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Haut-Lac International Bilingual School, Haut-Lac International Bilingual School

Address: Chemin de Pangires 26, 1806 Saint-Légier-La Chiésaz, Switzerland
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description Haut-Lac International Bilingual School, Haut-Lac International Bilingual School

  • Established: 1993
  • Location: St-Légier La Chiésaz, Vaud, Switzerland
  • Students age: from 2 to 18 years.
  • Number of students: 600 people
  • Language of instruction: English, French.
  • Type of study: private school.

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School opened its doors in Vevey in 1993 for its first 13 students. The founding directors, who are also teachers, supervisors and bus drivers, took up the training. Today Haut-Lac invites children from 18 months to 18 years old to study in a multicultural school with a family atmosphere.

Bilingualism, new technologies, sports and the arts form the backbone of Haut-Lac's personalized education system, which encourages students to speak French and English on a daily basis. The educational institution accepts about 600 boys and girls from more than 47 countries, and Les Marronniers kindergarten takes care of children from 18 months to 3 years. Despite this impressive development, the school has retained the family spirit on which the daily learning practice is built, with four founders leading a team focused on international education and personal improvement.

In addition to the standard training programs (primary and secondary classes, IB Program 16-19 years old), the school also offers additional options:

IB Sport-Study Program (together with the World Academy of Sport) - 11-19 years old

As an Athlete Education Center (AFEC) accredited by the World Sports Academy, Haut-Lac provides young athletes with a flexible IB Middle Years (MYP) and IB Diploma Program (DP) schedule to meet the demands of an athlete's intense schedule.

The program is designed for beginners and professional athlete students who represent their sport regionally, nationally or internationally, who wish to study IB MYP or IB DP.

Camp for summer, winter, spring - 4-15 liters.

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School also runs summer, winter and spring camps for students aged 4 to 15. 5 days a week for several weeks filled with fun activities. With experienced observers who are committed to ensuring that children return home inspired at the end of each day, bilingual Anglo-French camps offer children of all ages a wide range of options.

What the camp includes:

  • Flexible, personalized schedule that allows you to choose classes and combine them with FR / EN morning lessons
  • Learn French or English in a fun, fully bilingual approach
  • Experienced and motivated animators
  • Hot food every day
  • Free pick-up from Vevey Train Station
  • Extracurricular observation.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Haut-Lac International Bilingual School, Haut-Lac International Bilingual School

Program name

Infant & Primary

The curriculum enables learners to develop versatile lifelong learning skills, not just accumulating facts and figures. In line with the IB and School philosophy, it encourages students to be active, curious, passionate and independent learners. Schoolchildren learn to work together, communicate effectively, recognize and respect similarities, differences, value nature and the world around them.

The bilingual or English program explores topics that encourage curiosity, discovery, literacy, knowledge of mathematics, and versatile skills.

Learning helps you learn how learning topics relate to the real world. Beginning with ancient Greek days and “Roman seminars,” teachers translate theory into practice, making lessons fun, stimulating, and memorable.

The individualized training program is based on four concepts: culture, conflict, communication, conservation. Through creative, innovative, thought-provoking topics, students develop their skills, knowledge, learn to apply them in practice.

Swiss Bilingual Cycle (preparation for the Swiss public school entrance exams at the end of MYP4)

The Swiss bilingual cycle is studied in parallel with the Middle Years Program (MYP). Teenagers 11-14 years old receive a double diploma, can enroll in the IB program for high school students, in the cantonal gymnasium.

The program includes:

  • Preparation for passing the entrance exams to a Swiss gymnasium
  • Advanced German, Mathematics, French Courses with Italian or Mathematics / Physics Option
  • Bilingual approach to teaching with additional MYP subjects taught in English or French
  • An approach to learning for the development of communication, social, research skills, self-management skills, thinking.

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP)

The MYP is a complex structure that encourages students to establish practical connections between learning and the real world. This five-year program is implemented in partnerships between schools and in several formats (two, three or four years). Students who complete the MYP are well prepared for the IB Diploma Program (DP) or Career-Related Program (CP).

The structure of the MYP curriculum includes eight subject groups, providing a broad, balanced education. MYP requires at least 50 hours of study time per subject group for each year of the program. Over the past two years, the flexibility of the program allows students to meet local requirements, personal learning goals.

from 37 600 CHF / year

English, French and Bilingual International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program is designed for students aged 16-19. Research shows that there are many benefits to choosing an IB DP. The program is aimed at the physical, intellectual, emotional, ethical development of students, forms a broad outlook, deep knowledge.

