How We Teach

Caring, compassionate, and committed to excellence, Collège Champittet teachers will ensure your child develops the skills and values they need to succeed today, at the world’s best universities, and as the leaders of tomorrow.


Our phenomenal teachers know what it takes to inspire excellence. Experts at personalising learning to individual strengths and preferences, they’ll ensure your child receives the attention – and the right level of challenge and support – they need to achieve success.

Hailing from more than 30 countries, our diverse team bring a global outlook, wealth of knowledge, and cutting-edge skills to our classrooms. Collège Champittet teachers are specialists in their age group, subject field, or diploma, and many hold Master’s degrees. They’re always learning, too, through sector-leading training on the award-winning Nord Anglia University platform. 

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Our senior leadership team fosters a community with values, passion, and purpose, where excellence is at the heart of everything we do.
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Philippe de Korodi
Head of School 
Philippe joined Collège Champittet as Head of School in 2015, having formerly been a student at our school. With a rich and varied career in high profile roles across the world, Philippe’s educational approach centres around a commitment to society, strong values, and a determination to prepare our students for success in a globalised world.
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Philippe de Korodi

A student at Collège Champittet from 1976 to 1982, Philippe proudly returned as Head of School in March 2015.  

Philippe has a Master’s in Law from the University of Lausanne, as well as a postgraduate diploma in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE). In 2021, he achieved a Certificate in Educational Management and Leadership from Harvard. A native French speaker, Philippe is also fluent in English, and enjoys finessing his Greek and German skills.    

Philippe’s unique career spans many sectors and countries. He has worked as a delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in marketing with Nestlé, and held senior positions at prestigious companies in Switzerland, including CEO of Chocolats et Cacaos Favarger and Caran d’Ache (luxury writing instruments and art material). 

As Head of School atCollège Champittet, Philippe uses his operational, communication, and people skills to create a purpose-driven community that aspires to excellence. His educational philosophy is underpinned by a global outlook, family values, and a passion to make a real difference.  

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Geraldine Boland
Director, Nyon Campus
Geraldine has more than 30 years’ teaching and leadership experience – including 16 years as Deputy Director of Brillantmont – garnered in UK and European schools. Passionate about creating a positive and joyful family atmosphere on our Nyon Campus, Geraldine ensures our younger children have everything they need to flourish. 
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Geraldine Boland

After beginning her career in London – where she taught both maths and geography – Geraldine worked in schools across the UK and Europe.

Geraldine joined the Collège Champittet staff team in 2022. Truly passionate about pre-school and primary education, she leads our talented team of teachers and staff on our Nyon Campus.

Working as one, they create a safe and stimulating environment for our children. By getting to know each student – and understanding their emerging strengths, interests, and needs – Geraldine and her team ensure that everyone has the support, care, and attention they need to thrive.

Geraldine is also a firm believer in the importance of strong relationships – and excellent communication – with you, our parents. 

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Michael Gwerder
Academic Director
A Swiss national who has lived and worked on four continents, Michael embodies our school’s values and global outlook. Michael brings more than 20 years’ teaching and leadership experience to Collège Champittet, alongside a commitment to innovation, social change, and academic excellence.
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Michael Gwerder

Michael is a Swiss national who has taught and held head of department roles in schools spanning four continents.

Committed to educational innovation, Michael has, in previous roles, implemented the bilingual Swiss Maturité at schools in Latin America, developed a physical outdoor programme, and overseen the development of a fully-fledged hybrid schooling system.

Michael firmly believes in joyful, nurturing, and lasting learning experiences. For him, our school is a vehicle of social change that enables students to successfully embark on fulfilling studies, professions, and meaningful lives.

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At Collège Champittet, our staff harness the transformative power of technology to create exhilarating learning experiences.

Learning here, your child will become a digital native who can engineer robots, model data, code, design, and programme, and communicate effectively online. We’ll also teach them to use technology thoughtfully and responsibly, balancing the demands of our digitalised world with real-life experiences and wellbeing.

They’ll also develop a profound understanding of how tech can be used for the greater good. On our Global Campus learning platform, for example, they’ll collaborate with Nord Anglia students across borders, taking part in exciting projects that expand their knowledge of international issues. 


At Collège Champittet, everyone benefits from our commitment to excellence. This includes our world-class teachers, who enjoy career-boosting development opportunities, study for new qualifications – such as the Master’s in International Education with King’s College London – and share best practice on the award-winning Nord Anglia University platform.

They also take part in sector-leading training through our accreditations with the Swiss Association of Private Schools, International Baccalaureate Organisation, and Swiss Boarding School Private Grouping. 

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Our teachers set the highest standards, both for themselves and our students.

Every single member of Collège Champittet staff is carefully chosen, based not only on their impressive qualifications and extensive international experience, but also their values. Through a comprehensive recruitment process, we make sure their approach aligns with our culture of respect, ambition, courage, openness, and integrity.

Regular lesson observations and evaluations – alongside personalised development plans for each teacher – ensure our students are always engaged and motivated. We also regularly assess our staff against local and national benchmarks, as well as Nord Anglia Education’s stringent Quality Assurance Framework. 

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Combining 120 years of Swiss tradition with an innovative global outlook, Collège Champittet is a truly unique place to work.

You’ll love teaching in our purpose-driven, bilingual international community, using your exceptional qualifications and skills to inspire the next generation of world-changers. In return, we’ll offer you outstanding opportunities to train, share ideas, and grow, as part of the Nord Anglia Education global family. 

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Inspired by our world-class teachers and engaged in the very best international curricula, your child will enjoy an outstanding global education that’s steeped in Swiss traditions, heritage, and standards.