Welcome to the International School Zurich North (ISZN)

ISZN is an international day school in Zurich for boys and girls aged 3-18. It combines the best of the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the British national curriculum. Our well qualified teachers and small class sizes enable us to ensure that all children receive the individual attention necessary to fulfill their potential.

ISZN – Find Your Place In The World

Explore our school

Primary School

For students aged 3-11, we offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP).

The Programme is overseen by the globally renowned International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and is designed to be transdisciplinary in nature; integrating subject areas 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.

Teaching is delivered in our spacious Primary Campus building, where 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, our aim is to provide as rich a learning experience as possible.

Secondary School

In Middle School (Grades 6-8) students follow our tailormade curriculum which builds on the strengths of the PYP programme while also preparing them for the academically rigorous IGCSE and A-Levels curriculum of Upper School (Grades 9-12).

Combining a culture of high expectations with all the caring qualities and individual attention that only a small school can provide, the environment allows all students to find their passion, whether that be algebra or acting.

The globally recognised and respected A-Level qualification provides a passport to study at leading universities across North America and Europe, including here in Switzerland, with institutions such as the prestigious ETH Zurich being a popular destination for ISZN graduates.

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.