International School of Geneva


Location: Switzerland
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 7 - 18 years

About International School of Geneva

The International School of Geneva is a mainstream, all-through, co-educational, independent, non-denominational school for children aged 3-18. It is situated across three campuses in and around Geneva in Switzerland. There are over 2000 students across the campuses.

The school was founded in 1924 with just 8 students and a rabbit. It was founded by local educators and officials of the League of Nations and ILD to provide an international education based on the programme of educational principles of the education nouvelle movement.

It is the oldest and largest functional international school in the world.

It has a bilingual foundation and it encourages students to master French as well as English. The school offers a range a qualifications including The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, International Baccalaureate Programme, Maturité Suisse, IGCSE and High School Diplomas.

There are three campuses, one in central Geneva, one in La Chataignerine in Founex just 20 minutes outside of Geneva and the third is in Geneva’s International quarter. Each campus welcomes students aged 3-18 and they share the same values and objectives.

Director General

David Hawley

Values and vision

The school benefits from a breadth of educational expertise with 570 members of teaching staff from around the world and the school shares the International Baccalaureate’s aims to “develop, inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people.” 


Address: Campus des Nations - Saconnex Site, Route de Morillons 11, CH - 1218 Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 22 770 4700