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  • An International Family

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

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  • Student Diversity

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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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Visa requirements

Visa requirements

Families moving to Switzerland need to obtain a valid residence permit. This must be organised personally, however, the school is always on-hand to answer any questions that might arise. For more information please click here.

 

For those joining the boarding side of the school, a student visa is required to enter Switzerland. Our admissions team will provide all the necessary documentation that is to be submitted to the Swiss Embassy in your home country and follow up the application on the student’s behalf. It is important to note that the visa application can take up to three months.

 

Once students arrive in Switzerland, a dedicated Admissions Representative will arrange the residence permit and provide all necessary support for this process. More information can be found here.

 

Population and language

The current population of Switzerland is 8.5 million. In the canton of Geneva, the population is 493,706, 42% of which come from outside Switzerland.

 

There are four languages spoken in Switzerland – German, French, Italian and Romansh. The latter being spoken by less than 1% of the population. French is the predominant language spoken in Geneva but most citizens speak at least one other language. English is widely spoken by the local population and the majority of foreigners.

 

Religion

Freedom of religion is a basic constitutional right in Switzerland. 38.2% of the population are Roman Catholic and 26.9% belong to the mainstream Protestant church. Many of Switzerland's festivals, customs and local traditions have their roots in religion.