The values of the Spirit of Zuoz are particularly evident in boarding house life. Community life in the junior and senior girls' and boys' boarding houses simply would not be possible without mutual respect, tolerance and fairness.
The younger boys and girls live in family-like surroundings, while the older ones have more privileges, and also greater responsibility. The house captains, representatives of the students, work closely with the housemasters to help organise boarding house life, in which the evening and weekend sport programme and inter-house matches play an important role.
There is a varied extra-curricular programme of activities including the school band, the theatre group, political discussions, debating society, the production of the student newspaper and the year book. On the approximately ten boarding house weekends per year students can choose from an attractive range of activities including river rafting, mountain tours, sleigh rides, visits to museums and outings to the theatre and musicals.
However, school comes first. Students receive individual support from subject teachers in evening homework sessions and an in-house computer network gives housemasters direct access to continually updated information on test scores. This makes it possible for them to react quickly to tackle problems, as well as to ensure rapid information flow between everyone concerned. Additional support or added challenge is available for those experiencing difficulty and for those who want to be stretched even further.
Boarding house rooms (single, twin and multi-bed) are comfortable and furnished in a modern style. There are common rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, internet connections in all rooms plus high-standard shower rooms. We expect rooms to be kept clean, tidy and in good order.