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 43 are authorised to teach the IB Diploma and eight offer three IB programmes. Among these, 34 teach in English, two in German and two in French. Bilingual teaching in English and French is offered at four schools, including the iconic Institut Le Rosey, which is popular with the world’s royalty. 

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. 

Aiglon College offers the IB Diploma alongside a British curriculum, the Institut Montana Zugerberg teaches it in tandem with an American high school diploma, and students at the Stiftsschule Engelberg take both the IB Diploma and the Swiss Matura. 

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 International School

Margarethenstrasse 47,
Basel,
4053,
Switzerland

www.academia-international.ch

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

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Aiglon College

Avenue Centrale 61,
1885 Chesières-Villars,
Switzerland

www.aiglon.ch

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

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Collège Alpin Beau Soleil

Route Du Village 1,
Villars-sur-Ollon,
1884,
Switzerland

www.beausoleil.ch

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Collège Champittet, Pully

Chemin de Champittet 1,
1009 Pully,
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,
Geneva,
Switzerland

www.cdl.ch

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, 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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Lemania - Verbier International School

Chalet Mascotte,
Route de Verbier Station 88,
Verbier,
CH-1936,
Switzerland

www.lvis.ch

Co-educational, Day.

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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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Bilingual School Terra Nova

Florastr 19,
8700,
Küsnacht,
Switzerland

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

Brillantmont International School

Avenue Secrétan 16,
1005 Lausanne,
Switzerland

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

British School of Geneva

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

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Campus Muristalden Gymnasium

Muristrasse 8,
Bern,
3000,
Switzerland

Co-educational, , Senior.

Collège Champittet, Nyon

Chemin du Joran 11a,
Nyon,
1260,
Switzerland

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

Ecole des Arches

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

Co-educational, Day.

Ecole D'Humanité

Hasilberg-Goldern,
CH-6085,
Switzerland

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

Ecole française de Bâle - Section Elémentaire

Engelgasse 103,
Basel,
4052,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Ecole Francaise de Berne

Sulgenrain 11,
Bern,
3007,
Switzerland

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

Ecole française de Lausanne Valmont

Route d’Oron 47,
Switzerland

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

École Montani

Rue de Saint Guérin 24,
1950 Sion,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Ecole Mosaic

23, avenue Dumas,
Geneva,
CH – 1206,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Ecole Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande - Chailly

Chemin de Rovéréaz 20,
CP 161,
1000 Lausanne 12,
Switzerland

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

École Primaire Française de Genève

3 Chemin des Vergers,
1208 GENÈVE,
Switzerland

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Ecole Riviera

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

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

ELA Basel

Gartenstrasse 93,
Basel,
CH-4052,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Freies Gymnasium Zürich

Arbenzstrasse 19,
Postfach,
Zürich,
CH-8034,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

GEMS World Academy Switzerland

La Tuilière 18,
1163 Etoy,
Switzerland

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

Geneva English School

36 Route de Malagny,
1294 Genthod,
Geneva,
Switzerland

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

Gymnasium, Wirtschafts- und Fachmittelschule Thun

Seestrasse 66,
3604 Thun,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School

14 route du Tirage,
St-Légier-la Chiesaz,
1806,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School - Primary Campus

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

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

Hull's School

Falkenstrasse 28a,
Zurich,
8008,
Switzerland

Co-educational, , Senior, Sixth Form.

Institut auf dem Rosenberg

Hohenweg 60,
Ch-9000 St Gallen,
Switzerland

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

Institut Florimont

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

Co-educational, Day.

Institut International de Lancy

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

Co-educational, Day.

Institut Le Rosey

Château du Rosey,
1180 Rolle,
Switzerland

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

Institut Montana Zugerberg

Schönfels 5,
6300 Zug,
Switzerland

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

Institut Monte Rosa

Avenue de Chillon 57,
1820 Montreux-Territet,
Switzerland

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

Institut Villa Pierrefeu

Route de Caux 28,
Ch-1823 Glion Sur Montreux,
Switzerland

Girls, Boarding, Day.

