Well-being

Inspiring Spaces on a Single Campus

Our campus is nestled in a quaint village outside Zurich. Surrounded by fields and forests, it inspires the mind and relaxes the senses.


preschool/kindergarten students walking to the forest in zumikon, international school

ICS is a safe and welcoming place where children can learn and grow within a caring and supportive environment. Our classroom teachers in Primary and our tutors in Secondary play a pastoral as well as an educational role. Our behaviour guidelines ask students to respect themselves and others.

Two weeks after coming to the school, my son hugged me and told me: Thank you for giving me the possibility of going to this school.
Susan S, ICS Parent

We have programmes across the school focusing on the emotional, social and physical wellbeing of our students. Our counsellors support and advise students. In addition, from time to time we bring in outside experts to advise and educate students, parents and staff on key issues such as internet safety and substance abuse.

We believe that children learn best in a nurturing environment where they feel supported. This view was reinforced by the accreditation team from the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools & Colleges. After visiting us 2016, they praised our community "for creating a warm, welcoming and positive school climate where respect is nurtured."

Our culture of care extends beyond our own community. At ICS we offer many opportunities for service learning: in helping others, students also learn about themselves.

Student Well-being

ICS is a safe and welcoming place where children can learn and grow within a caring and supportive environment.

Our classroom teachers in Preschool/Kindergarten and in the Primary School and our tutors in the Middle School and Diploma Studies play a pastoral as well as an educational role. Our behaviour guidelines ask students to have respect for themselves and for others.

Promoting positive behaviour

ICS is committed to creating a learning environment where everyone feels they are safe, welcomed and respected. We believe that promoting positive behaviour is fundamental to achieving this aim. We set clear behaviour expectations, define appropriate consequences if these expectations are not met, provide guidance and help our students understand their responsibilities.

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Building Resilience


ICS Culture of Care means helping all children feel safe, happy and included, and one of our goals, as Primary School Student Ambassadors, is to promote social and emotional well-being for all of our classmates. That's why we came up with the idea of creating a Friendship Bench for the ICS playground.
Maya C, Kai H, Aleks G, Priya L, Sabrina F, Carina B, Youp C, Evelina A