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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.
Grade 5 Unit: Artists as Activists
By Karen Lynn, Grade 5 Teacher and Team Leader

This year, as part of the Grade Five programme of inquiry under the ‘How We Express Ourselves’ theme, students inquired into the idea of artists as activists.

The ISZL Sabbatical Programme
By Marissa Hoffmann

As part of ISZL’s commitment to intercultural awareness, long-serving teachers are offered the opportunity to apply to take a sabbatical. Since 2015 twelve teachers have designed and participated in programmes to enrich themselves, communities around the world and ultimately ISZL student life. 

Professional Development of Teachers & Special Connections at ISZL
By Jacob Martin, Director of Teaching and Learning

Having the very best quality of teachers at ISZL is an essential requirement for a leading international school. The continuing development of our teachers is a priority and we provide many opportunities for development to teachers individually and also develop partnerships as an institution to help enhance this further.

Learning German in the Primary School
By Anita Skaber Lee, Primary School German Teacher

The Primary School German Team has been involved in a diverse range of activities and events throughout the past few years, which have strengthened our connections with the local community. By getting our students out of the standard classroom situations, learning German becomes fun and engaging and offering students unique learning experiences gives us authentic links to the German language. 

Promoting Multilingualism and Linguistic Diversity at ISZL
By Lorna Caputo, First Language and EAL Coordinator

ISZL recognises that children need to nurture their multilingual talents to succeed in increasingly global and linguistically diverse environments. Indeed with over sixty different ISZL community languages, ISZL is itself a global community. Its location in the middle of Switzerland, a small quadrilingual country nestled within a plurilingual continent, adds yet another layer of linguistic complexity. 

Kids of Africa: Middle School service learning groups support a locally based charity
By Liz Jewitt, Middle School Personal Development Coordinator

Our students are not only impacting the lives of many young people in Africa but are also embarking on a powerful and personal learning journey. As always with our service learning programme, the motive behind the student involvement is to nurture self-development, focusing on the essential life skills; leadership confidence, collaboration, initiative, critical thinking, problem-solving, adaptability, creativity, imagination and compassionate attitudes. The skill set, always valued, is now critical for success in the 21st century.

The Power of Partnerships
By Laura Schoepfer, Head of Admissions and Marketing

Who could have foreseen back 1961, when ISZL opened its doors for the first time, and twelve students connected to the newly relocated Jeep corporation manufacturing plant sat down in their new classroom, that the Canton of Zug and ISZL were entering into a symbiotic partnership, the fruits of which now provides over four-hundred companies and the children of their employees with both a beautiful home away from home and a thriving international educational community? 

Why Play? Learning in the Early Years
By Dr Michelle Hill, ISZL Assistant Principal

At ISZL, in our "Early Years Vision in Action" we describe play as "a powerful vehicle for exploration and learning".  But what do we mean by 'play', why do we value it and what is the link between play and learning?

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.