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International School Zurich North (ISZN)

Address: Industriestrasse 50, 8304 Wallisellen, Switzerland
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Description International School Zurich North (ISZN)

  • Established: 1999
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Students age: 3 to 18 years old
  • Number of students: 200
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: full time, half board.

International School Zurich North (ISZN) is an international school that has been operating in the Swiss city - Zurich since 1999. The emergence of the school was due to the growing multinational community in the city. On the opening day there were only 17 students and 5 teachers, and today the number of students has grown to 200 people, and the staff to 50 employees. Students from over 35 nationalities come to ISZN every year.

ISZN is a full-cycle school, that is, here foreign and local children or adolescents can receive a full secondary education from the pre-school level. The primary school curriculum is based on IB Primary Years (PYP). Middle classes continue to be based on the PYP concept, and Cambridge IGCSE and Edexcel International A-Level courses are offered to prepare high school students.

The ISZN school calls its mission to contribute to the development of the modern world by educating and expanding opportunities for capable young people who understand their own potential and are not tired of offering ideas, acting and achieving.

International School - Zurich North is part of the Cognita international educational network, which includes more than 70 schools in Europe, Asia and Latin America. It has been operating since 2004 and during this time it has trained and graduated more than 50 thousand people.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in International School Zurich North (ISZN)

Program name
from 26 000 CHF / year

Preschool education

  • Age: 3-6 years old
  • Dates: August-July
  • Duration: 3 years.

The pre-school education format at ISZN includes instruction for children from 3 to 6 years old through attendance of nurseries and kindergartens. Here young students receive basic skills that will be useful to them for further studies: they learn to interact with each other, learn about the main categories of time and space, actively study the environment, and gain new social experience. Since teaching and learning in young children is strongly connected, then at this stage the game approach is mainly used.

Primary School

  • Age: 7-11 years old
  • Dates: August-July
  • Duration: 4 years.

The curriculum for elementary school from grades 1 to 5 is based on the IB Primary Years (PYP) program, which is world famous and universally used in foreign schools. Such a course develops the following useful skills in a child:

  • Effective communication
  • Researching
  • Understanding social context
  • Health and Life Management
  • The development of critical and creative thinking.

The educational program at the elementary school stage includes the study of the following subjects:

  • Foreign language (English, German)
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • The science
  • Art and personality
  • Social and physical education.
from 29 000 CHF / year

high school

  • Age: 11-13 years old
  • Dates: August-July
  • Duration: 3 years.

From grades 6 to 8, or in the "junior" high school, education continues under the IB Primary Years program, which offers the best structure from the national curriculum of Britain. The children continue to develop qualities and study subjects that were in elementary school, however, at the same time, training is supplemented by specific goals - high-quality preparation for training on the IGCSE or International A-Level programs.

from 29 000 CHF / year

High School (GCSE)

  • Age: 14-16 years old
  • Dates: August-July
  • Duration: 1-2 years.

The first stage of high school follows the Cambridge IGCSE program, which is developed by the Cambridge University Examination Commission and offers a wide selection of academic disciplines. These are more than 70 subjects, including 30 languages, which can be combined and combined at your discretion. Cambridge IGCSE is recognized by leading universities as a testament to academic excellence.

from 29 000 CHF / year

High School (AS & A-Level)

  • Age: 16-18 years old
  • Dates: August-July
  • Duration: 3 years.

At the second stage of ISZN high school - 11th and 12th grade - students study the Cambridge international A-Level program. In the 11th grade, the student chooses to study 4 disciplines (the program of the first year of AS), three of which will continue to study in the 12th grade, and then will pass the certification exam (A-Level). For study, you can choose both traditional subjects (mathematics, English), and modern areas - computer science, business research and others. The ISZN school is the only one in Zurich today, where at level “A” the study of 3 natural science subjects, music and art is offered.

Accommodation, housing and food

The school offers full-time instruction, so half-board meals are available for students in the dining room of the ISZN campus - that is, breakfast, lunch and snack depending on the length of stay.

Events International School Zurich North (ISZN)

In addition to a well-thought-out academic program according to age, ISZN students can participate in various clubs and sections on interests related to sports or creativity (CCA):

  • Ballet
  • Basketball
  • Choir
  • Cricket
  • Graphic design
  • Forensic Club
  • Yoga
  • Upcycling.

Every year, children participate in international projects organized by Cognita on the basis of their institutions in other countries - for example, World Environment Day, creating illustrations for the published storybook on the initiative “History around the world” and other events.

During the school year, children are encouraged to get new interesting experiences not only in the classroom, but also on exciting trips. The program of trips is developed taking into account the age of students:

  • First graders participate in the annual “Camp Week”, where they learn about the environment, different cultures and gain useful life skills.
  • High school students are offered trips to popular cities in different countries: Malta, Barcelona, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Amsterdam.

There are also regular tours of Zurich and its environs, which include visits to museums, zoos, exhibitions, medieval castles and various cultural events.

Equipment International School Zurich North (ISZN)

The area of the ISZN school is a short drive from the center of Zurich. The school has two campuses, where up to 200 children and adolescents can be simultaneously: these are two modern buildings with bright classrooms, equipped with the necessary equipment and other amenities for learning. On campus there are modern IT laboratories, Maker Space, home lounges, the Wallisellen public hall, dining rooms, and a pool.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The course price includes:

  • Program
  • Food
  • Participation in sections and clubs
  • Excursion program.

Additionally paid:

  • Registration fee for first child - 3000CHF
  • Registration fee for the second child from the family - 1000CHF
  • Extended day - from 10CHF / hour
  • Additional English (EAL) - from 1500CHF / semester.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The process of entering ISZN for foreign students and local citizens is quite simple and includes several steps:

  • Make an inquiry through the admissions office of the school
  • Attending school is the best way to understand what awaits students at this institution.
  • Book your place. To do this, fill out an application through the school website and prepare documents
  • A potential student takes part in a 6-week probationary period, where he can assess whether the institution's programs are suitable.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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