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The Boarding Houses

We offer family-friendly boarding for 250 boys and girls, in modern and secure facilities, cared for 24/7 by our experienced House Parents.

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My favourite part is my friends because even though we are all from different parts of the world, we have fun, we laugh, we understand each other, and we support each other. Maria, Mexico
A second home
 

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.


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Girls and Boys Boarding Houses
 

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.

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Bedrooms
 

Each house is equipped with shared bedrooms, to encourage communication between students. Rooms are allocated based on the profile of each student, their age and their interests.

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Bathrooms
 

Most houses have en-suite toilet and shower facilities.

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Common rooms
 

Each house also has a pleasant common room for students to relax in, whilst also providing work areas for study halls. There is an allocated quiet time for homework after school in every Boarding House.

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Kitchens
 

All houses have fully equipped kitchens, even though our cafeterias cater to our students’ meals outside of the Boarding House.

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WiFi Internet access
 

Each house has WiFi internet access throughout.  This is turned off during the night to ensure that students get the sleep that they need.

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The Garden
 

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.


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The Houseparents
 

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.

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A 24/7 education
 

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.  


Girls' Boarding Houses - learn more below:
Villa Du Lac: Senior Girls Boarding House

Villa du Lac

THE HOUSE

Villa du Lac Boarding House is a newely built house that lies at the heart of the School, providing excellent Boarding facilities for 36 girls in Grades 9 to 12.

Each room is twin-sharing and has en-suite toilet and shower facilities. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry, and a vast sitting room with television and various electronic consoles.

The House has WiFi access and all rooms have their own bathrooms and desks. Outside, within the private gated grounds, there is a beautiful garden with benches to relax on.

THE HOUSE PARENTS

Lucélia Malengue Lucelia Malengue

Residential House Parent

Nationality: Angolan, Portuguese

Education: Business Administration Degree.

Favourite book: “Perfume” by Patrick Suskind

Favourite music: “Gente da minha terra” by Mariza, “Redemption Songs” by Bob Marley

Most treasured invention: Cinema

Describe yourself in 3 words: Responsible, extrovert, friendly.

Berta Esteban Berta Esteban

Assistant House Parent

Nationality: Spanish

Education: Advertising and RRPP diplomas - University of Madrid UCM and University of Milan IULM.

Favorite book: ‘The Physician’ by Noah Gordon

Favorite band: Coldplay

Most treasured invention: Dogs and Human beings

Describe yourself in 3 words: Creative, honest, empathic

Angélique CurdyAngelique Curdy

House Tutor

Nationality: French

Education: BA in Translation, Cardiff University – Currently finishing my MA in Conference Interpreting, UCLouvain, Belgium.

Favourite book: “The perks of being a wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky

Favourite music: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Most treasured possesion: My collection of vinyl records

Describe yourself in 3 words: Patient, organised, curious

Aida VillalbaAida Villalba

House Tutor

Nationality: Spanish

Education: University Degree in Journalism / Degree in Design.

Favourite book: “The Shadow of the Wind” Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Favourite music: Ludovico Einaudi

Most treasured invention: Photography

Describe yourself in three words: Traveler, creative, positive

HOUSE BLOG
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STUDENT VIEW

It makes me feel like I live in a Palace with bright lights. It gives me a sense of security”

Junqui, China

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Villa du Lac Factsheet

 

Mégard: Senior Girls Boarding House

Mégard

THE HOUSE

Villa Mégard is a 10 minute walk from the main campus, in a quiet and rural area of Versoix. It is extremely popular with the older students who appreciate the preparation for university independent living.

The girls share twin rooms, a grand, fully equipped kitchen, a large sitting room with a television and Wi-Fi internet, and a laundry machine and dryer.

Our Villa is surrounded by a beautiful private garden.

In case one does not wish to walk, the school provides a shuttle bus service at key times during the day, including weekends.

THE HOUSE PARENTS

Sofia PoulopulouSofia Poulopulou

Residential House Parent

HOUSE BLOG
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STUDENT VIEW

“I like our quiet environment especially when I have to study. This is my final year and it is a very important year for me. I love the cozy interior of the Villa and the beautiful spacious outside garden. I feel independent and relaxed at Villa Mégard”.

Ying, China

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Mégard Factsheet

 

New Portena: Senior Girls Boarding House

New Portena

THE HOUSE

New Portena is a House on the campus, in the quiet Primary area. There are 3 tutors, and around 30 girls from grade 9 to grade 12.

