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ISZL is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and offers the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes as well as Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Explore each corner of ISZL.

News and Stories

ISZL’s active and innovative community always has something happening on and off campus.
Nurturing Voice Through Facilitating Choice
By Victoria Wasner, Experiential Learning Coordinator and German Teacher

A treasured aspect of our approach to Service Learning at the High School is that students are encouraged to follow their own passions and take ‘principled action’. In the wake of the Youth Forum Switzerland 2019, there is also a buzz about the concept of 'student voice'. To read more about how both these concepts are put into practice at ISZL, please click the title.

Connected, But Alone?
By Barry Dequanne, Director of ISZL

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Recent research suggests that many of us would rather use technology to connect than face-to-face conversation, allowing us to hide from each other even as we are constantly connected. This presents several challenges for ISZL to consider as we work to support student learning and development. To read more please click on the title.

Get involved with the ISZL Gala!
By The Gala 2019 Committee and the Development Office

Lights! Camera! Action! It’s nearly time for our 10th annual fundraising Gala in support of the Fund for Excellence. There are so many ways to get involved in our biggest fundraiser of the year, from donating prizes to coming and enjoying the evening with friends and tickets are already selling fast. Please click on the title to read more.

Sports News February 2019
By Hans Engl, Athletics Director

Our partnership with the cantonal sports department in Zug has allowed us to develop the Swiss Youth and Sports programme called J+S and integrate it into our Athletics programme. This year we have seven J+S coaches leading teams in different sports. To read more about this and the latest news from all our teams, please click the title.

Being a Diplomat for a Week
By Students in the Model United Nations Club

Sometimes High School life is best understood from the perspective of the students themselves. After their recent Model United Nations experience in The Hague, student delegates had this to say about their experiences at this challenging and stimulating event with more than 3000 students from around the world. Please click on the title to read more.

IB Curriculum Changes 2019: Maths and Language A
By Dr. Zoe Badcock, AP and IB DP Coordinator

In August 2019, Mathematics and Language & Literature courses in the IB Diploma Programme (Grades 11 and 12) will enter the first year of teaching for their new curricula. Both subject areas have undergone considerable changes and so we are already well into planning and preparing for them. To read more about what these changes will mean for your child, please click the title. 

A Personalised and Inspiring Weekend of Professional Development
By Holly Fraser, Primary School Educational Technology Coach

The Learning 2 Europe Conference is for teachers by teachers, and most recently came to Zurich to be co-hosted in a special partnership between Zurich International School and ISZL. This was the first time our staff and students had worked together in this truly collaborative manner, bringing people together in a fabulous weekend-long learning experience. To read more please click on the title.

ISZL Summer Holiday Camps 2019
By Colin Walker, Director of Student Life

This summer we are pleased to offer a range of interesting and exciting holiday camps for ISZL students. Camps include weeks specialised in mountain activities, team sports, sailing and the arts with something for everyone. Places are limited and can fill up quickly. Please click the title to find out more and for details of how to sign up.

Reading and Writing in the Early Years
By Dr Michelle Hill, Assistant Principal of the Primary School

As young children learn to read and write, they face the particular challenge of words that are not ‘phonically regular’. At ISZL, we teach literacy using a number of methods with an approach that is tailored to the individual child. Children learn to read and write as they do it, encouraging a deeper understanding, confidence and a love of reading and writing. Click on the title to find out more.

The Eagle Experience

As a leading international school, ISZL prides itself on its innovative and highly qualified teachers, world-class facilities, warm and welcoming community and service-oriented culture.