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.
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.