SportAt Haut-lac

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School is proud of its robust sports programme. It believes all students should be given the opportunity to learn by achieving their sporting potential, and therefore offers a wide range of physical and competitive activities to help students find a sport they can thrive in.

AboutSport & Swimming

All our students have two sports lessons a week throughout the year, one of which becomes a swimming lesson for a term for students aged 4 to 10. Our Infant and Primary students are given an excellent grounding in core skills, whilst our lower Secondary students are encouraged to gradually become self-directed learners, and our upper Secondary students are given an opportunity to learn sports leadership skills.


Skiing is an important part of the sports programme at Haut-Lac International Bilingual School in the winter term. Guided by official Swiss ski school instructors and our staff, our Primary students spend up to 10 afternoons or mornings a season skiing in Les Paccots, Lower Secondary students head to Morgins five times to ski or snowboard, and Upper Secondary students may sign up to ski or snowboard on three different occasions depending on their workload.

In addition to the aforementioned ski days, our Primary and Secondary ski teams train every Wednesday afternoon and all day on Saturday for the many interschool slalom races that take place over the term.


In addition to weekly sports lessons, regular ski outings in the winter term, and swimming lessons, our extensive choice of after-school clubs gives students the chance to learn and improve their skills in individual and team sports such as football, basketball, tennis, badminton, sailing, climbing and more.


As a member of several international and private school associations, our students regularly take part in inter-school competitions against other schools in Switzerland and abroad in sports such as football, basketball, horse-riding, golf, badminton and gymnastics.

Training sessions, matches and competitions all provide an opportunity for growth, self-reflection, good sportsmanship, and much more. We believe that, regardless of the level at which it is played, sport gives us the opportunity to teach valuable life lessons and prepare our students for the competitive world of higher education and professional life.

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Haut-Lac International Bilingual School is the first school in Switzerland to be accredited by the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) as an athlete-friendly education centre. It is therefore able to offer student athletes aged 11-18 the chance to complete their school education whilst also meeting the requirements of their intensive training schedules.