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THE SWISS SCHOOL, OPEN TO THE WORLD

Collège Champittet offers a truly unique education that combines 120 years of Swiss tradition with international innovation. Our approach will inspire your child to achieve remarkable academic results and become a gifted bilingual communicator. Our community will instil passion and purpose in everything they do, too. This develops the skills and values our students need to succeed today, at the world’s best universities, and as the leaders of tomorrow.
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Our longstanding reputation for excellence is well-earned. But what really sets us apart is our global outlook, values, and purpose-driven community, which inspires our students to achieve so much more.
Philippe de Korodi
Managing Director, Collège Champittet

A PASSPORT TO A BRIGHT FUTURE

For more than 120 years, our school has set the highest educational standards.

Our unwavering commitment to excellence will ensure your child fulfils their academic potential, as they immerse themselves in the world’s finest curricula – including the Swiss Maturité, French Baccalaureate, and International Baccalaureate – in a truly bilingual environment. Learning is enriched by collaborations with world-leading organisations, too, including The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and UNICEF.

Our one-of-a-kind approach – underpinned by strong family values and a genuine sense of social purpose – sees our students achieve outstanding results. This includes a 100% Swiss Maturité pass rate, which guarantees entry to prestigious universities in Switzerland and across the globe.

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A 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION, 120 YEARS IN THE MAKING

Our globally respected curricula – created by world-leading education experts – reimagines learning through six core pillars.
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Academic excellence
Our commitment to Swiss standards of excellence – enriched by the very best international curricula, programmes, and experiences – will inspire your child to achieve remarkable success, opening doors to the world’s top universities.
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Academic excellence

There’s no limit to what your child can achieve at Collège Champittet. Empowered by world-class teachers and engaged in the very best international curricula, our students enjoy a truly global education that’s embedded in Swiss traditions, heritage, and standards.

Excellence starts early, and our pre-school and primary programmes – which combine Swiss, French, and British curricula – are specifically designed by Champittet teachers for Champittet students. Learning in both French and English, our younger children quickly become gifted dual-language communicators. This prepares them for the challenges, opportunities, and incredible experiences of secondary education at our school.

We’re proud to offer a choice of diploma pathways from the age of 14. Our young people study for either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in English, the French Baccalaureate, or the bilingual Swiss Maturité. As well as being academically rigorous and respected worldwide, each diploma is packed with global experiences, which build confidence, independence, and open-mindedness.

At every stage of their academic education, your child will follow a personalised journey that aligns with their passions, strengths, and ambitions. This includes the opportunity to study a higher-level maths programme, a requirement for selective Swiss and international universities, and follow specialist French and English language courses.

Our students’ hard work, talent, and enthusiasm sees them earn consistently fantastic results. For example, our class of 2023 achieved a 100% pass rate in the Swiss Maturité, well above the national average of 67%. Our IBDP points score of 33 was significantly higher than the global average, too.

This success takes our graduates to the world’s top 100 universities, including Oxford, King’s College London, the University of Geneva, Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne, and McGill.

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Some of the world's best teachers
Our talented teachers know what it takes to inspire excellence. Using their abundant experience and wealth of qualifications, they’ll ensure your child is engaged, motivated, and learns in a way that enables them to flourish.
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Some of the world's best teachers

At Collège Champittet, your child will learn from the world’s best. 

All our teachers are carefully chosen, based not only on their impressive qualifications and extensive international experience, but also their values. Through our considered recruitment process, we make sure their approach aligns with our commitment to excellence. 

Hailing from more than 30 countries, our diverse teaching team bring cutting-edge knowledge and skills to our classrooms. They’re experts in their age group or subject specialism, and adept at personalising learning to individual strengths, needs, and preferences. This means your child will receive the tailored support, challenge, and level of care they need to flourish in and outside of lessons. 

Our standards are second to none. All our teachers hold recognised Swiss, French or or international qualifications, and many of our secondary teachers also have a Master’s degree. Our teachers share a commitment to our school ethos and culture, too, which includes acting with passion and purpose in everything they do. 

