International School of Schaffhausen


Location: Switzerland
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About International School of Schaffhausen

The International School of Schaffhausen offers an education to students between the ages of 3 and 18 years. ISSH is a private, non-profit institution owned by the International School of Schaffhausen Foundation. It was founded in 1999 to serve the needs of the local international community. It is governed by a Board of Governors elected by the ISSH Foundation. The school is accredited by the IB – International Baccalaureate ( and is offering the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma Programme (DP). 

ISSH is also hosting a small boarding programme for about 25 students and a daycare centre for children aged 3 months - 3 years (bilingual English/German). 

The school is situated in Schaffhausen,3 km from Schaffhausen main station. It is accessible by public transport and by road from Schaffhausen centre and from the motorway coming from Singen or Winterthur. The school offers a free shuttle bus from the main station to the facility and back.

The ISSH student body is multicultural with students from over 45 different national backgrounds. The faculty is similarly diversified with qualified professionals who have at least a bachelors degree and/or a home country teaching certificate. Many also have advanced degrees. 

Although the language of instruction is English, the German language is taught throughout the school and students for whom English is a second language receive special tuition on a one-on-one or in small groups. French is a third language that is offered from age 10 throughout the school. 

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Address: Mühlentalstrasse 280, Schaffhausen, CH-8200, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 52 624 17 07