Accreditation and Affiliation
“We would like to extend our congratulations to the Inter-Community School Zurich for its continued commitment to school improvement and high educational standards.” New England Association of Schools & Colleges.
ICS is an IB World School. We are the only school in Zurich fully authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to offer three IB programmes - the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.
The Inter-Community School, Zurich is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC). Our next accreditation visit will take place at the end of 2016.
ICS first achieved accreditation in 2006. After a five-year follow-up visit in January 2012, CIS and NEASC agreed that ICS should continue its good standing as an accredited school for a further five years. “We would like to extend our congratulations to the Inter-Community School Zurich for its continued commitment to school improvement and high educational standards” wrote the Reverend B W Woodward Jr, Director of NEASC Commission on American and International Schools Abroad when he wrote to give ICS the news.
In the report they produced, the visiting accreditation team commended ICS on a number of notable achievements including :
- “The climate of trust and care that exists between students and staff as the basis for an outstanding environment for learning and personal development”.
- “The academic curriculum, especially in Primary and Diploma programs, and the adaptations that have been incorporated as a result of the school mission and the open admissions policy.”
- “A number of important structural changes including, but not limited to, the appointment of an Early Years co-ordinator, the appointment of a Primary / Middle School Counsellor, and the appointment of co-ordinators for Teaching and Learning in both the Primary and Secondary School.”
- “The immaculate care of the campus and facilities.”