Originally from the U.S.A.,  John Curtis has been involved with education in Switzerland since 1964 when he was appointed Headmaster of the then English-Speaking School of Bern (now ISB). He  has since served as Headmaster of the International School of Lausanne  (1977-1989) and was founding Director of The Winter Term in Lenk in 1989. A graduate of Yale with an MA from the University of Pennsylvania, he was a charter member of ECIS and has served as both Treasurer and Executive Secretary of SGIS.

Alison, his wife of 58 years, a teacher and environmentalist, is a former chairperson of the ECIS Environmental Education Committee and is active with several projects in Kenya and Zambia.

Upcoming events

  • Cyber Security: What your School Needs to Know...and Do!

    Regional Training Centre at Zurich International School Schedule: Thursday, 11th October 2018 - 08:30 - 16:00 Training Location: Zurich International School (ZIS), Steinacherstrasse 140, 8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland More info and registration

  • Girls Codeathon

    9 & 10 Nov. 2018 In recognition of the continuing challenge to increase gender diversity within STEM and Computer Science, the International School of Lausanne is partnering with GirlsCoding.org to host a Girls Codeathon on Friday 9 November and...

  • Safeguarding Workshop

    Date and time: Thursday 22 November 9:00 - Friday 23 November 16:30 Location: Aiglon College, Chesières. What is it? This two day workshop led by the Safeguarding Team at Aiglon College and Robin Watts, safeguarding trainer and consultant (...

  • EAL Jobalike

    This year's SGIS EAL Job Alike meeting will take place on Friday, 1st February 2019 at the International School Rheintal.

  • SGIS MFL Workshop

    MFL CI / TRPS WorkshopLiam Printer Comprehensive Input and Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling Suval Montreux | Date - TBC More...

The SGIS Annual Conference 2019

« Can we walk the talk? »

WILL TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 1st AND 2nd 2019

at International School of Basel, Switzerland

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