Over 60 Years of Excellence

As the oldest international school in the Greater Zurich Area, ICS has been empowering the lives of students since 1960.



Today, with over 800 students representing over 55 nationalities, our extraordinary international school community is a second home for globally mobile families in Zurich. As a 100% non-profit international school in Switzerland, ICS provides a supportive and enabling learning environment for all members of the community.

Driven by the success of every child, ICS is the only school in Zurich offering the three main programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB) - the preferred option for international families. We offer world-class education for students ages 18 months to 18 years through our programmes in Early Childhood, Primary Years, Middle Years, and our Diploma Programme.

A unique environment, ICS unites all that is powerful about international education so as to propel our young people towards a purposeful tomorrow. Centred on the creation of life-long learners, it is a diverse and inclusive school, a place that inspires all to pursue success across any endeavour. Ms Lucy Gowdie, Head of School


Rigorous Learning

ICS’ personalised programme ensures that all students are engaged and challenged so they may achieve their full potential. Throughout the school, we offer individualised learning experiences, which allow for all learning styles and aptitudes.


Beyond Classrooms

We believe that learning happens everywhere as students pursue their passions, discover their talents and explore their interests. At ICS, our programmes include outdoor activities and expeditions which challenge students to lead, innovate and discover.


Making a Difference

A strong sense of community at ICS encourages our students to fulfil their responsibilities both at the local and global levels. By caring and showing compassion for others, each student can and does make a difference.


Developing Character

Service learning is a key component of learning at ICS. Enhancing well-being, implementing community programmes and practising environmental responsibility allow our learners to contribute beyond the classroom. Our membership in the prestigious Round Square organisation also provides unique opportunities for students to fulfil this commitment.



ICS History

Discover the oldest international school in the Greater Zurich Area. 

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ICS Leadership

Learn about our school leadership team, and their commitment to supporting students.

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Directions to ICS

A short drive or tram ride from downtown Zurich, our school is easily reached by car, bus, train and bicycle.

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