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Inter-Community School

Gender: Coeducational
Type: Day school
Age range: 18 months - 18

The Inter-Community School (ICS) is a fully accredited and renowned international school in Zurich, Switzerland offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme for Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Studies. As an IB World School established in 1960, ICS provides personalised education for students aged 18 months to 18 years, including a bilingual diploma option. Our supportive community and rigorous curriculum prepares students to flourish in today’s quickly changing world.

The IDEALS in our school

With students from more than 50 nationalities and teachers from more than 28, ICS is a truly multicultural community that actively promotes a deeper understanding and respect for international diversity.


ICS is committed to providing a rigorous and supportive learning environment both in and out of the classroom. All members of the community unify to create outstanding learning experiences and are challenged to achieve their individual potential, encouraged to pursue their passions, and expected to fulfil their responsibilities.

Collaboratively and individually our students learn core foundational knowledge alongside life skills such as ethical and emotional awareness and cultural competence.

The six IDEALS of Round Square, International Understanding, Democracy, Environmental Stewardship, Adventure, Leadership and Service are embedded in the ethos of the school and permeate the activities and projects. As an international school we aim to develop students’ inquisitiveness, tenacity, courage, compassion, inventiveness, ability to solve problems, self-awareness, sense of responsibility, appreciation of diversity, commitment to sustainability, communication and team-working skills.

What being a Round Square school means to us

Our membership of Round Square means that we can offer students even more opportunities for learning and personal development through international understanding, adventure, service projects and participation in school exchanges.

ICS believes in a holistic approach to education, therefore Leadership and Service Learning opportunities are an integral part of the curriculum.

Being a Round Square school allows us to collaborate with other Round Square schools in the world thus sharing best practices and experiences with like-minded colleagues. Our students have the opportunity to engage in virtual conferences that encourage valuable conversations and exchange of ideas.

Where to find us


Strubenacher 3 , Postfach , 8126 Zumikon , Switzerland