The villa furniture was recently renewed. Rooms are either twin or triple sharing rooms.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry, and a stunning large sitting room with grand piano, television and Wii.

The House has WiFi access, and all rooms have desks. Outside there is a decked area with picnic tables.

THE HOUSE PARENTS

Terri Davis Terri Davis

Residential House Parent

Nationality: British

Education: A-Level English Literature and Theatrical Studies

Favourite Book: “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, “Romeo and Juliet” by Shakespear

Favourite Music: Motown

Most treasured invention: Video chat

Describe yourself in 3 words: Ambitious, curious, friendly

Cristina Ferri CortesCristina Ferri Cortes

House Tutor

Nationality: Spanish

Education: Degree in Translation and Interpreting, Masters in Conference Interpreting, Masters in Medical translation

Favourite book: “The girl you left behind” Jojo Moyes.

Favourite song: “I won’t give up” by Jason Mraz

Most treasured invention: Ebook

Describe yourself in three words: Understanding, enthusiastic, hard-working

Valérie Larcelet-ClechValerie Larcelet-Clech

House Parent

Nationality: French

Education: Sales diploma

Favourite book: Stephen King's books

Favourite song: "With or without you" by U2

Most treasured invention: Chocolate

Describe yourself in 3 words: loyal, generous, open-minded

Sarah IrwinSarah Irwin

House Tutor

Nationality: Swiss/ British

Education: Bsc Sports Coaching and Secondary Physical Education PGCE

Favourite Book: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Favourite Song: Rollercoaster by The Jonas Brothers

Most Treasured Invention: Trainers

Describe yourself in 3 words: Sporty, energetic and caring

HOUSE BLOG
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STUDENT VIEW

“I love this House because of the internationalism and the House Parents. In this House, we also do a lot of fun activities that are organised by the House Parents and the students This House makes me feel like my home because my House Parents greet me in the morning and take care of me by helping to plan my future with me. It makes me happy every time after greeting my House Parents and all the students. I like to hang out with the students with different nationalities and happy to learn about their cultures.”

- Crystal, USA

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New Portena Factsheet

 

Old Portena: Junior Girls Boarding House

Old Portena

THE HOUSE

Old Portena House lies at the centre of the campus, in a quiet area on the Primary side of the School. It is a House for around 20 junior girls who find that it is an extremely welcoming home for them.

The House furniture was renewed at the end of 2013. Rooms are a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 sharing, which helps the girls integrate and make friends when they first arrive.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry, and a sitting room with television and Wii.

The House has WiFi access and all rooms have desks

THE HOUSE PARENTS

Foteini Maria KanoniFonteini Maria Kanoni

Assistant House Parent

Nationality: Greek

Education: Master’s Degree in Tourism Management

Favourite book: “The Saviours of God” by Nikos Kazantzakis

Favourite music: Alternative Indie Pop Rock

Most treasured invention: Airplanes

Describe yourself in 3 words: Empathetic, responsible, optimistic

Mónica Mories Monica Mories

Graduate Assistant

Nationality: Spanish

Education: Bachelor degree as a English teacher

Favourite book: “Price and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

Favourite Music: Reguetton and Techno

Most treasured invention: Flat iron

Describe yourself in 3 words: Fun, loyal, positive

Joanne CorbinJoanne Corbin

House Parent

Nationality: British

Education: University of St. Andrews, Scotland. (MA Anthropology), University of Roehampton - Professional Development in Boarding Education

Favourite book: Mary Berry’s Baking

Favourite music: South American Andean music

Most treasured invention: Contact lenses

Describe yourself in 3 words: Optimistic, patient, chocoholic

HOUSE BLOG
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STUDENT VIEW

“Old Portena is a very cool boarding house to live in. The advantage of living in a small house is that you really get to know each other well and love each other. We have learned that when we work together, no one can stop us because to us, everything is possible.”

Renata, Mexico

FACTSHEET DOWNLOAD
Old Portena Factsheet

 

Boys' Boarding Houses - learn more below:
Léman 1: Senior Boys Boarding House

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THE HOUSE

Léman House lies at the heart of the School, and the building has been redeveloped over many years to give excellent boarding facilities for 58 boys in Grade 9 to Grade 12.

It is in the centre of the campus, and every room has en-suite toilet and shower facilities.

Outside there is a paved roof terrace with table and chairs.

The House furniture was renewed recently. Rooms are generally twin sharing rooms.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry, and a sitting room with television and Wii.

The House has WiFi access, and all rooms have desks.

