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  • Helping students find their place in the world

    We create a safe space for children to express and nurture their individuality.

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  • Our international and multi-cultural student family

    Our diverse community includes students from over 110 nationalities

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  • Our people

    Our learning community includes talented and experienced faculty and staff

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  • Personalised learning journeys

    We value each student’s individuality as well as their integration into society. Our programme of studies prepares our students for the demands of a global 21st century.

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  • Summer, autumn and winter camps for children 4 to 18 years old

    A range of activities for your child to discover, from summer to winter, ski trips to performing arts camps.

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  • A safe place to grow

    Our safe and welcoming campus is a home where your child can learn to be confident and independent

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  • Discover Collège du Léman

    Get in touch or visit us to discover what makes Collège du Léman an inspiring place to learn

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  • A place to call home

    Whether your child is joining us in Early Years or midway through their learning journey, we offer a nurturing environment that will make a huge difference to their future

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  • Contact us

    We would love to hear from you, so that we can discuss what your child needs to thrive.

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CDL Admissions Steps EN

Our admissions promise is to guide you through a personalised, clear, and timely process.

Choosing the right school is an enormous decision for parents. Our admissions team is on hand to help:

  • Providing you with the information about Collège du Léman that you need to be able to make your decision.

  • Guiding you through the four steps in our admissions process, right up until your child starts and settles in.


A detailed explanation of the admissions steps can be found below, and you can also download a simple summary that captures the admissions steps in a single page, including links to all the information and documents that you might need.



Visit an virtual tour

Underpinning every step of our admissions process is the opportunity to tour our campus at any time.  

We would be delighted to welcome you and your family for a visit to the campus and the opportunity to meet our academic, pastoral and admissions staff as soon as that becomes possible.

In the meantime we are delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for a Virtual Discovery Meeting where we can take you on a Virtual 360o tour, and provide a video discussion with a member of our admissions team, and with our academic and pastoral staff.

You can request a visit to campus or an online Virtual Discovery Meeting here or simply ask at any stage in the admissions process, even after enrolment.

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Our admissions team is available to help answer any questions you might have, and to guide you through the admissions steps:

  • Enquire here through our online form
  • Email us: admissions@cdl.ch
  • Call us: +41 22 775 56 56
  • Drop in and see us in Versoix, Geneva: Google maps
  • Meet one of our boarding admissions team in a city near you (for availability please first get in touch using one of the methods above)


Would you like to speak to a current CDL parent? If you would like to speak to the parents of a child of a similar age to your own that is already attending our school, we would be delighted to arrange this for you.

The enquiry step of the admissions process can take as long as you want depending on your needs. If you are unsure about a relocation, or not sure if you are ready to start boarding we are still available to you to provide any information you might need.

If you need to move quickly, we recommend going directly to Step 2 and use the Fast Track Application. There is no commitment when applying and the extra information allows us quickly assess the availability of a place.


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The application step allows us to assess each student for a place:

  • CHF 500 non-refundable application fee per student.  You can pay online here. Click on the number of children you would like to pay the application fee for: Pay for 1 childPay for 2 childrenPay for 3 childrenPay for 4 children • Pay for 5 children.
  • 1 to 5 weeks to finalise the application file depending on how quickly you can submit the information we need.
  • Completing and submitting an application form is not a commitment to a place by either party. 

We require the following to be completed:

An important tip: You can start the application step without all the paperwork to hand and without paying the application fee. Submitting early information allows us to better advise you. Note though, that we cannot proceed to the Acceptance step below until the application fee is paid and all requested documents are submitted.

To fully complete the application form you will need:

  • A scanned passport photo of each student.
  • Scans of both parent and students passports.
  • Prior 1-2 years of academic transcripts (the number required depends on grade and is confirmed in the form).
  • A copy of any psychoeducational assessments for those students with learning support needs.

We may ask for students to be tested in English before accepting their application, so that we can gauge which classes suit them best. Students who may not yet be comfortable in English will be able to join English as a Second Language (EAL) classes before entering the mainstream. These tests can be taken online if necessary. An English placement test is required for all Middle and High School students.



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When we have a fully completed Application, our academic and pastoral staff meet to review and assess the file as well as the availability of an appropriate place and of any support services that might be required (for example language skills or learning support needs).

This step in the admissions process takes 5 working days.  

Successful applicants will then receive a letter offering them a place at Collège du Léman.


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After we offer a place, we begin the process of formally enroling each child.  This step usually takes 5-10 working days - the duration is dependent on how fast a family wishes to proceed:

  • We will provide log-in details to our e-roll, electronic enrolment system.
  • In the system you will be asked to confirm agreement to the Tuition Summary which contains the services you are enroling for and associated fees.
  • This is a binding contract.

When the electronic enrolment is finalised:

  • Finance will release the appropriate invoices.
  • Closer to the start date our Admissions team will send you a Welcome Pack.

A place is not guaranteed until the following due items are paid within 14 days of the invoice date:

  • A non-refundable joining fee: CHF 3,800 for Day or CHF 4,800 for Boarding.
  • A refundable deposit: CHF 600 for Day or CHF 6,000 for Boarding.
  • An advance on the coming year's fees: CHF 2,500 for Day or CHF 33,000 for Primary Boarding or CHF 34,400 for Secondary Boarding.

Once this is completed, we will look forward to welcoming you at school on your start date, and our team will share all the necessary information to help each child prepare for a fantastic start to their life at Collège du Léman.