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College Du Leman - Collège du Léman

About us

Collège du Léman is an international college preparatory school located in Geneva, Switzerland and offers individual growth, academic excellence and life-long learning to students from Pre-K through Grade 12.

Our curriculum, our methods of teaching, and the diversity of programs and our staff are all carefully assembled to help educate and form the future “movers and shakers” of the world. We shape our students to be globally dedicated citizens, eager to make a deep and long-lasting contribution to society. CdL students are problem solvers, who pause for thought, appreciate different perspectives and seek common ground with those they encounter.

In the late 1950s, a number of multilateral and non-governmental organisations and multinational corporationsstarted setting up headquarters in the international city Geneva. Their arrival added to the growing demand for international educational opportunities in the city, and the State of Geneva called upon Francis and Inge Clivaz to create a new international school, on the right bank of Lake Geneva.

Collège du Léman opened its doors in May 1960, on the site of a former school. Its philosophy and objectives were “Educating and teaching in a spirit of openness and tolerance so that students may become the citizens and leaders of a world respectful of differences.” The school’s location in the beautiful Swiss countryside, yet close to the city, offered a quiet, serious and serene atmosphere particularly suited to learning.

Collège du Léman received its first bilingual accreditation from the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 1978.

Since 1998, Collège du Léman has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well. These accreditations were renewed in 2007, attesting to the quality of teaching offered at the school, which now boasts almost 2,000 students including 300 boarders and over 120 different nationalities.

Collège du Léman’s founding principles remain at the core of the school’s values 48 years later, and today they are carried by some 20,000 alumni across the globe.

Francis Clivaz, together with the heads of several other European schools, founded the ECIS in 1965, at Collège du Léman. The association developed an accreditation process based on stringent and independently monitored standards, offering parents and students a guarantee of excellence and rigor.

Studend's Age

4 – 18
Years old

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Studend Body

2000 students

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English and French

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High School, IB, Maturité Suisse
and French Baccalaureate

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CDL Location

Collège du Léman is an 8 hectares landscaped campus, nestled between the Jura Mountains and Lac Léman on the outskirts of Geneva. It offers attractive residential facilities and disposes of recreational areas which provide for both leisure and sport activity when the need arises.
Route de Sauverny 74
P.O.Box 156
1290 Versoix, Geneva

Fees Structure

You can view the CdL fees here: CdL Boarding Fees

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Day School
Fees Structure

You can the CdL Calendar 2016 – 2017: CdL Day School Fees

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You can the CdL Calendar 2016 – 2017 here.

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Exam Results & Fact Sheet

Exam Results
Please click here to see our most recent exam results 2014 – 2015.
Fact Sheet
Welcome to Collège du Léman. We are a prestigious international boarding school in Geneva, with 120 nationalities. We offer English, French or bilingual learning programmes and 4 academic diplomas leading to top-tier global universities. But find out more about us in our school fact sheet.

Meet Us Around the World

We Welcome You to Meet Us at Various Locations Throughout the World!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to fix an appointment in your area.

G.Patrick Gruhn

Tim Daum