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CityLausanne - Vaud
CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 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 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: CHF 36,000
to: CHF 47,510
Address: Chemin de St. Georges 19 1815 Clarens Switzerland
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Number of students

Around 370

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 60

Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

25% locals - 75% international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we do offer languages support with our Learning Centre: ELAP (English Language Acquisition Programme); ELIP (English Language Integration Programme); French Language Support; Mother Tongue support (upon request).

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish and German.
Other languages can be also offered upon request, e.g. Russian, Mandarin, Japanese etc.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

We have implemented a "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) since January 2020.
As a school we recognise that electronic devices can be used as pedagogical tools. This policy is designed to ensure that all learners in the Middle and Senior Schools are equipped with laptops in all lessons to fully participate in blended learning opportunities and that they are aware of what constitutes appropriate use of technology for learning, following the ITSE Standards for Students. Technology for Education opportunities will be able to extend outside of the classroom and ensure students have access to learning resources at all times and in all places.

• All students will have access to the full Office 365 suite of apps and can access teacher created material, create their own material and collaborate with one another.
• Student’s devices will allow for functionally unrestricted access to the internet and the websites / browser applications that are commonly used in blended learning classrooms.
• Teachers will have access to the material (documents, images, audio, video) created by students and will be able to provide feedback to students directly to their devices.
• Teachers and students will be able to communicate more effectively inside and outside of the classroom.

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, since the first lockdown in Switzerland, March 2020, we have been delivering successfully hybrid learning. All teachers and classrooms are equipped with cameras and speakers to facilitate this.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No, we are a lay school.

External examinations or assessments available

Languages examinations, e.g. Cambridge, DELF

Results in these examinations

IBDP, 2020: 100% successful pass rate , average points 35.4, highest point 43.
34% of students achieved 38+, 90% of students achieved 30+.
IGCSE: 100% successful pass rate, 32.5% of grades awarded A*, 66% of grades awarded A* - A, 99% of grades awarded A* - C. 95% of students achieved Distinction or Merit in ICE (International Certificate of Education).

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, we have a homework policy and expectations for different year groups.

Approximate hours of homework given


Years 3 - 5: 20 -30 minutes
Years 8: 45 mins per subject per week
Years 10 - 11: approx. 1.5 hours per subject per week
Years 12 - 13: approx. 1.5 - 3 hours per subject per week

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Education plans for students with learning difficulties are offered to meet their individual needs and to encourage them to reach their full potential.

Learning support offered

• English Language Acquisition Programme (ELAP) and Integration Support for students who do not yet have the language skills to access the academic curriculum
• Students with study needs who would benefit from some regular tutoring during the school day or after school
• Students who need additional curricular support
• Students who need support as a result of absence due to sporting commitments, members of the Sport Etudes programme
• Students with reduced timetable and/or studying IB self-taught courses
• Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We offer a stimulating programme for children with exceptional academic abilities. We want every child to feel stimulated and inspired by learning. As well as the diverse curriculum, we offer a Gifted and Talented initiative for students who excel in the classroom. Those students are invited to take part in an optional programme of tuition and guest speakers, who can unlock new wonders in certain curriculum subjects. Students with an aptitude for learning can discover fresh inspiration from studying it at a higher level.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Yes, we do require an English and CAT Test (Cognitive Ability Test) as part of the Admissions process.
An interview with the Heads of Sections can also be requested.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The Admissions Committee review the complete file of the student (academic records, recommendation form, admissions tests results, SEN if applicable) for acceptance or refusal

Waiting list

Yes for some classes and for Boarding due to limited places available

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Ideally around the end of May, but we try to be flexible as we know that some families (especially expats) can be relocated at any point in time during the yea, thus they need a school for their children.
We have a rolling admissions process as families can submit an application to join us throughout the academic year. We also welcome students to join us in Term 2 and Term 3, depending on the requested entry year group.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we try to accommodate students throughout the academic year as long as we have availability in the student desired year group/grade.

School start time

8am for the Early Learning School
8.30am from Junior - Senior School

School finish time

6pm for the Early Learning School
3.20pm for the Lower Junior School
3.50pm from Upper Junior School - Senior School

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, day care is offered as part of the extra-curricular activities program up to 6 p.m.

School bus service available


School provided lunches

Yes, all the meals are freshly prepared in our school canteen.

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

Yes, a vegetarian meal is available daily and special meals can be arranged for students with special diets/allergies.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

St. George's is focused on all facets of the students' development. Thus, an emphasis on sport accompanies our cultural programmes in Music, Art, and Drama. After-school clubs provide an opportunity for students to pursue non-academic interests as diverse as sewing, rock climbing, karate and dance.
Families can take a look of our offers on our website: https://www.stgeorges.ch/school-life/clubs-activities

Sports activities included

Physical education is a mandatory subject from Junior School - Senior School.
In our Term 2, January - end of March, Ski is offered as part of the mandatory physical education curriculum.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We do have sport teams for soccer, netball, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, swimming, skiing, tennis, golf.

Sports facilities at the school

Tennis, badminton, basketball, netball, volley-ball and football pitches. Indoor multiuse sports hall, fitness centre.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

International diversity, Multilingual offers, Academic excellence, life-long experience, unique pastoral care, Location
Mix of Day and Boarding Community
Full School from 18 months - 18 years old

Teaching approach of the school

Learning Principles: https://www.stgeorges.ch/school/mission-values

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