Frequently Asked Questions
ISZL offers a learning environment that enables students, whose primary language is not English, to acquire the social and academic language needed to participate fully in all aspects of school life and to reach their maximum potential.
ISZL offers comprehensive English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme throughout the school. Support is provided through a combination of withdrawal (small group instruction with a specialist teacher) and inclusion (additional support in the mainstream class). Students are assessed on entry and then on an on-going basis until they reach the required level to exit the programme.
Because we welcome many new families every year, the administration, faculty, parents and students at ISZL put a great deal of time, planning and thought into the ways we can help families to become a part of our community.
The Parents Association holds sessions that allow new families to meet each other and to connect with existing ISZL families; these sessions also introduce families to Swiss life and explain how parents can become involved at school.
At the beginning of the academic year, each campus holds new student orientation days to help new students become acquainted with their teachers and the school building. But arguably, our greatest "transition team" is our student body who naturally reach out to make new students feel welcome. Within only a week or two, new arrivals begin to feel at home.
Primary/Middle School Students
Some parents drive their children to school themselves, others use our comprehensive school bus service.
High School Students
The majority of our students take public transport. The public bus (numbers 8 & 51) stops outside the school and the journey to Cham/Rotkreuz train station takes approximately 10 minutes. There is a shuttle bus service from the Zug Campus to the High School.
There is a lunch programme at school offering daily hot meals. However, your child can also bring his or her own food from home.
Please Note - Hot Lunches are not available for EY1 and EY2 at Zug Campus.