Ecole Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande

STUDENTS AGE4 - 18 y/o
STUDENT BODYcirca 650 students
DIPLOMAIB, Maturité Suisse

ENSR / IBSL is a co-educational, private school, operating as a limited, non-profit organisation. Founded in 1906, this renowned private institution is more than a century old and now welcomes over 600 students.

ECOLE: the school provides a privileged setting for the transmission of knowledge.

NOUVELLE: infused with the spirit of anticipation and innovation.

SUISSE ROMANDE: situated in Switzerland's French-speaking region near Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), close to both the Latin and Germanic worlds, the school enjoys a privileged position in the centre of Europe.

The quality of education is guaranteed by respecting the ideals of its founder, Edouard Vittoz, whose motto was to "aim to place value on individuality, by interpreting the educational programs with flexibility and by promoting a joyful collaboration".

The quality of teaching is assured daily through highly qualified and competent teachers, committed to their students and to establishing a good environment for the whole school community.

The quality of the environment is enhanced by the school's geographical location which is pleasant and safe, overlooks the city of Lausanne and includes numerous sporting facilities.

International vocation: ENSR / IBSL favours global understanding and multilingualism through the early introduction of English, then German, and also welcomes non French-speaking students.

On a campus where academic studies, sport and stimulating extracurricular activities are united in a magnificent green setting, Ecole Nouvelle de la Suisse Romande (ENSR) prepares students for key exams and for life beyond school. The individuality of students is respected and their diverse backgrounds are celebrated. Practical experience goes hand in hand with theory.

ENSR welcomes a majority of students who are Swiss but is delighted to welcome foreign students who are looking for a friendly and family environment that can be harder to find in a larger « international » educational structure. The human scale of ENSR, along with its multiculturalism and multilingualism (English is taught from the kindergarden onwards), are major assets that allow all students to gain a rich experience alongside and from their peers.

Our first priority is to enable students to enjoy learning. The quality of teaching is ensured via appropriate class sizes, enthusiastic and experienced teaching staff, effective teaching methods and a sound infrastructure. The very pleasant environement in which ENSR is located allows each student to develop their moral values and to flourish in their studies and in their physical well-being thanks to the many sports activities on offer. Sport plays a major role in student life at ENSR and the campus has many sports fixtures.

A brief overview of what’s on offer at ENSR:

  • Complete schooling from Kindergarten (with a Montessori section) to Senior school
  • Swiss Maturity in French
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma programme in French, English or bilingual French-English
  • All Alliance française, Cambridge, Goethe-Institut and Cervantes examinations
  • Boarding facilities
  • Summer camps