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International School of Central Switzerland

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CurriculumInternational
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 11 students / class
Maximum 20 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

110

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

UK, USA, Swiss

Ratio of local students to international students

1 : 10

Max. number of students per class

18-20

Average number of students per class

11

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Almost entirely

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

German and Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

We have access to laptops for every secondary learner as well as the use of tablets when appropriate. Students integrate technology regularly to support learning, including word processing and powerpoint, film and voice recording, video production and editing tools, and access to online databases.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

In Primary, students focus more on personal connections. In secondary, we believe that students should have a balanced life, and typically have 5-7 hours per week in grade 6, up to 13 hours in grade 10.

Uniform required

Only for sport class.

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

We are an inclusive school. Given no pre-existing diagnosis, assessments are conducted after enrolment to inform best instructional practice, and not as a barrier to admissions.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

N/A

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Rolling admissions process- applications welcome at any period throughout the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

ISOCS just had its first graduating class, of which around 25% took a gap year and the rest went on to university.

External examinations or assessments available

MAP testing, IB Diploma Programme exams, iGCSE exams; we are also a testing site so we can offer SAT and PSAT for college entrance purposes.

Results in these examinations

N/A

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

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

N/A

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

ISOCS has a learning support team. Incoming students who have a diagnosis undergo a 4-week assessment period that allows the school to understand who they are as a learner. We then work with the family and teachers to put an Individualised Education Plan in place for differentiated instruction, accommodations and, where necessary, 1:1 support.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Extended differentiations

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8.15

School finish time

15.30

Supervised care before/after school

We provide after-school care until 18.00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

It varies from season to season, but favorites include: Chess club, WorldCup Soccer, Basketball, Running, Language clubs such as French, German Booster, Mandarin

School provided lunches

We work with a supplier to have hot lunch service available every day, including a meat and vegetarian option.

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

Only vegetarian

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 with other international school--our teams consist of students split by grades. The advantage of this is that every student is given the opportunity to participate at all tournaments.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

ISOCS was founded on the philosophy that every student deserves to shine-- that is, to be the best version of him- or herself. We pride ourselves on small class size and individualised learning, and further encourage both students and the community to emulate the characteristics of the IB learner profile: being knowledgable, caring, reflective, inquirers, open-minded, a thinker, a communicator, balanced, principled and courageous.

Teaching approach of the school

The ISOCS teaching approach is inquiry-based within an IB framework. Our teachers are selected specifically for their ability to differentiate instruction based on the uniqueness of their learners.

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