We are a true international community
ISCS families join us from all around the globe.
Many relocate here for business reasons. The Zug area attracts around one thousand new international companies each year. Families often come with a two or three year contract but a large percentage choose to stay much longer if they can. Due to the high standard of living offered in Switzerland, Zug and Zurich always rank high on lists of top places to live and work.
Many other families who are wholly or partly Swiss are attracted to ISCS because of the creative and positive nature of our school. Our families with local roots help us all to integrate and take part in local activities.
International families often have more than one national or cultural background. At the time of writing, approximately 20% of our families are Swiss, whilst many others have made their homes here long term. Approximately 30% of our community originates from the US or UK. We have many students from France and Holland, and a multitude of additional nationalities are also represented, spanning across Northern and Eastern Europe, Asia and South America. We welcome students of all backgrounds, and our teachers are well-equipped in integrating all learners into life at ISCS and helping them adapt to instruction in English. Our students and parents are very welcoming and supportive of friends from diverse backgrounds.
We are here for each other
Our families form a close community who support each other, share their languages and interests warmly with one another and are regarded as ISCS’ greatest asset.
Parents are treated as equal partners in providing an outstanding education for each child. Parents are encouraged to have close contact with their teachers and communication flows in both directions. Members of an active Parents’ Organisation are always keen to volunteer to organise activities according to personal interest and availability.
Whether it is helping in the school library, taking language or exercise classes together or organising family and parent events, we are here for each other.
Personal contacts to help with your move
Many parents have volunteered to welcome you personally in your own language and offer relocation advice that is relevant and culturally aware. Please contact the school to request a direct contact with your ISCS friend whether it is in Dutch, French, German, Russian, English or even Korean!
Local Swiss Family
“ We can feel the warmth and happiness that comes from this school and we are so grateful to be in the middle of it all.”
Swiss American Family
” I think my son would live at ISCS if he could.”
” Our family likes ISCS because of the great teachers. They really love teaching and they genuinely care about the students. They support the children and put a lot of effort into creating a stimulating learning environment.”
Wij zijn familie De Jong uit Nederland. Onze zoon (9 jaar) en dochter (8 jaar) zitten op deze school. We hebben bewust voor deze Internationale School gekozen omdat het een kleine school is, met veel persoonlijke aandacht, oog om te integreren in Zwitserland (schooltijden, stimuleren van deelname locale activiteiten, Duitse les) en de mogelijkheid Nederlandse les te volgen. De kinderen gaan met heel veel plezier naar school en komen elke dag weer met enthousiaste verhalen thuis. Zou u meer van onze ervaringen willen horen, stuur dan gerust een mailberichtje naar firstname.lastname@example.org, dan zorgen wij dat deze zo snel mogelijk wordt beantwoord.”