Institut de lancy
Geneva, Switzerland

Institut International de Lancy

Institut International de Lancy (IIL) is a leading international school in Geneva balancing academic excellence with citizenship. We have a child-focused approach to learning that combines creativity with critical thinking and encourages collaboration alongside autonomy. Our school welcomes students from nursery school through secondary education, aged 3 to 19, preparing them for major certifications, including the International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, Preparation to the Examen de Maturité Suisse, Brevet des Collèges 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 1440
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

IIL 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 diplomas.

At the start of the 2022-2023 school year, IIL is opening a new study programme to prepare students for the Examen Suisse de Maturité (Swiss Maturity Certificate) to meet the expectations of many parents.

Children from the age of three learn English. 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. 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. 

After-school supervision, as well as 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. 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.


IIL 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


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

Extra-curricular activities

Summer and winter Camps – IIL CampZone Chess, Football (soccer), Gymnastics, Uni-hockey, Multisports, Table tennis, Basketball, Netball, Yoga, Sophrology, Climbing, Judo, Guitar, Piano, Violin, Cello, Ballet, Flamenco, Tap dancing, Coding, Robotics, Visual arts, Media, Drones, Vegetable patch, Sewing, Debate club, Creative writing, Drama, Improvisation, Writers’ Club, Calligraphy.

Languages: Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Turkish, Arabic. International Award Programme.


  • 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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