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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.
Sports Roundup September 2018
By Hans Engl, Athletics Director

Congratulations to our Varsity Boys' Volleyball team for their first ever tournament win! Thanks also to the many volunteers supporting the Sports Booster Club barbecue, helping to make our first home tournament of the year a big success and a fun community event. To read more and find out the latest results, please click the title.

Human Rights Begin With the Small Things
By Victoria Wasner, High School German Teacher & Experiential Learning Coordinator

High School students in the Advanced German classes are exploring a unit giving them a more in-depth understanding of human rights and our responsibility as individuals towards each other and the wider society. Amnesty International Switzerland recently visited ISZL to work with these classes in interactive workshops. Click the title to read more.

Assessment in the Primary School
By David Secomb, Primary Years Programme Coordinator

Assessment is an ongoing process of gathering, analysing, reflecting and acting on evidence of student learning. It identifies what students know, understand and can do at different stages in the learning process. Find out more about how we assess students in the Primary School by clicking on the title here.

Joining Our Unique Community
By Laura Schoepfer, Head of Admissions & Marketing

The beginning of the new school year signifies a period of reflection in the ISZL Admissions department, as we take a few days to wind down, draw breath and reflect on the admissions season that was. With 9 of our 15 grade levels currently at full capacity and with over 300 admissions visits over the last 12 months, we have enjoyed a particularly busy and rewarding year. Please click the title to read more.

A Ripple in Lake Aegeri Opens Taps in Tanzania
By Carla F, Grade 11 Student

A High School student shares the story of her ‘Swimming for Drinking Water’ initiative, providing a school in Tanzania with access to clean drinking water. Now in its second year, this local open water swimming challenge shows how the creativity and action of one motivated student can help change hundreds of lives. Please click the title to find out more.

The Compassionate Systems Framework
By Jacob Martin, Director of Teaching and Learning

As a leading IB World school, ISZL is frequently asked to participate in the development of educational practice. We are currently part of a collaboration between IB schools and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in what is becoming a global educational project with ISZL leading the way. To read more please click the title.

2018 Exam Results: 100% IB Success
By Jacob Martin, Director of Teaching and Learning

At ISZL we use many different measures to assess the success of the programmes we offer and one of the most important indicators of academic progress is the final examination results achieved by our Grade 12 students. I am delighted to say that this year’s examination results were very impressive and reflect an outstanding achievement for our Class of 2018.

Middle School Science in the Mountains
Viviana Nielsen, Grade 7 Science Teacher

At the end of May, Grade 7 students headed to ISZL's Outdoor Education Centre, Chalet Bergheim in Wengen, to experience a science and maths programme specially designed for them. During our two-and-a-half-day trip, the mountains and the countryside served as our classroom.

The Fund For Excellence Supporting the Visual Arts
Karen Richardson, Visual Arts Teacher & Primary Arts Team Leader

Within the Arts curriculum this year we have been very fortunate to benefit from the Fund for Excellence. Projects and initiatives have enhanced the students' learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom across the curriculum.

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.