Appointment of a Primary School Principal for August 2024 Campus of La Châtaigneraie

The International School of Geneva (commonly known as Ecolint) has a proud history as the world’s first international school and the birthplace of the International Baccalaureate (IB). With close to 4,500 students, state-of-the-art facilities, three impressive campuses, and a richly diverse student body, Ecolint offers a challenging academic and co-curricular programme, and an intense focus on preparing young people for their futures in an interconnected and global community.

La Châtaigneraie campus has been part of Ecolint since 1974 and is located in the canton of Vaud, on a beautiful site just twenty minutes from Geneva. Home to 1,600 students, ages 3 to 18, from over 80 countries, the campus is comprised of the Primary School (pre-reception to year 6) and the Secondary School (year 7 to 13). The school offers an innovative dual language teaching model which enables learners of all ages and linguistic backgrounds to develop their proficiency in both English and French, irrespective of the dominant language programme chosen. The Primary School building has specialist classrooms for languages, learning support, art, music, as well as an auditorium, a gym designed for the youngest students, a well-stocked library, and a cafeteria. Students have a number of outdoor play and learning spaces, with specially designed equipment for students of different ages.


La Châtaigneraie (Primary)

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August 2024
Application deadline

The school now seeks to appoint an outstanding Primary School Principal from August 2024. This person’s vision, commitment, and enthusiasm for teaching and learning will guide the Primary section in maintaining and developing a strong intellectual, physical, social and emotional foundation for students.  The Primary School Principal provides leadership in all areas of curriculum and welfare in conjunction with the Campus Principal and the Primary Educational Leadership Team.

Ecolint welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Further information on the School can be found at and a candidate brief can be downloaded from  

Letters of application and CVs should be submitted by 9am BST on Friday 13 October to Odgers Berndtson.

The International School of Geneva is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers.