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International Education in Zurich - Zug

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Switzerland sets high standards for everything, and international schools are no exception. Multilingual, disciplined and efficient, there’s arguably no better place in Europe to get a top class education for your child.

As the largest city in Switzerland, Zurich has the biggest choice of international schools in the country. Many of them are situated along the scenic banks of Zurichsee (Lake Zurich), somewhat removed from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The leafy north eastern suburbs, such as Wallisellen and Gockhausen, are home to a selection of international schools also.

The International Baccalaureate originated in Switzerland, and is now offered in thousands of schools in almost every country in the world. So make no mistake, the standard of international education on offer in Zurich is among the best on the planet, if not THE best. Needless to say, facilities in every international school are also fantastic.

IB is still the most popular curriculum on offer in Swiss international schools, but you can find an impressive variety of other curricula too - everything from Swiss to Japanese is represented.

While the Swiss curriculum has a fantastic reputation worldwide, it’s worth noting that it does differ significantly from others around the world. If you don’t plan on living in Switzerland long-term you may want to weigh up the pros and cons of the Swiss, IB and other curricula before committing. This way you can be sure your child’s progress and educational qualifications will be as consistent as possible, wherever you go.

International schools in Zurich often offer ‘full-day’ schooling. This doesn’t mean your child will be attending lessons from morning to evening. It simply means they provide extracurricular programs before or after lessons, including sports, after-school study time and social clubs.

Switzerland has four national languages to its name, so bilingual and trilingual international schools are par for the course in Zurich. After English, German is the most common language of instruction. Regardless of the curriculum or international school you choose however, your child will be exposed to multiple languages as part of day to day life in Zurich.

Now for the bad news. It’s a well known fact that Switzerland has a high cost of living. You’ll pay more for day to day services and amenities than in many other places in Europe. International education is not immune to this: Zurich is the most expensive city in Europe for international schools.

Unfortunately it doesn’t stop there. Zurich has the highest costs for international schools in Switzerland and in Europe, but it also has the third highest schools fees in the world. Only Beijing and Shanghai are more expensive!

With a high cost of living comes an equally high quality of life, however. With mountains and lakes almost aplenty, fantastic infrastructure, efficiency everywhere you look and a rich culture and history, life in Zurich is most definitely worth the financial cost.

Below, we have compiled the top 10 international schools in Zurich - Zug according to our users. However, there are another 19 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Zurich - Zug based on your requirements.

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International School of Zug and Luzern

ISZL is an award-winning co-educational day school in Central Switzerland.
We are a non-profit International Baccalaureate® world school for students aged 3 to 18.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: CHF 25,700
to: CHF 38,600

Zurich International School

Being a great educator is about striking the perfect balance.
We believe that the most important thing a child should learn is to love learning. That’s a habit that will stay with them, encouraging them to empathise, to go further, and to be open to new things.
Curriculum
IB, American, Swiss
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: CHF 26,700
to: CHF 38,500

Institut Montana Zugerberg

As a Swiss international day school and boarding school, we offer our students excellent academic programmes, personalised support and a home away from home. This is your place to grow - into a scholar, responsible young adult and a truly global citizen.
Curriculum
IB, British, IGCSE, Swiss (Lehrplan 21)
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
6 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: CHF 32,900
to: CHF 36,800

Best 10 International Schools in Zurich - Zug

Out of a total of 29 International Schools in Zurich - Zug.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

International School of Central Switzerland

ISCS was founded on the philosophy that every student deserves to shine-- and we have continued that tradition as we have grown. We are a family-centred school and pride ourselves on academic excellence and international-mindedness. The only British school in Zug, our small class size allows for the individualised learning that pushes our Cambridge test scores to the top.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: CHF 26,600
to: CHF 31,700

Institut Montana Zugerberg

As a Swiss international day school and boarding school, we offer our students excellent academic programmes, personalised support and a home away from home. This is your place to grow - into a scholar, responsible young adult and a truly global citizen.
Curriculum
IB, British, IGCSE, Swiss (Lehrplan 21)
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
6 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: CHF 32,900
to: CHF 36,800

