• 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.

    CDL prepares students for the worlds top universities

  • 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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Philosophy

A happy and secure learning environment.

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Our Boarding Ethos

Collège du Léman offers boarders a structured, relaxed, consistent and friendly home in which to develop into young adults, confident in themselves, with a developed sense of responsibility and a sound academic understanding to move on to universities. We believe that young people thrive on high expectations and plenty of justified praise. Our many boarding staff are genuinely conscientious, committed, caring and approachable.

We celebrate the RISE values that shape everything we do:

  • Respect
  • Internationalism
  • Spirit
  • Excellence

 We expect our students to:

  • Be humble
  • Be courteous
  • Be respectful of others and their environment
  • Be supportive of others
  • Be tolerant
  • Show a commitment to all that they do
  • Play an active part in the school and the wider community

We always listen. We encourage our students to speak up about anything that is worrying them. Students are made aware of the channels of communication open to them at the beginning of the academic year, and in addition we run an open-door policy for our students. Parents too must feel free to contact House Staff at any time about any matter.

Communication

Communication between school and parents is a key contributing factor to a successful boarding experience for our students. Any academic queries are best addressed to your child’s Houseparent, who will work closely with the tutor for academic matters.

Mr. Justin Usher has been the Director of Boarding since 2012. Before this he was a head of Boarding, a Housemaster, and a Mathematics teacher in the UK. Born in the UK, and having grown up in Cote d’Ivoire, he moved to the UK to become a boarder aged 10. He graduated from the London School of Economics and Canterbury Christ Church College. He is married to Tracy, an American, and has 2 daughters aged 11 and 14, both of whom go to school at Collège du Léman. He has a passion for discovering about cultures, travelling, and being outdoors.

“A school is its people. A good school is one where the staff know the students, where the students feel valued, cared for, able to express themselves, and supported in their goals. Our team takes time to really know students, to make time for them, to value them as individuals, to care about their happiness. Our aim is to develop the thoughtful, caring side of their characters as well as their intellect and ambition. We hope our students will go on to make a positive difference in whatever walk of life they choose to pursue. With so many opportunities and being surrounded by so many nationalities and cultures here at Collège du Léman, we hope they will be ambitious, and that they will take confidence from their strong grounding and varied experiences here.”