about OUR SCHOOL

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One of the leading private schools in Switzerland, Collège Champittet offers an outstanding international education steeped in Swiss heritage, standards, and culture. Inspired by caring teachers, the finest Swiss, French, and international curricula, and a truly bilingual learning environment, our day and boarding students achieve remarkable academic success that opens doors to the world’s top universities.

A WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION ON THE SHORE OF LAKE GENEVA

At Collège Champittet, we’ll prepare your child for a bright future.

Our one-of-a-kind educational approach combines Swiss tradition with international innovation. At our thriving private school in Switzerland, our students follow globally renowned pathways – including the Swiss Maturité, French Baccalaureate, and International Baccalaureate – in a fully bilingual environment. Learning is enriched by exclusive collaborations with The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and UNICEF.

On our pristine, lakeside campuses, we’ll instil the values, social purpose, and desire for excellence every child needs to flourish. For our students, this means achieving places at the world’s best universities and the chance to become the leaders of tomorrow. 

WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL
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HISTORY AND HERITAGE

Collège Champittet has nurtured generations of great thinkers, leaders, creators, and change-makers. Their achievements inspire our current students, who are part of a special school community that spans more than 120 years.
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1903
French Dominican priests establish Collège Champittet as a Catholic boarding school for boys. Their aim is to share values and improve the world.
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1903
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1951
Leadership is passed to the Canons of Grand-Saint-Bernard, a congregation originally formed to rescue pilgrims and traders crossing the Alps.
1951
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1984
The school becomes co-educational, enabling girls to join our classes for the first time.
1984
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1998
Leadership is entrusted to secular entrepreneurs who modernise the school.
1998
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1999
The French Baccalaureate is added to the Swiss Maturité programme, broadening the curricula we offer.
1999
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2004
Our Nyon Campus opens, bringing the total number of students to 800.
2004
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2006
We introduce a fully bilingual, flexible curriculum, which gives our students a firm grounding in both French and English.
2006
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2009
Collège Champittet joins the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, bringing many benefits to our students’ education. We also introduce the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
2009
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2012
The school pioneers the use of education technology.
2012
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2020
We launch our Forest School programme, a unique open-air approach to learning.
2020
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2023
Our community of students, families, and staff celebrate 120 years of learning.
2023
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Our longstanding reputation for academic 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 

MEET THE COLLÈGE CHAMPITTET COMMUNITY

Our students love coming to school. But don’t just take our word for it. Read what they – and some of our parents – have to say about life on our campuses.
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Parent
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"The teachers at Collège Champittet are fantastic. They really care. My daughter can’t wait to come to school every day, and she’s thriving here. The facilities are fabulous, too."
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Manuela
Student
"Champittet is a truly international school, which means you get to experience new cultures and make friends from different backgrounds. It’s also awesome to learn lots of languages."
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Parent
Feedback from our satisfaction survey 2022
"The school’s fully bilingual curriculum is important to us because we want our child to develop in both English and French. The atmosphere is great, and the teachers are kind and dedicated."
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Natthanin
Student
"I love that the Pully Campus is close to both the lake and the city. I can easily get to Geneva or Zurich by train."
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Parent
Feedback from our satisfaction survey 2022
"The teachers are brilliant at providing the right feedback, motivating our children, and boosting their confidence. The boarding facilities are excellent, the campus is safe and secure, and the staff genuinely care about every child."

FIND US IN Lake Geneva

LOCAL TIME
08:54 PM
7:30am - 5:30pm
LOCAL WEATHER
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OUR ADDRESS
Lausanne CH, Chem. de Champittet 1, 1009 Pully, Switzerland
Chem. du Joran 11A, 1260 Nyon, Switzerland
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