International School of Schaffhausen

The International School of Schaffhausen offers high quality international education starting from primary through to secondary and Diploma level. It is an authorized IB World School.
ISSH offers a boarding programme for students aged 14-18.
Curriculum
IB
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
1 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: CHF 22,610
to: CHF 30,940
Reviews
(3 reviews)

Obersee Bilingual School

We empower children to face the complex challenges of the future.
At OBS, we endeavour for our students to approach the world of tomorrow with joy and enthusiasm and to see it as a place of endless opportunities. Our students will design their future, as well as ours, and we provide them with an outstanding education that prepares them for this exciting yet unknown future.
OBS students are:
-global citizens
-critical thinkers
-enthusiastic and active lifelong learners
-collaborators
-self-directed explorers
-digital natives
-able to live up to our OBS Universe of Values
Curriculum
IB, International, Swiss
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
1 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: CHF 30,315
to: CHF 36,420

Swiss Boarding Schools Disentis & Zurich - City Campus

Our modern boarding school in Winterthur/Zurich is surrounded by top class sports facilities just outside the city centre, 20 minutes from Zurich Airport and just under 30 minutes from Zurich’s vibrant heart.

Winterthur/Zurich offers everything you could wish for in a city: a highly diverse range of cultural activities for all age groups, sports facilities of all kinds, a pretty, pedestrianised old town with lots of shops and restaurants, as well as attractive recreational areas in the surrounding forests and along the nearby rivers.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
14 to 18
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: CHF 82,000
to: CHF 82,000

SIS Swiss International School Männedorf-Zürich

SIS Swiss International School Männedorf-Zürich is a private day school for preschool and primary school children. Designed to fulfil the educational goals of Swiss as well as internationally mobile families, the SIS programme is centred on consistent bilingual classroom instruction and peer experience in German and English, culminating in a diploma with Swiss and international university entrance qualifications.
Curriculum
International, Swiss
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
4 to 12
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: CHF 25,360
to: CHF 25,360
Reviews
(1 review)

Tandem International Multilingual School

Tandem IMS is a private international school which has been accredited by the canton of Zurich’s educational authorities. Tandem IMS implements the Zurich cantonal curriculum with the aim to prepare the children for the “Gymnasium” entrance examinations at the end of 6th grade leading to the best schools in Zurich. Furthermore, the Tandem International Multilingual Curriculum is the core competitive advantage of Tandem IMS. Its structure and philosophies are equally closely related to international curricula, especially those currently in use in international schools. This ensures easy transfer back to the home countries’ schooling and international schools worldwide. As of August 2025, Tandem IMS also offers a Gymnasium. Check out our website: tandem-ims.ch.
Curriculum
International, Swiss
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
1 to 12
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: CHF 26,625
to: CHF 30,850

Lipschule

“Learning is about the development of the individual” – this is the overriding principle of LIPSCHULE Zurich. Findings from neurobiological research show that children and young people have very individual ways of acquiring skills. As an educational institution we therefore feel we have a responsibility to create an environment in which they can develop to their full potential. We do so by providing an excellent basis for the permanent accumulation of knowledge. This approach, based on a humanistic view of mankind combined with constructivist educational methodology, is one we adhere to at all teaching levels.
Curriculum
International, Swiss, Montessori
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
3 to 16
Yearly fees - 2024/2025
from: CHF 27,120
to: CHF 30,480

Hull's School

Caring, cultured, building confidence, fostering academic success
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
14 to 18
Yearly fees - 2023/2024
from: CHF 30,200
to: CHF 31,300

D'Insle Montessori Zurich

Children, regardless of age, and in a familiar atmosphere, can work as a community in which learning is integrated and natural. The Montessori method sets the developmental needs of the child in the center, ture to the motto "help me to help myself".
Curriculum
Montessori
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
2 to 12
This school does not make their fees public.

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