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Our Community

Globally minded with a sense of local community

The strength of the ZIS community, one that crosses the globe and the generations, is that we are a community that is tied by experience not location.

  • Our admissions team will help you in the process of deciding whether ZIS is the right school for your child. When a child starts school at ZIS the whole family becomes part of the ZIS experience and we strive to make it special for everyone.
  • The school and parents are partners in the education of our students. Through our communication efforts we aim to keep you well informed of happenings at school, including in our award-winning magazine Voices.
  • We also help to provide a community for parents through our vibrant Parents' Association.
  • ZIS provides a strong alumni community for students and families once they no longer attend our school.

Volunteerism and philanthropy are key to the excellence of the ZIS program. The school's ability to provide an outstanding international education also depends on the ZIS community.

Each year the school launches an Annual Fund which further enhances educational excellence at ZIS.

The generosity of the community has made it possible for ZIS to run successful capital campaigns in recent years enabling us to extend our infrastructure to build a state-of-the-art Upper School.

Michaela Seeger

I look forward to getting to know you. My door is always open - please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.
 

Michaela Seeger
Director of Community Relations

24 hours and five things to do ...

Members of our global community share their tips about a favourite place.

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Lily Quinn

ZIS parent Lily Quinn takes us on a whistlestop tour of the highlights of her beloved home city. #ZISTravels

Olga Malova

Olga Malova, ZIS parent, gives us the inside track on her unique and ever-surprising home town, Moscow.

Lena Foerberg

Lena Förberg, ZIS parent, fills us in on the best things to do in her Swedish hometown. #ZISTravels.

Xenia Pech

...to do in Salzburg. Art historian and current parent Xenia Pi.ch-Tetmajer von Przerwař shares her insider’s guide to Mozart’s home town.

Mark Lemann, Class of 2010

...to do in Rio de Janeiro. Mark Lemann Class of 2010 (2003-10) Founder of sports management company Go4It

Lemeng Zhang

... to do in Shanghai. ZIS parent, Lemeng Zhang, arrived in Zurich from her native Shanghai. As the ultimate insider, here's her Shanghai guide.

Tristan Upton

... to do in Oxford. Tristan Upton Class of 2014 (2007-2014)
Studying Law at Oxford University.

The ZIS Experience