Our programmes

A pioneer in child-centred education, Ecolint responds to the needs of every student, irrespective of their learning needs.

Learning at Ecolint

Ecolint, uniquely pioneering

Our school was created in 1924 to respond to three key needs:

  • To ensure a coherent and globally relevant educational experience for international families
  • To transform the pedagogical experience, with the needs of every individual student at the centre
  • To promote peace and intercultural understanding, especially in the wake of a recent global conflict      

These key needs are more important now than ever.

For nearly one hundred years, Ecolint has answered these needs through pedagogy and programmes which are always inspired by the latest pedagogical theory and practice. Our scale, our resources and the wide-ranging know-how of our staff members allow us to innovate continually whilst adapting our programmes to our ever-evolving and diverse community of learners.   

Our programmes by campus

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Curriculum options

Curriculum options

Despite slight differences per campus, all of our programmes are aligned with our mission to educate for humanity's future, and ensure that our students become the architects of their own learning experience.

Ecolint Learner Passport

Learner Passport

The Ecolint Learner Passport has been created in 2021, a way for students to show what they have achieved and present their competences to universities and employers.

Everything we do is research-based

Collaboration with UNESCO since 1929

In 2014 we published the Guiding Principles for Education in the 21st Century with UNESCO's International Bureau of Education.

Our ten principles of learning

Using the latest research, we have established a list of ten learning principles which underpin our high quality teaching and learning.

Institute of Learning and Teaching

In transmitting our expertise and encouraging the multiple initiatives which flourish at our school, we remain at the forefront of educational innovation.

Ecolint - Presentation of the first ever IB Diplomas by Lord Mountbatten

Did you know?

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme was developed by teachers at Ecolint at the end of the 1960s. It is currently offered at over 5,000 schools worldwide, and has as its mission to "develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through education that builds intercultural understanding and respect". This principle resonates entirely with our mission at Ecolint, where the international education movement first began.

Photo: Presentation of the first ever IB Diplomas at Ecolint by Lord Mountbatten on 24 September 1971.



We encourage our students to master both French and English, and many of our programmes are bilingual or offered in both languages.

In addition, our World Languages Programme enables students to keep in touch with a home language, either as part of the curriculum or as an Extra-Curricular Activity. Languages currently offered include: Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, English (Primary school), Farsi/Persian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian and Urdu.

Contact us!

To understand better what our different programmes entail, please sign up for a campus visit or contact our Admissions Office by email at admissions@ecolint.ch or by calling +41 (0)22 787 26 30.