Welcome from the Directors

Welcome to Haut-Lac International Bilingual School!

Over 20 years ago, we were just two families with a dream. We wanted to create a learning space where children from all over the world could 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.

Educational requirements can be intimidating – twice so in a foreign language. However, the ability to adapt, mental flexibility, and strong work habits are critical for success in today’s complex and competitive world. 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 him/her to communicate ideas in more than one language, and help him/her 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, he/she will leave our school better equipped to live in English and French.

We would love to share our passion with you, and thus encourage you to arrange a visit to our campus via our admissions team. Experience Haut-Lac for yourself, and you will know this is the right place for your child.

The Directors