• An International Family

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


  • 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 the 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


  • A Safe Place to Grow

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


  • Say Hello

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

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The Programme

Using our educational know-how and our international professional network, we have built a truly exceptional gap year programme that will benefit each individual student and give their parents peace of mind.
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Leadership Academy

Semester 1 :

Become a driving force for change. This course will equip you with the leadership and management skills to be an effective 21-century leader.

Semester 2 :

Dare to be a team leader and push your own limits in the Swiss outdoors at the Swiss Leadership Camp.

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Entrepreneurship Accelerator

Semester 1:

Innovation and business principles:

Transform your dreams into reality. Learn the skills to create your own project and to make it commercially successful.


Semester 2 :

Innovation and business principles:  Team Leader

The Internship:  Practice your entrepreneurial and leadership skills in a real start-up or in a corporate environment.

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Language Lab

Semester 1 & 2 :

Learn a new foreign language and become a global citizen.

You will be given an opportunity to choose from French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese. If you would like to learn a different language, we will do our best to organise a teacher

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Adventure and Travel

Semester 1 :

Learn survival skills in the Swiss outdoors.

1. Outdoor living /survival techniques such as Building Shelters / Making Fires / Cooking Outdoor Meals / Navigation using a Compass

2. Spectacular activities such as Mountain Biking / Trekking / Canoeing / Rafting


Semester 2:

Two weeks to travel and explore new destinations.

You will have the option to either travel on your own or join a group of other students if you all have the same destination in sight.

Experience winter in the snow while having fun and enjoying the Swiss mountains

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Overseas Volunteering

Make a difference by helping other people and learning the art of giving.

Semester 1 :

2 week trip to Zambia:
Serenje Orphans Children's home.

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Career and Life Orientation

Define your professional goals and develop the tools to manage your career based on your values and aspirations.

For this module, we’ve partnered with CEBIG, a team of career management professionals.

You will then benefit from sessions with a personal coach to further develop your individual profile and give shape to the vision that you will slowly be developing for your life.

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Sports, Music, Arts, Clubs

Practice your favourite sport, develop your musical abilities and unlock your artistic talents.

Semester 1 & 2 :

Athletic activities to choose from include Aerobics, Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Biking, Fitness, Floor Hockey, Golf Practice, Horseback Riding, Indoor Football, Rugby, Running, Sailing, Soccer Boys, Soccer Girls, Squash and Volleyball.

If you like performing arts, you will be able to choose from Classical Dance, Creative Rock Band, Dance Choreography, Drama, String Orchestra, Training Band Beginner, Writing & Recording, and Wind Band.

The programme also includes options to study Computing, Emergency First Aid, Music DJ Mix, Photography, Sculpture, Sophrology
& Mindfulness, and Yoga.

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Gap Year Extras

Private Pilot Licence.
In partnership with the Aero-Club of Geneva, we are proud to present you with a very exciting opportunity to complete your European Private Pilot Licence (PPL).

Sailing boat Permit.
Collège du Léman has it's own sailing boats. Last year, our sailing team competed in the famous Bol D'Or regatta.


Motor boat Permit
The training will involve theoretical study and practical boating.  You will be assigned a professional intructor and after 15 hours of practice, pass the required examination

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