Why Ecolint?

Choosing a school – especially in the Geneva area - can be quite bewildering, with many establishments seeming to offer similar academic programmes, excellent extra-curricular opportunities and modern facilities.

We believe that what sets us apart – and why visitors from the Council for International Schools recently underlined "the unique nature of Ecolint, a school whose impressive history covers almost 100 years" - are the following key reasons:

Pourquoi l'Ecolint ?

Incomparably international

Founded in 1924 by civil servants from the ILO (International Labour Organization) and the League of Nations (the precursor to the UN) as the world’s first ever international school, we remain the most diverse school in the world. With 130 nationalities and 80 mother tongues, there is no school on earth that exposes students to such extraordinary international diversity.

Educating for peace and humanitarian values

We exist to educate for peace and to inculcate strong humanitarian values of inclusiveness, respect and inter-cultural understanding in everything we do. Resolutely not-for-profit, mankind is the only beneficiary of our work, not corporate shareholders or private equity firms.

Inclusive, innovative and academically rigorous

Having espoused the concept of child-centred education since our foundation in 1924, we have been innovating pedagogically ever since. The birthplace of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, we are extremely proud of our rigorous academic approach and the results we achieve in all our programmes, especially in light of our inclusive admissions policy that means we never refuse a child entry on grounds of academic ability.