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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Geneva

For anyone planning a move to or within Geneva in south west Switzerland, we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within fantastic Geneva.

Geneva is a diverse city, with lots of intriguing and exciting pockets to explore, these include areas such as Acacias Bâtie, Champel, Rue-Basses, Old town, Carouge, Les Pâquis, Eaux-Vives Cité, Grottes Saint-Gervais, Pâquid Sécheron, Plainpalais Jonction, Saint-Jean Charmilles.

Geneva has a great choice of high quality private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Beneath this flawless exterior, lies a fascinating rough-cut diamond, peopled by artists and activists educated in international schools, drifters and denizens. Geneva's counterculture dwells in Les Grottes, the Quartier des Pâquis and along the post-industrial Rhône where neighbourhood bars hum with attitude and energy. This is the city of the 'real' Genevois…or as close as you'll get to it." Lonely Planet

Geneva is in the very south western tip of Switzerland and sits on the corner of Lake Geneva. It is in close proximity to the French border, with the city of Annecy about 42 miles south of Geneva.

Summertime in Geneva is not to be missed, especially due to the new outdoor cinema that has just been added! Films are projected onto a huge outdoor screen in Perle du Lac - a grand park on the edge of the Lake. There have even been themed evenings to go along with the film, including a mini boxing area whilst the American film ‘Rocky’ was shown.

For more fun facts and figures about Geneva, scroll down to our Geneva feature page!




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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Geneva, Switzerland?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Geneva (or you already live in Geneva but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Geneva there is a big choice of high quality Geneva schools, with a number of the city highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Switzerland.

The private education sector in and around Geneva features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Geneva, Switzerland (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Geneva and in the suburbs of Geneva or towns like Lausanne, Montreux and Gruyeresby using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around Switzerland and worldwide.



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Geneva, Switzerland

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Geneva, Switzerland providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Geneva, Switzerland

The most popular districts of Geneva, Switzerland include, with approximate population numbers:

> Geneva (203,900)

> Pâquis Nations (8,400)

> Servette Petit-Saconnex (16,700)

> Grottes Saint-Gervais (18,400)

> Jonction (9,200)

> Saint-Jean Charmilles (300)

> Centre Plainalais Acacias (17,500)

> Champel (27,200)

> Eaux-Vives (11,200)




Geneva is a very popular place to live and many people move to each year, or to near and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Geneva are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the city to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous Geneva with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music.

Ten Things To Know About Geneva, Switzerland

> FACT 1:  Geneva is well known for its beautiful lake - measuring 580 km! Citizens have utilised the beauty of the lake in many ways, including the La Pointe de la Jonction, a platform jetting out onto the lake where locals take a deck chair and a picnic on the weekends! The Tropical Corner is the number 1 spot to watch the sunset, with DJs even setting up here in the summer to boost those summer vibes.

> FACT 2:  Alerting all cheese-lovers! Geneva is the perfect spot for you. Fromageries in the city include Au Gruyère and Fromagerie Bruand and you can also take a short trip just outside Geneva to visit their factories… or perhaps just stay in the restaurant and enjoy the cheese fondue!

> FACT 3:  If you’re in need of a peaceful walk, head straight to Jardin Anglais right in the centre of Geneva. It has been the perfect summertime picnic spot since 1855, with many great concerts being held in the bandstand throughout the year.

> FACT 4:  The beautiful Jet d’eau water fountain was actually not intended to be a fountain. There used to be a hydraulic pumping station on the Rhône River that used to release the water pressure at the end of each day. However the locals loved it so much that it was re-invented in the centre of the Lake for more people to enjoy!

> FACT 5:  Fancy some french cuisine? In just 15 minutes you can arrive in the French towns of Gaillard and Annemasse. Making it the perfect weekend activity or fancy evening meal!

> FACT 6:  Geneva has a wealth of museums and galleries to visit. Take a trip to the Mamco gallery of modern and contemporary art, or if you’re more of a ceramics fan try the Ariana Museum.

> FACT 7:  You may recognise Switzerland for its famous watchmaking, Geneva is the hub of the world famous horology including famous brands such as Cartier, Rolex and Chopard. If you’re keen to learn the intricacies of watch making, perhaps take a guided tour around the city and visit some of the most famous watch boutiques.

> FACT 8:  The Red Cross charity was founded in Geneva. In fact, the Swiss flag and the Red Cross logo are simply a switch of colouring. The charity was founded in Geneva in 1863 and their headquarters remain in the city.

> FACT 9:  Geneva has its own Italian district! Carouge is a beautiful and culturally rich pocket of the city, with loads of fresh food markets selling delicious italian delicacies.

> FACT 10:  The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), is the largest research centre in the world and is located just outside Geneva. Physicists from all over the world gather in Geneva to research matters and forces.

Where To Live In Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or Switzerland estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Geneva living to rural, Swiss Lifestyles, Geneva and the areas near Geneva are full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming crescents and estates, rolling countryside, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Les Pâquis Geneva, Eaux-Vives Geneva, Champel Geneva, Old Town Geneva, Plainpalais Geneva, Carouge Geneva, Bâtie Geneva, Saint-Georges Geneva, Vernets Geneva, Queue d’Arve Geneva, Gracière Geneva, Florissant Geneva, Malagnou Geneva, Roseraie Geneva, Hôpital Geneva, La Colline Geneva, Le Bout-du-Monde Geneva, Citè Geneva, Rive Geneva, Villereuse Geneva, Vollandes Geneva, Montchoisy Geneva, Frontenex Geneva, Tulipiers Geneva.

Commuting To And From Geneva By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Geneva is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Lausanne, Bern, Zürich, Lyon, Annecy and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Geneva To Lausanne: Lausanne is about 70 kilometres by road from Geneva via the A1 and driving to the centre of Lausanne from Geneva normally takes under 1 hour 10 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Lausanne from Geneva, with trains taking about 35-50 minutes (alongside the lake too!).

> Geneva To Bern: Bern is about 160 kilometres by road from Geneva via the A1 and driving to the centre of Bern from Geneva normally takes under 2 hours. There is a very regular train service to Bern from Geneva, with trains taking about 2 hours.

> Geneva To Zürich: Zürich is about 270 kilometres by road from Geneva via the A1 and driving to the centre of Zürich from Geneva normally takes under 3 hours 15 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Zürich from Geneva, with trains taking about 2 hours 45 minutes.

> Geneva To Lyon: Lyon is about 150 kilometres by road from Geneva via the A43 and A41 and driving to the centre of Lyon from Geneva normally takes under 2 hours 15 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Lyon from Geneva, with trains taking from 2 hours to 4 hours.

> Geneva To Annecy: Annecy is about 42 kilometres by road from Geneva via the A41 and A1a and driving to the centre of Annecy from Geneva normally takes under 50 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Annecy from Geneva, with trains taking from 55 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes.



Nearest Airports To Geneva, Switzerland

The nearest airport to Geneva is Geneva (GVA) which is 4 kilometres from Geneva. Other nearby airports include Lyon (LYS) (under 98 kilometres), Grenoble (GNB) (112), Turin (TRN) (161 kilometres) and Basel (BSL) (190 kilometres)




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