Admission Guidelines and Policy


Serving our Community

The International School of Zug and Luzern (ISZL) serves the educational needs of the international communities of Zug, Luzern, Zurich and Central Switzerland. At ISZL, we are committed to meeting each student’s needs to the best of our ability. The final decision on acceptance and placement is taken based on the potential of the applicant to benefit from the programmes and educational services available. 

We offer a variety of learning programmes and opportunities, which are inclusive by design. They are: the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP); and for our high school learners, we work with students and families to take advantage of our expanded choices, including the Diploma Programme (IBDP), BTEC, and Advanced Placement options. 

ISZL welcomes applications from students who will benefit from a challenging, international English-language education, which prepares them for Higher Education. Whilst our main intake of students is in August, admissions are accepted throughout the year, contingent on a place being available. Prospective students are assessed on their previous school academic record and their potential for growth at our school.


ISZL Inclusion Statement

ISZL supports, respects, and seeks inclusion for all of community members, including but not limited to: Age, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Health Needs, Languages Spoken, Marital Status, Mental Health, National Origin, Political Affiliation, Race, Religion, Sex, and Sexual Orientation.


Priority Placement Policy

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. Families with current or past connections to ISZL*
         a. Siblings
         b. Returning students previously enrolled at ISZL within the last 3 years.
         c. Children of alumni
  2. Corporate sponsorship of the student is covered by a Corporate Partnership Agreement (CPA)
    (If you or your company are interested in finding out more about CPAs, please contact the Admissions office)
  3. The applicant is an international student not currently schooled in Central Switzerland
  4. All other applicants, including Swiss nationals, based on the availability of educational alternatives and date of application.

* This is subject to a complete set of application papers being submitted by 1st February of the proposed year of entry to ISZL.