Zurich's large expat population means it boasts a good selection of international schools. These are great for expats who only plan to be in the country for a short time and want their children to continue studying the national curriculum of their home country. Competition for places is stiff, fees are exorbitant and waiting lists are long. Most schools teach the International Baccalaureate curriculum, but some follow American, British or Japanese curricula.


Inter Community School Zurich 

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Gender: Co-educational 
Ages: 3 to 19
Website: www.icsz.ch

International School Zurich North

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate, Cambridge IGCSE and Swiss
Gender: Co-educational
Age: 3 to 18
Website: www.iszn.ch

Japanese School Zurich

Curriculum: Japanese
Gender: Co-educational
Age: 5 to 18
Website: www.jszurich.ch

Swiss International School

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and Swiss
Gender: Co-educational
Age: 3 to 18
Website: www.swissinternationalschool.ch

Tandem International Multilingual School

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and Swiss
Gender: Co-educational
Age: 1 to 12
Website: www.tandem-ims.ch

Zurich International School

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Gender: Co-educational
Age: 3 to 18
Website: www.zis.ch