International School of Zug and Luzern
ISZL is an award-winning co-educational day school in Central Switzerland, founded in 1961. As a non-profit International Baccalaureate® world school for students aged 3 to 18, we offer a comprehensive and rigorous academic programme that connects students to the world around them.
We help students turn their learning into action by stretching them further to achieve more than they believe possible. Our vibrant, multicultural and caring community fosters a deep sense of wellbeing.
At ISZL, learning is both a personalised and holistic experience. Driven by educational research, our programmes support the achievement and success of all students. Students at ISZL experience a broad, balanced and challenging programme which builds conceptual understandings and critical thinking, preparing them for a bright future.
Learning is framed around inquiry and developing a deep understanding of the world. We are also committed to a rich language experience for all students. We support and develop both first languages and foreign languages throughout the school.
Our programmes balance academic and personal development for our students. We believe that by encouraging students to interact with their communities in Switzerland and beyond, their compassion and sense of communal responsibility are developed. We are fortunate to have many curriculum opportunities due to our beautiful location in the heart of central Switzerland.
Our world-class learning community offers an exceptional educational experience. It builds a connected, inclusive, inspiring environment for our students, parents, faculty and staff. It is a vibrant, multicultural and caring community that fosters a deep sense of wellbeing.
As an International Baccalaureate® (IB) world school, ISZL is authorised by the IB Organisation to offer the Primary Years, Middle Years, and IB Diploma programmes. In addition, students in Grades 11 and 12 have the option of taking Advanced Placement® (AP) courses and exams. All AP courses are audited by the College Board.
ISZL has been accredited by the prestigious Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
ISZL is supervised by the educational authority of the Canton of Zug and operates with its approval. ISZL is a member of the Swiss Group of International Schools and the Educational Collaborative for International Schools.
ISZL is currently joint 1st place in the IB League Table for Switzerland, and 4th place for the Top IB School in EU/EEA for 2022
Our after-school Activities and Clubs Programme is designed to enhance student learning and personal development in line with our mission and vision.
We offer our Grade 1-12 students a broad and diverse range of opportunities, with over 30 different clubs per division for Primary, Middle and High School students, for example:
Visual & Performing Arts - drama, sewing, guitar band, manga art, photography, theatre production, wind or jazz band, choir, string orchestra, movers & shakers etc.
Recreational Sports - soccer, uni-hockey, swimming, running, ballet, climbing, badminton, fencing, bouldering, sailing, cross-fit, volleyball.
Competitive Sports - soccer, cross-country, uni-hockey, badminton, swimming, skiing, track & field, golf, tennis, basketball, volleyball, touch rugby.
Academic Enrichment & Student Leadership - digital creators, German, leadership & action, forest adventure, chess, digital drawing, gardening, aquaponics/urban gardening, Swiss Young Naturalists Tournament, creative thinking, stop motion animation.
Students at ISCS have the opportunity to take part in Extracurricular Activities, ranging from Football, Cross Country, and Computer Club, to Drama, Film, German, Mindfulness, Craft, Art, or Earth Club. Clubs are included in the school fee and are a great way to meet new friends, discover new passions and learn life-long skills, all while having fun!