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What's your passion?

With over 100 co-curricular activities and service learning clubs, including sports, music, art, academics and competitive athletics teams you are certain to find yours!

Student life at ZIS is grounded in the Mission:

Learn, Care, Challenge, Lead

The program is progressive through the school and provides opportunities for personal and social development for all students by introducing them to different interests and experiences.

Co-curricular Activities

ZIS Lower School students taking part of a fencing after school activity

Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 participate in our comprehensive co-curricular program which offers over 100 co-curricular activities that grow and progress with you:


  • Recreational and competitive sports
  • Academic clubs
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Service learning
  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)
  • Arts
  • Music and performance arts
  • Mother-tongue language clubs

... and more!

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Vacation Programs

ZIS students kayaking on Lake Zurich during ZIS Summer camp

Give your children new opportunities and broaden their horizons! ZIS offers a wide range of vacation activities during the winter, spring and summer breaks. 


  • STEM camps (science, technology, engineering, and math), gymnastics, soccer, fun activities and more 
  • All camps are open to non-ZIS students

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ZIS Upper School students perform in the musical, Grease

Drama and performing arts play an important role in life at ZIS. From Early Childhood through to Upper School, ZIS students have opportunities to express themselves through performance. Whether on stage, behind the scenes or in the audience, these events are calendar highlights for the entire school community.


  • Annual musicals and plays
  • Art Festival performances
  • Early Childhood and Lower School dance shows 

ZIS Performs


Middle School girls playing ssoccer

ZIS Lions compete in an extensive range of competitive sports with opportunities for students from Lower school through to Upper School. "Fair play" and "team spirit" are a core of the competitive athletics program.


With over 40 competitive sports teams covering a wide range of sporting disciplines there is something for everyone. 

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Before & After School Care

Need to extend the school day for your younger children on a one off or regular basis? After school care is available for children at the Lower School for Early Childhood to Grade 5.


  • Breakfast Club from 07:00
  • After school care until 18:00

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Visual Arts

ZIS Arts Program

Artistic expression flows through our curriculum from our very youngest learners to our oldest. This is evident from the work exhibited at our art festivals, curricular art exhibitions and regular celebrations of art. 


View our students' thoughtful, insightful and inspirational compositions. 

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Upper School students playing instruments in the concert band

Whether singing, learning to play an instrument or making music with others there are opportunities for you to develop your musical skills and aspirations.


Our youngest learners start with singing, recorder and percussion and can later specialize by learning an instrument, playing in an ensemble, band, or orchestra or singing in a choir.

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The ZIS Experience