Success Stories

WhyHaut-Lac International Bilingual School?

  • Professional and open-minded staff
  • 151 extra-curricular clubs and activities
  • Exciting academic and cultural trips in Switzerland and abroad
  • Active Student committees and associations
  • Eco-friendly school
  • Proven academic success
  • Friendly family atmosphere
  • Peers from 47 countries
  • Pioneer in digital education
  • Celebration of academic, artistic and sport success


Students aged 6 to 10 follow a personalised bilingual or English school curriculum based on themes of knowledge. Our staff teach traditional subject areas in innovative ways through themes like “Global Warming” or “Inter-Nation Media Centre”, as this method jump-starts their students’ ability to apply their knowledge to the real world. At its core, this programme enables students to build up permanent, transferable, lifelong learning skills rather than accumulate a collection of facts, letters and numbers.


Students aged 11 to 15 may choose to follow either the IB Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) and/or the Swiss Bilingual Cycle (8ème – 11ème HARMOS).

The IB MYP programme is student-centred and caters for all abilities, learning styles, cultural backgrounds and academic histories. It focuses on both personal and academic development and provides students with an internationally recognised qualification, as well as a solid foundation with which to study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

The Swiss Bilingual Cycle is designed for students who wish to keep their options open and decide later whether to opt for an IB Diploma or a bilingual Swiss Cantonal Maturité. They will study most subjects alongside MYP students, but will follow extended maths, French and German programmes as well as choose between an Italian or maths/physics option.


Students aged 16-18 may choose to study towards an IB Diploma (IBDP) and/or a US High School Diploma (USHD).

The IB Diploma Programme is a well-established, multilingual course that serves learners extremely well for the future, and is recognised by major Swiss and international universities. Students are guided through an intense and rigorous study programme, which encourages them to step outside their comfort zone and achieve, as well as grow in ways that will serve them well during their university studies.

The US High School Diploma (USHD) programme is run in parallel to the IBDP programme, but culminates in a different final assessment. It is aimed at US and Canada-bound students.