• An International Family

    Our diverse international community features students and staff from over 100 nationalities

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  • Personalised Learning

    We value each student’s individuality as well as his or her integration into society. Our programme of studies prepares our students for the demands of a global 21st century.

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  • Our People

    We benefit from talented and experienced faculty, staff and our Senior Leadership Team.

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  • A range of activities

    The opportunities don't stop when the school terms end. We offer a range of activities for your child to discover, from ski trips to performing arts camps and guided GAP years

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  • A Place to Call Home

    Whether your child is joining us at Pre-K or midway through their learning journey, we offer a nurturing environment that will make a huge difference to their future

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  • Broadening Horizons

    From the city to lake and the mountains, every child will find something to love in our range of activities

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  • A Safe Place to Grow

    Our safe and welcoming campus will be a home where your child can learn to be confident and independent

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  • Say Hello

    Get in touch or visit us to discover what makes Collège du Léman an inspiring place to learn

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Our Houses

We offer modern and family-friendly boarding for 250 boys and girls

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Creating a second home

Our boarding community is a big family. Boarding Houses and the rules are all based on the principles that naturally occur in a family home. Each one of our 15 Houses are equipped with shared bedrooms for the students, to encourage communication between students. As a school, we welcome over 120 different nationalities to our community, so the discovery of new cultures and languages is a privilege that we want our students to take seriously. Most Houses have en-suite toilet and shower facilities. All Houses have fully equipped kitchens, even though our restaurants cater for our students’ meals outside of the Boarding House. Each House has also has a pleasant common room, an area for students to relax in, while also providing work areas for study halls.

 

The Garden

A very important part of the House is the garden.  Each student has access to a beautiful outside space, to relax in, and to take advantage of the beautiful and mild Geneva weather. We encourage our students to experience the simple pleasures of growing vegetables and fruits.  Even in the 21st century with a technology-rich curriculum, we ensure our students are in tune with the basic pleasures such as gardening.

 

The Houseparent

Every House has Houseparents that live in and share the Boarding House with their team of Graduate Assistants, resident and non-resident Tutors. The team’s responsibility is to care for the children, some of whom may be away from home for the first time.

 

The Houses

Boys and Girls are located in separate houses.  Boarders are always proud of their Houses, whichever one they belong to- the standard of each House is the same, but each one allows for different tastes and focus. Together they form our Boarding Community, which is large and well-established, and our 15 well-appointed boarding houses are creatively designed to make a home, while at the same time supporting the needs and goals of our students.

Our Houses are friendly and welcoming places. In each one, there is an allocated quiet time for homework after school. As in any House, the common rooms and the kitchens are a hub of activity. At Collège du Léman we believe in a truly international community, and our Houses cater for many different nationalities all under one roof. Most rooms are for two students sharing, allocated because of their profiles and their interests, as well as their age of course. Students are encouraged to use all the benefits of belonging to this community to make friends from all over the world, discover new cultures and interests. In addition, this has the benefit of providing a global network for the future.

The Advantages – A 24/7 Education

Boarding can provide an excellent transition from home to independence and maturity; the Senior Boarding Houses, the outside villas in particular, enable boys and girls to enjoy the benefits of boarding at an important stage in their school careers, and to prepare for life at university.  

Boarding House Profiles