ISZL Admission Policy
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
4. Educational alternatives are not available to the student
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.
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.
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
Age on 31st August
Early Years 1
Early Years 2
Students 19 years or older are not normally admitted to ISZL