College du Leman – International School
|Year of Foundation||1960|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||Preschool, Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form|
|Boarding||Boarding, Day School|
|Number of students||1900|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1:9|
|Accreditations||CIS, ECIS, IBO, NESA, NEASC, SGIS|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||22'700 CHF|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||CHF 34'500 for day students and CHF 94’400 for boarding students|
Collège du Léman is an international Day and Boarding School in Geneva, Switzerland, for boys and girls 2 to 18 years old.
Identifying and developing each child’s strengths.
The school believes that every child has a unique contribution to make to the world. The Collège du Léman approach to education allows them to discover and develop what they enjoy and excel at. This is achieved by bringing an exceptional range of learning opportunities together with world-class teachers that guide and transform each child.
Students can choose to study in English or French, or follow a Bilingual programme, leading toward a choice of renowned diplomas: the International Baccalaureate (IBDP), the International Baccalaureate Career Program (IBCP), an American-style High School Diploma with Advanced Placements, the French Bac and the Maturité Suisse.
Building on this academic foundation, the school offers outstanding wellbeing programmes, a wealth of 100+ extracurricular activities, and collaborations with MIT, the Juilliard school, and the United Nations.
As a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, Collège du Léman is part of a Global Campus that include 68 sister schools around the world.
Enabling students to work with anyone anywhere.
It is essential to help each student find their place in this ever-changing world. They need to learn how to work with anyone anywhere, becoming global citizens and leaders.
Collège du Léman brings together a family of more than 110 nationalities, united by the school’s values of Respect, Internationalism, School Spirit and Excellence. All members of the school community are expected to understand and embrace the importance of equality and diversity.
The boarding programme provides a 24/7 learning opportunity that goes beyond the classroom. Students make friends from around the world and build a network for life. They learn how to work and live independently and how to connect with their peers. Weekends and evenings are filled with activities, both at school and exploring Switzerland.
Swiss excellence: Instilling rigour and resilience.
The school achieved a 99% pass rate across its graduating diplomas in 2020. This commitment to excellence leads to places at leading universities around the world, including in the US, UK and Switzerland.
As part of a learning community, the school expects students to display a growth mindset, becoming their best possible self, through intrinsic motivation, resilience and ambition.
All this on a beautiful, green campus on the edge of Lake Léman, in full view of the snow-capped Alps, and within minutes of the global city of Geneva.
Collège du Léman’s Summer Camp
Besides our wonderful location, between Lake Geneva and mountains, close to downtown Geneva and the Airport, a specific point about our Summer Camp is that students have the opportunity to build their own summer programme by choosing from a range of 8 activities in the morning and 16 in the afternoon.
In the morning, choose from 8 options:
• Arts & Crafts
• Computer programming
• Create your start-up.
• English class
• French class
• Robot Mash-up
• Science Lab
In the afternoon, choose from 16 options:
• Arts & Crafts
• Champions League (Football)
• Dessert MasterChef
• Future Leaders
• Instagram Stories Lab
• Virtual Reality Creators Lab
• Water Activities
The following options are intensive courses and incur an extra cost.
• Flying Trapeze
• Horse Riding
• Lake Geneva (Wakeboard, tubing)
CurriculumInternational Baccalaureate (IB Diploma Programme and Career Programme), American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement options, Swiss Maturité, French Baccalaureate, IGCSE
Languages of instructionEnglish, French
Foreign languagesGerman, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
The school offers a large range of extracurricular activities such as sailing which develop kids' team spirit, or also horse riding, and many more.
CDL is an incredible resource, not only for the students but also for the families who are moving here.
I am so grateful to CDL for being a place where my kids can feel confident and accepted. CDL is a place where kids don't have to be afraid to take risks.
I’d never been to boarding school before I came to Collège du Léman, but I started to feel really at home as soon as I arrived. The other students were so welcoming, and the houseparents are always there if you have a problem or need someone to talk to. I’ve done ballet and played the violin since I was little, so it was such a nice surprise to discover that my roommate was also into dance and is in the string ensemble – I love having someone to practise within the evenings! We always eat together as a house, and at the weekends it’s really great to have a big family to go on trips with. Sometimes I miss them over summer, but I'm always allowed to spend at least a week or two back with my friends at camp.
At Collège du Léman, I really like how much control I have over my own learning. The classes here are much smaller than in my previous school, and my teacher is always available to help me with anything I’m having trouble with, even outside of class. Our subjects are often centred around the same main topic, so I like the feeling that I am continuing on the same theme between different classes. We are given a lot of choice over how we present our projects and do our research, and we can often choose the area of a topic that interests us most. I recently joined the robotics club after doing a Raspberry Pi project in Science, and it’s been so much fun to be able to continue with my own ideas outside of class!
When I first arrived at Collège du Léman, I was a little apprehensive about the bilingual nature of the school, as I wasn’t very confident in my French. Very quickly, however, I grew to love having an additional language to express myself in, and now it feels so natural to switch between the two. I’ve just started studying Mandarin, so hopefully, soon I’ll be able to chat in Chinese too! One of the best things about CDL is the teachers. I feel really supported, not just with the language but with every subject. They help you to organise yourself to focus on the areas you need to improve, and they are constantly checking in on us to see how our progress is going.