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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.
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.

Youth Forum Switzerland 2019
By Heather Hobday, Event Manager YFS and Fabio Paron, Lead YFS Organiser and Humanities Teacher

Last week ISZL hosted the second annual Youth Forum Switzerland. This world-class event brought together 32 leading global changemakers who, with ISZL and visiting students, explored pressing global issues affecting today’s youth. Click the title to read more about this extraordinary day of learning, connecting and inspiring the next generation.

Sports News January 2019
By Hans Engl, Athletics Director

The new year started with one of our biggest sporting events hosted by ISZL - the 7th Völkl International Schools Ski Cup in Engelberg. Over two days 150 skiers competed in Parallel Slalom and a Combi Race above 2000m altitude with a magnificent panorama over Jochpass! Please click the title to read more...

Family Language Planning
Lorna Caputo, First Language and English as an Additional Language (EAL) Coordinator

International school children are exposed to a wide range of languages and international families are often given conflicting advice about what languages to use at home. Having a clear understanding of the benefits of multilingualism can help families make informed choices to nurture their children’s language development. For advice and ideas on supporting your multilingual child, click the title.

Bid to Win an Amazing Ice Hockey Experience!
By Corinne Corrigan, Head of Development

The ISZL Gala is coming and we are starting the fundraising early with an exciting ice hockey experience going up for auction! Online bidding starts this Monday for tickets to an exceptional ice hockey experience at the Bossard Arena in Zug. Download the auction mobile bidding app and register today. To find out more, click the title.

Our Zug Voices Light Up the Singing Christmas Tree!
Jennie Watteaux, Social Media & News Coordinator

In what is becoming an ISZL tradition, this week our Zug Voices choir performed a selection of festive songs on the famous Zurich Singing Christmas Tree. Performing to a packed audience, the Primary School singers put on a magical show - congratulations everyone!

End of Term Message From The Director
By Barry Dequanne, Director of ISZL

We are reaching the end of another busy and exciting term at ISZL. I find these weeks uplifting as I attend numerous meaningful and special celebrations throughout the school. This time of year also gives me a moment to reflect on what we have accomplished together as a learning community and the extraordinary educational opportunities that our students have experienced throughout the term. To read more please click on the title.

High School News: Youth Forum Switzerland Returns To Help Us Understand Our World and Sustain Our Future
By Ottelien VMH, Grade 12 Student & YFS PR Team Member, and Heather Hobday, YFS Event Manager

In January ISZL will host the second Youth Forum Switzerland. This full-day symposium comprises panel discussions, talks and open sessions centred on today's global issues. In the lead-up to the event, students are participating in the YFS Series of interactive learning experiences. And new for this year, the wider community is also invited to take part in a Pre-Forum. Click the title to read more.

A Celebration of the Arts
By Ole Wasner, Director of Arts

I am very happy to share with you just some of the many enjoyable moments that were to be had at this year’s ISZL Arts Week on the Riverside Campus. It has been a celebration of our students’ (and staff’s) skills in and dedication to the Arts, as well as a shining example of meaningful cross-campus collaboration. Please click on the title to read 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.