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Upper School teacher working with students in a Digital Graphics class
Lower School Open House
Lower School teacher helping a student to work out a problem
Lower School Open House

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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.

Lower School (ages 3-11) Open House

Join Us for our In-Person Open House

Saturday May 29, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00
  • Learn about our Lower School Program
  • Learn about our additional Bilingual Pathway for children in Kindergarten 1 and 2 (ages 4-6), starting in August 2021
  • Visit our school and enjoy a tour of our Lower School campus and get to know Lower School Principal, Catherine Jolly.
  • Fully compliant with Federal and Cantonal COVID safety measures
  • Registration is compulsory
  • Depending on the situation, this event may be held virtually

Register Here

Upper School Virtual Open House

Wednesday April 14, 2021

If you missed our Upper School Open House in April, you can view the video of the session:

ZIS Director, Lisa Lyle provided an introduction to ZIS and Upper School Principal, David Markus talked about our comprehensive Academic Pathways - the IB Diploma pathway and the ZIS Diploma and AP courses pathway at the Upper School.

Our Upper School students talked about their ZIS academic pathways and their transition experiences to ZIS from Switzerland and from abroad. 

During the event Upper School Grade 10 student Ben, talked about his experience when he joined ZIS from a local school:









Kindergarten Student writing on paper in the classroom

Bilingual  Program

ZIS is launching an additional bilingual program for children in Kindergarten 1 and 2 (children aged 4 to 6) in August 2021. 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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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

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

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