Lausanne - Vaud
International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

GEMS World Academy Switzerland

CurriculumInternational
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class 23
First year fees: CHF 36,870

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in CHF

Yearly fees: CHF 33,370
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: CHF 3,500
Total first year fees: CHF 36,870
See full breakdown of fees

School Information

Number of students

230

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

Swiss, British, French

Max. number of students per class

23

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

English Language Learning Support

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, German

Use of technology in the classroom

Children have access to a variety of technologies so that they can create, communicate and collaborate. Items include iPads, laptops, interactive whiteboards, interactive LED’s, digital cameras and so on. ICT is used as a tool to transform learning and GWAS is a Bring Your Own Device environment.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Placement assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

In most cases the Admissions Board reads the last 2 school and nursery reports and approves an offer for a place from these documents. Where more information is needed beyond the reports, children may be invited in for a play assessment for Pre-K to Grade 1 with the focus being on social confidence, communication skills and English language ability. Children in Grades 1 to 12 may be invited to sit a brief test with a focus on reading, literacy and numeracy.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations/assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

GWAS offers support to children with mild learning needs.

School start time

8:30

School finish time

16:00

Supervised care before/after school

Should you ever need to drop children off early or pick them up outside normal school hours, the school's extended care runs from 7h30 to 18h00 and includes breakfast in the mornings.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Digital photography, basketball and netball, badminton, track and field, climbing, athletics, Math's club, swimming, dance, football, yoga, judo, tennis, sailing, performing arts, pottery club, gardening, book club, cooking, radio club, coding, choir.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

- Two indoor swimming pools – a learner pool and 25m pool
- Fitness suite and dance studio
- Large multi-sports hall
- Climbing wall
- International standard athletics track
- All-weather, multi-purpose AstroTurf field
- Large grass playing area
- Separate grass playing area for our younger students and plenty of early childhood play equipment

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

GEMS World Academy Switzerland is located in Etoy, on the shores of Lac Léman between Geneva and Lausanne, it is an international school offering students and parents an academically outstanding, nurturing and vibrant alternative to other schools in the area.

GEMS World Academy Switzerland is one of five Premium+ World Academies in the GEMS Education global network. As such, it is able to offer students some of the best facilities, environment and technology, not to mention GEMS’ 55 years of teaching expertise.

Teaching approach of the school

GEMS World Academy Switzerland fosters curiosity, creativity and a passion for learning that inspires students to look beyond simple answers and facts, to pursue deeper understanding. GWAS cultivates students’ thinking skills, learning dispositions and empathy in ways that lead to greater self-awareness, genuine open-mindedness, intercultural understanding and more meaningful and lifelong learning.

The school's aim is to develop the GEMS Core Values of Global Citizenship, Growing by Learning, Pursuing Excellence, and Leading Through Innovation.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: registrar_gwe@gemsedu.com
Address: La Tuilière 18 1163 Etoy , Switzerland