Welcome to Welcome to the British School of Geneva!
I am delighted that you are taking a moment to visit the British School of Geneva website. I am confident that these pages will provide a rich sense of who we are. The images you will see reflect more than just our modern and comfortable premises. They should also provide you with a sense of the diverse and international environment, vibrant student life and sense of community which exists within our walls and in our playground.
Our students mean the world to us. We are proud of them and of the results they achieve. Our teachers and administrators are committed to helping every one of them attain their full potential and that objective drives everything we do. The concepts of respect, motivation and achievement are fundamental and permeate every aspect of school life.
We recognise that all children are unique and, as such, keep our class sizes small enough to provide each one with a tailored and well-rounded academic experience. However, learning is not confined to the classroom. Our students participate in a broad range of cultural and extra-curricular activities which complement and enrich their course work.
I hope that you will come to BSG to meet our students and staff, take a tour and see for yourself what sets us apart from other private schools in the area.
The British School of Geneva (BSG) was created in response to an ever-growing need in Geneva for private, anglophone education and a specific demand for the English National programme. BSG is the only school in the area to offer the cohesive English National Curriculum from Reception through to A-Levels. Accordingly, we are an obvious choice for students transitioning from, or returning to, a British based curriculum.
BSG is the only international school in the region to offer British A-Levels (Years 12 and 13), which is open to students of all nationalities and educational backgrounds who wish to specialise in certain subjects. This programme allows greater flexibility to students who have specific areas of strength – we build on and further develop these strengths, thus enhancing their prospects for entrance to universities around the world.
BSG is an international school and we are delighted to have students from over 50 nationalities enrich our lessons, our hallways and our playground with their various cultures and perspectives. Our teachers and pupils also benefit greatly from contributions from our parent community to classroom and extra-curricular events.
We limit our class groups to a maximum of 18 students (maximum 14 in A-Level classes, though the 2016/17 average was under 6 per group) so that our teachers can tailor lessons to suit individual learning needs. Our size also allows teachers, directors and administrators to know each student and their family and to maintain regular, highly-personalised and proactive communication between school and home.
Despite our small classes, we keep fees at an affordable level. We wish to make private education as financially accessible as possible for families in the region and we are proud of the value we provide.
Our school will always be small, will always provide high-quality tuition in English and will always remain reasonably priced as compared with other international schools. These are our commitments to families who place their trust and their children in our hands.
Our goal is not to imitate or compete with the large international schools in the Geneva region. Indeed, our aim is to be different and in doing so to offer more choice to parents and their children.