|Ages||3 - 18|
|Number of children||1250|
|Special education needs||Yes|
About International School of Zug and Luzern (ISZL)
ISZL: A World-Class Learning Community in Central Switzerland
The International School of Zug and Luzern (ISZL) is an independent, non-profit school serving the international community of Central Switzerland. Catering to students aged 3 to 18, ISZL offers a comprehensive education from Early Years to university preparation, creating a connected, inclusive, and inspiring environment for students, parents, faculty, and staff.
International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Programs
As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, ISZL is authorized to offer the Primary Years, Middle Years, and IB Diploma programs. In addition, students in Grades 11 and 12 have the option of taking Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams, which are audited by the College Board. ISZL is accredited by the prestigious Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and operates with the approval of the educational authority of the Canton of Zug.
Curriculum: Personalized and Holistic Learning Experience
ISZL’s learning approach is both personalized and holistic, driven by educational research and designed to support the achievement and success of all students. The curriculum emphasizes inquiry and conceptual understanding, fostering critical thinking and preparing students for a bright future. Language development is a priority at ISZL, supporting both first languages and foreign languages throughout the school.
Community Engagement and Personal Development
ISZL believes in balancing academic and personal development. By encouraging students to interact with their local and global communities, they develop compassion and a sense of communal responsibility. The school’s location in central Switzerland provides numerous opportunities for learning and exploration.
Athletics and Physical Education
Physical activity is considered essential for maintaining health and fitness at ISZL. The Athletics program focuses on developing students’ physical skills, cooperative interaction, and self-understanding. Physical Education is a compulsory part of the curriculum for students in the Primary and Middle Years Programs.
Organized events, such as Games Day and Sports Day, are planned for younger students, in addition to various indoor and outdoor sports and activities, including swimming lessons. In Middle School, extracurricular sports include soccer, tennis, basketball, swimming, skiing, track and field, volleyball, softball, and golf. Recreational clubs, such as climbing, running, uni-hockey, and yoga, are also offered.
In High School, competitive sports include soccer, volleyball, rugby, basketball, swimming, skiing, track and field, tennis, softball, and golf, with seasonal clubs like sailing, kayaking, running, fitness, dance, and yoga also available.
Clubs and Activities for Diverse Interests
ISZL offers a range of clubs and activities across all school divisions to cater to the diverse interests of its students. The core program incorporates elements such as athletics, fitness, music, drama, human movement, visual art, craft/design, and teamwork and leadership. Clubs are led by the school’s teaching staff.
The International School of Zug and Luzern provides a world-class, inclusive learning community for students aged 3 to 18 in Central Switzerland, with a focus on personalized and holistic education, community engagement, physical activity, and a wide range of clubs and activities.
- Downhill Skiing
- Gym / Weights / Fitness / Conditioning
- Multi Sports
- Art Club
- Chess Club
- Cultural Excursions
- Language Lessons
- Model UN
- Music Classes
- Robotics and Programming
- STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts & Maths)
- Art Studio
- Classrooms with Smart/Promethean Boards
- Gym / Fitness Centre
- Indoor Sports Hall
- Integrated IT
- Outdoor Education Centre
- School Dining Room and Catering
- Science Labs
- Sports Fields
- Advanced Placement (AP)
- IB Diploma Programme (IBDP)
- IB Middle Years Program
- Primary Years Program