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Upcoming events in May 2024. Learn about our school: Lower School (ages 3-11) including Bilingual Pathway (ages 3-8) and Middle School (ages 11-14) 

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Vacation Programs

Give your children new opportunities and broaden their horizons outside the school year by joining a ZIS vacation or weekend program.

ZIS offers a wide range of vacation activities during academic breaks. We have STEM camps, gymnastics, soccer, kayaking, fun activities and more.

Registration is open for Summer Vacation Programs

Summer Vacation Program will run for 4 weeks:

  • Week 1: June 17-21
  • Week 2: June 24-28
  • Week 3: July 1-5
  • Week 4: August 5-9

Summer Vacation Camps

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German Fun (full day)
  • Week 1 | June 17-21
  • Week 2 | June 24-28
  • Week 3 | July 1-5

Your child will be immersed in the German language, learning vocabulary and grammar, practice speaking and listening through fun indoor and outdoor games, movement, stories, songs, arts and crafts, baking, cooking and much more.

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
Learn more and register about German Fun (full day)
Warhammer miniatures
  • Week 1 | June 17-21
  • Week 3 | July 1-5

Participants in these sessions can assemble, paint, and play with provided miniatures or bring their own collections to compete against new and experienced players in tactical tabletop miniature games. No prior experience is necessary, and everything needed to participate, including models, paints, and equipment, will be provided. 

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
Learn more and register about Tactical Tabletop Miniatures & Painting (mornings)
Sit on Kayaking (full day)
  • Week 1 | June 17-21

A week of recreational paddling with sit-on-top kayaks. Learn the basics of paddling with super stable boats on calm water. We will discover spectacular locations on lakes and rivers in the greater Zurich area. Participants should like being on water and should be willing to be active for the whole day.

  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
Learn more and register about Sit on Kayaking (full day)

Private Camps (ZIS Partners)

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Education First Camps Abroad

Embark on a language-learning journey abroad with EF, either in a group led by an EF Leader or through an individual, flexible-length course. Opting for the group experience entails a comprehensive 2-week all-inclusive package with an expert EF Leader guiding you throughout.

ZIS students enjoy a 15% discount, already reflected in the listed prices.

  • English Summer School Bournemouth: June 17 to June 28, Ages 13+
  • German Summer School in Munich: July 1 to July 12, Ages 13+
  • English Summer Camp in the Isle of Wight; July 25 to August 5, Ages 10-14 years 

Visit the page below to learn more about our courses and to request further information or reach out to us directly via email at or give us a call at your convenience: 043 430 40 03.

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Intersoccer Summer Camps

Intersoccer Summer Football Camps

  • Girls and Boys aged 3-13 years old, all abilities. 
  • Mini Camps (ages 3 to 5 years) mornings only
  • Full day camps (ages 5 to 13 years)

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NBA Basketball Summer Camp at ZIS

NBA Basketball School

If you are looking to send your son or daughter to an instructional basketball program of the finest quality, then look no further. More than just a camp, the NBA Basketball School takes great pride in providing the best basketball and life skills training available anywhere in Switzerland.

  • ZIS Secondary Campus
  • July 15-19. from 10:00 to 16:00
  • Boys and Girls 8U to 19U

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Testtakers, SAT Preparation

On-Site SAT Preparation from Testtakers

Testtakers is making its well-established SAT preparation program available to students in the Zurich area as part of the ZIS Summer Vacation camp. The program will be delivered in-person from August 5-9 and then via the Zoom platform leading to the August 24 SAT test date. Students testing in October or December will also have access to Zoom sessions leading to those test dates.

  • ZIS Secondary Campus, August 5-9, 13:00 to 16:00
  • Delivered by Jeremy Craig of Testtakers Singapore, 30 years experience in test prep
  • 10% discount available for payment before May 31,2024
  • Appropriate for class of 2025 and 2026 students

Short videos on testing and the Testtakers approach are available here:

Visit the page below to learn more or email Testtakers at with any further questions.

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Junior Summer Golf Camp

Summer Golf camps 2024
Platzreife & Handicap

Mari Carmen Cortina, Swiss & European PGA golf professional

June 17-18 & 20-21, 2024
June 24-25 & 27-28, 2024
July 01-02 & 04,05, 2024
July 08-09 & 11-12, 2024
July 15-16 & 18-19, 2024
July 22-23 & 25-26, 2024
July 29-30 & August 01-02, 2024
August 05-06 & 08-09, 2024

  • No classes on Wednesdays
  • Camp is limited to 4 golfers per teacher
  • First come basis
  • Camps will be sorted by skill level.


Drop off: is at 09:30 at the Park Im Grüene (PIG) parking lot.
Pick up: is at 13:30a t the Park Im Grüene (PIG) parking lot.
Location: Küssnacht am Rigi Golf Club, Meggen Golf
club, Park im Grüene, Local Driving Range
Cost: 399 CHF per week for ZIS (normal price 420 CHF)
Extra cost: Green fees & balls

+ Golf Clubs are provided for free.
+ Children can join for just a couple days of camp too.

+41 78 617 06 29

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Weekend Programs

We also offer weekend programs throughout the year including basketball leagues and STEM Saturdays (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

ZIS Lions Mini Basketball League

ZIS Studnets participating the in ZIS Lions Mini Basketball league

The ZIS Lions Basketball Mini Leagues let students build basketball skills and understanding of the game while competing. The mini leagues games and practices are open to all students in Grades 4-10.

Saturday STEM Workshops

ZIS Kids in the Design Lab soldering a circuit board

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - a series of Saturday (and Sunday) morning workshops offered throughout the year to ZIS students and prospective families.