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Ages 3 to 18

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: CHF 23,900
to: CHF 35,800
This school has more than one campus in Lucerne:
Zug Campus: Ages 3 to 14

Address: Walterswil 1, 6340 Baar, Switzerland

Riverside Campus: Ages 14 to 18

Address: Rothusstrasse 4B, 6331 Hünenberg, Switzerland

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Number of students

1219

Number of nationalities represented in the school

63

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

5% of local students

Max. number of students per class

From Early Years to Grade 2: 40 students, from Kindergarten to Grade 8: 20 students, High School: 18 students

Average number of students per class

At capacity

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, from Early Years to Grade 1. Specialist teachers are also employed.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

First Language (Mother Tongue) Programme

Use of technology in the classroom

Zug Campus: iPads available for student use, Smartboards in every classroom, 3D printers

Riverside Campus: Bring Your Own Device Programme, Smartboards in every classroom, 3D printers, dedicated technology laboratories

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes. Our Continuity of Learning Plan is put into effect if teaching and learning need to continue at home due to closure of the school campuses.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

For Primary School student, there is only a recommendation for home learning. Homework is assigned in a structured way from Grade 6 and up.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

We accept applications throughout the year. By the summer, many of our grade levels become full and we open waiting lists.

Entry evaluation for students

ISZL does not require students to take a formal entrance exam. However, students applying to Grade 8 and above (and Grade 7 for January-June admission) and whose first language is not English are required to take an English assessment.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline, as ISZL has a rolling admissions policy. ISZL strongly suggests, however, that applications be completed by February of the year of entry in order to avoid waiting lists.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

Average IB Score - 35
100% IB pass rate

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No. We are a non-denominational school.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Our Student Support Services Team is able to offer support to students with diagnosed mild to moderate learning needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

ISZL supports students of different abilities and educational background through a programme of differentiated teaching and learning methods delivered by our expert teachers.

Student access to education psychologist

Our Student Support Services Team have connections to local educational psychologists and they can connect families when needed.

School start time

Primary and Middle School Students: 8:50
High School Students: 8:40

School finish time

Primary and Middle School Students: 15:30
High School Students: 16:00

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Art Club, Dance, Choir, Band, Orchestra, Film Club, Environmental Club, School Newspaper (The Eagle), Student Council, Theatre, Yearbook, Kayaking and Sailing. Students receive information on these clubs and their meeting hours during the first few weeks of school. In addition, we offer an Extended Day Club for working families.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

We offer daily specials, which always includes a vegetarian option.

Sports activities included

Students up until Grade 10 have PE lessons as part of the curriculum. Swimming is in the curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 5.

Sports facilities at the school

Zug Campus: fully equipped outdoor playgrounds, all-weather sports field and two indoor sports halls, climbing wall.

Riverside Campus: Triple gyms, fitness centre, dance studio, climbing wall, football field, basketball courts and access to nearby local swimming pools, golf course, tennis courts and athletics tracks.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School of Zug and Luzern is a non-profit, co-educational day school from Early Years to Grade 12 (ages 3-18) serving the international community of central Switzerland.

Teaching approach of the school

ISZL is the foundation of a world-class learning community that offers an exceptional educational experience and builds a comfortable, engaging environment for students and their families. It is a stable and rooted, multicultural community that provides students and families a warm, inspiring and vibrant place to call home and one that encourages engagement and creates a strong sense of place.

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