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American and British
Ages 13 to 18

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CityLausanne - Vaud
CurriculumsAmerican and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 13 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 9 students / class
Maximum 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: CHF 31,500
to: CHF 35,500
Address: 16, avenue Charles-Secrétan 1005 Lausanne Switzerland
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

We have nationality quotas to ensure diversity. Leading nationalities are Russia, Mexico, China, Japan, Spain

Ratio of local students to international students

All our students are international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

All students learn French, the host language. We also offer Spanish and German and thanks to our collaboration with a local language school students can study any language they wish - Chinese, Russian , Arabic - anything!

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is integrated into the classroom style and expectations. All rooms have Apple TV and a range of media is incoporated into the lessons.

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)

Absolutely. We are ready for hybrid learning or fully onlin e learning, though of course, we prefer face to face!

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

All religions are accepted and welcome to the school and where possible, we allow students to worship within the local area - at church, mosque, synogogue etc

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

We are an international school and we promote inter-cultural understanding. If a student wishes to practice their faith, we can find solutions to enable this.

External examinations or assessments available

British IGCSE and A Level examianations (Cambridge Assessment); American PSAT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL
Official European language examinations.

Results in these examinations

The results can be seen in the school profile, visible on our website.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on the grade. However, in the final two years of study, we would expect at least 2 hours of independent study per evening, if not more.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

All - in Switzerland, the UK and the USA mainly.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No, we do not accept students requiring learning support.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The British A Level programme is demanding. If a student has the ability, he / she can prepare the A Level exam earlier than the standard 11th /12th Grade. We look at the student's ability rather than their grade which enables very talented students to get ahead in advanced subjects.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, this can be organised via our Health Department.

Entry evaluation for students

We have Admissions tests in English and Maths. We also need to see the last three years of school reports and we have a series of questionnaires that need to be completed by different people. Interview is recommended but not compulsory.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We evaluate all the required documentation. If something is not clear, we may ask for further information or another formal test.

Waiting list

Depending on the nationality

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We prefer that registrations are received before 31st March preceding the new school year. However, we understand the need for flexibility and accept registrations throughout the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Most students start in September, though some join in January and April. It depends on the school calendar back home in their country.

School start time


School finish time

4pm, with after school clubs taking place at the end of the day.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, because we are a boarding school and have students in our care 24/24H

School bus service available

No. All our day students make their way independently to the school

School provided lunches


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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Sports teams and clubs - football, basketball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, athletics, yoga, trampoline, kick-boxing.
Creative clubs such as art, cooking, photography, dancing, music
Clubs which develop specific skills - Model United Nations, Young Enterprise, Service Learning through humanitarian events (Habitat for Humanity, Soup Kitchen)

Sports activities included

All students have at least four periods of sport per week. This may be supplemented by extra curricular sporting activities

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

Tennis court, multipurpose court, indoor sports hall.
Swimming pool - 5 mins walk

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We are a small, family owned and family run school for day and boarding students, founded in 1882, in which everyone feels at home and part of a family community. The small size of the school enables us to treat each student as an individual, with personalised support in their learning and beyond the classroom. Small means giving the students opportunities beyond the classroom.
Being in the city centre enhances significantly the opportunities we provide for students culturally, socially and in terms of leisure and learning opportunities.

Teaching approach of the school

We believe that the student is at the centre of all we do. Every child is different and our teachers use various teaching styles to engage the student and make the learning meaningful to each and every one. Small classes facilitate teacher contact and support. We want students to enjoy learning, to develop curiosity and a life long skills that prepare them for a rapidly changing world.

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