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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 51 07



Haut-Lac International Bilingual School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Founded 1993
Status Private
Infant & Primary Head Mr Renaud Milhoux
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 per annum
Boarding fees per annum CHF72,000 - CHF88,000 per annum
Average Class Size 12
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:6
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBCP
CP Coordinator Greg Wilson
Diploma Coordinator Greg Wilson
MYP Coordinator Julien Hernandez
Associations IB, AVDEP, SGIS, ADISR, FSEP, SEBIQ, Eco-Schools, WAoS

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School - 30 years of academic excellence and experience in bilingual education. A day and boarding IB World School that welcomes 600 students from 50 countries.

It teaches prestigious academic curricula completely bilingually in English and French or only in English with daily French as a foreign language lesson.

  • Truly bilingual in English and French
  • Holistic approach to student education and well-being
  • Personalised learning pathways and support
  • 100% IBDP pass rate in 2020 and 2021
  • Graduates at top universities in Switzerland and worldwide
  • 150 extra-curricular activities enabling students to discover new passions and develop their talents!
  • A home away from home in a brand-new boarding house for up to 30 boarders (haut-lac.ch/boarding/)
  • Evening and weekend activities and trips with the Haut-Lac family for boarders

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 (IBMYP) for 11-15 year olds
  • Swiss Option for 11-14 year olds, enabling them to develop their English and obtain a Swiss High School Diploma
  • US High School Diploma (USDP) enabling students to study in the US or Canada
  • double IBDP-USDP certification available
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or IB Career-Related Programme (IBCP) for 16-18 year olds
  • IBDP students may obtain an English IB diploma, a French IB diploma, a bilingual IB diploma or an Advanced Bilingual IB diploma
  • IBCP available with a Sustainable Management or Hospitality Management focus, an Art & Design focus or an International Sport Management focus.
  • IB Sport & Study programme accredited by the World Academy of Sport enabling young athletes to follow flexible IBMYP timetables and/or extended IBDP and IBCP programmes whilst maintaining intense sport training programmes
  • Ski Racing Academy run in partnership with Ski Zenit (haut-lac.ch/focus-areas/ski-racingacademy/)