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Get to Know ZIS
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Get to Know ZIS

Get to know zis

Give your children new opportunities and broaden their horizons! Learn more about what Zurich International School can offer. ZIS provides the challenge and support to ensure that every student becomes their best self and reaches their potential, whatever their interest or passion.

Lower School  (ages 3-11) Virtual Open House

Join us on Tuesday, October 26 2021 from 17:00 to 18:00


The event will take place online and you will be sent a link to join. Please complete the short online registration form.

  • Introduction to ZIS from Director Lisa Lyle and to the Lower School from Principal Catherine Jolly
  • Learn about our International pathway and  Bilingual Pathway for Kindergarten to Grade 2 children
  • Overview of our curriculum.
  • Virtual tour of our campus to see our outstanding facilities and an overview of our after school activities
  • Small group discussions with Lower School teachers and admissions representatives who will answer your individual questions


Register here


ZIS Lower School, Wädenswil

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 18, 2022: Lower School In-person Open House

Monday January 17, 2022: ZIS Pathways to Swiss and Global Universities

Thursday, February 3, 2022 17:00-18:00 CET: Middle School Virtual Open House

Saturday, May 14, 2022 10:00-11:30 CET: Lower School In-person Open House

Kindergarten Student writing on paper in the classroom

Bilingual  Program

The additional bilingual program for children in Kindergarten 1 and 2 for August 2021 is full. We are now accepting applications for the 2022/23 school year for Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 (children aged 4-8) and we recommend early application. The aim is to expand the program, which will fulfil the requirements of the Swiss Lehrplan 21 curriculum, to include students aged up to 12 in the coming years.

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Liam, Grade 12

Liam says that when you solve a math problem with logic it feels like you’ve been touched by brilliance.
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Liam, Grade 12
Voices Winter 2017

With a sci-fi novel under his belt, Leo can’t get enough of the written word.
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Leo, Grade 4
Voices Summer 2018
Valerie Monticone

Valerie, Grade 12, shares her love of languages.
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Valerie, Grade 12
Voices Summer 2019
ZIS Grade 8 student

Lucy, Grade 8, always has pen and paper to hand.
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Lucy, Grade 8
Voices Winter 2019

Emerson loves Kindergarten and says her favourite time is when the class gets to explore the forest.
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Emerson, Kindergarten
Voices Spring 2016