Welcome to the International School Zurich North (ISZN)

As an international school located in the north-east of Zurich, Switzerland, ISZN provides an outstanding education to the children of the community. Our commitment to the IB ensures our students become lifelong learners through an inquiry-based programme that features small class sizes, well qualified and experienced teachers, a culture of high expectation and the caring qualities of a small school.

Following the internationally renowned IB PYP, IGCSE and IA-Level Programmes of study, our flexible learning spaces enable students to reflect on how best they learn as individuals. From our Maker Space where students can pursue innovative solutions to enjoying a classroom without walls where we encourage enhanced learning using the nearby forest and farmlands.

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Primary School

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, inclusive, 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.

Secondary School

With an internationally recognized curriculum, we foster a culture of personal academic excellence.

Our family-like atmosphere and small class sizes allow for individualised teaching and learning to support students to achieve the very best of their abilities. A global perspective is actively celebrated through our multicultural and international staff and student body. Our enthusiastic and fully-qualified specialist staff have a wealth of international experience and are committed to bringing out the very best in our students.

We aim to encourage them in their academic ambition to become active learners who thrive in their studies. Our Secondary school is separated into Lower and Upper programmes.

Our story: an inspiring world of education

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Our school is part of Cognita which is an extraordinary family of diverse yet connected schools, spanning eight different countries. We share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. Together, we provide a uniquely global education that goes beyond grades to develop all-round academic excellence – building resilient minds and encouraging positive, international perspectives.

We do this by sharing expertise, insights and best practice across the world – and by collaborating to develop rich learning environments in every school. We equip young people with the confidence and resourcefulness that prepares them to grow, thrive and find their success in a fast-changing world.