International schools have gained increasing popularity in Switzerland and as a result, many have expanded to meet demand. The benefits of international schooling – especially when taught in a number of languages – on children are proven, but we at Lake Leman International School believe bigger schools can lose that personal touch and leave children without the attention they need.
Our English-French speaking school has grown over the years, but we’re always looking at ways to keep our class sizes small. LLIS offers a consistent world-class programme to families both local and recently arrived, welcoming children aged 3-11. Our holistic approach means that we focus on the individual and nurture their talents – this is why smaller classes are always preferable.
Expanding our services, not our school
We encourage every student – and their families – to get involved in the local community and make the most of the services available. LLIS is situated in beautiful Morges, in the Suisse Romande region. Every year, the town hosts a literary festival and a flower festival, which we encourage students and their families to attend. There are also museums, theatres, a sports hall and public libraries that our students use – yet another invaluable way to encourage cultural integration and use of their French language skills.
Thanks to our policy of using local services, we’re cutting down the need for expensive development. Instead, our time and money goes towards providing individual educational programmes for our students. We’re also helping international families find their place within the wider community, so students can truly become part of the town they’re living in.
Keeping our carbon footprint small
We care about the environment at LLIS and want to encourage an attitude of global responsibility among our students. By keeping the on-site activities at LLIS small and focusing on using the community services already available to us, we’re working at keeping that ecological impact to a minimum. We’re also teaching children all about respecting their environment and looking after their town.