Welcome From The Directors
Over 20 years ago, we were just two families with a dream. We wanted to create a learning space where children from Switzerland and all over the world could could come together to live and thrive in two languages. Today, our dream is a reality. 600 students from over 40 countries play, learn, and grow together at Haut-Lac, a Swiss bilingual school. We are humbled by the trust put in us by their parents and honoured to be a part of their journey. We hope that you will enjoy discovering for yourself what makes our school so special.
Our Approach to Education
We understand the difficult decision you have to make as a parent – choosing the perfect private language school for your child is hard. Here are a few thoughts to help you get to know us.
At Haut-Lac, we believe that a holistic approach to education is the only way forward.
We believe that achieving academically is important beyond any doubt, and are proud of our unique primary curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years and Diploma programmes. However, a well-rounded education that includes sports, arts, and a sensitivity to different cultures is of equal importance.
We adapt our approach to the developmental stages of the children and adolescents in our care.
Not every method is appropriate for every child, so our teachers are sensitive to individual needs and focused on identifying and using approaches that will work for each student.
We encourage creativity, problem-solving, and good decision making.
We want your child to learn critical-thinking skills, reinforce hard work habits, inspire them to communicate ideas in more than one language, and help them to become a leader and team player.
We believe that a true bilingual education is not limited to offering academic instruction in two languages.
Unlike other schools, we offer true bilingual immersion in study, play, and daily activities. No matter what your child’s language level is today, they will leave our school equipped to live in English and French.
In the Academics section of our website you can read more about our curricula, supporting programs, and the benefits of a bilingual education.
Campus & Facilities
Bus services, additional supervision sessions, and summer camps are just some of the additional services we offer to parents. Taking advantage of these services gives busy families flexibility, whilst making the most out of a student’s school day.
Haut-Lac overlooks one of the most picturesque places in Switzerland – Lake Geneva. With great transport links, an international atmosphere, and a strong cultural heritage Vevey and the surrounding area makes the perfect home for an international school.
Our partnership programme is a formal framework allowing companies and individuals to contribute towards education and projects in the school.