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
90%
% Students Boarding
15%

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

Finances

Endowment Sizen/a
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$54,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$31,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedYes

Admission

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

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations6 Extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsBaking Club, Choir, Cooking Club, Dance Club, Hockey Club, Rugby Club

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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