• Our School

    Your child will receive a premium education from an established school now located in a state-of-the-art campus.

    School and surroundings

  • Personalised & Caring

    We are committed to the development of each child’s mind, human relationships and place within their community and the wider world.

  • Passionate

    "As many families feel upon their first visit to La Côte International School, I knew this was the school for me!" Nicole Schmidt

    MYP boy students playing foosball

  • High Expectations & High Standards

    Our student-centred approach to learning ensures that every child can become a High Performer.

  • Enrol now

    We accept enrolments year-round and look forward to hearing from you.

    Maths teacher and student

  • Excellence & Achievement

    Our unique approach and outstanding team of professional educators ensures every child can succeed.

    Drum lessons

  • Contact Us

    We welcome questions and conversations about your child’s needs and interests. Please get in touch.

    Secondary Student with Grand Opening Brochure

Alison Smith


Alison Smith joined La Côte International School in 2009 and in 2011 she was awarded the NAE Team Player of the Year Award.  Alison grew up living by the banks of the River Wear in Durham. She completed her “London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Private Secretarial Studies” diploma in Preston, UK.  Switzerland became her new home in 1985 and since that time she has worked in Administrative and Management positions in Geneva for various International Organisations such as The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, WHO, UNAIDS, IATA and a Private Law firm.  She is a passionate sportswomen and her free time is spent with her husband and two sons in the mountains, skiing in the winter and climbing, biking and hiking in the summer.  She is a compassionate lady who is always ready to help children, staff and parents. She is proud to be a naturalized Swiss.

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