International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

International School of Central Switzerland

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): CHF 29,000
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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 8 students / class
Maximum 14 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: CHF 29,000
Address: Lorzenparkstrasse 8 CH-6330 Cham, Zug Switzerland

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

1 : 3

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

German and Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

We offer laptops for every secondary learner as well as the use of tablets when appropriate. We also use Canoe and are a GoogleAp school.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Homework isn't assigned below grade 4. When homework is assigned it's usually between 30 minutes to 2 hours per afternoon depending on the grade level and the classes attended by the learner.

Uniform required


Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applications welcome at any period throughout the year.

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

N/A - We will have our first graduating class in the academic year 2017/2018

External examinations or assessments available

MAP testing and as of 2015/2016 academic year we will be offering IB Diploma Programme exams.

Results in these examinations


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?


School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

ISOCS offers the OpEN programme: Optimized Education Network.
This programme supports students with any extra learning needs, additional language support and aid with testing . These include individual learning plans created tailored to support students' learning.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Extended differentiations

Student access to education psychologist


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

We provide after-school care until 18.00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Chess club, WorldCup Soccer, Paint and Make, Swing Dance,

School provided lunches

No but we have a recreational area where the primary learners play at during lunch and they offer hot lunch catering for them.

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


Sports activities included

Basketball, Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Swimming, Handball. For the After School Activities we also provide Unihockey, Chess and more.

Sports facilities at the school

We use a range of local facilities that include a gym, a swimming pool and an athletics track.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We often participate in different sport competitions and our teams are consist of students split by grades. The advantage of this is it that every student is given the opportunity to participate at all tournaments.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The ISOCS qualities and characteristics embody the IB learner profile emphasizing development of knowledge, care, reflection, inquiry, open-mindedness, becoming a thinker, communications, balance, principles and risk-taking.

Teaching approach of the school

The ISOCS teaching approach is inquiry based within an IB framework. Our teachers involve their unique and well-rounded experiences in an open environment with their learners.