Ji Han

Director Curriculum & Learning, Zurich International School, Switzerland
She's mixes the best of Swiss and International educational standards


About ZIS

Through our four age-appropriate campuses, ZIS is committed to excellence in education and the personal growth of every student. Our students learn in a multicultural community where each person is respected regardless of nationality, race, or religion. Students discover the world, its people, and its cultures through direct experience. Through play, study, and the relationships they form, students at ZIS learn to appreciate their own strengths and to respect differences rather than fear them. Combined with academic rigor, this experience extends outside the classroom and equips students for success and global citizenship beyond school.
Upper School Campus for students aged 14 to 18
Middle School Campus for students aged 11 to 14
Lower School Campus for students aged 5 to 11
Early Childhood Center for students aged 3 to 5
ZIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation World School and is accredited by both the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in the U.S. ZIS is also officially approved by the Department of Education of the Canton of Zurich. A strong academic program, centered around the traditional core disciplines, prepares students for entrance into colleges, universities, or other institutions providing tertiary education and training. ZIS offers: Advanced Placement courses (AP) the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). In addition, the school provides courses and learning support services which address the needs of a student body diverse in educational background and ability. More than 90% of the graduating seniors enter universities and institutions of higher learning worldwide. For the latest exam results and university placement list read this profile and for the latest overview and financial information read our annual report available on our publications page. Our state-of-the-art facilities and our locations allow for students to gain independence, and develop innovation and risk-taking. Students attending ZIS enjoy living in the center of Europe and in or near the city of Zurich which is consistently named as one of the best places to live in the world, including being voted as the second best city for ‘quality of life’ in the Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey 2017.



Ji Han currently serves as the Director of Curriculum and Learning at the Zurich International School. Over the past 28 years, her professional journey has included positions as Principal, Curriculum Coordinator, classroom teacher and educational consultant in many schools and countries around the world. She holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University, and fosters an ongoing commitment for pedagogical leadership, shaping school culture and concept-driven learning. She remains active in promoting collaboration and sharing mutual best practice through her involvement as a workshop facilitator, conference presenter, accreditation leader and a member of various committee groups. Ji continues to be keenly involved in working with curriculum design and development and professional growth.

Her partnership with the Common Ground Collaborative has provided exciting opportunities for pioneering these ideas and fueling her commitment to continuous learning. She is passionate about supporting school communities in developing successful frameworks which give all learners access to deep conceptual understanding and sustainable competencies. Ji has been a co-leader for the Principal’s Training Centre since 2008 and has extensive experience as a consultant for international agencies such as the International Baccalaureate, Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.