Admissions

Head of Admissions
+41 58 750 2531

Regula Eigner

Regula Eigner, Admissions Associate

Admissions Team
+41 58 750 2531

Robin Pola

Robin Pola

Admissions Team
+41 58 750 2531

The ZIS Experience