Secondary School Principal La Châtaigneraie Campus International School of Geneva

Founded in 1924, and enjoying close ties with the UN, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint, is the world's number one international school. With eight schools on three campuses across the Geneva area, we educate around 4500 students aged from 3-18 representing 140 nationalities. We have around 1250 employees from all over the world. Ecolint is built on strong humanitarian values and prides itself on its long history of pedagogical innovation, including the creation of the International Baccalaureate, currently a reference in more than 3500 international schools in the world. Our mission is to shape students' lives and prepare them to be world citizens engaged with the political, ethical and environmental challenge of their times.
LocationLa Châtaigneraie (Secondary/secondaire)
Application closing date02/03/2020
Starting Date01.09.2020

La Châtaigneraie campus is 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 and 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 Secondary School offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB), Maturité suisse, and the IGCSE.  The campus boasts excellent facilities including a theatre, a sports centre, and state-of-the-art language and computer laboratories.  With over 47 different mother tongues spoken by its student body, La Châtaigneraie campus offers a truly global experience in a warm community environment.

The International School of Geneva is now seeking a Secondary School Principal for La Châtaigneraie Campus. With 1,000 students from Years 7 to 13, the Secondary School is large and complex, and requires a leader who is a strong and experienced people manager, an excellent educator, and an outstanding collaborator and communicator. The Principal has overall responsibility for all facets – academic and administrative – of the Secondary School.  In addition, they are a key member of the senior leadership team that provides strategic direction to the International School of Geneva as a whole.

The new Secondary School Principal will be an experienced educational leader with strong management and administrative skills, ideally earned in a variety of educational contexts. They will bring a global perspective to their thinking and approach, a vision for education and where it is going, a deep and natural connection to students, excellent communication and negotiation skills, and the ability to inspire a community in pursuit of common goals.

Further information on the International School of Geneva and La Châtaigneraie can be found at

A candidate brief including details of the role and information on how to apply can be downloaded from


Applications should be sent by Monday 2 March 2020 to Odgers Berndtson, quoting reference 75093.  The new Secondary School Principal will take office either in the summer of 2020, or January or July 2021.


The International School of Geneva welcomes applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The School 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.