The International School of Geneva is a not-for-profit educational Foundation. It receives no external subsidies and cannot accumulate profit. Fees cover the core operating and maintenance costs of the school, but are insufficient to cover many of our planned improvements and developments. In order to maintain and develop our high quality educational offer, we solicit our school community (parents, staff, alumni and corporate) partners for support.
Although a majority of our families pay their own school fees, companies and organisations often pay the school fees of their employees and have helped the school with specific development projects in the past. We are extremely grateful for this support and we hope that we will enjoy it in the future.
With over 4,350 students registered in September 2012, annually we welcome between 700 and 900 new students, from 3 years of age upwards.
These students, representing 138 nationalities and 84 mother tongues, give an extraordinary cultural dimension to the life of our school. Many come from expatriate families although the proportion of long-term residents, Swiss or foreign, has increased considerably over the past few years.
The school offers Francophone, Anglophone and Bilingual programmes.
As an extracurricular activity, foreign language classes can be arranged directly via the teacher and outside of normal class.
Whenever possible, register as early as possible and it is recommended that complete applications should be sent to Admissions. Usually places are made available after departures are announced, this is usually from April of each year.
All enquiries are considered individually taking into consideration several factors including:
- Placement in present school
- Previous changes during the student’s education
- Languages spoken
- Level of maturity and age
There are waiting lists in most years. We do however see many students arrive and depart throughout the school year so it is always worth contacting us to discuss availability of places.
Places will be allocated by first choice of campus. However, we strongly recommend you to indicate on the application form a second choice of campus.
The school may request further relevant information, administer placement tests or request an extra interview if deemed necessary.
Across the Foundation from primary to secondary the aim is to have classes limited to 24 students and to 18 for IB courses.
There are no boarding facilities.