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Haut-Lac International Bilingual School

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School

Ch. de Pangires 26, St-Légier-la Chiésaz, CH-1806, Switzerland

+41 (0)21 555 50 00



Haut-Lac International Bilingual School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Prep & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
Founded 1993
Status Private
Infant & Primary Head Ms Lucy Sumner
Language of Instruction English, French
Co-ed Age Range 18 months-18 years
Number of pupils 600
Day fees per annum CHF24,900 - CHF36,100
Boarding fees per annum CHF72,000 - CHF88,000
Average Class Size 12
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:6
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBCP
CP Coordinator Beatrice Gillet
Diploma Coordinator Greg Wilson
MYP Coordinator Julien Hernandez
Associations IB, AVDEP, SGIS, ADISR, FSEP, SEBIQ, Eco-Schools, WAoS

Founded in 1993, Haut-Lac International Bilingual School is a day and boarding IB World School with 600 students. Its family-oriented directors, teachers and staff provide each of the children in their care with:

  • personalised programmes & support enabling them achieve outstanding academic results, as seen by its 100% IBDP pass rate in 2020 and 2021
  • truly bilingual, English or French pathways to top universities in Switzerland and worldwide
  • opportunities to discover and get involved in different aspects of the school, the local and the international communities
  • over 150 extra-curricular activities enabling them to make new friends, discover new passions and develop their talents
  • exciting activities and events enabling families to get to know each other and feel at home at Haut-Lac
  • family care, activities and trips for up to 30 boarders at a modern boutique boarding house, located a short walk away from its school campuses (https://haut-lac.ch/boarding/)

As a CIS-accredited school, it tailors the following programmes to each child's personal and learning needs to ensure they reach their goals and develop the transferable skills required for success.

  • Infant & primary programme based on 21st century concepts, enabling students to develop and apply their knowledge and skills in real-world situations
  • IB Middle Years Programme with or without Swiss modules enabling students to pursue the IBDP, the IBCP or a Swiss High School qualification
  • English, French or Advanced Bilingual IB Diploma granting students access to universities worldwide
  • IB Career-Related Programme with a focus in Sustainable Management, Art & Design or International Sport Management, enabling students to gain both the academic and professional skills needed for university and the work place
  • IB Sport & Study programme accredited by the World Academy of Sport
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  • flexible and/or extended IBMYP, IBDP and IBCP programmes enabling student-athletes to pursue both their academic and intense training programmes
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  • offered in partnership with Ski Zenit as part of its Ski Racing Academy (https://haut-lac.ch/focus-areas/ski-racing-academy/)
  • US High School Diploma enabling students to study in the US or Canada
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  • double IBDP-USDP certification available