We provide an education that ensures children develop a lifelong love of learning. It is something that will help them pursue a life of success and confidence. Whether it’s encouraging them to challenge themselves, connecting with people from different backgrounds, or pushing themselves to take risks and trust in their abilities.
We want to be the institution of choice for families in Greater Zurich. For us, it’s about finding the perfect balance. And see the person, as well as the learner. We have developed a program that welcomes all students and gives them the freedom to grow. We have built our outstanding education on the foundation of exceptional teaching, a broad curriculum including the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Advanced Placement courses, and a strong emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). It is an approach that has opened the doors of the most prestigious universities in the world.
But we are especially proud of How? ‘Or’ What we provide that education. When we challenge our students, we do so by inspiring them to experiment and explore, not by extinguishing their spark. Our teachers work hard to connect each student to a subject and find the angle that brings it to life. It’s an approach that helps learning continue and is transferable to wherever they may go next.
However, school is a preparation for life, as well as exams. We have developed a campus environment that makes students feel safe and supported. We provide support for their well-being during difficult times and help them learn habits and approaches that will help them face life’s challenges in the future. Our education emphasizes character as well as achievement and values qualities such as empathy, leadership, teamwork, resilience, patience and passion.
We also take the time to help our students discover their true passions. Our curricular and extracurricular activities expose students to a wide range of activities, so they can discover a hobby or career that can enrich their entire lives. We also encourage them to be open to new challenges and experiences, even if they feel intimidating, and to benefit from things even if they don’t excel at them.
We provide our students with the resources to explore their potential. We have invested in new state-of-the-art facilities to allow students to connect and learn on two purpose-built campuses. But our school is not a bubble. We provide students with a safe community, but also encourage them to make a difference with sustainable, hands-on activities that benefit the community and encourage a global perspective.
We are confident in our approach to education. But learning is an ongoing process for all of us. So we are always exploring new ways to improve and grow. Our students, staff and families who make up our ZIS community all have a stake in our success and all have something to offer to help us learn, grow and grow. And we also draw on the wisdom of our alumni in industries around the world, as well as neighboring businesses that employ many of our ZIS parents.
Imagine a school where your children come home excited to learn. Imagine a school where they discover a passion that becomes a vocation. Imagine a school that feels like home and gives them the confidence to explore the world.
Visit www.zis.ch for more information. We look forward to meeting you!