There are 3 school canteens, a fully-equipped sports hall with changing rooms, a climbing wall, a chapel, science laboratories, two multi-purpose rooms, an audi-visual studio, libraries and an auditorium. But the pièce de la résistance is the impressive STEAM lab (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) with a 3D printer, sewing machines, engraving machines and tools of all sorts to encourage creativity and tables with an adjustable height to cater for all ages and projects.
Yearly fees (2022-2022) from CHF 15,400 CHF to CHF 27,800 depending on the section (French or English)
Focus and particularities:
Open space is the key word in this school, particularly for the older students, where you feel like you’re in the headquarters of Google! There are igloos for brainstorming or working alone quietly. Outside classrooms, there is further seating where students can work, breaking up the monotony of being in class.
Forget standard school chairs. To enable children to move across the floor into groups, wheeled chairs allow them to whizz across the floor. The chairs are equipped with tables, including tables for left-handed pupils.
The school is passionate about STEAM, so children of all ages can pop in to use the facilities at lunchtime to develop their projects at no extra cost and under the guidance of a teacher.
IIL offers an extensive list of activities ranging from sports to music and art and craft to language. Highlights include: Flamenco sessions by a professional dancer and choreographer, chess lessons by an international champion, sophrology, ballet, stress management, Italian radio workshop and robotics and coding.
IIL has recently started a holiday activities camp for most holidays called Campzone.
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How to get there:
If you’re travelling by car, there are blue zone parking spaces outside the school where you can drop off and collect your children.
For those choosing the school bus, you can take advantage of the 24 routes available covering the Canton of Geneva, Vaud and neighbouring France.
Bus and trams stops are also an option with a selection of stops nearby.
The new underground system means that students aren’t far from the Pont Rouge station either.