International Baccalaureate Career-Related Program (IB CP)

The International Career-Related Baccalaureate Program (IBCP) is designed for students who wish to develop as professionals in the last two years of high school.

It prepares students for success in the profession, provides them with an excellent foundation for further study in IBDP courses, closing the academic and practical gap. IBCP is an international education system that combines the values ​​of IB into a unique program to meet the needs of students in vocational education.

High school students who complete IBCP gain access to higher education, internships, apprenticeships, or positions in their chosen area of ​​interest. Students receive applied knowledge, develop critical thinking, communication skills, intercultural interaction.

Accommodation, housing and food

Boarding is available for children over 11 years old.

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School offers students nutritious meals every day. The institution works with B&G Gastronomy Catering to provide balanced, freshly prepared meals. The standard menu includes a choice of two main courses, a well-stocked salad bar, soup, bread, fruit or yogurt.

Standard, vegetarian, pork, gluten free options are available, but preferences must be indicated at check-in. The choice of dishes is extended from quarter to quarter, from year to year.

Events Haut-Lac International Bilingual School, Haut-Lac International Bilingual School

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School offers clubs and activities led by the school's teachers and external professionals.

From football, rock climbing, sailing, tennis to German, yoga, dance and choir, the institution offers 151 student-run clubs, allowing everyone to find what they are looking for.

What kinds of sports does Haut-Lac offer:

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Volleyball
  • Gymnastics
  • Unihockey
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Gaelic Football
  • Softball
  • Cricket
  • Runder
  • Lacrosse
  • Fitness
  • Skiing
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Rock climbing.

Extracurricular activities include:

  • Art
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Bollywood dance
  • Book club
  • Board games
  • Orchestra, basketball
  • 4 Kidz® Cubes
  • Cake decoration
  • Chess
  • Rock climbing
  • Cooking
  • Chorus
  • Dancing
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Eco-club
  • Fitness workouts
  • Painting
  • IPad master class
  • History
  • Gardening
  • Football for girls
  • Indoor and outdoor soccer
  • Hama Bead
  • Lego
  • Origami
  • Mathematical clinics
  • Booster Club DP Maths
  • Model UN
  • The photo
  • Robotics
  • Rocketry
  • Taekwondo
  • Teddy club
  • Tennis
  • Technology
  • Sailing
  • Spanish language
  • Scrapbooking
  • Seasonal crafts
  • Sewing and textiles
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Creative writing
  • Computer programming
  • Zumba.

Travel is an integral part of school life in Upper Lak - it is aimed at enriching, learning and inspiring students.


  • Haut-Lac encourages students to think critically, solve complex problems, conduct extensive research, develop their own views on a wide range of issues, help them to become confident, prepare for admission to the most famous universities and colleges.
  • Haut-Lac creates an inspiring learning environment in and outside the classroom. Toddlers and primary school children work on a bilingual French-English program taught by native French / English speakers on a daily schedule or in an English-language program.
  • The school encourages students to develop physical and creative abilities through numerous extracurricular activities.
  • Building trusting relationships between students and their teachers allows them to set individual goals, formulate criteria for success, and increase self-esteem.
  • Learning promotes the development of thinking, the desire to explore new opportunities, healthy ambitions.

Equipment Haut-Lac International Bilingual School, Haut-Lac International Bilingual School

Children 11-12 years old study on the top floor of the Praz Dagud campus, 13-18 years old - on the Rosh Griz campus. Year-round groups gather on one of the campuses for meetings, sales and other events.

The school has a three-seater multisport gym, fully equipped science labs, a library, technology labs, dedicated art rooms, music rooms, IT rooms, robotic rooms, a study kitchen, and a vegetable garden. The educational institution offers 8 different bus routes for schoolchildren.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Exams cost:

  • MYP5 = 1750 CHF
  • MYP5 DP2 = 2500 CHF.

Additional expenses:

  • Support after lessons - from 1850 CHF / a.
  • Childcare for lower grades (E1 Class Options) - from 19500 CHF / year.
  • School bus use - from 1800 CHF / year.
  • Meals - from 1980 CHF / year.
  • Non-refundable one-time fee - 3500 CHF. Payment of this fee ensures the child's seat is reserved.

Tuition fees are paid two months before the start of the academic year, in 10 equal installments from July 31 to April 30. A 1% surcharge is applied to cover administrative costs.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The receipt of the application by the school does not guarantee a place. The school will inform the parents in writing of its decision after careful consideration of the submitted documents (including previous school reports) and a personal interview (if possible).

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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