St. George's International School, Switzerland
Chemin de St. Georges 19, CH-1815 Clarens/Montreux, Switzerland
+41 21 964 3411
Co-educational Day & Boarding Prep & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
|Head of School||Dr. Ruth Norris|
|Co-ed Age Range||1.5-18 years|
|Number of pupils||400|
|Curriculum||USA, IBDP, IGCSE, SAT|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Associations||BSA, ECIS, CIS, ASCL, AVDEP, SGIS, ADISR, IB|
St. George's International School is a premium day and boarding school for boys and girls from the age of 1 to 18, comprising over 60 nationalities. Situated on the banks of Lake Geneva, with magnificent views of the Alps, the school occupies 12 acres of beautiful landscape and gardens. This setting promotes intellectual calm and a deep connection to the outdoors, with incomparable opportunities for hiking, skiing, water sports and more.
It was founded in 1927 by two young graduates of Oxford University and has grown to become a well-recognised international school with small teaching groups and individual attention regarding academic programmes, career advice and a structured pastoral care. Junior and Middle School pupils choose between an English-only or bilingual route through the Cambridge International Curriculum up to and including Year 9. In Senior School, pupils in Years 10 &11 choose between IGCSEs and the Pre-IB Diploma qualification, and in Years 12 & 13 between the IB Diploma and the General Diploma. Extensive English language acquisition tuition is available along with additional languages such as Spanish, German, Russian and Chinese can also be learnt and practised daily. This ensures that students not only live amidst a multicultural environment but also develop an understanding of different beliefs, religions and lifestyles.
A great deal of focus is also put on sport and performing arts at St. George's. With access to outstanding sports facilities, pupils have extensive opportunities in individual and team sports throughout the seasons. From a very young age students are encouraged to grow a mind of their own and explore their creativity through a range of performing and expressive arts in theatre, art, design and music. Collaborations with NGOs are also very frequent and allow students to develop a social conscience.
The school motto "Levavi Oculos" ensures that St. George's International School is dedicated to lifting its students' eyes to embrace the exciting challenges and opportunities that await them.