THE HOUSE PARENTS

CDL Boarding Gordon WilsonMr. Gordon Wilson

Senior House Parent

Nationality: British

Education: BSc Psychology; MSc Counselling; MSc Health Psychology

Favourite book: “Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown

Favourite music: Country Music

Most treasured invention: Laptop

Describe yourself in 3 words: Positive, reliable and inquisitive

CDL Boarding Morgan SutcliffeMr. Morgan Sutcliffe

House Parent

Nationality: British

Education: University of Leeds

Favourite book: “A short history of nearly everything” by Bill Bryson

Favourite piece of music: “Pollen fever” by Tetra Splendor

Most treasured invention: Potato masher

Describe yourself in 3 words: Resolute, patient, persevering

George Eaton George Eaton

House Tutor

Nationality: British

Education: Loughborough University - MEng (Hons) Product Design Engineering.

Favourite Book: Statics and Dynamics by R.C. Hibbeler.

Favourite piece of music: Catchy Song - Dillon Francis.

Most treasured inventions: Mountain Bike and 3D printer.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Cheery enthusiastic, and supportive.

HOUSE BLOG
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STUDENT VIEW

“I like my Boarding House because I have a good relationship with my House Parents.

I have a good room and in my opinion, Léman is the heart of CDL and is the best location.

Also, meeting people from new countries is very important and Léman being one of the biggest houses allows me to do that.”

Dmitry, Ukraine

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Léman 1 Factsheet

 

Léman 2: Senior Boys Boarding House

Léman 2

THE HOUSE

Léman House lies at the heart of the School, and the building has been redeveloped over many years to give excellent boarding facilities for 58 boys in Grade 9 to Grade 12.

It is in the centre of the campus, and every room has en-suite toilet and shower facilities.

Outside there is a paved roof terrace with table and chairs.

The House furniture was renewed recently. Rooms are generally twin sharing rooms.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry, and a sitting room with television and Wii.

The House has WiFi access, and all rooms have desks.

THE HOUSE PARENTS

Antonio MontesAntonio Montes

Senior House Parent

Nationality: Portuguese
Education: PGCE - Modern Foreign Languages

Favourite book: Anything about the space conquest

Favourite music: “39” by Queen (because it’s about space travel)

Most treasured invention: Apollo mission launchers and its different modules - tin cans who took men to the moon

Describe yourself in 3 words: Family, moon, joy

Mr. Tomas BartanuszTomas Bartanusz CDL Boarding

House Tutor

Nationality: Czech Rep. / USA

Education: MSc in Education from the University of Edinburgh

Favourite book: “The Stranger” by Albert Camus

Favourite song: “Sunshine Reggae” by Laid Back

Most treasured invention: The coffee machine

Describe yourself in 3 words: Kind, responsible, patient

HOUSE BLOG
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STUDENT VIEW

“I like my house because everything is really close to us and all the people are really nice. Our House Parents are very understanding and want to make sure we are the best we can be- they care a lot!”

Lucas, Brazil

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Léman 2 Factsheet

 

Olympus: Senior Boys Boarding House

Olympus

THE HOUSE

Olympus House lies at the heart of the School, and the building has been recently built to provide excellent Boarding facilities for 38 boys in Grade 9 to Grade 12.

It is in the centre of the campus, and every room has en-suite toilet and shower facilities. Rooms are generally twin-sharing rooms.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry, and a vast sitting room with television and various electronic consoles.

The House has WiFi access, and all rooms have their own bathrooms and desks.

THE HOUSE PARENTS

Mr. Thomas Nuttall Thomas Nuttall

Residential House Parent

Nationality: British

Education: Sport science

Favourite book: “Birdsong” by Sebastian Faulks, “A Short History of Everything” by Bill Bryson

Favourite music: From AC/DC to Jack Johnson

Most treasured invention: The bicycle.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Dedicated, cyclist, easy-going

Xavier Benenaula Xavier Benenaula

Assistant House Parent

Nationality: Equadorian/Spanish

Education: Bachelor in Sports & Masters in Physical Education

Favourite book: “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel García Márquez

Favourite music: Funk & Cumbia

Most treasured invention: The electric guitar

Describe yourself in 3 words: Music, sport, family

Ronan CurranRonan Curran

House Tutor

Nationality: Irish

Education: Qualified in the areas of SEN(special educational needs) , The management of challenging behaviour and Personal training & gym instructing.

Favourite book: “The power of now” by Eckhart Tolle

Favourite song: “Porcelain” by Moby

Most treasured invention: Snowboard

Describe yourself in three words: Loving, adventurous, motivated

Rodrigo Carlon TamamesRodrigo Carlon

House Tutor

Nationality: Spanish

Education: English & History, Masters in Philosophy

Favourite book: I could never choose only one book!

