Meeting the needs of a diverse international community

ICS students represent over 50 nationalities. For diverse communities of international schools like ours, meeting the challenges of globalization requires a flexible and comprehensive education that prepares students to realise their full potential.

ICS is the only school in Zurich offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP) of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).

As an IB World School in Switzerland, ICS provides students with a solid set of flexible skills essential in meeting the academic and social challenges they face as they prepare to enter university and work towards building a secure future.

The IB maintains a hard-earned reputation for high standards of teaching, pedagogical leadership and student achievement. An international mindset develops and flourishes within the framework of the IB. 

While the IB is a global programme, the ICS difference comes from our school’s commitment to developing the whole child within our culture of learning, high expectations, and care. Students are challenged to think independently, accept personal responsibility and engage with the community.

IB Diploma Studies
ICS is an inclusive school, with all students encouraged to take the IB Diploma exams. ICS students on average earn significantly better scores than the worldwide average.

What you need to know about the IB



IB Programme

IB Learner Profile


PYP in an Early Years Setting

IB Primary Years Programme


IB Middle Years Programme

IB Diploma Programme



ICS Co-curricular Programme

At ICS, we believe that learning happens both in and outside of the classroom. 

LEARN about our Co-Curricular Programme

English at ICS

We ensure all learners are able to access our world-class programme by supporting all ICS students.

DISCOVER our English as an Additional Language Programme