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  • An International Family

    Our diverse international community features students and staff from over 100 nationalities


  • Student Diversity

    Every aspect of Collège du Léman is geared towards creating a safe space for children to express and nurture their individuality.


  • Our People

    We benefit from talented and experienced faculty, staff and our Senior Leadership Team.

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  • Personalised Learning

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

    CDL prepares students for the worlds top universities

  • A range of activities

    The opportunities don't stop when the school terms end. We offer a range of activities for your child to discover, from ski trips to performing arts camps and guided GAP years

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  • A Safe Place to Grow

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


  • Say Hello

    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 at Pre-K 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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Meet Our Leadership Team

Collège du Léman’s synonymy with excellence is due to our belief that the highest standards should be adhered to in every aspect of our environment. Our leadership team is the backbone of our community and, thus, embodies the finest example of our values.

  • Collège du Léman - Thomas Schäedler

    Thomas Schädler

    Director General

    Thomas Schädler

    Thomas joined Nord Anglia Education in August 2015 following his role as Headmaster of the Swiss School in Rome in Italy from 2012.

    Previously, he headed international schools in Berlin, Singapore, Zurich, Stuttgart, and the Bahamas and also worked for the World Bank in Indonesia. Thomas has an MA in Education (University of Zurich, Switzerland), an MBA (University of Hull, UK, and the Asia-Pacific-Management-Center, Singapore) and a Master’s in Educational Leadership (Lehigh University, USA).

    He has dedicated his professional life to pursuing his passion for international education and likes to challenge students, teachers and staff alike to exceed their dreams.

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    Pauline Nord

    Academic Director

    Pauline Nord

    Pauline Nord graduated from Moray House College of Education, Edinburgh University.


    She started her teaching career as a Mathematics and Sports teacher at Le Rosey, Switzerland and then joined Collège du Léman in 1987.


    Her first position at CDL was as a Secondary Mathematics teacher  over her many years at the school, Pauline has occupied various positions. In 2009 she became a member of the Primary/Preschool Leadership team and in 2014 was promoted to Academic Director.

    She believes greatly in the whole child approach to education where each student is engaged, supported and challenged in a safe and caring environment.

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    Justin Usher

    Director of Boarding

    Justin Usher

    Justin joined Collège du Léman in August 2012, having previously been Head of Boarding at Cranbrook School in England from 2005.

    Having graduated from the London School of Economics, Justin qualified as a Mathematics Teacher with a PGCE from Canterbury Christ Church College in 1995. He worked in schools in the UK as a Teacher, a Housemaster, and as Head of Sixth Form.

    He is passionate about providing the best care and facilities to support our students in the Boarding Community to excel, not just in the classroom but in all areas of their lives.

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    James Bearblock

    Director of School Advancement

    James Bearblock

    After experiencing several years of teaching and boarding life in England, James moved across the English Channel to teach in schools in Switzerland and then France. On arrival at CDL in 1990 he was appointed as a chemistry teacher, in 1993 as Head of Science, in 2000 as High School Principal and in 2011 as Director of Secondary Studies before taking up his current post as Director of School Advancement.

    Educated at the University of Exeter and the University of Cambridge, UK, James’ ongoing professional development led to the award of a Certificate of International School Leadership in 2002 followed by a Masters in Education in 2007.

    James employs his deep interest in international education, fully comprehensive knowledge of CDL and desire to engage with students and colleagues alike to facilitate and help drive school improvement.

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  • Laure Votteler - Collège du Léman

    Laure Votteler

    Finance Director

    Laure Votteler

    Laure Votteler joined the finance department at CdL, in January 2013.

    Previously she has held several financial positions for 15 years with Lexmark International in France and Belgium. She has also worked for SITA Worldwide HQ in Geneva for 4 years as a Senior Business Controller. Laure has a Master in Management from EDHEC Business School in Lille, France.

    Laure has 2 kids who are studying at CdL and is keen on dancing, travelling, fine arts and architecture.

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  • Benjamin Rankin

    Benjamin Rankin

    Director of Admissions & Marketing

    Benjamin Rankin

    Benjamin joined Collège du Léman in 2018 having previously been Head of Omni Channel Customer Experience for the Chalhoub group.

    He holds a master’s from the Juilliard School and has subsequently lived in the Netherlands, France, and the United Arab Emirates. 

    He is passionate about education and helping parents find the best solution for their children’s education.  He believes that diversity allows us to develop our minds and better prepare ourselves for the future.

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