International School of Schaffhausen (ISSH)

Mühlentalstrasse 280CH-8200 Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen 8200, Switzerland
  • ISSH is a well-established private international school in northern Switzerland
  • Over 47 nationalities are represented in our student body This diversity of cultures, languages, faiths and experiences creates a learning and living environment which is extremely rich in perspectives and where care and respect for one another are fundamental.
  • Our Junior College boarding programme is specifically designed for teenagers aged 16-18 from around the world.
  • Students are invited to join our international community of learners, to share our passion for knowledge and to develop into lifelong learners.
  • We offer a unique residential programme and an international university entrance qualification, the IB Diploma, that will open doors to universities across Europe, America, Africa or Australasia.
  • Due to our emphasis on fostering independence and the huge range of extra-curricular opportunities, our residential programme develops responsible young adults who are well prepared for university life and have a clear vision of their talents, strengths and goals for life.

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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
International School of Schaffhausen (ISSH)
School FocusCollege Preparatory
Grades (Boarding)Grades 11-12, PG
Grades (Day)Grades Pre-K-12, PG
School TypeCo-ed
Supports Learning Differences (LD)Yes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominational
Year Founded1999
Campus Size3 acres

Student Body

Enrollment275 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
Average Class Size15 students
Teacher : Student Ratio1:8
Number of AP Courses Offeredn/a
Number of IB Courses Offered11
ESL Courses OfferedYes
Summer Program OfferedYes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Merit Scholarships OfferedYes


Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Director of AdmissionsBarbara Camenzind
Associate Director of AdmissionsNick Wragg


# Interscholastic Sports Offered7 Interscholastic Sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cycling, Football, Gymnastics, Snowboarding, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations6 Extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Baking Club, Cooking Club

Arts and Music Programs:

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance Club, Hockey Club, Rugby Clu

School Notes

    ISSH Junior College turns teenagers into independent and responsible young adults who are well prepared for university life abroad and have a clear vision of their talents, strengths and goals for life.
  • Residential programme for senior students (age 16-19) in their final two years of secondary education
  • Strong academic curriculum (International Baccalaureate Diploma)
  • Entrance qualification for universities across Europe, America, Africa and Australasia
  • Intensive language programme in English and German
  • Individual career counseling and university service, including work experience projects
  • Extra curricular activities and excursions in Switzerland and Europe
  • Focus on active healthy lifestyle, independence and intercultural understanding
  • School accreditations: IB World School, Swiss Federation of Private Schools
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