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CityLausanne - Vaud
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 5 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 12 students / class
Maximum 16 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: CHF 42,200
to: CHF 84,200
This school has more than one campus in Lausanne - Vaud:
Primary School: Ages 5 to 16

Address: Chemin des Chavasses 23 1885 Chesières, Switzerland

Secondary School: Ages 16 to 18

Address: Route des Layeux 28 1885 Chesières, Switzerland

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Russian with a limit of 10% for each

Ratio of local students to international students

95% international, 5% local or Swiss

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme

Additional language classes offered by the school

Compulsory French and optional private lessons in any other language

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class

10-14 depending on the year group

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Smart boards in every classroom and Apple laptops are obligatory

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)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We welcome all religions. Students can practise their faith and follow their own traditions.

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

As a secular school, we do not impose any religious practice on any student.

External examinations or assessments available

International Baccalaureate, High School Diploma, Cambridge English, DELF French.

Results in these examinations

In 2023 our IB students achieved an average of 34 points, with a 100% pass rate. The global average is 30 points.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

30 minutes to 1 hour daily. 1:30 daily for our Senior students.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

A fully-staffed SEND department plus school counsellors.

Learning support offered

One to one and group support, personalised lesson plans and ECHPs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We provide "stretch" programmes for each G&T student, with access to additional learning resources and one to one support.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes if the SEND department and parents agree it would be helpful.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes - placement tests and interview.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Admission form, registration fee, school reports and recommendations, motivation letter and a student presentation.

Waiting list

For some nationalities, yes.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No official deadline, but we are generally fully booked by the end of March for the following school year starting in September.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes under certain conditions.

School start time

08:00in Primary, 08:30 in Secondary

School finish time

16:00 followed by a daily Extra Curricular programme.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes - we are a boarding school!

School bus service available

We meet students at the airport at the start of term and take them back there at the end of term. Day students usually come to school on foot.

School provided lunches


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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered


Sports activities included

Football, swimming, ice-skating, skiing, tennis, horse-riding, running, arts, dance, singing, art, chess, mountain biking, volleyball, basketball, robotics, music band

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Football, golf, ski, volleyball

Facilities at the school

Libraries, science labs, music rooms, dance studio, gym ...

Sports facilities at the school

Football pitch, Gym, Basketball court, Table Tennis, Yoga, Dance

Grades/ages available for boarding

Ages 5-18

Boarding facilities at the school

Comfortable chalet-style accommodation shared with one to three other students depending on the students' ages. House parents live on site providing round the clock pastoral care.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

"Unleash your talents, inspire the world." We achieve this through: CARE - the core value upon which we build relationships with students, parents and staff. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS - these supply the force to achieve goals. RESILIENCE - an immutable inner strength leading to positive change.

Teaching approach of the school

Individual attention with wrap around care and support.

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