Outstanding experiences bring learning to life at CDL, everywhere, every single day.
Through an incredible breadth of opportunities – from international expeditions and camps to private music lessons and more than 100 extracurricular activities – your child will discover their strengths and passions. They’ll do all this in a community where they feel safe, supported, and empowered.
Our RISE values are embedded into everything we do, too, ensuring your child will find their place in the world – and learn how to change it for the better. Confident, resilient, and equipped to push boundaries, our students flourish personally and academically.
Our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, and UNICEF enhance our students’ school experience, both in and beyond the classroom.
Our collaboration with the world’s most renowned arts institution enriches our students’ love of dance, drama and music.
Our incredible citizenship trip to Arusha in Tanzania teaches students about global responsibility and sustainability, and the important role we play in looking after our planet. Working with locals on a variety of projects, students develop a sense of independence, increase their understanding of the world, and learn the importance of being part of a community.
The annual Nord Anglia-UNICEF summit, which takes place in New York, US, sees CDL students join peers from across the world. Our students develop their leadership and advocacy skills, working with others to come up with creative solutions to global challenges. On their return, they use their knowledge and skills to influence our community, increasing social engagement and impact.
We offer a multitude of overnight trips away from our campus, which add an exciting element to every child’s education.
In Primary, our children get active and have lots of fun on two-night residentials to Verbier and Champéry. Our Middle School students can join Nord Anglia students from across the globe at sports tournaments and STEAM festivals, as well as taking part in our camps programme. And in High School, we offer a variety of opportunities – from our French language trip to Paris, where students immerse themselves in Parisian culture, to team-building discovery trips.
Every year, a group of older students take part in workshops, seminars, and debates at a four-day Model United Nations conference in the Netherlands. This gives them the opportunity to learn about, debate, and propose solutions to key issues facing our planet.
School trips are a vital part of our curriculum, enabling children of all ages to transfer learning into contexts beyond the classroom.
Our littlest learners head into the great outdoors on safe, secure, and fun sledging adventures in La Gravine. They also enjoy an early introduction to local and international culture at the Théâtre des Marionnettes and Enzo Mari Exhibition.
In Primary, our children hit the slopes every week for a term, developing their skiing skills and growing confidence. They also enjoy day trips that tie in with key class topics, including visits to the Chaplin Museum and Grottes de Cerdon.
Our Middle School students also make the most of our location on field trips to the Versoix River and cultural excursions to the FIBA Museum and Frida Kahlo exhibition. End of year trips, including to a local adventure park, are the perfect opportunity to have fun.
In High School, aspiring artists visit exhibitions in Geneva and Lausanne, while budding scientists enjoy a physics masterclass at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research.
We know children learn best when they feel safe and included, are happy and having fun. Our bespoke wellbeing and profile development programmes foster resilience and confidence, and enable every student to be the very best version of themselves. Our parents agree: 92% say their child is very happy at school.
From Pre-School, we teach mindfulness through exercises that help students to identify and manage their emotions. Innovative initiatives, like our Lunch Bunch and Happy Feet groups, ensure everyone is included and comfortable. We take great care of new students, too, making sure they’re welcomed and integrated, supported by our brilliant volunteer buddies. We also have a full-time pastoral team, including a counsellor and nurse, on campus.
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