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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.
Our Civic Responsibilities
By Barry Dequanne, Director

ISZL's vision is to help every student turn learning into action, creating opportunities for students to stretch themselves further and achieve more than they believe possible. The realisation of this vision will look different at every level of the school. At the Kindergarten level, our students were able to turn their learning into something they may not have thought possible - to cross a busy street alone.

Personal Development Week: Turning Learning Into Action
By Barry Dequanne, Director

Our vision at ISZL is to help every student turn their learning into action - an approach that is designed to support every student in realising how much they are capable of and to go on to make the most of who they are. In support of this vision for learning are our school’s Personal Development Week experiences that offer students exceptional learning environments and meaningful and relevant growth opportunities.

Inclusion: 'We Are All ISZL'
By Barry Dequanne, Director

'We are all ISZL' are the words that best capture our recent work in the area of inclusion. For the past year, ISZL staff and representative groups of students and parents have been engaging in professional development sessions, workshops, and discussions focused on inclusion and what we value as a community.

Celebrating Our Students and Their Success
By Barry Dequanne, Director

We congratulate our students for this year's impressive International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) results. ISZL students consistently perform well above the world averages and their achievements reflect both their commitment to learning and the high quality of teaching at ISZL. Our students demonstrate how ISZL, as a non-selective school, continues to offer an extraordinary educational programme.

ISZL Offers A New Creative Media Course
By Bob Sugden, Career-related Programmes Coordinator

Building on a strong culture of media production in the school, ISZL is creating the opportunity for students to develop the technical skills in media production, learn business acumen and knowledge of the media business in an exciting addition to the school’s career-related programme, the BTEC course in Creative Media Production.

Grade 5 Unit: Artists as Activists
By Karen Lynn, Grade 5 Teacher and Team Leader

This year, as part of the Grade Five programme of inquiry under the ‘How We Express Ourselves’ theme, students inquired into the idea of artists as activists.

The ISZL Sabbatical Programme
By Marissa Hoffmann

As part of ISZL’s commitment to intercultural awareness, long-serving teachers are offered the opportunity to apply to take a sabbatical. Since 2015 twelve teachers have designed and participated in programmes to enrich themselves, communities around the world and ultimately ISZL student life. 

Professional Development of Teachers & Special Connections at ISZL
By Jacob Martin, Director of Teaching and Learning

Having the very best quality of teachers at ISZL is an essential requirement for a leading international school. The continuing development of our teachers is a priority and we provide many opportunities for development to teachers individually and also develop partnerships as an institution to help enhance this further.

Learning German in the Primary School
By Anita Skaber Lee, Primary School German Teacher

The Primary School German Team has been involved in a diverse range of activities and events throughout the past few years, which have strengthened our connections with the local community. By getting our students out of the standard classroom situations, learning German becomes fun and engaging and offering students unique learning experiences gives us authentic links to the German language. 

Promoting Multilingualism and Linguistic Diversity at ISZL
By Lorna Caputo, First Language and EAL Coordinator

ISZL recognises that children need to nurture their multilingual talents to succeed in increasingly global and linguistically diverse environments. Indeed with over sixty different ISZL community languages, ISZL is itself a global community. Its location in the middle of Switzerland, a small quadrilingual country nestled within a plurilingual continent, adds yet another layer of linguistic complexity. 

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.