Collège Champittet is a place of continuous learning, and this philosophy applies to our teachers, as well as our students. On the award-winning Nord Anglia University platform, for example, our teachers share ideas with colleagues worldwide, study for further qualifications, and access resources from world-leading organisations like MIT and The Juilliard School. 

They also benefit from sector-leading training and development through our memberships of the Vaud Association of Private Schools, Swiss Private Schools Federation, Swiss Group of International Schools, International Baccalaureate Organisation, and SwissLearning. 

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Exceptional learning experiences
Extraordinary learning opportunities are part of every student’s day. Through extra-curricular clubs, residential adventures, and innovative collaborations with The Juilliard School and MIT, your child will do what they love and discover new passions.
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Exceptional learning experiences

Outstanding opportunities transform learning at Collège Champittet. Every day, your child will engage with friends and our community, develop new skills while having fun, and connect classroom learning with thrilling hands-on experiences.

Exclusive Nord Anglia Education collaborations with world leaders in the performing arts and STEAM engage, excite, and inspire. In partnership with The Juilliard School, we offer the highest quality drama, music, and dance education, which prepares our students for the international stage. Our awe-inspiring STEAM programme with MIT, meanwhile, will open your child’s eyes to the marvels of science, technology, engineering, arts, and maths, encouraging teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

We also offer more than 40 extra-curricular clubs, ranging from Taekwondo and circus skills to entrepreneurship and art. Our enviable location between Lake Geneva and the Alps means we can offer an array of one-of-a-kind activities, too, including weekly ski lessons, paddleboarding, and kayaking.

Whether it’s conquering Mount Kilimanjaro or supporting Collège Champittet Foundation projects in Madagascar, Thailand, and Lebanon, our exciting programme of international expeditions broadens our students’ horizons and instils a lifelong love of adventure. Closer to home, our Forest School gives younger children the chance to exercise, explore, invent, initiate, and dream, as they connect with nature and discover the world around them.

Whatever your child loves to do, we’ll make sure they’re cared for and supported. Our outstanding pastoral care team, which includes a psychologist, nurse, and safeguarding team, will actively keep an eye on their wellbeing and help them overcome challenges. Specialist coaches, tutors, mentors, mediators, boarding house parents, and a priest provide the additional guidance our students need to flourish. 

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Our social purpose
Our strong sense of social purpose will enrich your child’s education, instilling values of respect, ambition, courage, openness, and integrity, and preparing them to become a global leader of tomorrow.
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Our social purpose

Our students have the power to change the world. How do we know? Because we see the positive impact their words and actions have every day – and the difference they go on to make when they leave us.

From an early age, your child will use their courage and skills to drive real change through the Collège Champittet Foundation. The Foundation is the beating heart of community life at our school, as students, parents, and staff come together to work towards a common purpose.

The Foundation supports children and schools in Madagascar, Thailand, and Lebanon, as well as Switzerland. Working closely with locals and other charities, our students come up with innovative fundraising ideas, and plan and implement projects. Regular field trips to Foundation initiatives demonstrate the tangible effect our students’ hard work has on others, as well as giving them a fresh perspective on the world.

Our students also stand up for what they believe in and make their voices heard through our exclusive collaboration with UNICEF. Your child will explore global issues – including the UN Sustainable Development Goals and climate change – and take part in debates, challenges, and international trips, where they’ll share their ideas on the world stage.

In school, our caring environment is the perfect place for your child to take the lead. On our Champittet Foundation Committee, Student Council, and as class representatives, our talented young leaders grow in confidence and demonstrate key organisational, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills. They also help us foster a strong sense of purpose and community across the school.

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The Collège Champittet family
Collège Champittet is a school unlike any other. Here, 120 years of Swiss traditions, culture, and heritage combine with a modern, global outlook to create a truly special atmosphere. You’ll feel the sense of history and warm community spirit from the moment you join us, as we welcome you into our family. 
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The Collège Champittet family

We’re proud to be a Swiss school that’s open to the world. Home to students and families from more than 50 countries, our community embraces diversity, shares common values, and works together to inspire every student to succeed.

