ISZL Admission Policy & Requirements

The International School of Zug and Luzern (ISZL) serves the educational needs of the international communities of Zug, Luzern, Zurich and Central Switzerland.

ISZL welcomes applications from students who will benefit from a challenging, international English-language education, which prepares them for Higher Education.

Admissions are accepted throughout the year, contingent on space being available. Prospective students are assessed on their previous school academic record and their potential for growth at our school. All ISZL campuses provide support for students with recognised mild to moderate learning support needs.

During periods when the capacity of the school is insufficient to accommodate all qualified students who seek enrolment, the school operates a priority placement protocol as follows:

1. The student is a sibling of a current or graduated student

2. The student is a returning student who was previously enrolled at ISZL

3. Corporate sponsorship of the student is covered by a Corporate Partnership

   Agreement

4. Educational alternatives are not available to the student


Admission Requirement

English Language Requirements

At ISZL, all of our classes are conducted in English and for entry into Grade 8 and above there are English Language proficiency admission requirements.

  • Grades 8 & 9: Students must be able to demonstrate at least intermediate proficiency in English
  • Grade 10: Students must be able to demonstrate at least an advanced intermediate proficiency in English.
  • Grades 11 & 12: Students must give evidence of near-native English proficiency

All new students applying to Grades 8 to 12, whose first language is not English, may be required to sit an English Language Assessment prior to their confirmation of acceptance at ISZL.

Learning Support

All ISZL campuses provide support for students with recognised mild to moderate learning support needs. The school provides up to four periods a week of support including in-class assistance or student withdrawal for individual or small group instructions.

New students applying to ISZL who have recognised learning support needs are required to submit relevant documentation at time of application, including copies of previous educational psychologist reports and other formal assessments. Such applications are reviewed by the ISZL Learning Support Department and, if it is deemed that with the designated periods of support a student is unable to successfully access the curriculum, then admission to ISZL may be denied.


Age Guidelines

Students are placed in their age specific grade based on the age of the pupil on August 31 of the academic year in question. Minimum age requirements for the relevant grade entry are in the table below.

International Grade Equivalency Table

ISZL Class

 USA

 UK

 Age on 31st August

Early Years

 

 

 

Early Years 1

 Nursery

 Nursery

 3

Early Years 2

 Pre-K

 Reception

 4

Kindergarten

 Kindergarten

  1

 5

Primary School

 

 

 

Grade 1

 Grade 1

  2

 6

Grade 2

 Grade 2

  3

 7

Grade 3

 Grade 3

  4

 8

Grade 4

 Grade 4

  5

 9

Grade 5

 Grade 5

  6

 10

Middle School

 

 

 

Grade 6

 Grade 6

  7

 11

Grade 7

 Grade 7

  8

 12

Grade 8

 Grade 8

  9

 13

High School

 

 

 

Grade 9

 Grade 9

 10

 14

Grade 10

 Grade 10

 11

 15

Grade 11

 Grade 11

 12

 16

Grade 12

 Grade 12

 13

 17

Students 19 years or older are not normally admitted to ISZL

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