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Exceptional International Academic School Programmes

ISZL is a fully accredited, International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and offers the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes as well as Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Explore our school's divisions:

News and Stories

ISZL’s active and innovative community always has something happening on and off campus.
Graduating ISZL students
ISZL Director, Barry Dequanne

It gives us great pleasure to share the success of our graduating class, who have received an excellent set of academic results. 

Two students doing a science experiment
Interview with Deputy Director Colleen Broderick

Re-accreditation with the Council of International Schools and the International Baccalaureate is a rigorous process - but an invigorating one too, as ISZL takes stock of its strengths and plans for the future. Our Deputy Director Colleen Broderick reflects on what we have learned.

Two children standing on mountain side with their mother
Alumna Laura Wellington

Former student Laura Wellington looks back on her time at the Zug Anglo-American School (now ISZL) in the 1960s.

Students cleaning garden area
Stuart Byfield & Elizabeth Jewitt

ISZL’s Middle School Principal, Stuart Byfield, and Grade 8 teacher Elizabeth Jewitt describe this vital component of ISZL’s curriculum. 

Learning - Student writing on whiteboard
Christine DeLuca

Assistant Principal for Grades 2-5, Christine DeLuca, explains how the foundation of ISZL’s Primary curriculum teaches students a lifelong curiosity about the world around them.

Wellbeing - students chatting at lunch break
Dr Paul Richards

How has our children’s mental health been affected by modern life, including the pandemic? ISZL’s interim High School Principal, Dr Paul Richards, has a life-long interest in mental health. Here, he sets out his manifesto for young people’s wellbeing.

Bernadette Faessler at Eagles Club
Joanna Cull

EAGLES, the ISZL after-school programme for working parents, is marking two full school years of providing a nurturing space at the end of the school day. Our EAGLES leader, Bernadette Fässler, describes the programme:

A student presents his work at the Grade 8 challenge
Kelli Meeker

The Middle Year Programme Coordinator, Kelli Meeker, reflects on the Grade 8 challenge, a key event in Middle School life

UK stall
Joanna Cull

After a two year gap, ISZL's International Day came back in style. Perfect weather, beautiful food, and a specially-composed ISZL song - We Are One

Students making traditional Christmas Grittibaenz
Grainne McFadden-Rohan

Our Early Years German teacher Grainne McFadden-Rohan explains how early language development is both local and joyful - making the most of our Swiss connections while having fun

Flight Club at ISZL
Joanna Cull

How Grade 8 student Luke expanded his leadership skills and introduced other students to his passion for making model aeroplanes, with the help of ISZL's annual giving fund.

Girls using multilink cubes in Maths

Primary Specialist Neil McCallion explains how ISZL's annual mathematics retreat inspires and motivates learners

An ISZL student brings coffee to a repair cafe volunteer

ISZL students work with Gemeinde Baar to breathe new life into broken household goods, creating a more sustainable world, one hairdryer at a time

The ISZL Difference

Through dynamic and hands-on learning opportunities offered in and outside the classroom, a rigorous academic programme, community and service orientated experiences, and the international cultures represented by our community, ISZL connects students to the greater world around them.