Supporting our learners to exceed expectations

At ICS, we offer a supportive and nurturing environment to encourage all members of our community to achieve their potential, pursue their passions and fulfil their responsibilities. 


ICS is a leading private, non-profit, co-educational international day school for students ages 18 months to 18 years. Our single campus, situated in the picturesque village of Zumikon, is just 15 minutes by direct public transport from the centre of Zurich.

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, ICS is the only school in Zurich offering all three programmes of the world-renowned IB Organisation: the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.

We believe in empowering students to become self-directed, life-long inquirers. And, whether it is on the sports field, the stage or in the classroom, our students strive for excellence in all that they do.

Welcome to ICS 

Our Leadership Team warmly welcomes you to the Inter-Community School Zurich
James Penstone
Secondary Principal

High Quality Learning
Lucy M. Gowdie
Head of School

Nathaniel Atherton
Primary Principal


Empowered to Learn

At ICS, we empower our students to become self-directed, lifelong inquirers who understand that learning happens everywhere. In a nurturing and challenging environment, we provide a rigorous curriculum that encourages and engages students, while developing their critical-thinking skills.


Prepared to Succeed

By offering the three main programmes of the International Baccalaureate (IB), ICS provides continuity of learning, reassurance, certainty and stability for children. As the IB is highly regarded by schools and universities throughout the world, students moving on from ICS can easily transfer to other high-caliber schools in other countries.


Globally Recognised

Part of the IB’s reliability emerges from the rigorous accreditation, IBO, CIS and NEASC schools must undertake before offering the programme. This ensures that the educational standards of all IB schools are both exceptional and globally uniform. ICS, as an IB Plus school, exceeds these standards. 


Future Ready

Our teaching practices help students to become resilient and reflective thinkers - qualities that prepare students to flourish beyond ICS. Students leave with the extensive core knowledge that supports them through their transitions to new schools, university and their futures beyond school.

Prospective Students

Our multi-lingual admissions team can answer any questions you have about ICS and life in Zurich.

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