• Welcome to Collège Champittet

    Collège Champittet in Pully has been providing outstanding education to both local and international students for over 110 years

    Our School

  • High quality education

    We welcome students from 3 to 18 years providing preschool, primary and secondary education

    Student Life

  • A home away from home

    We welcome boarding students from the age of 12, providing a safe and welcoming environment in our small family-size boarding house


  • Summer of Excellence

    Our summer camp enhances a students' learning and development in a fun and inspiring way.

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  • Admissions at Collège Champittet

    Our admissions are open throughout the year, do not hesitate to get in touch with us!


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    News and Insights

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    The Champittet spirit is an indissoluble link that connects us all !

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Preschool & Primary School at Collège Champittet

Preschool and primary school are important stages in your child's life. At Collège Champittet Pully, we help instil a love of learning that will last them throughout their school years and beyond.

Our Preschool programme welcomes children from 3 years old, then our private primary school runs from the 1st grade to 8th grade (ages 4 to 12).

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Preschool and Primary School: An Overview

At the preschool level, children take part in educational activities and games which are beneficial for their development. They also begin to learn maths, writing, English and German. 

Next they start primary school, during which we continue to encourage their natural curiosity through a slightly more structured form of learning. The two first years of private primary school are divided as follows:

  • 1st grade for children aged 4 to 5 years
  • 2nd grade for children aged 5 to 6 years

What Your Child Will Learn

During their first years of private schooling, children begin to acquire the basic skills they'll need to see them through their future studies. They learn to read, write and count in a fun way and are introduced to English and German.

From grade 4 to grade 8, all students follow a bilingual programme. This means that some of their classes are taught in French and others are taught in English. This approach helps them to develop fluency and confidence in their language skills. Students also have several periods of German per week, and from 7th grade can choose between two levels of German: standard or advanced.

Students who are not fluent in French may follow our French as a Foreign Language programme (FLE) to help them develop confidence and fluency.