• 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 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

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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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History

Over the last half-century, Collège Du Léman has helped more than 20,000 alumni learn the value of openness, internationalism and co-operation.

Collège Du Léman was created to meet the needs of a new world, in which ambition and a global perspective could take you to amazing places.

In the late 1950s, Francis and Inge Clivaz saw a city that was becoming home to many international businesses and organisations. Geneva needed a school that could provide a truly international education for students from many different countries, and a welcoming, safe atmosphere for students and parents alike.

The school opened in May 1960, on the site of a former school. Its peaceful location on the right bank of Lake Geneva placed it between the thriving city and the beautiful countryside.

Its commitment to global-mindedness enabled it to secure its first bilingual accreditation from the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 1978. Another accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges followed in 1998.

It is now home to more than 1900 students, and over 100 nationalities.

For more than 50 years, we have made it our mission to help students to embrace the values that will help them succeed anywhere they wish to go. We give them the confidence to discover and hone their talents, and the openness to explore and respect new languages and cultures.

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