Institut de lancy
Geneva, Switzerland

Institut International de Lancy

Founded in 1903, Institut International de Lancy (IIL) is a leading private school in Geneva. Through its French, English and bilingual programmes, the school helps students achieve outstanding academic results in an international and multicultural environment. IIL focuses on academic excellence and the personal development of its students, enabling them to develop their full potential and build knowledge that will accompany them throughout their lives. IIL welcomes students from preschool to secondary school, aged 3 to 19, and prepares them for major certifications, including the International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, French National Brevet and French Baccalaureate.

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Institut de lancy

Institut International de Lancy

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Ages Taught 3 - 19
Languages of instruction English, French
Nr. of Children 1500
School Type Bilingual School
Day/Boarding Day
Curriculum English National Curriculum, French National Curriculum, IB Diploma Programme, IGCSE

Class Sizes

Average class size Pupil/Teacher ratio

Institut International de Lancy

Institut International de Lancy

IIL offers challenging and inspiring programmes with innovative pedagogy that encourages personal development and 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 French National Brevet and French Baccalaureate diplomas. Children learn English from the age of three.

An IB World School, IIL is certified to teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The school is a Cambridge University examination centre and 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, Trinity and IELTS examinations, as well as for a number of certified examinations in other languages.

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.

In order to best support students in their schooling and in line with its values of respect and tolerance, IIL is actively working to prevent bullying through the KiVa programme. This anti-bullying programme goes beyond simple conflict resolution. It is based on three pillars: prevention, intervention and monitoring. All IIL primary and secondary students benefit from preventive courses based on the values of empathy, tolerance and respect for differences. This programme extends beyond the classroom as every staff member at IIL has been trained and empowered to recognize and intervene.


Early Years

  • For students from 3 to 6 years old
  • 3 paths with the bilingual outcome: English, French and bilingual

English section

  • Primary – National Curriculum of England
  • Secondary I – National Curriculum of England and the programme of Cambridge International Examination Board
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

French section

  • Primary, Secondary I & II
  • French Education Nationale curriculum

Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities


Sports play an important part in the weekly timetable. Optional sports activities are also provided, and sports teachers train students for local, regional, national and international competitions.

    • Modern sports halls
    • Climbing wall
    • Basketball
    • Netball
    • Indoor Football

Extra-curricular activities

IIL students have access to a wide range of extracurricular activities, supervised study, sports, artistic or cultural activities allowing each student to deepen their knowledge and develop their curiosity : chess, football (soccer), gymnastics, uni-hockey, table tennis, basketball, netball, cricket, racket sports, yoga, sophrology, climbing, judo, guitar, piano, violin, cello, flute, introduction to music, make music on the iPad, ballet, flamenco, jazz hop, tap dancing, performing arts, coding, visual arts, media, drones, sewing, debate club, creative writing, drama, writers’ club, German theater workshop, English reading club, photography club, design technology club, French reading club, scale model making.

Languages: Italian, Spanish, German, Turkish, Arabic.


Just a few minutes from the centre of Geneva, IIL campus offers a conducive environment to learning and personal development. Steeped in history, it boasts an abundance of innovative equipment and facilities. A balance of contemporary, modern facilities with the charm of historic buildings, IIL campus provides students of all ages with dedicated areas for sports, creativity, play and discovery.

  • S.T.E.A.M. lab
  • Open spaces
  • Theatre & Music practice rooms
  • Auditorium
  • Modern sports halls
  • 3 cafeterias
  • Laboratories
  • Recording Studio
  • Libraries


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