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IIL, international school in Geneva, offers challenging and inspiring programmes in its two principle sections, one of which is English and the other is French.

A strong emphasis on languages facilitates bilingual communication throughout the School and aims to make all pupils bilingual. The school accompanies its students from maternelle (infants) to lycée (high school), and through primaire (primary) to collège (middle school).

The 1500 students at the Institut International de Lancy are grouped in sections ensuring that a warm, family atmosphere is maintained throughout the school.

French and English international school


As an IB World School, the Institut International de Lancy is authorised to teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The private school is also a Cambridge University examination centre and students sit for IGCSE examinations on campus.

As a member of the GESBF (Groupement des Ecoles Suisses qui préparent au Baccalauréat Français) and under the aegis of the Academie de Grenoble, the School offers all its students a complete French programme and prepares students for the French Baccalaureate and for the Diplôme National du Brevet.

The class to which students are admitted depends on when their date of birth falls. Limits differ depending on the section: 31st December for the French school and 31st August for the English school. To determine the curriculum pertaining to the age of your child, see our guidance table.

Primary (French taught in the English section)

The English programme at Key Stages 1 and 2 caters for pupils from the age of 5 to the age of 11. The programme is taught in English and closely follows the National Curriculum of England.  
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Primaire (English taught in the French section)

The French programme at « Elementaire » level caters for pupils from the age of 6 to 11. The teaching language is French and the programme is based on the French Education Nationale curriculum.  
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Secondary I (Key Stage 3 & 4)

The English Secondary I programmes (Key Stage 3 and Key and Key Stage 4 - IGCSE exams) cater for students from the age of 11 to 16. The programmes are taught in English. They closely follow the National Curriculum of England and the programme of Cambridge International Examination Board.  
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Secondary II (Key Stage 5)

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is offered to students aged 16 to 18. Currently, over 80 students are enrolled in the programme which is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).  
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Secondary I (Collège)

The French Secondary I section (Collège) caters for students aged 11 to 15. The programmes are taught in French and follow the French Education Nationale curriculum.  
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Secondary II (Lycée)

The French Secondary II programmes (Lycée) cater for pupils from the age of 14 to 18. The programme is taught in French and follows the French Education Nationale curriculum.  
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The IIL approach

Students of all ages are able to develop their social and intellectual skills, achieve their potential and build strong content knowledge. They are encouraged to cultivate respect, compassion and integrity, and an awareness of their responsibilities towards others and to the world. The heart of learning at IIL focuses on the breadth and depth of knowledge.
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A school in two languages

The language of instruction is the primary language used to teach subjects other than foreign languages. The notions "French Section" and "English Section" donate the primary teaching language used in the section. All students are given the opportunity to acquire both languages, with an aim to a bilingual outcome.  
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Teaching staff

IIL teaching teams are comprised of over 150 staff who together represent 20 nationalities. The average age of teachers is 42, a fact which in itself is indicative of the level of experience of the teaching staff.
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Open to the Arts

IIL teaches arts in various forms at various ages and in different sections. High-end classrooms and equipment provide an environment that fosters creativity.
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Extra-curricular activities

IIL offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These activities are set up according to the English and French school curriculum.
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