IB schools in Switzerland: International primary school in Lausanne area for boys & girls, private elementary & middle school close to Geneva, English-speaking kindergarten programs for young expat children.
GEMS World Academy-Etoy: Located in the village of Etoy (just 20 minutes from both Lausanne and Nyon) in the heart of Switzerland’s “La Côte” region, GEMS World Academy-Etoy is a purpose-built international school that initially intends to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary and Middle Years programmes in English from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 9, (ages 3 to 15). A technology-rich, learning-focused ‘Smart School’, GWA-Etoy not only offers students an incredibly diverse learning environment, it also enhances the education experience for both teachers and parents.
International Baccalaureate Primary and Middle Years Programmes: The IB programme prepares students from a young age to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. Life in the 21st century, in an interconnected, globalised world, requires critical thinking skills and a sense of international-mindedness, something that International Baccalaureate (IB) students come to know and understand.
IB Programme features: - Taught through English - Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 9 - Co-educational programme for students ages 3-15
The Primary Years Programme: The Primary Years Programme (ages 5 to 12) focuses on the development of the whole child in the classroom and in the world outside. The curriculum at GEMS World Academy-Etoy, which has been developed by some of the world’s finest educators, fuses the International Baccalaureate and GEMS four core values of World Citizenship, Universal Values, Leadership and Forward Thinking.
The Middle Years Programme: The Middle Years Programme (ages 11 to 16) provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills through embracing and transcending traditional school subjects. The International Baccalaureate Programme provides students with an education that is recognised and held in high esteem around the world. Acknowledged for its academic standards and well-rounded approach to education, the curriculum provides students with transferability and the opportunity to gain access to reputable universities, worldwide.
Located close to the city centre of Geneva, Switzerland, Geneva English School is a vibrant, friendly primary school for boys and girls ages 3 to 12 years in a truly international environment.
We provide a balanced, high-quality English language education based on the English National Curriculum, including French lessons throughout the week for all children. From Reception through to Year 6, students are immersed in core subject areas including Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Expressive Arts, and more.
Geneva English School aims to provide an outstanding British-based primary education, in an international community where boys and girls learn, achieve and grow together in an inspiring, purposeful, happy and enriching environment.
We encourage and guide all children to realize their potentials and become independent thinkers, academically curious and socially confident.
The International School of Lausanne is an accredited, not-for-profit, open admissions English language-based school for day students of all nationalities, aged 3-18. Located near the beautiful Lac Leman in Le Mont-sur-Lausanne, which lies north of Lausanne in Canton of Waadt in western Switzerland, the International School of Lausanne has been providing an exceptional academic and extra-curricular programme for the local and international community since 1962. We are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Our curriculum and educational strategies are drawn from best practices from around the world. In the Primary School the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme is in place and in Years 7 to 11 we have introduced the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme curriculum. Students in Years 12 and 13 (Grades 11 and 12) follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Students’ results in the IBDP range from very good to excellent. A Learning Support Programme, including English as an Additional Language classes, is also an important part of our curriculum.
- English language-based day school following International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for boys and girls of all nationalites aged 3-18
- Early Childhood Centre
- Primary School
- Secondary School
- Primary Years Programme
- Middle Years Programme
- International Baccalaureate Diploma
- Learning Support Programme
- English as an Additional Language
- Core Subjects include English, French, German or Spanish, mathematics, science, arts, social studies and humanities
Located in Schaffhausen, north of Zurich, The International School of Schaffhausen offers high quality international education in English to local students and international students. We are an authorized IB World School for the primary program, the middle years program and the IB diploma program. Our Junior College boarding programme is specifically designed for teenagers aged 16-18 from around the world.
We currently offer classes from nursery (age 3) through to grade 12 (age 18). Internationally-recognised standards, small classes with highly qualified staff and a modern infrastructure is what makes ISSH unique. Our students are invited to join our international community of learners, to share our passion for knowledge and to develop into lifelong learners.
We offer a unique residential programme and an international university entrance qualification, the IB Diploma, that will open doors to universities across Europe, America, Africa or Australasia. Due to our emphasis on fostering independence and the huge range of extra-curricular opportunities, our residential programme develops responsible young adults who are well prepared for university life abroad and have a clear vision of their talents, strengths and goals for life.
Situated just 51 km north of Zurich, our school is 3km from the main railway station, and is accessible by public transport (bus No 23), by road from Schaffhausen centre, and from the motorway coming from Singen or Winterthur.
The International School of Berne, Switzerland is an accredited international day-school that offers semester or year-long homestay study abroad programs for high school students ages 14 to 19 (Grades 8 - 12). Located just 3 miles east of the Swiss capital Berne, approximately 1 hour south-west of Zurich, the school provides an English-language education for children of over 40 nationalities. Our school year extends from August until June and we now offer a study abroad program incorporates the International Baccalaureate (IB), one of the premier college preparatory education programs in the world.
Our program is an exclusive, innovative and premier study abroad option in Switzerland. During your semester or year, you will become an extended member of your local host family. You can choose to live with an English speaking family, or do a French or German language homestay immersion.
Our dedication to excellence in international education has been part of the school drive to develop as an International Baccalaureate World School. The school's IB Diploma program was established in 1997 and we are one of only 130 IB schools worldwide authorised to offer all three IB programs.
Semester / Year-long Homestay Study Abroad Programs
- Grades 8 - 12 (ages 14 - 19)
- International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
- English, French or German speaking homestay (stay with a local Swiss family)
- Visa application assistance
Our academic program includes:
- Language and Literature: English, French and German
- Language B: English, French and German
Situated in the stunning village of Gstaad overlooking the Swiss Alps, Gstaad International School is a co-educational boarding school for students ages 13-19 that specialises in an exclusive, high-quality boarding school education set within a unique, intimate and nurturing environment. The school offers an international curriculum consisting of British IGCSE and A Levels, American High School Diploma, Foundation Year and a tailored Pre-University Foundation Programme, in addition to a Summer Programme.
While English is the primary language of instruction, there is also a comprehensive English-as-an-Additional-Language (EAL) programme in place throughout the curriculum. Each academic programme can be tailored to the needs of our students, and we provide continuous academic guidance to our students to help choose the right path for their future goals.
At Gstaad International School our mission is to develop compassionate men and women who will go on to be leaders in their chosen professions and of good influence in the world.
Aiglon College is an accredited, English-speaking international boarding school for boys and girls ages 9 to 18 years. Aiglon offers the British National Curriculum in preparation for IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) exams in middle school. We also offer the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma program to sixth form students.
Conveniently located in Switzerland, Central Europe (just 90 minutes from Geneva International Airport), Aiglon offers a well-rounded education to students in a secure and friendly international community, with over 50 nationalities represented.
In both Junior and Senior Schools, courses are taught in English, with a high-quality ESL (English as a Second Language) programme for all non-English speakers. Exam results are important, but so is the need for independent learning skills so that Aiglon pupils will flourish at university.
Aiglon College meets the demanding standards required for UK, Swiss and International schools. We participate in accreditation and inspection programmes through the UK independent schools inspection system, the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.