ISZL Community Voices

Explore the diverse and vibrant community that makes ISZL such a warm and welcoming environment.

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Silke Lemmens
  • Alumni

During my time at ISZL, I enjoyed being part of the Track and Field team, both in Middle and High School. Over the years the team offered me flexibility towards my own training schedule, which I very much appreciated.

  • Alumni
  • Community Voices
The Pohlen Family
  • Parent

Our family, the Pohlens, has been part of the ISZL community since 2012 and we still have three kids at school: Nicola in Grade 6, Louisa in Grade 8 and Martin in Grade 11. Our eldest daughter Clara graduated from ISZL in 2018. We are German, but our kids were taught in England and started their education there. As a family, we enjoy doing sports together, and our favourite is skiing in the beautiful Swiss Alps. We also play tennis and badminton as well as swim, run and hike together.

  • Community Voices
  • Parent
Paul Steffan
  • Faculty & Staff

I have been involved with many professional development opportunities over the course of my time at ISZL. As Assistant MYP Coordinator I have gone on curriculum workshops offered by the International Baccalaureate (IB). These workshops have allowed me to broaden my in-class knowledge and help other teachers with the delivery of our overall programme.

  • Community Voices
  • Faculty
Kirsty Kelly
  • Faculty & Staff

Education is an empowering process and it never stops. ISZL has given me the opportunity to continue to grow as both an educator and a musician. Education is ever evolving, and ISZL supports that by ensuring that their teachers are always growing and building on their skills and knowledge. I feel valued in my job, that the school I work for cares about me both professionally and personally and does this by investing in my development.

  • Community Voices
  • Faculty
The Smit Family
  • Parent

Before the first day of school, we had a couple of days to adapt and the children were so excited. We really appreciated the new student orientation that ISZL hosts. Before the start of school, our children had the chance to meet with their teachers, tour around the school, meet other new students and learn about school life and the everyday routines. For parents, the orientation was a great way to connect with the school leadership, faculty and staff as well to wander around at the information fair for all kinds of support. After that first day, we knew we had made the right choice.

  • Community Voices
  • Middle School
  • Parent
  • Primary School
The Sibarium Family
  • Parent

Darius and Mikayla Sibarium have participated in the ISZL arts programmes for over a decade and have attended the school since moving to Switzerland from the Netherlands in August 2007. Fast forward nearly 12 years, and both are approaching graduations in consecutive years, Darius in June 2019 and Mikayla in June 2020.

  • Community Voices
  • High School
  • Parent
The Rohan Family
  • Parent

Without question, you want to ensure your children benefit from a holistic educational milieu that is emotionally nurturing as well as academically motivating, where they can also test out and enhance their abilities across a wide range of skills. ISZL’s location here in central Switzerland gives access to an excellent variety of sports and social events that our children have taken advantage of, such as winter sports in Wengen, the Youth Forum Switzerland and service learning.

  • Community Voices
  • High School
  • Parent
The Kraus Family
  • Parent

At ISZL, students are highly encouraged to speak up and regularly present in their classrooms. They also take the stage during the many school assemblies to share information or their projects and interests.

  • Community Voices
  • Middle School
The Baykov Family
  • Parent

What we appreciate the most about ISZL and its educational system is the way new students are placed directly into an English speaking learning environment, even without any prior knowledge. 

  • Community Voices
  • Early Years
  • Parent
  • Primary School