Mr. Markus: A Multilingual Activist

Coming to us from the booming metropolis of Washington DC, our new Upper School principal, Mr. Markus, is hoping to use his love of learning, multilingualism, and political activism to invigorate our school community.   Mr. Markus has a number of tasks he wishes to complete over the next two school years, but he still […]

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Lisa Lyle: Challenges, Cultures, and Relationships at ZIS

Being bilingual herself, Ms. Lyle appreciates both the beauty and the struggle of being caught up in a mix of cultures – it was this mindset along with her drive to improve communities that drove her to join ZIS.    Our new ZIS director, Lisa Lyle, spent much of her life studying and teaching all […]

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Service Work at ZIS: Are We Really Helping?

Service trips are common at ZIS: the CWW trips to Ghana, Nepal and  Sri Lanka are always something students have to look forward to. I feel lucky to go to an international school, where funds enable usto go on these types of trips. Of course, I’m very grateful to be able to have access to […]

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The Rita Effect

“I think it’s fair to say that one of the challenges is always going to be to what extent students are open and honest about their experience with stuff like this,”
ZIS US Principal John Switzer.

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Freddy Macdonald: The Future of Filmmaking

He knew it. He knew the moment he took the last photo. A feeling of ecstasy washed over him. He knew that he was meant to tell stories; what he didn’t know was that he had just embarked on a journey to discover his passion.

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