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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
Founded 1903
Status Private
Head of School Monique Roiné
Date Appointed 1998
Language of Instruction English, French
Co-ed Age Range 3-19
Number of pupils 1,420
Day fees per annum CHF12,000 - CHF26,800
Average Class Size Max 22
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Tania McMahon

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 come from a wide variety of cultural and religious backgrounds and represent around 90 nations. The school offers challenging and inspiring programmes with a strong emphasis on languages aiming for a bilingual outcome for all pupils, whether they are enrolled in the English, French or Bilingual section.

In the English section students follow the National Curriculum for England, sit IGCSE examinations, and prepare for the IB Diploma with multilingual exam options. Children from the age of four are taught French as a foreign language.

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 from the age of three learn English. The school prepares students for Cambridge, Trinity and IELTS examinations, as well as for a number of certified examinations in other languages.

Children in the Bilingual Section learn French and English through immersion, with two mother-tongue teachers working in tandem in the classroom. Instruction is based on the principles of the French Education Nationale and the National Curriculum of England.

An IB World School, IIL is certified to teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The school is 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.

In 2011, IIL became the first One to One iPad School in Switzerland. By incorporating digital tablets into its daily schedule, it created an accessible, individualised learning environment and a platform for clear information sharing between teachers, parents and students.

After-school supervision and 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.