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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 Co-educational Day
Founded 1903
Status Private
Head of School Monique Roiné
Language of Instruction English, French
Co-ed Age Range 3-19 years
Number of pupils 1,500
Day fees per annum CHF16,000 - CHF28,000
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 more than 90 countries. The school offers challenging and inspiring programmes with a strong emphasis on languages.

Within a warm, nurturing and bilingual environment, IIL Early Years welcomes children from 3 to 6 years old in three learning paths: English, French and Bilingual (50/50).

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).

Students in the French section follow the Education Nationale curriculum which leads to the Brevet des Collèges and French Baccalaureate diplomas and learn English from the age of 3. 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 examinations, 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 and mother-tongue French students take the A level French examination at age 16.

IIL strives to be at the forefront of innovative and appropriate digital learning technologies. 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.

Students of all ages benefit from modern facilities including fully equipped sports halls. After-school supervision, as well as a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, are available for all age groups. IIL also operates a regular school bus service. In 2023, IIL was accredited as an Athlete Friendly Education Centre by the World Academy of Sport. This gives all students and staff access to the World Academy of Sport pedagogical resources and to their network of Olympians. In addition, older elite athletes at IIL can now benefit from the opportunity to complete their IB Diploma in three years rather than two, giving them more flexibility in their schedule.