Cantonal School Zurich North

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Cantonal School Zurich North
View of the auditorium
type of school Cantonal school ( grammar school / technical secondary school)
founding 2012

Birchstrasse 107
8050 Zurich

place Zurich
Canton Zurich
Country Switzerland
Coordinates 682 761  /  251411 coordinates: 47 ° 24 '30 "  N , 8 ° 32' 7"  O ; CH1903:  682,761  /  251411
student about 3000
Teachers about 300
management Andreas Niklaus

The Kantonsschule Zürich Nord (KZN) is a public middle school in Zürich - Oerlikon with all Matura profiles (old language, modern language, mathematical-scientific, musical and economic-legal) as well as a lower grammar school . The school also has a technical secondary school with the profiles of health and natural sciences, communication and information, and education. With around 3,000 students, who are taught by more than 300 teachers, the school is the largest grammar school in the Canton of Zurich and one of the largest secondary schools in Switzerland.



The KZN was founded at the beginning of the autumn semester 2012/2013 through the merger of the Cantonal School Oerlikon, which was previously at the same location, and the Cantonal School Zurich Birch, which was only created in 2004 from the Cantonal School Riesbach due to a spatial rochade of various cantonal schools and universities . The merger met with massive resistance from teachers and students, especially in the Oerlikon Cantonal School. Until the cantonal council decision, in which only the EDU and a few from the CVP voted against, the opponents tried to make themselves heard among the students with a website and a petition. The merger process was characterized by differences, due to which two members of the project team will not appear as prorectors of the new school and the school will still be divided into the Birch and Oerlikon departments for the first year.

Construction and location

Overview of the school premises before the merger

The KZN is located in a three-floor, four-story building that was already used by the previous schools. There is also a separate canteen, 6 gyms and a quarter-circle auditorium. Another building that was previously used by the PHZH is to be integrated into the school. The KZN is surrounded by a sports facility, a smaller greenhouse and a biotope.

The location is near the Oerlikon train station . The next VBZ stops are the Bad Allenmoos or "Regensbergbrücke" stations on tram line 11 and "Birchdörfli" on bus line 32. This makes the school particularly attractive for students from the north of Zurich and the northern agglomeration communities.

Individual evidence

  1. school management. In: Retrieved March 3, 2020 .
  2. Growing resistance against Kantikoloss  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. On: Lokalinfo AG.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  3. ^ Only one canton school in Zurich North. On: NZZ Online. March 27, 2012.
  4. The rocky road to the largest school in Zurich On: NZZ Online. June 16, 2012

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