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Get to Know ZIS
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Get to Know ZIS

Get to know zis

Give your children new opportunities and broaden their horizons! Learn more about what Zurich International School can offer. ZIS provides the challenge and support to ensure that every student becomes their best self and reaches their potential, whatever their interest or passion.

Three upcoming open house events:

  • ZIS Pathways to Swiss and Global Universities - January 7, 2022 more >>>
  • Lower School In-Person Open House - January 18, 2022 more >>>
  • Middle School Virtual Open House - February 3, 2022 more >>>

ZIS Pathways to Swiss and Global Universities

Picture of ZIS Graduates sitting in rows with focus on their hats

Join us on Monday, January 7, 2022 from 18:00 to 19:00
 

The event will take place online and you will be sent a link to join. Please complete the short online registration form.

Agenda
 

  • Introduction to ZIS from Director Lisa Lyle and Upper School Principal David Markus
     
  • Hear from our current students about their transition to ZIS from schools in Switzerland and abroad, and overall experiences at ZIS.
     
  • Learn about our comprehensive Academic Pathways - the IB Diploma pathway and the ZIS Diploma and AP courses pathway
     
  • Our admissions representatives will also be able to answer your individual questions

 

Register here

Lower School (ages 3-11) Open House

Join Us for our In-Person Open House

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 between 09:00 and 12:00
 
  • Visit our school and enjoy a tour of our Lower School campus and get to know Lower School Principal, Catherine Jolly.
  • Learn more about our Lower School Programs:
    • Bilingual Pathway for children in Pre-School, Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 (ages 3-8)
    • International track
    • STEM, Art, Music and Physical Education

  • Fully compliant with Federal and Cantonal COVID safety measures
  • Registration is compulsory
  • Depending on the situation, this event may be held virtually

Register Here

Middle School Virtual Open House

Join us on Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 17:00 to 18:00

The event will take place online and you will be sent a link to join. Please complete the short online registration form.

Agenda  

  • Introduction from ZIS Director Lisa Lyle and Middle School Principal David Wood. 
     
  • Learn more about the overall ZIS experience, curriculum and student life
     
  • Group discussions and the opportunity to ask questions
     
  • Our admissions representatives will also be able to answer your individual questions

Register here

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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Voices

Liam, Grade 12

Liam says that when you solve a math problem with logic it feels like you’ve been touched by brilliance.
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Liam, Grade 12
Voices Winter 2017
Leo

With a sci-fi novel under his belt, Leo can’t get enough of the written word.
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Leo, Grade 4
Voices Summer 2018
Valerie Monticone

Valerie, Grade 12, shares her love of languages.
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Valerie, Grade 12
Voices Summer 2019
ZIS Grade 8 student

Lucy, Grade 8, always has pen and paper to hand.
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Lucy, Grade 8
Voices Winter 2019
Emmerson

Emerson loves Kindergarten and says her favourite time is when the class gets to explore the forest.
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Emerson, Kindergarten
Voices Spring 2016