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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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High School and Diplomas

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In High School your child will grow into a confident and enthusiastic learner, thanks to our academically rigorous yet supportive school environment.

In High School, our international programmes prepare each student to enter the university that best meets their needs and future direction. 

CDL High School Programmes

Your child has a choice of paths to take. We offer a variety of diplomas that open doors to universities worldwide.

Students are offered a unique breadth of academic options, both in terms of curricula and courses offered, as well as character-forming programmes and activities that will teach them to be self-assured and able to recognize the positive impact they can make on the world.

At Collège du Léman, students are guided in choosing the programme most suitable to their academic profile and to their preferred university destination by experienced and caring educators.

Read about the francophone programme here.

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IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education

This is an external examination that can be taken at the age of 16 (Grade 10 / Year 11) before continuing with the High School Diploma or moving on to the IB for graduation.

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The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

The IBDP is a highly-respected diploma that challenges students to excel in six subjects. They must also complete an extended essay, a critical thinking element and a range of extracurricular activities themed around Creativity, Activity and Service.

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The International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP)

The IBCP provides a flexible framework that equips students with 21st-century skills. The course includes IB Diploma Programme subjects and focuses on either hospitality or business and sustainability.

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Our American-style High School Diploma with Advanced Placements

This is a flexible programme, allowing students to play to their strengths.  Mandatory courses and electives studied over four years lead to the High School Academic Diploma. AP courses and some IB options may be taken in grades 11 and 12 if students have a proven record of academic achievement in the subjects concerned.

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The French Baccalauréat

This diploma is prized by all French universities. It demands a high level of spoken and written French, and features different options depending on the skills and interests of your child.

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The Swiss Maturité

This diploma secures students' entry into Swiss universities (please note that the other diplomas can also provide a route to the Swiss universities). Subjects are split into two categories; the first being a mix of humanities, sciences and arts, and the second including languages, maths and two optional elements. 

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A long history of academic success with an average 98% pass rate across our curricula over the last three years.

  • Sixty years of experience in education
  • A wide choice of subjects taught by a team of teachers dedicated to the success of their students
  • Year-on-year strength in examination pass rates

CDL University Destinations 2019

University Advisory Service

  • Students attend universities in the UK, the US, Switzerland and many other countries around the world.

  • Personalised attention to help find the best fit for each student.

  • Career Fair, University Fair, alumni speakers and more university preparation events for students.

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A well-rounded education

High School students are expected to participate in extracurricular activities, including service-learning, individual and team sports, and creative projects.

These promote teamwork, higher-order thinking, communication skills and creativity.

Students may also participate in projects and overseas trips that give them a new perspective on cooperation, responsibility and the benefits of making a difference in a community.

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Our RISE values bring together our multi-national learning community to develop global citizenship.

Character is as important to each student's growth as academics. We provide support and guidance as they grow, and set clear expectations for behaviour.

Our diverse school community and our teaching encourage them to respect all cultures and to see the world as a beautiful place of opportunity.

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As part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools we offer our students an enriched curriculum:

Our music, dance and drama curricula have been developed in collaboration with the Juilliard School of Performing Arts, and are designed to prepare students for the world stage.  

Our inter-disciplinary STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) collaboration with MIT (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology) gives students the tools to invent the future.

Our collaboration with UNICEF gives students an understanding of the UN's 40 Global Goals, and how they can learn to be the global citizens of the future.

Through the Nord Anglia Global Campus: Students from around the world at our 68 sister schools come together to work on projects online.

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Questions? Please get in touch with us here.

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