Founded in 1903, our bilingual French-English private school welcomes students of all nationalities and backgrounds from ages 3 to 18. With internationally recognised curricula and a strong sense of values rooted in our Catholic heritage, we nurture and inspire our students to achieve their best.
Collège Champittet has two pristine campuses in the safe and scenic Lake Geneva area. Our Pully campus is home to learners of all ages, with optional boarding for secondary school students, while our Nyon campus offers a vibrant day school for preschool and primary education.
5 Reasons Why Collège Champittet Is the Right School for Your Child
- A Swiss school, open to the world
In French, in English, or bilingual – we offer students the flexibility to choose their diploma system, and we support non-native French speakers with our specialised French as a Foreign Language (FLE) programme. With classmates representing more than 50 nationalities, our students develop global awareness and multicultural sensitivity in addition to foreign language skills.
- The best of Switzerland
Ranked among the world’s top 20 student cities (QS 2023) and named best small city in the world by Monocle Magazine, Lausanne is the cultural capital of French-speaking Switzerland. Our students enjoy the best of both worlds: a dynamic city, home to leading universities and the International Olympic Committee, and the natural environment of Lake Geneva and the Alps, with year-round access to outdoor sports such as sailing and skiing.
- Academic excellence
Our 3 internationally recognised diploma programmes – bilingual Swiss Maturité, French Baccalaureate and International Baccalaureate in English – let students follow the best pathway for their interests and goals. We also provide personalised university and career guidance counselling from Grade 11 (age 14/15). Our students consistently achieve high academic results, and they go on to study at some of the world’s most competitive universities. 100% receive offers from the five universities of their choice.
Over the past 3 years our students have been accepted to top-tier universities such as:
- University of Oxford
- King’s College
- University of Lausanne
- University of Geneva
- Queen Mary University of London
- University of Virginia
- University of Toronto
- École Hotelière de Lausanne
- Hult Business School
- McGill University
- University of Exeter
- Family values
Our core values of courage, ambition, integrity, respect and openness make Collège Champittet much more than a school. Inspired by our Catholic heritage, we are dedicated to caring for our close-knit community and helping every child to flourish. This commitment extends to the global community. Through the humanitarian work of the non-profit Collège Champittet Foundation, we awaken students to the power of social entrepreneurship and their ability to make an impact on the world.
- Outstanding learning experiences
We blend Swiss academic rigour with the best modern learning experiences for a truly exceptional education. Our collaborations with renowned institutions, such as Juilliard, MIT and UNICEF, bring students opportunities to learn through meaningful projects and challenges. These exciting educational programmes encourage children to explore the arts, sciences and world affairs, while our Global Campus invites students to exchange ideas with international peers.