Private International School in Montreux, Switzerland
St. George’s International School is a premium, private international school in Montreux, Switzerland, ranked #1 in the country for final results in the 2023 IB Diploma, and the Best IB School in Switzerland. Superbly located in Montreux, St. George’s campus is nestled amongst lakes and mountains, offering a unique natural setting for children aged 18 months to 18 years to enjoy an innovative learning experience. Dedicated educators are committed to developing each pupil’s potential with engaging and personalised teaching, both in and outside the classroom.
Our international school in Switzerland delivers robust curriculum pathways to Boarding and Day school pupils and takes pride in its bespoke learning approach, dedicated pastoral care, and excellent safeguarding practices.
At our international school, we believe that every child should have an education that is designed to develop their interests, skills, and ambitions. Our educators create a customised learning journey to support the needs of each student, in lessons that span a wide variety of subjects, from academics and sports to the creative & performing arts. Teaching is delivered following an individualised education plan for each student and is designed to monitor their development. Our students feel supported at every step of their education as they grow into confident, accomplished, and well-rounded individuals.
With more than 60 nationalities at our school, pupils naturally develop a broader outlook that stands them in good stead when they go out into the world. Each day they spend as part of our vibrant, diverse community is an opportunity to build their cultural and social awareness and forge lasting connections.
The stunning setting of our campus, right on the lakeshore in the charming town of Montreux, offers learners the best of all worlds. Our school is an environment where they feel secure, inspired, and empowered to explore their interests beyond the classroom. Pupils enjoy sports and artistic pursuits in our beautiful, safe municipality while immersing themselves in nature – all within close proximity of this well-connected region of Switzerland.
Sport is a big part of daily life for our students. Our wide variety of options enables them to pursue their favourite physical activities. Through our many sports clubs and a broad PE curriculum, they stay active, develop their sports skills, and benefit from a sense of togetherness. St. George’s also offers a winter sports curriculum at some of Switzerland’s top mountain resorts.
If your child has a particular sporting passion and talent and is on the path to a professional career, our Sport Etude programme may help them to balance their studies with training to allow them to reach their full potential. By implementing a flexible, personalised timetable, we ensure they have the time and energy to really apply themselves to their sport. Time spent attending professional coaching sessions outside of the school environment, and at regional and international competitions will be factored into a bespoke programme.
The expertise of renowned education specialists, knowledge of best practices from across the globe, and a depth of experience delivering premium international education are intrinsic to Inspired’s mission to offer innovative, relevant, and engaging education to the 65,000 students in the Group.
At St. George’s, we draw from the wealth of knowledge shared across the Group’s 80 schools, in combination with our 90-year-old history of academic excellence. As a result, we offer an outstanding bilingual curriculum and create a rewarding learning experience for our pupils.
As a school with a personalised learning approach and a unique variety of co-curricular programmes, we are incredibly proud of our reputation as a top IB school in Switzerland.
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It was an absolute honour to be invited to speak at such an auspicious occasion. I could have spent my whole time speaking about how well St. George's mission, values and learning principles fit in with Nelson Mandela's. I was indeed touched by the beautiful music and speeches made by both the pupils and staff.
— CHRIS LUBBE, FORMER BODYGUARD OF NELSON MANDELA & INSPIRATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER
International schools in Switzerland: FAQ
How does the education system work in Switzerland ?
Education is compulsory from the age of four up to the age of 15 (Secondary I) whereafter the apprenticeship pathway or the Secondary II route leads to various university options. Languages play an important role, and students learn at least three languages: their official local one (mainly German, French or Italian), a second national language and English. At St. George’s, we cater for children from 18 months to 18 years old and offer a Cambridge International curriculum followed by the IB Diploma programme.
What are the languages spoken in international schools of Switzerland?
As an international school, St. George’s stimulates language learning opportunities and offers several bilingual and multilingual pathways which include — in addition to English and French — a variety of languages offered in their curriculum, such as German, Spanish and students’ home language. Students learn about diverse cultures and perspectives and develop their intercultural awareness. They have a wider perspective of the world, are more adaptable and creative, have increased communication skills, develop a strong sense of identity, are good problem-solvers and have highly developed cognitive skills. They are confident in social situations and have extended educational and career opportunities.
Why is the Swiss education system among the world’s best?
Switzerland is a multilingual country at a crossroad in Europe. The country has a very well-established educational system, recognised internationally for its standards and organisation. Switzerland’s education reaches top ranking worldwide. Thus, a considerable number of international students apply for international schools and top universities in Switzerland every year.
What are the benefits of an international education?
Beyond extensive and varied programmes of study leading to excellent learning, St. George’s International school broadens students’ horizons by providing opportunities to develop as global citizens that are internationally minded, engaged in today’s interconnected world. Students are immersed in a rich and diverse school community which allows opportunities for growth and international understanding. In addition to English — lingua franca — students are prepared to interact, communicate and work in several languages.
How to apply to an international school in Switzerland?
Please contact our Admissions Office for information regarding the application and admission process