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,
Cham,
6330,
Switzerland

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

International School of Geneva (Campus des Nations)

11 route des Morillons,
CH-1218 Grand Saconnex,
Switzerland

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

International School of Geneva (La Châtaigneraie Campus)

2, chemin de la Ferme,
1297 Founey,
Switzerland

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

International School of Geneva (La Grande Boissière Campus)

62, route de Chêne,
1208 Geneva,
Switzerland

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

International School of Kreuzlingen Konstanz

Hauptstrasse 27,
Kreuzlingen,
CH – 8280,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

International School of Lausanne

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

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

International School of Rheinfelden

Zürcherstrasse 9,
Drei Könige,
Rheinfelden,
CH-4310,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

International School of Schaffhausen

Mühlentalstrasse 280,
Schaffhausen,
CH-8200,
Switzerland

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

International School of Solothurn

Zuchwilerstrasse 75-70,
Solothurn,
CH 4500,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

International School of Ticino

Via Girella 4,
6814 Lamone,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

International School of Zug & Luzern, Riverside Campus

Rothustrasse 4b,
6331 Hünnenberg,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

International School of Zug & Luzern, Zug Campus

Walterswil,
6340 Baar,
Switzerland

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

International School Rheintal

Aeulistrasse 10,
Buchs,
9470,
Switzerland

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

International School Zurich North

Industriestrasse 50,
Wallisellen,
CH-8304,
Switzerland

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

International School Zurich West

Unterrohrstrasse 3,
CH-8952 Schlieren,
Switzerland

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

John F. Kennedy International School

8 Chilchgasse,
3792 Saanen,
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,
Baden,
CH-5400,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

Kantonsschule Kusnacht

village Strasse 30,
Kusnacht,
8700,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland

CH - 1854 Leysin,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Sixth Form.

La Côte International School

Chemin de Clamogne 8,
1170 Aubonne,
Switzerland

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

La Garenne International School

Chemin des Chavasses 23,
1885 Chesières-Villars,
Switzerland

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

Lakeside Bilingual Dayschool Zurich

Seestrasse 5,
Postfach,
8700 Kusnacht,
Switzerland

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

Le Régent Crans-Montana College

4 Rue du Zier,
3963 Crans-Montana,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Lemania College Lausanne

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

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

Leysin American School in Switzerland

3 Chemin de la Source,
Leysin,
1854,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Senior, Sixth Form.

Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz

Aguêl 185,
CH-7524 Zuoz,
Switzerland

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

Mutuelle d'études secondaires

7bis boulevard Carl-Vogt,
Genève,
1205,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Sixth Form.

Neuchâtel Junior College

Cret Taconnet 4,
2002 Neuchâtel,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Sixth Form.

Obersee Bilingual School

Eichenstrasse 4C,
8808 Pfaeffikon,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

Rudolf Steiner Schule Oberaargau

Ringstrasse 30,
4900 Langenthal,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

SIS Swiss International School Basel

Erlenstrasse 15,
Basel,
CH-4058,
Switzerland

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

SIS Swiss International School Männedorf-Zürich

Seestrasse 57,
Männedorf,
CH-8708,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

SIS Swiss International School Päffikon-Schwyz

Eichenstrasse 5,
Pfäffikon,
CH-8808,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

SIS Swiss International School Rotkreuz-Zug

Suurstoffi 41c,
Rotkreuz,
CH-6343,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

SIS Swiss International School Schönenwerd

Schachenstrasse 24,
Schönenwerd,
CH-5012,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

SIS Swiss International School Winterthur

Technoparkstrasse 1,
Winterthur,
CH-8406,
Switzerland

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

SIS Swiss International School Zürich

Seidenstrasse 2,
Wallisellen,
CH-8304,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.

SIS Swiss International School Zürich-Wollishofen

Seestrasse 271,
Zürich,
CH-8038,
Switzerland

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

Stiftsschule Engelberg

Benediktinerkloster 5,
Engelberg,
6390,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Surval Montreux

Route de Glion 56,
Montreux,
1820,
Switzerland

Girls, Boarding, Senior.

Tandem IMS (International Multilingual School)

(Zurich Campus),
Seefeldstrasse 111,
CH-8008 Zurich,
Switzerland

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

The Bell Language School

12 Chemin des Colombettes,
Geneva,
1202,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

The British School, Bern

Sperlisacher 2,
3075 Rüfenacht,
Bern,
Switzerland

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

Zurich International School

Steinacherstr 140,
8820 Wädenswil,
Switzerland

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

Zurich International School - Baden

Burghaldenstrasse 6,
Baden,
5400,
Switzerland

Co-educational, Day.