Ecole Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande: An Elite K-12 Co-Ed School near Lake Geneva

ENSR: A Family-Oriented Private K-12 School in the Centre of Lausanne

Located in Lausanne one hour from Geneva, ENSR offers world-class education from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Programmes in English and French ensure students become bilingual, while Swiss Maturity and IB Programmes prepare them for success at top universities both in Switzerland and abroad. An innovative approach to pedagogy, over a century of experience, and an inspiring natural setting will motivate your child to achieve peak academic performance at ENSR.

Details

Location:

ENSR resides in a quiet and safe neighbourhood of Lausanne, a historic town that straddles the picturesque Lake Geneva about one hour from Geneva. Students enjoy the pristine setting of the Swiss Alps and the lake, especially when extracurriculars invite them to explore the surrounding natural beauty.

Overview:

Founded in 1906, ENSR has been fostering esteemed alumni in Switzerland for over 110 years. Within the student body of 600, we have over 40 different nationalities, making for a truly multicultural community. A non-profit structure allows the school to remain contemporary and relevant in its educational approach, which promotes innovation as well as traditional values. A family-oriented learning environment and small class sizes allow teachers to provide a personalized learning experience. A five and seven-day boarding house is available. A wide selection of additional activities, including daycare, provide parents with an adaptable schedule.

Core Values:

  • Multiculturalism — students come from a broad range of backgrounds
  • Multilingualism — students learn foreign languages in addition to English and French
  • Innovation — technologies and techniques are constantly evolving for the optimal acquisition of knowledge
  • Internationalism — students are prepared for work and studies in the broader global community
  • Excellence — ENSR has been committed to providing a world-class education for over 110 years

Academics:

Students may undertake all studies from Grade 7 and above entirely in English through the English-French Programme.

The Kindergarten Programme:

A Montessori program in English and French for students aged 2,5 to 5. Focus is placed on developing self-discipline, autonomy, and psychomotor skills. Extracurricular activities are compulsory during lunch breaks and optional after school.

The Primary School Programme:

Bilingual French-English education for Grades 1 to 4 based on a curriculum which prepares students for the Swiss Maturity or International Baccalaureate. German is introduced in Grade 4 and students discover educational technology tools.

The Middle School Programme:

Bilingual French-English education for Grades 5 to 8 with a 10- subject common core syllabus. A particular focus is on improving English and French with either German or Spanish as a third language. Advanced proficiency in education technology and multimedia tools.

The High School Programme:

Bilingual education for Grade 9 and 10 students to prepare for either the Swiss Maturity Programme or the International Baccalaureate Programme. Between the ages of 15 and 18, high school students begin to assert their confidence and are full of ideas as they sharpen their thoughts and prepare to become adults.

The Swiss Maturity Diploma:

This programme consists of 13 subjects, of which there is 1 specific option, 1 complimentary option and a dissertation. The Swiss Maturity allows access to all universities in the world, including Swiss polytechnics which are of international repute.

The International Baccalaureate Programme:

The IB is a two year programme which can be studied in English or in French. It consists of 6 subjects: 3 at Higher Level, 3 at Standard Level. In addition, there is a Theory of Knowledge component and an Extended Essay. CAS activities (Creativity, Action, Service) compliment the offering.

Language Certificates and Diplomas:

English: Cambridge Young Learners, Test Cambridge First Certificate, Cambridge Advanced Certificate, Cambridge Proficiency, TOEFL

French: DELF – French as a foreign language

Spanish: Instituto Cervantes

German: Goethe-Institut

Italian: Istituto Dante Alighieri

Extra Curricular Activities:

ENSR organises extracurricular activities to promote social, artistic, and athletic development. To mention a few:

  • Daycare and morning study
  • High school supervised study
  • Drama
  • Languages
  • Dance
  • Computer Science
  • Music
  • Self-defence
  • Athletics
  • Sports

Summer Camp:

The camp in Champéry is an opportunity to enjoy part of the long summer holidays in a beautiful environment in the mountains. It is for the students of our school as well as for young people from 9 to 18 from all over the world.

Famous for its quality education, ENSR benefits from more than 60 years of experience in organizing summer camps.

During the morning, English and French classes tailored to all levels are taught in small groups of 4 to 7 students. All children from beginners to fluent speakers are welcome! You can enroll here.

Location

Facilities

Programmes of Study

  • Academic programs

    FLE / EAL / IB Diploma / Swiss Matura

  • Extra Curricular

    Orchestra / Theatre / Drama / Table Tennis / Golf / Art / Chess Club / Horse-riding / Badminton / Basketball / Dance / Film Club / Hockey / Football / Choir / Music / Tennis

  • Tuition / Fees

    • Boarding Tuition

      Average CHF 34,400 p.a.

    • Scholarships

      Not available

    • Day Tuition

      Average CHF 19,300 p.a.

    • Academics

      • University Entrance

        95%

      • Teaching Environment

        • Setting

          Urban

        • Total Enrollment

          550

        • Teacher - Student Ratio

          Average 1:15 (depending upon the age group)

        • Average Class Size

          15 (depending upon the age group)

        • Languages

          • Main language

            Bilingual English and French

          • Language courses offered

            FLE / EAL / Arabic / Russian / Mandarin / German / Italian / French / Spanish

          • Students

            • Boys

              Yes

            • Girls

              Yes

            • Age of Entry

              3+

            • Age of Entry to Boarding Houses

              11+

            • Boarding

              • Full Boarding

                Yes

              • Weekly Boarding

                Yes

              • Flexi-boarding

                Yes

              • University Preparation

                • Career Counselling

                  Yes

                • University Counselling

                  Yes

                • Senior School Counselling

                  Yes

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