Everyday life at Collège Champittet is enriched by meaningful connections with our parents, in the community, and through our thriving alumni network. We’re also part of a wider family of Nord Anglia Education schools, which creates opportunities across the globe.

On our Global Campus platform, for example, your child will join a unique international family of learners. Alongside friends from across the world, they’ll take part in exclusive challenges and projects, including Minecraft competitions, coding clubs, and maths skill-building games.

Open to everyone, the Champittet Parents Association ensures new families receive a warm welcome. They also organise philanthropic projects and regular social activities. You’ll be invited to monthly coffee mornings, too, where you’ll have your say on how we do things. And you’ll have the opportunity to join the thriving Association of Parents of Pupils of Champittet (APEC).

To create a real sense of community spirit, our students take part in class outings and residential trips at the start of each school year. Your child will develop firm friendships, build positive connections with their teachers, and learn more about the country they’re studying in.

We’re also incredibly proud of our alumni. Everyone who studies at our school is part of a select club, and our active Alumni network come together for events throughout the year. 

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Advanced learning environments
Our Swiss and international school campuses are inspiring places to learn, create, and grow. Ideally located on the shore of Lake Geneva, both Pully (Lausanne) and Nyon are pristine environments where specialist facilities and the latest technology bring learning to life.
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Advanced learning environments

Collège Champittet is a thriving community with two campus locations on the banks of Lake Geneva. 

Our spectacular Swiss and international school campus in Pully / Lausanne,  is home to students of all ages – with optional boarding for 11 to 18-year-olds – while our Nyon Campus is a warm pre-school and primary setting, up to the age of 12. 

On each campus, specialist sports, creative, and STEAM spaces transform how and what our students learn. Our campuses are home to the latest equipment and technology, too, ensuring your child benefits from a 21st century learning experience. 

  

Pully Campus

A short walk to the sparkling waters of Lake Geneva – and just 15 minutes from the bright lights of central Lausanne – our Pully Campus is perfectly positioned to explore both the city and countryside.

On campus, historical buildings and modern learning spaces seamlessly combine to create an aspirational, dynamic setting. Your child will discover their academic passions in interactive science and STEAM labs, music rooms, and tech-enriched classrooms, before achieving their personal best on our football pitch, multi-sports courts, and track.

Inspired by stunning scenery and inviting natural spaces, our students immerse themselves in opportunities they can only find here. These include kayaking, paddleboarding, and sailing on the lake, winter ski trips into the Alps, and our innovative Forest School programme.

Nyon Campus

The atmosphere on our Nyon Campus is something special. Warm and welcoming, cosy and nurturing, our Nyon community is like a family. This makes it the ideal place for pre-school and primary students to learn, grow, and make new friends.

Every corner of our campus has been thoughtfully designed to spark curiosity through exploration and play. Alongside bright classrooms and dedicated art and music spaces, your child will get moving in colourful play areas and age-appropriate sports facilities.

Our fantastic Forest School connects our students with the world around them, inspiring a lifelong love of nature and new discoveries. Nyon is a fully accredited Eco-School, too.

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A PLACE TO CALL HOME

For our boarders, Collège Champittet is so much more than a school. We’re a second home, an extended family, and a place where learning, fun, and friendships are available 24/7.

Our students live in a recently renovated house on our Pully Campus, which is set amongst four hectares of towering trees and beautiful green spaces. We offer boarding for young people aged from 11 to 18, who are supported, mentored, and guided by our caring community of experienced house parents. 

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JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

We’re delighted you’re considering Collège Champittet for your child’s education. Your journey starts with our friendly admissions team, who will get to know your family and support your child’s move to our school.
  • Get in touch with us today – complete our short online registration form.
  • Visit our international school Pully (Lausanne) or Nyon campuses in person – or book a virtual tour.
  • Your child can join us for a trial day to get a feel for our school.
  • Send us your application online.
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A UNIQUE GLOBAL EDUCATION

At Collège Champittet, your child will enjoy an exceptional global education that’s rooted in Swiss standards of excellence.

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