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Haut-Lac International Bilingual School

Chemin de Pangires 26, St-Légier, Vesey, Vaud, Switzerland 1806
Tel: +41 21 555 5000

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Full, Weekly)

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School is a co-educational school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, where 600 students from 50 countries play, learn and grow together.

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Word From The Head

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Anne-Marie Harwood, Head of Secondary

Over 30 years ago, we were just two families with a dream.

We wanted to create a learning space where children from Switzerland and all over the world could live and thrive together in two languages.

Today, our dream is a reality.

Approximately 600 students from 50 countries play, learn, and grow together at Haut-Lac, an international Swiss bilingual school.

We are humbled by the trust put in us by their parents and honoured to be a part of their journey.

What We Offer

  • IB DP - International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme
  • IB MYP - International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme
  • IBCP - International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme
  • Business studies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • First Aid/Life Savers
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • Autistic Spectrum of Disorder (ASD)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Social Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD)
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)
  • Language and Communication Disorders
  • Aspergers Syndrome (AS)
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Dual/Multi-Sensory Impairment (DSI/MSI)
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • After School Club
  • Before School Club
  • Expatriate Children
  • International Students
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets


  • Report from previous school
  • Trial day at school
  • Financial Assistance
  • All denominations welcome
  • No religious affiliation
  • English
  • French

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range3 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *24400 to 40100
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *27800 to 27800
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *59900 to 67900
    * Currency: Swiss Francs

    Number Of Pupils

    3Full Boarding3
    0Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 122
    Part-time: 42

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    Primary Parent

    We are very excited for the journey ahead of us but also sad to say goodbye to such an amazing country, amazing people, and an amazing school. Haut-Lac has been an anchor for us here-providing a rhythm and routine for life, friends for all of us, and an immediate welcome and connection. The school...  

    Secondary Parent (French)

    Mon fils avait fait toute sa scolarité aux US jusqu’à mon déménagement en Suisse en 2017. Il s’était alors retrouvé dans un pays où les langues ne lui étaient pas familières, sans amis, où le système scolaire était très différent de celui dont il avait l’habitude et en plus où il devait étudier en...  

    Secondary Parent (English)

    It was an incredible year full of exciting experiances for all of us. I am glad that we have chosen Haut-Lac. It was great to see how different a school could be and I would love if my daughters could continue there. I am impressed how «easy» school can be. I am also impressed what they have...  

    Primary Parent (French)

    L’école est notre centre gravitationnel. Ici nous avons connu nos amis, nous avons partagé des moments après l'école et nous avons reçu le cadeau d’une formation bilingue pour notre fille. Les enseignants font partie de notre famille durant toute cette magnifique étape. Nous vous remercions pour le...  

    Class of 2020 Graduate

    It is not easy to say goodbye to the place which has been our home and formed who we are, in these strange circumstances. However, myself and the class of 2020, deeply appreciate the effort made to acknowledge our time at school. Haut-lac is not just a school or a community, but a family, and that...  


    Since leaving Haut-Lac in 2010 with 40 points in the IB, I have graduated university, done two more courses and started my own business. Thank you Haut-Lac for giving me the foundations I needed to be where I am today!  

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