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  • Welcome to Collège Champittet

    Collège Champittet has been providing outstanding education to both local and international students for over 110 years.

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  • Preshool, Primary and Secondary

    Collège Champittet Pully welcomes students from 3 to 18 years old (preschool, primary and secondary). It is located near the edge of Lake Geneva and close to the center of Lausanne.

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  • Preshool and Primary

    Collège Champittet Nyon welcomes students from 3 to 10 years old (preschool and primary). Located between Geneva and Lausanne it gives young children a secure and supportive place.

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  • Camps of excellence

    At Collège Champittet Pully, we believe that learning doesn't just take place within the classroom.

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  • Admissions at Collège Champittet

    Our admissions are open throughout the year, do not hesitate to get in touch with us!

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  • Home to the pioneers of tomorrow

    In our Pully campus, we welcome international boarding students from 1 to 18 years old in a warm family style atmosphere.

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  • Find out what is happening at school

    Have a look at what is happening, read the newsletters check the events calandar and blog articles!

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Primary

During their first years of schooling, children are encouraged to follow their natural curiosity in the context of a slightly more structured approach to learning. 

Primary

They learn to read, write and count while having fun and are introduced to English and German. They can also take advantage of the Juilliard Performing Arts programme during their lunch workshop.

Bilingual Programme

From grade 4 to grade 8, all students follow a bilingual programme. This means that some of their classes are taught in French and others are taught in English. This approach helps them to develop fluency and confidence in their language skills. Students also have several periods of German per week, and from 7th grade can choose between two levels of German: standard or advanced.

Students who are not fluent in French may follow our French as a Foreign Language programme (FLE) which will help them develop fluency and confidence.

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Forest School

From the start of the 2020 school year, Collège Champittet is developing a complementary pedagogical approach known as “open-air school” for preschool and primary school children: a pedagogical vision according to which the child attends classes in nature for a few hours a week, in a new play and learning space. This approach is based on the pedagogy of Outdoor Education, i.e. education outside the walls. In addition to learning in the classroom, children can explore nature, breathe clean air, become aware of the environment, learn and acquire new knowledge and skills. Children are encouraged to experiment in the wilderness, something that is sorely lacking in our urban populations with their sedentary lifestyles. This change in habit also takes children away from digital screens. Thanks to this concept, children can reconnect with nature and improve their lifestyle and learning: calm, agility, better health, socialization, cooperation, trust, autonomy and creativity. Learning in nature is not only playful, it also allows a balanced development of the child. From mathematics to creative activities to science, nature is a place for learning. The teacher’s mission is to open a door for children to a new world, the world of nature. Observing, imitating, discovering the life that surrounds them, feeling the earth beneath their feet, the smell of moss ... This leads to the development of a deep bond with nature and others. In the exceptional setting of its tree-lined campus in Pully, or in the natural surroundings of the school in Nyon, children can exercise, explore, invent, initiate, dream, but also concentrate, observe, marvel, listen and work.