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Geneva, Switzerland

Luxurious Boarding School - Geneva

age icon 2-18 years old

time icon 53 weeks


At this international day and boarding school Geneva, we help students to find their place in the world by inspiring individual growth, academic excellence and global citizenship.

A personalised learning journey for each and every child.

  • A choice of English, French and Bilingual programs.

  • **International curricula leading to a choice of diplomas: **

    • IB (Diploma and Careers Programs)

    • American High School Diploma (with Advanced Placements)

    • IGCSE

    • French Baccalaureate

    • Maturité Suisse

  • More than 100 extra-curricular activities and an exceptional learning support program.

  • Graduation to leading universities in the US, UK, Switzerland and around the world.

Pre-School:

In Pre-school section, we offer a choice of three programs: **Anglophone, Francophone and Bilingual, following a review of the current language level of each student. **

Pre-school is organised into the following age groups:

  • PS0 (2-3 year olds): the introductory year, bilingual for all children.

  • PS1 (3-4 year olds) and PS2 (4-5 year olds): the core years, with a choice of English, French or Bilingual programs.

  • PS3 (5-6 year olds): the preparatory year for Primary school, with a choice of English, French or Bilingual programs and the choice of either language for reading instruction.

All of the above use the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC).

To stimulate our students’ wish to grow, we provide a dynamic and fun environment in the following subject areas:

  • Language

  • Reading (PS3)

  • Mathematics 

  • Writing Practice

  • Writing (PS3)

  • IEYC program

  • Music

  • Computer science (PS3)

  • Physical Education

To enrich the IEYC program, students enjoy a wealth of excursions throughout the year (circumstances allowing).

Key facts:

  • Languages taught: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

  • Average class size: 16

  • Staff-student ratio: 1:8

  • Age range: 2-6

Primary School:

Our Primary School begins at the age of 6 with Grade 1 and covers five years up until 11 years old.

Parents can choose between our 3 options of bilingual programs of study:

  • English bilingual program: Dominant English (Maths, English Language, and their IPC projects), plus French as a foreign language, and some specialist lessons in french (e.g. Music and Art).

  • French bilingual program: Dominant French (Maths, French Language and their IPC projects), plus English as an additional language, and specialist lessons in English (e.g. Music and Art).

  • Fully bilingual program: 50% French and 50% English. All subjects are taught in both subjects, alternating mornings and afternoons.

Additional support is available for students who have not studied in these languages before.

We follow the International Primary Curriculum drawing on the Cambridge and French National curricula depending on the language program that you choose for your child to study in:

  • Cambridge Literacy and Maths and/or Education Nationale Française: ​étude de la langue et Mathématiques.

  • International Primary Curriculum (IPC) / Sujets d’Etude

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) for anglophone immersion

  • Students also benefit from our collaborations with The Juilliard School (Music, Dance and Drama), MIT on STEAM Projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) and UNICEF.

  • Students enjoy a wealth of excursions and field trips through the year, including skiing in Grade 4 (circumstances allowing).

  • Our strong PSHE program places an emphasis on student wellbeing

International Primary Curriculum (IPC):

  • Thematic, creative program with personal, subject, and learning goals.

  • Adaptable to each student's interests and understanding level.

  • Covers maths, science, technology, history, geography, music, PHE, art, and society.

  • Focuses on eight personal goals: enquiry, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect, adaptability.

  • Over 130 thematic units, offering global perspectives.

Cambridge Primary Curriculum:

  • Used in both Anglophone and Bilingual programs for English and maths.

  • English: Enhances reading, writing, literature appreciation, and communicative skills.

  • Maths: Focuses on numbers, geometry, measurements, data handling, and problem-solving.

Typical Day at Primary School:

  • School hours: 8:15 am - 3:40 pm.

  • Hot, nutritious meals in the canteen or option for packed lunch.

  • Over 100 extracurricular activities available post-school hours.

Health and Wellbeing:

  • Emphasis on happiness, security, and care for effective learning.

  • Specialist teachers and staff build strong relationships with students.

  • Focus on emotional navigation, positive interactions, and socialization.

  • Wellbeing curriculum (PSHE) central to each student's experience.

  • Support from Learning Support Teachers and Counsellors for confident, independent learning.

  • Initiatives like "Happy Feet" for inclusive, comfortable environments.

Key facts:

  • Languages taught: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

  • Average class size: 20

  • Staff-student ratio: 1:10

  • Age range: 6-11

Middle School:

Our Middle School begins at the age of 11 with Grade 6 and covers three years up until 14 years old.

 

Parents can choose between our Anglophone, Francophone, and Bilingual programs of study, depending on their child’s knowledge of English or French.

In the Anglophone program, additional support is available for students who have not studied in the English language before.

We follow the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), drawing upon the Cambridge and French National curricula. 

Depending on the language program your child will study:

  • Core subjects include English, French, Maths, Science, Humanities, Modern Foreign Languages, PE, Performing and Visual Arts, Computer Science.

