Founex, Switzerland

Ecole Internationale de Genève – La Châtaigneraie

Founded in 1924, Ecolint is the world's oldest international school. Built on strong humanitarian values, Ecolint strives to educate for peace and to prepare students for citizenship of diverse communities and engagement with the political, ethical and environmental challenges of their times. Resolutely not-for-profit, Ecolint has a proud history of student-centred, pedagogical innovation - including the creation of the International Baccalaureate.

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Ecole Internationale de Genève – La Châtaigneraie

Fact Sheet

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Ages Taught 3 - 18
Nr. of Children 1600
School Type Bilingual School
Day/Boarding Day
Curriculum Diploma Programme, IGSCE, International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Program
Website http://www.ecolint.ch

Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities

Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Circus skills, Climbing, Cross country, Football,
Gymnastics, Netball, Rugby, Self Defence, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Track & Field, Volleyball, Yoga, Zumba…

Extra-curricular activities

Arts & Crafts, Calligraphy, Cartooning, Choir, Coding, Cookery, Debating club, Drawing, Film production, Improvisation, LAMDA (theatre), Lego Club, Music, Nature detectives, Origami, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Science Explorer, Technical Theatre, Theatre…

  • International Award
  • Student League of Nations
  • Humanitarian projects and trips
  • Guest speaker programme
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Student Council
  • Various musical ensembles and individual lessons
  • Mother tongue programme

Facilities

Sports centres, Basketball court, Auditorium, Theatre, Music practice rooms, Recording Studio, Cafeteria, Libraries, Outdoor classroom, Eco-garden…

Ecole Internationale de Genève – La Châtaigneraie

La Châtaigneraie campus is in Founex, in the Canton de Vaud, just 20 minutes from Geneva. Set among farmland, overlooking Lake Geneva, the campus has stunning views of the Alps and the Jura.

With a mix of historic and brand-new buildings, the campus is split into a Primary and Secondary school. Both schools are equipped with the latest ICT equipment, and student learning is optimised through specialist classrooms for different subjects, two multimedia and library centres, an auditorium, several sports halls, IT suites, a music studio and a theatre.

Beyond the classroom students benefit from two cafeterias, a sports complex including an all-weather football pitch and basketball court and a number of green areas for their general recreation.

Ecolint is a fully inclusive school, and very proud to have Geneva’s only dedicated pedagogical programme for children with moderate to severe learning difficulties, with over 50 specialist educators trained to help with a full range of differences.

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