St. George's International School

Under an hour's drive from Geneva, our 12-acre campus is located in the residential suburb of Clarens, near Montreux, overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps.

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International schools in Switzerland

Search for the best international schools in Switzerland; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum. 

A small, independent nation at the heart of Europe, Switzerland offers a wide range of distinguished international schools in a stunning natural environment. Most are clustered around Zurich, Basle, Lausanne and Geneva home of the International Baccalaureate office.

There are 50 IB World Schools, of which 46 are authorised to teach the IB Diploma and eight offer three IB programmes.

Switzerland’s top private boarding schools have been offering international education since the early 20th century. Today, they draw 90 per cent of students from abroad, while many day schools serve the country’s cosmopolitan city dwellers. Schools follow the curriculums of Britain, America, France, Germany and Switzerland, often in combination with the IB. 

Education is devolved to Switzerland’s cantons, with some regional variation. Generally, it is compulsory for nine years, from age six to 15. Public education is free up to first degree level and state schools teach in French, German, Italian or Romansh depending on the region, with all students taking a second Swiss language plus English. 

Primary school typically runs from age six to 12. Junior secondary education is selective and takes three years. Students are then allocated to academic Gymnasium, which prepares them for the Matura exam, or to vocational schools. Switzerland has 12 public universities, which take a high proportion of international students, and boasts 113 Nobel Laureates. 

If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Switzerland, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org.





Academia Schools

Steinentorstrasse 30,
4051 Basel BS,
Switzerland

www.academia-schools.ch

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Collège Alpin Beau Soleil

Route du Village 1,
1884 Villars-sur-Ollon Vaud,
Switzerland

www.beausoleil.ch

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Collège Champittet, Pully

Chemin de Champittet 1,
1009 Pully VD,
Switzerland

www.champittet.ch

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Collège du Léman

74, route de Sauverny,
1290 Versoix GE,
Switzerland

www.cdl.ch

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Haut-Lac International Bilingual School

Ch. de Pangires 26,
St-Légier-la Chiésaz,
CH-1806,
Switzerland

www.haut-lac.ch

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Institut Montana

Schönfels 5,
6300 Zug ZG,
Switzerland

www.montana-zug.ch

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Inter-Community School Zurich

Strubenacher 3,
8126 Zumikon,
Switzerland

www.icsz.ch

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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International School of Berne

Allmendingenweg 9,
3073 Gümligen,
Bern,
Switzerland

www.isberne.ch

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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International School of Ticino SA

Via Ponteggia, 23,
Cadempino,
6814 Lugano,
Switzerland

www.isticino.com

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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St. George's International School, Switzerland

Chemin de St. Georges 19,
CH-1815 Clarens/Montreux,
Switzerland

www.stgeorges.ch

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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TASIS The American School in Switzerland

Via Collina d'Oro 15,
6926 Montagnola-Lugano,
Switzerland

www.tasis.ch

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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academia College

Lagerstrasse 1,
8004 Zürich ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

Aiglon College

Avenue Centrale 61,
1885 Chesières,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Bilingual School Terra Nova

Florastr 19,
8700 Küsnacht ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

BKA International School

Gellertstrasse 25,
4052 Basel BS,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

Brillantmont International School

Avenue Secrétan 16,
1005 Lausanne VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

British School of Geneva

Avenue de Châtelaine 95A,
Châtelaine,
1219 Geneva GE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Campus Muristalden Gymnasium

Muristrasse 8,
3000 Bern BE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, , Senior.

Collège Champittet, Nyon

Chemin du Joran 11a,
1260 Nyon VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Collège et Lycée St-Charles

Route de Belfort 10,
2900 Porrentruy JU,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Ecole des Arches

Chemin de Mornex 2-4,
PO Box 566,
1001 Lausanne VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

Ecole D'Humanité

6085 Hasliberg Goldern BE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Ecole française de Bâle - Section Elémentaire

Engelgasse 103,
4052 Basel BS,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Ecole Francaise de Berne

Sulgenrain 11,
3007 Bern BE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Ecole française de Lausanne Valmont

Route d'Oron 47,
1010 Lausanne VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

École Montani

Rue de Saint Guérin 24,
1950 Sion VS,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Ecole Mosaic

23, avenue Dumas,
1206 Geneva GE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Ecole Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande - Chailly

Chemin de Rovéréaz 20,
CP 161,
1000 Lausanne VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

École Primaire Française de Genève

3 Chemin des Vergers,
1208 Geneva GE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Ecole Riviera

Avenue des Planches 25,
Case Postale 1347,
1820 Montreux VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

ELA Basel

Gartenstrasse 93,
4052 Basel BS,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Freies Gymnasium Zürich

Arbenzstrasse 19,
8034 Zürich ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Geneva English School

36 Route de Malagny,
1294 Genthod GE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Gymnasium, Wirtschafts- und Fachmittelschule Thun

Seestrasse 66,
3604 Thun BE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Hochalpines Institut Ftan (HIF)

Chalchera 154,
7551 Ftan GR,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Hull's School

Falkenstrasse 28a,
8008 Zürich ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Institut auf dem Rosenberg

Hohenweg 60,
9000 St Gallen SG,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Institut Florimont

37 Avenue du Petit-Lancy,
1213 Petit-Lancy GE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

Institut International de Lancy

24, avenue Eugène-Lance,
Grand-Lancy,
CH-1212,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

Institut Le Châtelard

Route des Narcisses 80,
1833 Les-Avants-sur-Montreux,
Switzerland

Girls, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Institut Le Rosey

Château du Rosey,
1180 Rolle VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Institut Monte Rosa

Avenue de Chillon 57,
1820 Montreux VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Institut Villa Pierrefeu

Route de Caux 28,
1823 Glion Sur Montreux VD,
Switzerland

Girls, Boarding, Day.

