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.