  • Students may choose a third language: Spanish, Italian or German.

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) for Anglophone immersion.

  • In Middle School students learn how to be. It is a place for all to succeed and to become their best possible selves. Students are supported by Homeroom advisors and the pastoral team, and participate in a PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Economic) education program.

  • Each student maintains a portfolio of work and of activities relating to REACH: Responsible, Eco-Friendly, Active, Creative, and Healthy. The year culminates with the student leading their Student-led Conference with their Homeroom Advisor and parents.

  • Students also benefit from our collaborations with the Juilliard School (Music, Dance and Drama) and with MIT on STEAM Projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).

  • Students enjoy excursions and a field trip during the year (circumstances allowing).

Health and Wellbeing:

  • Focus on students feeling safe, happy, valued, and understood.

  • Personal, social, health, and economic education (PSHE) core to the curriculum.

  • Homeroom Advisors oversee student wellbeing.

  • Pastoral team supports development of confident, independent, lifelong learners.

Key facts:

  • Languages taught: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

  • Average class size: 17

  • Staff-student ratio: 1:16

  • Age range: 11-14

High School:

In the first two years, High School students age 14-16 can choose between four courses of study:

  • American style High School Diploma program.

  • The IGCSE program resulting in an external examination at age 16, through Cambridge Assessment.

  • The Baccalauréat Français.

  • The Maturité Federale Suisse.

High School Students then choose their diploma for graduation during the final two years, age 16-18:

  • Our American style High School diploma with Advanced Placement options

  • The International Baccalaureate (IB): Students can choose between the Diploma or Careers-Related programs.

  • The Baccalauréat Français

  • The Maturité Federale Suisse

Throughout our High School, students benefit from:

  • Highly qualified and experienced teachers using modern methodologies.

  • Small class sizes with personalisation and support for every student.

  • Diversity of experience and richness of exchange for both students and staff.

  • Our REACH program (Responsible, Eco-Friendly, Active, Creative, Healthy), which enhances personal and social development and improves the student’s profile for universities.

  • Participation in Student Government and environmental initiatives.

  • Team sports enhance communication and fitness.

  • Energizing with nutritious lunches.

  • Continuous learning with enrichment activities. Variety includes sailing, basketball, and entrepreneurship.

  • Our University Advisory Service, which guides students through the university preparation and selection process.

  • Educational visits and trips throughout the year (circumstances allowing).

  • Over the past 3 years, we have averaged a 98% pass rate across all the diplomas that we offer and students go on to leading universities in the US, UK, Switzerland and around the world.

Key facts:

  • Languages taught: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

  • Average class size: 17

  • Staff-student ratio: 1:13

  • Age range: 14-18

Academic Success: 2023 Results

A 99% graduating diploma pass rate for the last three years and 100% in 2023.

Our students are confident, enthusiastic learners and year on year, their exam results exceed global averages.

We recognise that each child is unique and have, therefore, built a student-centric approach to learning which can be adapted to every individual’s needs.

Our broad range of language programs (English, French and Bilingual), choice of diplomas (IB DP and CP, High School with Advance Placements, French Bac and Swiss Maturity), international and national curricula, and 100+ extracurricular activities mean that we can offer a tailored learning journey to best fit each student.

We go beyond traditional education with our enriched curriculum and our collaborations with MIT, The Julliard School, and UNICEF, provide active input to our curricula and student learning.

We recruit and retain world-class teachers, providing them with continuous training within the school and through Nord Anglia Education. Our talented teachers get to know the precise needs of each student and tailor their teaching approach, developing personalised learning plans for every child.

IB Diploma Program

  • Pass rate 100% (vs. worldwide 79%)

  • Highest score: 43

  • Average score: 34.0 (vs. worldwide 30.2)

IB Career-related Program

  • Pass rate 100%

  • Certificates of Completion from SUMAS and Les Roches (for Craft-based Learning Week)

High School Diploma and Advanced Placements

  • High School Diploma pass rate of 99.8% 

  • Advanced Placements Pass rate 82% (vs. world average of 60%)

Bac Français

  • 100% pass rate (10th year a row)

  • 91% mentions

  • 1 ‘Congratulations from the Jury’

  • Average score: 15 pts

Maturité Suisse

  • 100% pass rate

  • Best score 118 (out of max 126)

  • Average score: 103.5 pts (out of max. 126)

IGCSEs

  • 2023 Pass rate: 56% A*-A grades and 96% A*-C grades

2023 University Destinations

Highlights: 

  • Imperial College London (Biochem)

  • University College London (Law)

  • U Penn - Wharton Business School

  • St Andrews University

  • University of Glasgow (Medicine)

  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

  • University of Geneva (UNIGE)

  • Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

  • Warwick

  • HEC Montréal

  • King's College London

Tuition Fees Approximately

Boarding Fee (Grades 6-12):

102700 CHF

Application Fee:

500 CHF

Admission Fee:

4800 CHF

Deposit Fee:

6000 CHF


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