Favourite music: Kate Bush, Leonard Cohen

Most treasured invention: Coffee

Describe yourself in three words: Caring, Conscious, Critical

HOUSE BLOG
blogs.cdl.ch/olympus/
STUDENT VIEW

“The students in the house are respectful, caring, helpful and there’s a lot of good cooks. There is always food from all over the world. The balconies have a nice view too”

- Faisal, Saudi Arabia

FACTSHEET DOWNLOAD
Olympus Factsheet

 

Concha Blanca: Junior Boys Boarding House

CDL Concha Blanca Boarding House

THE HOUSE

Concha House is for our junior boys, in grades 6 to 8.

Located inside the campus, it has a beautiful large garden with space for football and other lawn games, and a swimming pool which is open in the summer. There is a paved patio with barbeque and table and chairs.

The villa furniture was renewed at the end of 2016. Rooms are either twin or triple sharing rooms.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry, and a large sitting room with television and Wii.

The House has WiFi access, and all rooms have desks.

THE HOUSE PARENTS

James GriffithsMr. James Griffiths

House Parent

Nationality: British

Education: Ba (Hons) Sports Studies - Southampton Solent University

Favourite book: “Bravo Two Zero” by Andy McNab

Favourite song: “Beautiful Escape” by Tom Misch

Most treasured invention: Golf clubs

Describe yourself in 3 words: Honest, conscientious, teamworker

Mr. Robert WhaitesRobert Whaites

House Parent

Nationality: British

Education: BA Hons Sport Studies

Favourite book: “A year of adventures” by Lonely Planet

Favourite music: “Everlong (acoustic)” by Foo Fighters

Most treasured invention: The Wheel

Describe yourself in 3 words: Considerate, thorough, friendly

Jaime Garcia FormosaMr. Jaime Garcia Formosa

House Tutor

Nationality: Spanish

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science

Favourite book: “Learn from the Champions” by Pep Mari

Favourite Song: “I Lived” by One Republic

Most treasured invention: The Coffee Machine

Describe yourself in 3 words: Dedicated, sociable, sporty

HOUSE BLOG
blogs.cdl.ch/concha/
STUDENT VIEW

“Concha is a place where you get to experience new things and learn to make friends with people you will live when you first arrive at school.

The rooms are big and the common room too. I personally think that Concha is a wonderful place and has House Parents that care about you and want the best for you.”

Fernando, Venezuela.

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Concha Factsheet
Champs des Bois: Primary Boys Boarding House

Champ des Bois CDL Boarding

THE HOUSE

Champs des Bois is a villa for 14 Primary students, located right beside the main campus.

It was remodelled and redecorated in 2016. Most rooms are triple sharing rooms, although there are some doubles.

There is a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry, and a large sitting room with television and Wii. The House has WiFi access, and all rooms have desks.

Outside there is a beautiful large garden with space for football and other lawn games, as well as a huge swing and an Organic Garden. There is a paved patio with barbeque and table and chairs.

THE HOUSE PARENTS

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Senior House Parent

Nationality: English

Education: IES Francesc i Bosch

Favourite book: “Green eggs and ham” by Dr Seuss

Favourite music: French Kiwi Juice

Most treasured invention: The dishwasher

Describe yourself: Fun, serious, fun

Mr. Stephane BrandesStephane Brandes

Deputy House Parent

Nationality: Swiss

Education: BPJEPS

Favorite Book: The art of War (Sun Tzu) 

Favorite Song: We have all time in the World (Louis Armstrong) 

Most Treasured invention: Printing (By Gutenberg in 15th century) 

Describe yourself in 3 words: Pragmatic, Diplomatic & Good sense of Humour 

Mr. Tarun UppalTarun Uppal

House Tutor

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Sergio BallesterosSergio Ballesteros

Deputy House Parent

Nationality: Spanish

Education: Bacherlor in Physical Education and Sport Sciences & Master in Pedagogy.

Favourite Book: The Alchemist

Favourite Music: All types of music except Reggeton

Most treasured invention: Surf Board

Describe yourself in 3 words: Responsible, communicative and perfectionist.

HOUSE BLOG
blogs.cdl.ch/champdesbois
STUDENT VIEW

“It makes me feel warm and happy.

My room is very comfortable very quiet and clean.

It gives me a sense of security”

Junqui, China

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Champ des Bois Factsheet

 

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