At Haut-Lac, located at Lake Geneva, children from 18 months to 18 years are “living, learning and achieving” in a multicultural environment with a family atmosphere. Bilingualism, new technologies, sport and art, are indeed at the heart of Haut-Lac’s personalised education system, which encourages students to speak both French and English on a daily basis.
The school is located above Vevey, in the village of St-Légier. However, Lausanne and Montreux being only a stone's throw away, students live all along the shores of Lake Geneva.
Haut-Lac constantly encourages its IB students to think critically, challenge themselves, do extensive research and develop internationally-minded perspectives on a broad range of issues to become confident and driven global citizens ready to join the most reputed universities and colleges of their choice.
Haut–Lac creates inspiring learning environments in and outside the classroom, as it strives to redefine the ideal every day.
Infant and Primary students may follow a truly bilingual French-English pathway taught by native French and English speakers on a one day-one day schedule, or a predominantly English pathway. In both cases, the programme is the same as teachers plan together by year group.
Subjects are also taught in both English and French in the Secondary section, but according to different academic programmes. Lower Secondary students may choose to follow the IB Middle Years Programme with or without specific Swiss Bilingual Cycle subjects depending on whether they wish to obtain an IB Diploma or a Swiss Cantonal Maturité. Upper Secondary students follow the IB Diploma programme, and may obtain not only the IB Diploma but also the US High School Diploma if thinking of studying in the US or Canada.
Furthermore, as the first Athlete-Friendly Education Centre (AFEC) accredited by the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) in Switzerland, Haut-Lac is able to offer student-athletes aged 11-18 a more flexible schedule to help them pursue both their academic studies and intense training programmes.