Our boarding community is a big family and each Boarding House provides a friendly and welcoming home.
As a school, we welcome over 100 different nationalities to our community, and the discovery of new cultures and languages is a privilege that we want our students to experience fully.
Students are encouraged to use all the benefits of belonging to this community to make friends from all over the world, discover new cultures and interests. In addition, this has the benefit of providing a global network for the future.
Girls and boys are located in separate houses.
Boarders are always proud of their houses, whichever one they belong to. The standard of each house is the same, but each one allows for different tastes and focus.
A very important part of the Boarding House is the garden. Each student has access to a beautiful outside space, to relax in and to take advantage of the beautiful and mild Geneva weather.
We encourage our students to experience the simple pleasures of growing vegetables and fruits. Even in the 21st century with a technology-rich curriculum, we ensure our students are in tune with some of life's simple pleasures, such as gardening.
Please take a look at the Boarding House profiles you will find below. They all include photos with a description of the house and an introduction of the House Parents.
JB Terray is located a short 5 minute walk away from the campus, in a quiet residential area. It is very popular with our older students who appreciate the preparation for independent university living, and the beautiful villa is the highlight for students in their final year! All the rooms have Wi-Fi, and they are mostly twin-sharing. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry, a large sitting room with television and Wii, and a ‘chill-out’ room. Students appreciate the privacy, the beautiful garden and the opportunity to walk to school in a setting of natural beauty.
Villa du Lac Boarding House was custom built to provide excellent boarding facilities for 36 girls from Grades 9 to 12. All rooms are twin-sharing, with desks, Wi-Fi, and en-suite toilet and shower facilities. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry, and a vast sitting room with a television and various electronic consoles. Outside, within private gated grounds, there is a beautiful garden with tables and benches to relax on.
The Boarding Houses and the rules are all based on the same principles that naturally occur in a family home. Each Boarding House has House Parents that are there to oversee the smooth running of student life.
The Houseparents live in and share the Boarding House with their team of Graduate Assistants, resident and non-resident Tutors. The team’s responsibility is to care for the children, some of whom may be away from home for the first time.
One of the main benefits of boarding is the round the clock education that students receive. This leads to effective academic, social and personal development.
The house parents and the tutors keep a close eye on both the academic performance and the wellbeing of each child and report back to parents on both areas in depth.
Boarding can provide an excellent transition from home to independence and maturity. The Senior Boarding Houses, and the outside villas, enable boys and girls to enjoy the benefits of boarding at an important stage in their school careers, and to prepare for life at university.
Get a sense of what it’s like to live at Collège du Léman – and how your child will fit in to our warm, diverse boarding family – by booking a tour of our campus today.VISIT CDL