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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
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|Language support for students not fluent in English||
Students who arrive at ICS with limited English skills are supported by the 'English as an Additional Language' (EAL) programme. This provides a caring, flexible and supportive environment to help students integrate socially and become successful academically.
EAL support is provided to help your child succeed in the mainstream classroom. EAL teachers and assistants help your child develop the language skills, learning strategies and cultural awareness needed to be successful at ICS.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
ICS strongly encourages students to maintain and develop their mother tongue language. Mother tongue classes take place after school and, where possible, ICS makes rooms available for these classes. The school supports families by reimbursing part of the costs of recognised and approved mother tongue classes.
The school also offers language courses in German, French, Spanish and Italian.
|Use of technology in the classroom||
All students in Grades 3 -12 are given their own individual login and password to access the school network with school-assigned digital devices (iPads, desktops, Chromebooks and laptops). They are also assigned a school email account with ICS Google Apps for Education. This supports collaboration and communication with their teachers and peers.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
ICSZ accepts applications at any time. However, ICSZ generally processes applications in spring for places in the following school year, which begins in August. The earlier ICSZ receives your application, the better your chances of getting a place.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
ICS encourages students to join ICS at the start of the school year in August. But it does have some students who join ICS at other times of the year, for example in January. In such cases, ICS processes the application during the school year if possible.
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|School bus service available||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
Learning Support Department
|Learning support offered||
Encourage students with learning difficulties to recognise their strengths and talents;
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|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
ICS offers many clubs and activities.
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|Sports activities included||
Badminton, basketball, cross-country, netball, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field, tennis, volleyball.
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|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The Inter-Community School Zurich is a fully accredited and renowned international school in Zurich, Switzerland. It is the only school in Zurich offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme for Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Studies. As an IB World School established in 1960, ICS provides personalised education for students 3 to 19, including a bilingual diploma option. ICS' supportive community and rigorous curriculum prepares students to flourish in today's quickly changing world.
|Teaching approach of the school||
ICS is committed to developing the whole child within our culture of learning, high expectations, and care. ICS maintains a hard-earned reputation for outstanding teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement.