Institut International de Lancy
Founded in 1903, Institut International de Lancy offers challenging and inspiring programmes in its English, French and Bilingual sections, with innovative pedagogy that encourages personal development, cultural enrichment and international exposure for each student.
Our school welcomes students from 3 to 19 years old, from nursery school through secondary education, preparing them for major certifications, including the International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, Brevet des Collèges and French Baccalaureate.
Just a few minutes from the centre of Geneva, IIL campus offers a conducive environment to learning and personal development. Steeped in history, the campus boasts an abundance of innovative equipment and facilities. A balance of contemporary, modern facilities with the charm of historic buildings, IIL campus offers students of all ages dedicated areas for sports, creativity, play and discovery.
Our unique preschool programme created for children aged 3 to 6, provides a smooth transition from home to school and promotes the early learning of language skills.
The IIL Early Years programme is a warm and nurturing environment that meets the specific needs of children. Our French, English and Bilingual programmes provide the foundation for wholesome child development and future learning. Designed with the little ones in mind, the bright and colourful indoor and outdoor Early Years environment brings our three sections together and eases the transition from home to school.
The IIL Primary school provides an ideal environment for children to learn, play and grow. We welcome children aged 6 to 11 in three sections: French, English and Bilingual. Students join an international, multicultural and welcoming community of their peers, supervised by an equally diverse teaching staff.
Structured around an innovative and creative pedagogy, our learning philosophy bridges the inside and outside of the classroom. We place equal emphasis on academic excellence and personal development, nurturing collaboration, critical thinking and other soft skills at every stage. We highly value technological literacy and give pupils the necessary tools and guidance to grow into responsible digital citizens. Outside the classroom, we encourage students to participate in a wide range of sporting, cultural and social events and activities.
The IIL Secondary school welcomes students aged 11 to 19 in two sections. Our French section follows the French national curriculum, leading to the French National Brevet Diploma (diplôme national du brevet) and Baccalaureate.
The English section follows the British national curriculum in preparation for the Cambridge IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
Secondary school is a critical time for young people, representing an important transition that can open many doors to their future. At IIL, we help prepare students for academic diplomas and guide and support them in their social and emotional development. Through various local and international initiatives, we actively engage our students in global issues and charitable projects.
In order to best support our students in their schooling and in line with our values of respect and tolerance, we are actively working to prevent bullying through the programme KiVa.
Our anti-bullying programme goes beyond simple conflict resolution. It is based on three pillars: prevention, intervention and monitoring. All IIL Primary and Secondary school students benefit from preventive courses based on the values of empathy, tolerance, and respect for differences. This programme extends beyond the classroom as every staff member at IIL has been trained and empowered to recognize and intervene.
IIL is an international school balancing academic achievement with citizenship. We have a child-focused approach to learning that combines creativity with critical thinking and encourages collaboration alongside autonomy. Through our French, English and bilingual programmes, we prepare our students for major certifications such as the International Baccalaureate and French Baccalaureate.
IIL students have access to a wide range of extracurricular activities, supervised study, sports or cultural activities allowing each student to deepen their knowledge and develop their curiosity.
Our camps welcome all children from all schools. CampZone proposes a variety of camps for children aged 3 to 12 during school vacations: summer, October, February and April.
We offer various camps throughout the year: