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Institut International de Lancy

Institut International de Lancy

24, avenue Eugène-Lance, Grand-Lancy, CH-1212, Switzerland

+41 22 794 2620



Institut International de Lancy
School type Coeducational Day
Status Private
Head of School Monique Roiné
Language of Instruction English, French
Co-ed Age Range 3-19
Number of pupils 1,430
Day fees per annum CHF12,150 - CHF26,900
Average Class Size Max 22
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Tania McMahon
Associations Schools of the Sisters of St Joseph, IB

The Institut International de Lancy was founded in 1903 (Pensionnat Marie-Thérèse). A private, co-educational school, IIL is a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph de Lyon European network of schools. IIL students, aged 3 to 19 years old, come from a wide variety of cultural and religious backgrounds and represent around 90 countries. The school offers challenging and inspiring programmes with a strong emphasis on languages, aiming for a bilingual outcome for all pupils.

Within a warm, nurturing and bilingual environment, IIL Start welcomes children from 3 to 6 years old in three learning paths: English, French and Bilingual (with teaching in both languages by mother-tongue speakers).

An IB World School, IIL is certified to teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The school is also a Cambridge University examination centre and is a member of the GESBF (Groupement des Ecoles Suisses qui préparent au Baccalauréat Français). The French Baccalaureate programme is taught under the aegis of the Académie de Grenoble. The school prepares students for Cambridge and IELTS examinations, as well as for a number of certified examinations in other languages.

In the English section, students follow the National Curriculum for England, sit Cambridge IGCSE exams, and prepare for the IB Diploma with multilingual exam options. They also prepare for University Admission tests. Children are taught French as a foreign language from the age of 4.

Students in the French section follow the Education Nationale curriculum which leads to the Brevet des Collèges and French Baccalaureate (L, ES, S) diplomas. Children learn English from the age of 3.

Recently recognised as an Apple Distinguished School, IIL is a pioneer in incorporating information technology in education. In 2011, it became the first One-to-One iPad school in Switzerland, creating an individualised learning environment and a platform for clear information sharing between teachers, parents and students.

After-school supervision, as well as a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, are available for all age groups. IIL operates a regular school bus service.

Students of all ages benefit from modern facilities including fully equipped sports halls.