A bespoke curriculum for every child

An early pioneer in child-centred education, Ecolint prides itself on giving every child what he or she needs to flourish academically.

We benefit from an unparalleled depth and breadth of educational expertise, with over 570 pedagogical and para-pedagogical staff from across the world. Our scale and resources mean we are able to innovate continuously, adapting curricula to reflect the evolving and diverse student body, and leverage the expertise different staff bring.

With a full time Director of Education focused on understanding and sharing advances in pedagogical research, each School Principal leads the development of a curriculum that best suits the educational priorities and needs of their school’s student body. Each school also offers a full co-curricular programme.

Whilst specific programmes and curricula differ slightly in content from school to school, throughout Ecolint our programmes are anchored in our mission to educate for humanity’s future and built on the same premise: that of enabling young people to be the architects of their own learning journey.

Having collaborated with UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education since 1929, we are proud to have jointly authored these Guiding Principles for learning in the 21st century, published in 2014, which inform our thinking.

We have also recently codified our ten research based principles of learning which lead to high quality teaching, as they contribute to deepening our understanding of how human beings acquire and retain knowledge to make meaning of their world.

Our fruitful collaboration also recently gave the world the Universal Learning Programme - the world’s first school curriculum which develops seven critical, research-based and future-proof competences in young people so that they are prepared to thrive in our world and act for the public good.

Ecolint is also home to the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, which was developed by Ecolint teachers in the late 1960s, and is now taught in over 5000 schools around the world. The aims of the International Baccalaureate® to “develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect” pay tribute to values which are a core part of life at the International School of Geneva, where the international education movement began.

In 2017 we opened on our Campus des Nations the Sports+ Programme, designed for elite athletes. It is now available on our three campuses. 

As we are a bilingual Foundation we encourage our students to master French as well as English, and many programmes are taught bilingually, or offered in both languages.

To find out more about our different campus programmes, please visit our Curriculum Overview page. The Diplomas & Certificates page explains the different certifying programmes we offer.

In order to gain a full understanding of our approach to curriculum development, we strongly encourage you to book a campus tour, which you can do (during term time) by contacting our Admissions Team via our enquiry form, by email at admissions@ecolint.ch or +41 (0)22 787 26 30. 


Curriculum options at Ecolint
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