International School Altdorf

St. Josefsweg 15,
6460 Altdorf UR,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School Basel

Fleischbachstrasse 2,
4153 Reinach,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Central Switzerland

Lorzenparkstrasse 8,
6330 Cham ZG,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

International School of Geneva (Campus des Nations)

11 route des Morillons,
1218 Grand Saconnex GE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

International School of Geneva (La Châtaigneraie Campus)

2 chemin de la Ferme,
1297 Founex VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Geneva (La Grande Boissière Campus)

62, route de Chêne,
1208 Geneva GE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Kreuzlingen Konstanz

Hauptstrasse 27,
8280 Kreuzlingen TG,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

International School of Lausanne

Chemin de la Grangette 2,
1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Rheinfelden

Zürcherstrasse 9,
Drei Könige,
4310 Rheinfelden AG,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

International School of Schaffhausen

Mühlentalstrasse 280,
8200 Schaffhausen SH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Zug & Luzern, Riverside Campus

Rothustrasse 4b,
6331 Hünenberg ZG,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Zug & Luzern, Zug Campus

Walterswil,
6340 Baar ZG,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School Rheintal

Aeulistrasse 10,
9470 Buchs SG,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

International School Zurich North

Industriestrasse 50,
8304 Wallisellen ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School Zurich West

Unterrohrstrasse 3,
8952 Schlieren ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, , Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

John F. Kennedy International School

8 Chilchgasse,
3792 Saanen BE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Juventus Schule Zürich

Lagerstrasse 45,
Postfach 3021,
Zürich,
8021,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Sixth Form.

Kantonsschule Baden

Seminarstrasse 3,
5400 Baden AG,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

Kantonsschule Kusnacht

village Strasse 30,
8700 Kusnacht ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland

1854 Leysin VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Sixth Form.

La Côte International School Aubonne

Chemin de Clamogne 8,
1170 Aubonne VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

La Garenne International School

Chemin des Chavasses 23,
1885 Chesières-Villars VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Lakeside School Horgen

Alte Landstrasse 33-35,
8810 Horgen ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Lakeside School Küsnacht

Seestrasse 5,
8700 Kusnacht ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Le Régent Crans-Montana College

Rue du Zier 4,
CH-3963 Crans-Montana,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Lemania - Verbier International School

Chalet Mascotte,
Route de Verbier Station 88,
1936 Verbier VS,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

Lemania College Lausanne

Chemin de Préville 3,
CP 550,
1001 Lausanne VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Leysin American School in Switzerland

3 Chemin de la Source,
1854 Leysin VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz

Aguêl 185,
7524 Zuoz GR,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Montreux International School

Avenue de Chillon 60,
1820 Montreux VD,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding.

Mutuelle d'études secondaires

7 bis Boulevard Carl Vogt,
1205 Geneva GE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Sixth Form.

Neuchâtel Junior College

Cret Taconnet 4,
2002 Neuchatel NE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Sixth Form.

Obersee Bilingual School

Eichenstrasse 4C,
8808 Pfaeffikon ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

Rudolf Steiner Schule Oberaargau

Ringstrasse 30,
4900 Langenthal BE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

Scuola Rudolf Steiner ii Lugano Origlio

via ai Magi 4,
6945 Origlio TI,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

SIS Swiss International School Basel

Erlenstrasse 15,
4058 Basel BS,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

SIS Swiss International School Männedorf-Zürich

Seestrasse 57,
8708 Männedorf ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

SIS Swiss International School Päffikon-Schwyz

Eichenstrasse 5,
8808 Pfäffikon SZ,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

SIS Swiss International School Rotkreuz-Zug

Suurstoffi 41c,
6343 Rotkreuz ZG,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

SIS Swiss International School Schönenwerd

Schachenstrasse 24,
5012 Schönenwerd SO,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

SIS Swiss International School Winterthur

Technoparkstrasse 1,
8406 Winterthur ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

SIS Swiss International School Zürich

Seidenstrasse 2,
8304 Wallisellen ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

SIS Swiss International School Zürich-Wollishofen

Seestrasse 271,
8038 Zürich ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Stiftsschule Engelberg

Benediktinerkloster 5,
Engelberg,
6390,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Surval Montreux

Route de Glion 56,
1820 Montreux VD,
Switzerland

Girls, Boarding, Senior.

Tandem IMS (International Multilingual School)

Zurich Campus,
Seefeldstrasse 111,
8008 Zürich ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

The Bell Language School

12 Chemin des Colombettes,
1202 Geneva GE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The British School, Bern

Sperlisacher 2,
3075 Rüfenacht BE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Zurich International School

Steinacherstr 140,
8820 Wädenswil ZH,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.