The International School of Schaffhausen Are you looking for a school with small classes and a family-like atmosphere?

The International School of Schaffhausen offers a high quality international education in a family-like atmosphere and in a beautiful and peaceful environment.



The International School of Schaffhausen (ISSH) offers high quality education and care to students ages 0 to 18. ISSH was founded in 1999 with the vision to give young people more than a traditional education.




International School of Schaffhausen - Childcare

We are an authorized IB World School offering all three IB programmes: the Diploma Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the Primary Years Programme. ISSH also offers a bilingual childcare centre for children aged 0-3 and a residential programme for students ages 15-18. The ISSH student body is multicultural with students from over 45 different national backgrounds.


International School of Schaffhausen - School Building

What's special about us?

Are you looking for a school with small classes and a family-like atmosphere? You'll be delighted with our location, a historic building situated on the outskirts of Schaffhausen. The former hostel has been adapted to the needs of a school with comprehensive IT equipment in all classrooms, an exciting playground, two spacious libraries, science labs, creative arts rooms, a sports hall and many more stimulating and exciting features to discover.


International School of Schaffhausen - Secondary

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 in small groups or one-on-one. French is highly valued and offered from age 10.

Each mind has its own method

Students and teachers contribute to making learning an exciting and enriching experience respecting that "Each mind has its own method" (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Each individual develops their own personal way of processing information. Students learn at their own rate in their own style. In an inquiry-based, yet structured learning environment, students explore their interests, develop their strengths and will become successful and self-motivated learners.

ISSH Core Values

The ISSH core values are a set of values that unify all sections of the school community. They are the guiding principles for our students, for our staff and leadership and for our parents. The ISSH Values were defined through input from staff, board, students and parents:

  • Be unique
  • Take responsibility
  • Achieve your potential


Application is possible all year around, providing places are available. The school welcomes visits by interested parents.

For further information please contact the office at or call +41 52 624 17 07


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