A centre of excellence


Founded in 1927 by two Oxford University graduates, St. George’s International School is a centre of excellence for academics, sports, and performing & creative arts. 

School Principal Dr Norris

A warm welcome to St. George’s School on behalf of our truly international community. With no less than 60 nationalities, we are a school with a powerful and progressive outlook on the world. 

Our pupils thrive in the aspirational, dynamic, first-class environment of St. George’s. Supported by talented teaching staff, we offer a world of educational opportunities across academics, performing and creative arts, and sports: the three pillars of our educational vision. 

Founded in 1927 as a centre of excellence, St. George’s has gone from strength to strength, setting a new standard in educational innovation. Our outstanding academic results open competitive life pathways for our pupils. Our commitment to their holistic development encourages the key skills and attributes that give our pupils the edge in life beyond school. 

Offering both Boarding and Day schools programmes, we enjoy a diverse and inspiring community, and I warmly invite you to visit us to explore this inspiring place. 

 

— Dr Ruth Norris , School Principal
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From 18 months to 18 years


Our pupils range from 18 months to 18 years, with boarding available from age 10 upwards.  

Pupils follow the Cambridge International curriculum up to IGCSEs. This provides rigorous academic preparation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Our results for the IBDP are outstanding and place us in the top 5 IB schools in Switzerland. 

From beginners to native speakers, all pupils learn in a bilingual English and French environment and are encouraged to continue to develop their language skills throughout their education. Additional support is given to non-English or non-French speakers via our Language Acquisition Programme. 

Innovative approach to education

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At St. George’s International School, our progressive and innovative approach to education elevates us and ensures our pupils are well prepared for a rapidly changing world. 

Situated in an inspirational setting between lakes and mountains, our school community is founded upon mutual respect. The safety and well-being of all members of the school are at the heart of our ethos.

HISTORY TIMELINE

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Lorna Violet Southwell and Osyth Potts, two Oxford University graduates founded St. George’s School. The first class of pupils joined St. George’s having lessons on the lakeside before moving to the newly opened building.

1931

The land that the school now occupies was purchased in 1928 and the school building opened in January 1931. It has the distinction of being the first with a purpose-built school building in Switzerland.

 1938

During World War II, the school split with one half taking up residence in Shropshire, UK. Houses have always been an integral part of school. The first Houses were Diana and Minerva followed by Atalanta in 1938. More recently in the 21st century, Vesta was added. The House shield is keenly contested through a series of events: sports, maths, drama, music and art.

1958

Various additions and extensions have taken place including the modern languages wing in 1958, the library in 1977 and the Sports Hall in 1987. Science labs and a new dining room have been built and a later addition including a new block of classrooms above.

1993

A momentous occasion for St. George’s when boys were first allowed to enrol.  

The class had 10 boys.

2002

Built to commemorate the 75th anniversary in 2002, the Henge is a popular area used as an outside classroom, a place to reflect and where pupils congregate.

2005

St. George’s became a member of the CIS (Council of International Schools).

2009

St. George’s first International Baccalaureate (IB) cohort.

2015

The school became part of Inspired Education Group, the leading global premium schools group, offering excellence to over 70,000 pupils in over 80 schools worldwide.

2016

The crèche opened enabling the school to provide the opportunity to educate children from the age of 18 months to 18 years.

2017

St. George’s celebrated 90 years of excellence in education. Alumni gathered together to reminisce and to celebrate the new beginnings for St. George’s.

2019

Sport Etudes was introduced offering a bespoke programme for outstanding talent to those passionate and committed to their specific sport.

Our campus

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At St. George’s International School, we prepare our pupils to succeed in life.