International K-12 School Near Geneva – Collège du Léman
With 1,900 students from over 100 different countries across day and boarding programs, CDL is the largest private for-profit K-12 school in Switzerland.
Within 50 years, CDL has built and preserved an excellent reputation for its comprehensive range of bilingual Pre-School, Primary, and Secondary educational services. Languages of instruction are French and English, although students can select from a wide range of additional language courses.
Five international exam qualifications, such as the Advanced Placement (“AP”), International Baccalaureate (“IB”), the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (“IGCSE”), the French Baccalaureate (“FB”), and the Swiss bilingual Maturité (“SM”), offer a unique breadth of choice and assure the flexibility that high school students will seamlessly enrol in any other secondary school and post-secondary institution around the world.
These diplomas lead students to the most prestigious universities worldwide, especially in the USA, Great Britain and Western Europe.
CDL is one of the few schools in Switzerland to be accredited by two international accreditation bodies, including the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
At CDL, students benefit from the latest technological advances in education and first-rate facilities.
The buildings are equipped with state-of-the-art science facilities, a new library and media centre, performing arts classrooms and a multi-purpose theatre. In addition to the academic buildings, 8 residential villas accommodate more than 200 boarding students. Every villa forms a tight knit community and quickly becomes a home away from home.
One of the oldest Persian restaurants in Geneva serving day menus and superb kebabs.
CAFÉTÉRIA DE L’OMM Restaurant
Nine floors up and with 360º skyline views of Geneva and the sparkling waters of the lake, this restaurant is literally above the rest.
Rasoi by Vineet Restaurant
1 Michelin star Indian restaurant by acclaimed Chef Vineet Bhatia.
LE FLORIS Restaurant
An exquisite, secluded dining experience that feels miles away from anywhere, Le Floris is really only 15 minutes from Geneva’s centre.
LE JARDIN GENEVA Restaurant
The Le Jardin restaurant is run by the Communauté Israélite de Genève (Israeli Community of Geneva) and offers a daily set lunch menu under the strict supervision of the community Rabbi.
Arabesque Restaurant Restaurant
14 Gault Millau points Lebanese restaurant housed in the wonderful 5 star Hôtel President Wilson.
RESTAURANT HÔTEL DU PARC DES EAUX-VIVES Restaurant
Overlooking the lush park that stretches out to the glimmering lake water, the Restaurant Hôtel du Parc des Eaux-Vives is gastronomic serenity.
BRASSERIE DES HALLES DE L’ÎLE Restaurant
Set right on the lake, this grand restaurant is worlds away from ordinary
Baroush Restaurant Restaurant
Quirky Lebanese and Moroccan restaurant near the city centre in Geneva with certified halal meat.
Le Diwane Restaurant
Lebanese restaurant with hearty meat and vegetarian dishes. Near Geneva railway station and Quai du Mont Blanc.
DUPONT AND BYRNE Restaurant
The eponymous chefs of this gourmet restaurant, Gilles Dupont and Thomas Byrne, are truly culinary artists.
RESTAURANT LA PERLE DU LAC Restaurant
For a little countryside romance, steeped in history and tradition, there’s nothing like La Perle du Lac.
Turkish restaurant with authentic cuisine and delicious mezze.
Pakistani and Indian restaurant near UN Headquarters serving delicious mango lassi, samosas and certified halal meat.
GRAND HOTEL KEMPINSKI RESTAURANTS Restaurant
A triumvirate of flavours, these three outstanding restaurants serve unmatchable cuisine with flare and exquisite lake views.
Located at the beginning of the rue du Rhone, this boutique is definite must stop on your visit to Geneva.
MAD GALLERY Shopping
This must be one of the most fascinating galleries in Geneva exhibiting mechanical art devices.
LA SEPTIÈME ÉTAGE Shopping
When Katharina Sand, opened the doors to La Septième Étage 12 years ago, she brought fashion to Geneva.
For all the lucky girls who are planning to get married this boutique should be your first stop.
Located in the Old Town, this is a gem for all vintage lovers.
LA MUSE GENEVA Shopping
When I moved from London to Geneva a few years ago, I was delighted to discover that the city is actually big enough to stay interesting and just small enough to walk almost anywhere.
LE BAL DES CRÉATEURS Shopping
International Hair Stylist Christophe Durand has returned to Geneva and this time transformed a former gallery into a truly unique hair salon.
MONT BLANC Other
Just on the other side of the French border Chamonix is the quintessential mountain village.
JET D’EAU, GENEVA Other
The dancing waters of Geneva’s most famous fountain are one of the best loved landmarks of the city and perhaps even Switzerland.
Large Hadron Collider Other
Take a glimpse into the earliest reaches of time at Geneva’s famous Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
US High School Diploma / French Baccalaureate / TOEFL / IELTS / ESL / IB / Swiss Matura / A Level / GCSE / AP Diploma
Theatre / Drama / Art / Track and Field / Volleyball / Basketball / Dance / Hockey / Football / Music / snowboarding / Skiing / Tennis / Rugby
Time of year
Winter / Summer
2 – 4 weeks
Language courses / Art, dance & theatre / Ski & snowboard / Outdoor adventures
CHF 22,130 – 34,200
English / French
Language courses offered
Spanish / French / Italian / German / Mandarin / English
Age of Entry
Age of Entry to Boarding Houses