An IB Education

What is the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme?

ICS is an IB World School – and 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).

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

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. 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.

While the IB Programme 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.

ICS is an inclusive school, with all students encouraged to take the IB Diploma exams. ICS provides a world-class education that supports students in developing the essential skills they need to continue their post-secondary studies. ICS students on average earn significantly better scores than the worldwide average.