• Over a century of academic excellence and outstanding results 
  • Strong pastoral care in a secure and welcoming environment 
  • Develop English and French language skills with native speakers
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  • Global Heritage

    Our heritage is truly global. Collège du Léman was founded in the 1950s as a direct response to the need for an international school on the banks of Lake Geneva.

    As Geneva flourished with many organisations and multinational companies establishing their headquarters in city, the demand for international education grew.  

    The State of Geneva called upon Francis and Inge Clivaz to create a new international school, and in May 1960 Collège du Léman opened its doors. 

    Over 50 years later, families from around the world continue to send their children to our multi-cultural school.

  • International Community

    Our students represent more than 100 different nationalities and cultures. In an increasingly connected world, our students are comfortable working with anyone, from anywhere.

    Collège du Léman was founded to serve the thriving international business community growing and expanding in and around Geneva.

    Our origins as an international school with a truly global outlook remain true today. Both our students and our staff come from around the world, developing an environment that prepares every child to be a global citizen and instilling in them the social confidence to succeed anywhere in the world. 

    A bi-lingual school, students can study in French, in English or in both languages.

  • Versoix, Geneva

    Collège du Léman occupies a unique setting. Based on the edge of Geneva, the school benefits from the close proximity to this major international city, with the benefit of a village atmosphere.

    Located on the banks of Lake Geneva, the inspirational views stretch across the water to the snow capped Alps.

    Few other schools can boast the inspiring landscape views, the proximity to the City, and the friendly and safe atmosphere offered to us by the village of Versoix, where our large school is an important part of this strong and friendly community. 

  • Outstanding Academics

    At Collège du Léman, we offer our students choice, leading to the highest success rates. 

    Our extensive faculty of specialists staff allows us to offer a wider range of curricula, languages and extra - curricula activities that is unmatched by other schools.

    Our curricula includes the American High School Diploma, IGCSEs, the International Baccalaureate, the French Baccalaureate and the Swiss Maturité. Students select the programme that best suits their needs and ambitions. 

    Our extra-curricular programme includes activities, excursions and expeditions locally, in Switzerland and internationally.

    With a broad curricula, we tailor your child's learning path to their individual needs and learning style. Our outstanding academic results demonstrate our success.

    Our academic results are testament to the choice, personalised approach, and quality of our teaching. Amongst many successes, in 2014-15 we achieved a 100% pass rate in the French Baccalaureate and Swiss Maturité, while 59% of IGCSE students achieved grades A or A*. 

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  • Global and Bi-lingual

    Collège Champittet's Pully campus is a truly international environment, with students from around the world and a thriving international community of boarders.

    Our school is bi-lingual, with programmes offered in English, French or both languages and all students encouraged to develop fluency and competency in more than one language.  

    Through Nord Anglia Education's Global Campus initiative and our own activities, our students are encouraged to explore the world, develop a strong international mindedness, and understand and appreciate the world's many and varied cultures. 

  • Outstanding Location

    Collège Champittet's boarding school is location in Pully, and is conveniently located between Geneva and Lausanne, on the banks of Lake Geneva. 

    The fourth largest city in Switzerland, Lausanne is home to many international companies, with parents living in Lausanne and those from around the world encouraging their child to live and study as a boarder at Collège Champittet. 

    The school benefits from an inspiring location that enables us to offer an outstanding array of outdoor activities that truly embrace the local landscape, as well as making the most of the historic and beautiful village of Pully. 

  • Academic Excellence

    In 1903 a group of Dominican Fathers from France opened a new Catholic school for boys, and thus Collège Champittet's Pully campus was born. 

    By the 1950s the school had firmly established its reputation for teaching quality, and began to open the doors to non-French speaking students by introducing intensive French language learning. 

    As the years passed, the school expanded its curricula to include the French and International Baccalaureate options, and became co-educational from the 1980s.

    The school cemented its reputation as a truly international school, becoming bi-lingual in 2006 and joining the global family of Nord Anglia Education schools in 2009.

    Today, in Pully our school offers academic excellence across three different curricula (Swiss Maturité, French Bac and IB) leading to diplomas recognised throughout the world. In Nyon primary students benefit from playful and engaging learning methods that enable early reading and writing.

  • Learning founded in values

    Our boarding school students are offered the choice of three diploma routes - the Swiss Maturité, French Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate. 

    However, at Collège Champittet, we believe education should go beyond academic success. We believe in instilling timeless values to successfully guide our students for the rest of their lives. 

    • Courage
    • Creativity
    • Team Spirit
    • Leadership
    • Ambition
    • Reflection

    This ensures that our students can follow a programme best suited to their learning styles, language skills and personal ambitions. 

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  • Why Choose our School?

    Our school is a community within a community. We believe that everyone, from the staff to the parents and the students themselves, has a role to play in building an exceptional school and developing successful children.

    In a world in which people are more mobile than ever, parents want an international school that can equip their children with the learning, enthusiasm and skills needed to embrace any opportunity that comes their way. Our school combines a commitment to high standards of education, with a desire to develop a student's character, confidence and world view.

  • Academic Success

    We believe in hands-on learning. Our innovative and modern, high quality learning approach enables every student to reach high levels of academic and social success. Our students are confident learners and year on year, their British Curriculum, standardised exam results exceed global averages

  • Our Location

    La Côte International School's new Aubonne campus is nestled between vineyards and fruit orchards, yet remains within easy commuting distance from Geneva and Lausanne. Our peaceful location near farmland gives students the opportunity to be involved in healthy, safe and nurturing outdoor play and educational activities.

  • Our Story and Vision

    Founded in 2008, La Côte International School is a co-educational, English language based, day school that welcomes over 250 students between 3 and 18 years old to our conveniently located campus between Geneva and Lausanne, Switzerland. Our international educational offer is built on the English National Curriculum in the early & primary years and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma Programmes in the secondary section. 

    Our students are nurtured to become enthusiastic learners with principles and empathy, getting involved with all their heart. They are taught to become adaptable, responsible, tolerant and sensitive citizens, comfortable both as leaders and as part of a team.

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