With Switzerland being a multinational and multicultural country, the need for international schools has risen. Although the education system in Switzerland is decentralized, the school curriculum is regulated by the central government. Choosing the right school for your kids is one of the biggest decisions parents make and that choice is even harder if you’re moving country. The language barriers and the culture clash might make it harder for children to adapt to a new learning environment.  Approximately 25% of people in Switzerland are foreign population.

With Geneva being a relatively small city, the number of schools is quite large. Since it is the birthplace of the International Baccalaureate it’s been considered the home of many international schools, some of which have a rich history. The languages that are used are usually English and French. The spaces in these schools are limited and people wait a long time to get their kids in.

International Schools

British School of Geneva

BSG is one of the best international schools in Geneva. Their programme is designed around their student’s needs. Their curriculum is solely English based and is the perfect one for anglophone students. BSG is the only school to offer cohesive English National Curriculum from Year 1 through to A-Levels

Curriculum: British

Language of instruction: English

Ages: 4 to 18

Yearly fees: CHF 21,900

Institut International de Lancy

IIL is an institute with Catholic roots but a liberal and cosmopolitan outlook. Their mission is to help form multi-lingual, articulate, independent thinkers with a strong sense of self-worth and integrity. The school was opened in 1903 and it’s an advocate and example of humanitarian work to their students.

Curriculum:International: British

Languages of instruction: English, French

Ages: 3 to 18

Yearly fees: CHF 24,500

Eden School

Eden is an international school in Geneva. It uses both French and English language and their curriculum is Swiss and English. The children at Eden School are able to develop their curiosity, skills, and self-confidence. Eden School Promotes child development and a joy for learning.

Curriculum International: Swiss, French

Languages of instruction: English, French

Ages: 3 to 12

Yearly fees: CHF 12,900

Mosaic School

Mosaic school is an international school that encourages multiculturalism and makes our children aware of the richness of our differences. Their long term mission is directed towards teaching their students compassion through the integration of kids with special needs. Their program is certified and has a bilingual programme accredited by 2 governments.

Curriculum: British, Swiss

Languages of instruction: English, French

Ages: 3 to 14

Yearly fees: CHF 16,300

Collège du Léman

Collège du Léman is an international university preparatory school established in 1950. They are apart of a family of 56 schools located in 26 countries around the world. Together, they educate more than 50,000 students between the ages of 2 and 18 years old.

Curriculum: International

Languages of instruction: English, French

Ages: 2 to 18

Yearly fees: CHF 31,950

Geneva English School

Geneva English School was founded by a group of parents that wanted an English education for their kids in 1961. They believe in building a collaborative community of enquiry in which children appreciate the relevance of study and become self-motivated, confident and inquisitive learners.

Curriculum: British

Language of instruction: English

Ages: 3 to 14

Yearly fees: CHF 28,980

Institut Florimont

Institut Florimont is a bilingual Catholic school in Geneva. From kindergarten to university, since 1905, the Florimont Institute has been training young people able to find their place in the world. They offer their student the opportunity to learn both in English and French. Their success rate in the Swiss maturity and the French Baccalaureate is 100%.

Curriculum: International, Swiss, Catholic

Languages of instruction: English, French

Ages: 3 to 18

Yearly fees: CHF 19,150

Collège Champittet Nyon  

The Collège Champittet Nyon thrives to provide a welcoming and safe environment for students aged 3 to 10 years old. The school Nyon was opened in 2004 and stands on over a century of outstanding private education at Collège Champittet.

Curriculum: International, Swiss, Catholic

Languages of instruction: English, French

Ages: 3 to 12

Yearly fees: CHF 17,000

International School of Geneva

ISG is the first ever international school in Geneva, founded by founded by local educators and by officials of the League of Nations and ILO in 1924. They market themselves as inclusive, innovative and academically rigorous. They respect students’ individual and cultural identities, encouraging them to become independent learners eager to carry on learning throughout their lives.

Curriculum: International

Languages of instruction: English, French

Ages: 3 to 18

Yearly fees: CHF 31,780

Swedish International School of Geneva

The Swedish international school of Geneva is a non-profit, founded in 1972. Since they are a non-profit they are governed by the School Association made up of Swedish-speaking parent members. The Swedish International School of Geneva nurtures happy, creative and independent children, ready to build their future.

Curriculum: Swedish, International

Languages of instruction: English, French, Swedish

Ages: 1 to 10

Yearly fees: CHF 29,400

English Universities

EU Business School Geneva

The EU Business School of Geneva is a private school founded in 1973. EU Business School offers its programs taught in. The programs are classified at the undergraduate and graduate level and include bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degree programs in Business Administration (BBA, MBA, and DBA). They offer a large number of programmes such as Business Finance, Business Administration (BBA), Marketing, Global Banking & Finance, Entrepreneurship, International Relations, Communication & Public Relations, Leisure & Tourism, Sports Management, Leadership, E-Business or Human Resources.

Languages of instruction: English

Programme tuition fees: CHF 13,550

Geneva Business School – Geneva Campus

Geneva Business School is a private school located in Geneva. They offer undergraduate, graduate, and research programs in Business Administration and Finance, including an MBA program. Their programmes are Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship, International Management, International Relations, Oil & Gas Management,  Sports Management, and Finance. It was founded in 1995 under the name Institut de Formation de Gestionnaire de Patrimoine but was rebranded in 2010.

Languages of instruction: English

Programme tuition fees: CHF 11,650

International University in Geneva

The International University of Geneva is ranked among the top ten business schools in Switzerland. It was founded to encourage multi-culturalism in the Swiss education system at it is registered as a non-profit. The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Business Administration, International Relations, Digital Media, Computer Science, and International Trade. There is also a Doctorate in Business Administration and Public Administration jointly offered with Plymouth University available.

Languages of instruction: English

Programme tuition fees: CHF 34,500

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