Our Mission


Ask: We encourage all members of our community to be lifelong learners with endless curiosity and passion for discovery.


Act: We strive to inspire open-minded individuals with local and global awareness, who show mutual respect and willingness to participate towards positive change


Achieve: We are committed to challenging ourselves and celebrating our intellectual, creative and physical successes.

Welcome to the International School – Zurich North (ISZN)!

Welcome to Primary

For students aged 3-11yrs, we offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP), which is an established worldwide programme at the Primary School level. ISZN has been authorized since 2006 to offer this programme, which is organized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).

The programme is designed to be transdisciplinary in nature; integrating subject areas at all times to give the students a well rounded, engaging and relevant experience. Inquiry based and reflective of shared best teaching practices from around the globe, the programme actively works to instil a lifelong love of learning to all participants.

Our aim is to build and maintain a warm and caring, yet intellectually stimulating and challenging environment for our students. We believe that parent and community participation is vital to the students overall experience and we therefore regularly invite and involve the many members that make up our ISZN family to visit and work with us throughout the school year.

Please have a look through the Gallery to see some highlights of us in action and come see us to learn more about what we do and to experience the inspiring motivation and enthusiasm that we have for our learning every day!

Jane Hollands
Head of Primary

Welcome to Secondary

On behalf of the staff and students, we wish you a warm welcome to ISZN Secondary School.

We are a small yet expanding school and our family-like, close-knit atmosphere helps to foster quality relationships between staff and students to ensure they are supported in their studies and achieve to the very best of their abilities. We are very proud of our students and the respect and maturity they display towards others and their studies.

Our enthusiastic, fully-qualified specialist staff are committed to bringing out the best in our students. We aim to encourage them in their academic ambition and to become active learners who enjoy their studies. We seek to equip them with the knowledge, skills and values that will enable them to make informed decisions about their future as international citizens of the twenty-first century.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

The Secondary Staff

Our Philosophy

ISZN is committed to:

  • Appreciating and respecting our individuality
  • Providing a dynamic and engaging programme
  • Seeking authentic and meaningful learning experiences, enabling real world connections
  • Creating an atmosphere of collaborative, open and rich dialogue
  • Instilling a sense of responsibility towards learning and the courage to take risks
  • Giving time to wonder and make informed choices
  • Providing opportunities that cultivate, inspire and value critical thinking and innovation
  • Sharing and continually developing through best practice
  • Working towards achieving sustainable local and global practices


Farewell to Mr. Kaufmann
Farewell to Mr. Kaufmann
Dear ISZN Community I am writing this letter...
New Banners
New Banners
Coming soon: The ISZN celebrates its 20th...
With four trees into the 20th anniversary year
With four trees into the 20th anniversary year
This newspaper article appeared in the Anzeiger...
January 2019 IGCSE, AS and A-Level Results
January 2019 IGCSE, AS and A-Level Results
ISZN Secondary is once more extremely proud of...
20 Years ISZN
20 Years ISZN
This year ISZN celebrates its 20th anniversary...


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