Campus des Nations
Ecolint's third campus, Campus des Nations, built in 2005, reached maximum capacity in only a few years. In order to increase the space available and to improve the learning conditions of the 980 students currently enrolled at the campus, a new wing has been added to the original building.
Students and staff have already moved into their new quarters as of September 2011, but the building was officially inaugurated on Thursday 6 October in front of representatives from the Grand-Saconnex communal authorities, the Governing Board, Campus Principals and the new Director General of Ecolint, Mrs Vicky Tuck.
Additonal teaching spaces
Constructed in the style of the original five-storey building, the new wing is completely integrated with the old. It houses new classrooms, two additional science laboratories, an extension of the libraries (both primary and secondary), a new sports hall, a basketball court on the roof, a meeting room, a PGCE International room for teachers-in-training, as well as the central administration offices.
These new additions improve the quality of campus life to a remarkable extent, for both students and teachers; the entire Campus des Nations community also benefits from these generous and well-equipped.
The new space also allows us to improve the teaching of certain subjects, and to increase the number of options within the International Baccalaureat programme so as to include performing arts and music. In addition to the investment provided by the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, it is the generosity of two private donors that has enabled us to complete this project. These gifts in particular enabled us to finance the new Sports hall and to expand the Extended Support Programme to include post-16 students with special learning needs.
Reconfigured outside space
The exterior lay-out of the campus has been completely integrated into the expansion project: the area on the Jura side of the building has been renovated so as to provide a fantastic recreational and sports area: two basketball courts, a reduced-size synthetic football pitch, and a tiered seating area.