St. George’s School in Switzerland

St. George’s School in Switzerland is a British-style international school for boys and girls. The founders of St. George’s wanted the school to reflect the following ideals: sound learning, an appreciation of beauty, and the promotion of peace through international good will. The school still adheres to this philosophy today.

The Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP at the 2012 Graduation Ceremony

The school aims to enable each pupil to achieve his/her full academic potential, and to provide a stable, secure environment in which pupils are encouraged and guided to exercise initiative and creativity, and develop physical fitness. The stimulation of intellectual curiosity is also regarded as vital, as is the provision of that wider education which will help a pupil to acquire the personal balance of self-awareness and confidence, thereby preparing and fitting him or her for the opportunities and challenges of adult life.

Small teaching groups, much individual attention with regard to academic programmes and careers advice, structured pastoral care, the provision of a wide range of sports, clubs and other extra-curricular activities, all these are intended to foster the above. It is to be hoped that the strikingly beautiful setting of the school, and its motto, ‘Levavi oculos’ – “I lift my eyes”, will surely inspire some awareness and appreciation of beauty even in the most insensitive. St. George’s aims to provide an atmosphere which will stimulate and encourage aesthetic appreciation. Cultural activities within the school as well as visits to museums, places of natural beauty, concerts, dance and theatre trips are organised to facilitate this.

The school endeavours to promote knowledge, understanding and tolerance of and respect for other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. Indeed it is natural for students to acquire mutual understanding and the acceptance of differences while living as they do in such a close-knit community, comprising over 40 nationalities.

Key Facts

  • Founded: 1927
  • Students: 400 students
  • Age range: Boys and girls from 3 to 18
  • Accreditation:  Cambridge IGCSE, CIS, ECIS, NEASC, SGIS
  • Nationalities: 57 nationalities

Academics

  • Language: English
  • Diploma: IGCSE, Pre-IB Diploma, IB Diploma, High School Diploma
  • Average Student / Class: 12 students
  • Foreign languages: French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, Turkish, Japanese
  • Summer Camps: for student from 10-16, Intensive English Classes, sports, art and nature activities in July and August