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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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  • Preschool, 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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  • Camps of excellence

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

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  • Home to the pioneers of tomorrow

    In our Pully campus, we welcome international boarding students from 11 to 18 years old in a warm family style atmosphere.

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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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  • 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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What Makes Our School Special?

Why Collège Champittet is a school that parents trust and where students flourish

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Our curricula

We teach internationally respected curricula (Swiss Maturité, French Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate) in a truly bilingual environment (French and English, with German introduced from a young age) to help our students become global citizens.

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Our results

Our students achieve excellent academic outcomes, with 100% pass rates in 2020 for the Swiss Maturité, the French Baccalaureate (including “Mentions” for 80%) and the International Baccalaureate (with scores consistently above the global average).

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Our collaborations

Our students explore STEAM, the performing arts and global issues through our collaborations with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), The Juilliard School and UNICEF.

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Our teachers

We recruit and retain outstanding teachers from around the world who are adept at integrating students from all nationalities and backgrounds; our teachers adopt a personalised approach to support every student and instil a lifelong love of learning.

Situated along the coast of spectacular Lake Leman, both of our campuses provide a safe and nurturing environment to inspire

 

Our environment

Located along the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva, our Pully and Nyon campuses provide a safe and nurturing environment to inspire students’ growth and development.

Our authentic Swiss standards are proudly embedded in everything we do.

 

Our Swiss heritage

We are a Swiss school with a global outlook; we proudly uphold Swiss standards of excellence in all that we do while enriching our students’ education with the best international practices.

Our Mission and Values

 

At Collège Champittet we work every day to inspire our students to achieve their personal, social and academic best. This aspiration is underpinned by values rooted in our school’s Catholic heritage. As a community, we are committed to upholding our values of courage, ambition, integrity, respect and openness in all that we do.

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We dare to challenge accepted wisdom
We are not afraid to take risks
We confront issues ethically

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We create a school that is an extraordinary place of learning
We build upon the passion and talent of our students
We challenge ourselves to make a positive difference in the world

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We are honest
We stand up for what is right
We act in the best interest of our students

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We are thoughtful and considerate in our interactions
We are always supportive and cooperative with each other
We celebrate and embrace diversity

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We are inquisitive and receptive to new ideas
We welcome and give constructive feedback
We approach change with a positive attitude

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Our History

college champittet lausanne history timeline date 1903A group of French Dominican Fathers establishes Collège Champittet as a Catholic boarding school for boys in Lausanne.
college champittet lausanne history timeline date 1951Leadership is entrusted to the Canons of Grand-Saint-Bernard, who maintain Collège Champittet’s growing reputation for teaching excellence and spirituality.
college champittet lausanne history timeline date 1960Collège Champittet welcomes more than 600 students; another building is added to meet growing demand.
college champittet lausanne history timeline date 1984Collège Champittet opens its doors to girls for the first time.
college champittet lausanne history timeline date 1998Leadership is passed on to a team of secular academics dedicated to Collège Champittet’s commitment to excellence.
college champittet lausanne history timeline date 1999Collège Champittet introduces the French Baccalaureate alongside the Swiss Maturité curriculum.
college champittet lausanne history timeline date 2004Collège Champittet opens a second campus in Nyon, bringing the total number of enrolled students to 800.
college champittet lausanne history timeline date 2006Collège Champittet becomes fully bilingual, providing students with a firm grounding in both French and English.
college champittet lausanne history timeline date 2009Collège Champittet adds the International Baccalaureate to its curriculum and becomes part of the Nord Anglia Education family of international schools.
college champittet lausanne history timeline date 2012Collège Champittet launches a mobile classroom initiative in partnership with Apple to provide students with iPads.
college champittet lausanne history timeline date 2016Collège Champittet and neighbouring Catholic school Mont-Olivet become one.
college champittet history timeline date 2018In celebration of Collège Champittet’s 115th anniversary, a group of 15 students and teachers climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Our Collège Champittet Foundation

 

The non-profit Collège Champittet Foundation enables our students to actively participate in charitable projects and understand the difference they, as individuals, can make in the world.

 

The Foundation has two complementary objectives: to support education-related humanitarian projects in developing countries, and to raise awareness among our students about the situation in these countries.

 

We currently focus on three main projects: supporting a school and an orphanage in Madagascar; collaborating with the Jan and Oscar Foundation in Thailand to support school projects for the country’s ethnic minority; and working towards giving pupils in Cambodia access to drinking water with 1001fontaines.

 

In addition to these humanitarian initiatives overseas, the Foundation also supports a local charity project, meaning there is always a way for students to get involved. Students can participate by visiting and working on projects, as well as by serving on the management committee along with other members of our school community: our parents, teachers and school management.

Learn more at: fondation-champittet.ch

  •  Collège Champittet : Tradition | Innovation

    Tradition : Innovation

    We think beyond tradition, transforming learning so your child will love coming to school

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