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Geneva
IB curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumIB
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average 10 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: CHF 20,370
to: CHF 35,300
This school has more than one campus in Geneva:
Le Grande Boissière Campus: Ages 3 to 18

Address: 62, route de Chêne CH - 1208 Geneva Switzerland

Le Châtaigneraie Campus: Ages 3 to 18

Address: 2, chemin de la Ferme CH -1297 Founex Switzerland

Campus des Nations: Ages 3 to 18

Address: 11, route des Morillons CH - 1218 Grand-Saconnex Switzerland

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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

4500

Number of nationalities represented in the school

140

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

85% international, 15% Swiss

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

10

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and French speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and French

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

All major world languages, additional ones on request if sufficient demand.

Use of technology in the classroom

It is integrated in most subjects in a seamless way. Bring your own laptop from Y7 upwards. White boards in all classrooms. Specific ICT lessons for Y4-9

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, in a progressive manner per age.

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on age.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

In some classes, but not all. We always recommend getting in touch with our Admissions team as the situation can change rapidly from class to class.

Entry evaluation for students

No

Brief description of entry evaluation required

n/a

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Ongoing

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, until Easter.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Almost all.

External examinations or assessments available

IBCP, IBDP, Maturité Suisse, IGCSE

Results in these examinations

99% pass rate in IBDP, 100% pass rate in IBCP, 100% pass rate in Maturité suisse, 94% A3-C pass rate in IGCSE (2020 results)

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Not at school, though we welcome students from any and all faiths (and none).

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We were set up to educate for peace through dialogue and intercultural understanding, and are consequently extremely accommodating of all faiths.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, the most developed of its kind in Switzerland.

Learning support offered

We offer full support from low level additional learning support, to full 2:1 support ratios for children with severe learning or behavioural differences.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We practise differentiated pedagogy for all students.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, we have full time psychologists and counsellors on all campuses.

School start time

Between 0800 and 0825 depending on the campus.

School finish time

1500-1630 depending on campus and year level.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Too many to outline - name one, it's pretty sure we offer it!

School provided lunches

Yes, for additional cost

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No, though there is plenty of choice for students with dietary restrictions.

Sports activities included

All major sports

Sports facilities at the school

Modern all weather pitches, basketball courts, weight rooms, indoor sports hall, special Swiss Olympic Sports+ programme at Campus des Nations

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Many!

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Ecolint is the world's first international school. We literally invented international education, and are the birthplace of the International Baccalaureate. Ever since 1924 we have been educating students to be global citizens with the courage and capacity to create a just and joyful tomorrow together.

Teaching approach of the school

We employ a student-centred, inquiry based pedagogical approach, with cutting edge teaching and learning techniques based on years of academic research and partnership with leading academic institutions such as the UNESCO International Bureau for Education, many worldwide universities, and our own Institute of Learning & Teaching.

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