Haut-Lac International Bilingual School
About Haut-Lac International Bilingual School
Haut-Lac International Bilingual School is a private, bilingual English and French school in Saint-Légier-La Chiésaz, Switzerland. Students can be taught in pre-school from eighteen months, right up until secondary graduation at 18 years. The school has been operational since 1993, when it was founded with just 13 students on the school roll. The school is now accredited to teach the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma programmes, and since 2006 has held IB Diploma Examinations. Today there are over 600 students on the school roll from more than 40 nationalities, and 100 teachers plus 50 staff. The school also has an English only primary programme for students staying for a shorter period of time. There are four houses at the school, each named for Swiss cantons or cities; Bern, Fribourg, Jura, and Valais.
The school campuses are located in beautiful surroundings, overlooking Lake Geneva and the French Alps beyond. The Primary school campus and extensive whole-school sport facilities were completed in 2014. It is situated close to the secondary school in St-Légier, and comprises classrooms, specialist art and music rooms, a library, a uniform shop, a teaching kitchen and numerous offices. Modern facilities at the secondary campus include specialist IT rooms and Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology linked to a laser cutter and plastic former in the tech lab. Saint-Légier-La Chiésaz is located in the canton of Vaud, and has a total population of approximately 5,000.
Grainne Dubler, Jean-Louis Dubler, Anne-Marie Harwood, Neil Harwood
Secondary School Head
Values and vision
Haut-Lac International Bilingual School, believe that a bilingual education enhances cognitive development, and encourages students to be more organised in their work, more imaginative in their thinking, and more sensitive to the needs of others.