Do you have after school activities?
With over 80 extra-curricular activities available, we provide students with the freedom to choose their path and to explore their interests. Our wide-ranging extra-curricular programme allows your child to discover activities that excite and inspire them. Every year we try to provide new activities to meet the desires of our student body.
What sort of excursions and trips do you offer your students?
We offer our students a wide variety of excursions and trips to build cultural awareness, and skills such as leadership and communication. Students work with local communities to learn about the world and understand the importance of helping others, exemplified by our annual trip to Tanzania. Other examples of trips and excursions is the Middle School graduation trip to Parc Asterix to celebrate their achievements and the MIT STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) trip to Poland, where students have the opportunity to meet leading MIT scientists and work on collaborative, student-led projects and experiments. Students also have the opportunity to compete in sports competitions in Switzerland and abroad.
Our boarders have the unique opportunity to go on mountain trips, cultural expeditions in Switzerland, international excursions and ski-weekends to allow them to have unforgettable experiences and learn about new cultures.
What is your Sports Programme like?
We have many opportunities for students to engage in sports at CDL. Our PE curriculum ensures that students learn about the importance of team-work, sportsmanship, competition and participation.
Outside of PE, students can compete in local and international competitions. We have a very strong record in these competitions and are very proud of the achievements of our students. We offer a variety of sports such as basketball, football, track and field, judo, rugby and more.
Situated in Geneva, we also offer students the opportunity to go skiing, while maintaining links with local associations like the Club Nautique de Versoix and Totem giving students the opportunity to go sailing and climbing.
Do you have a Performing Arts programme?
Yes, at Collège du Léman our Performing Arts programme is an important part of our curriculum, as our students start engaging in drama, music and dance from an early age. Our collaboration with Juilliard gives our students a unique opportunity to benefit from their expertise and resources, like the Dancer’s Toolbox, an original resource designed for teaching dance and understanding a dancer’s needs. Our collaboration provides our students with a first-class learning experience and our teachers with an abundance of resources.
From an early age, students are encouraged to play an instrument and music classes are compulsory. In Primary School, students will learn to play the violin and in Middle School students are introduced to the keyboard. Students who are passionate and enthusiastic are given the opportunity to continue to study music in High School.
Our drama curriculum uses core works from different cultures and periods in history to provide students with a solid foundation. Drama is a mandatory subject until High School and is offered until graduation.
Our dance curriculum has a variety of options ranging from classical and ballet to more modern styles such as hip-hop.
Our extra-curricular activities programme offers students the opportunity to continue to follow their passion outside of the classroom with activities like drama and classical dance, string, violin and keyboard ensembles, choir and our very own rock band. Every year we have a couple of shows where students can present what they have worked on to their parents and peers.
What does CDL’s Performing Arts programme bring to students?
Our Performing Arts Programme helps our students the opportunity to enhance their creativity, collaboration, confidence, and leadership. These skills help prepare children for the future, improve their development and academic achievement and make our students well-rounded individuals.
Our music, drama and dance programmes provide our students a medium for self-expression, an opportunity to learn more about other cultures and the ability to be engaged listeners, interpreters, communicators and innovators.
Do you have Visual Art programmes?
Our students are taught Art from Preschool until the end of High School and with the help of our teachers are given the tools necessary to pursue art after graduation, with students going to Universities such as the University of the Arts London and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Our extra-curricular activities give students the opportunity to take options such as photography, sculpture, 3rd illusion drawing, wood crafting and arts and crafts.