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.
We offer the cohesive English National Curriculum from Reception through to A-Levels, so we are an excellent choice for students transitioning from, or returning to, a British-based curriculum.
BSG is the only international school in our region of Geneva to offer British A-Levels (Years 12 and 13), which we have been offering since 2005, and our programme is open to students of all nationalities and educational backgrounds who wish to specialise in certain subjects. A-Level courses allow greater flexibility to students who have specific areas of strength or interest – 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 70 nationalities enrich our classrooms, 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 extracurricular activities and events.
We limit our class groups to a maximum of 18 students (14 in A-Level classes) 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 more and to maintain regular, highly-personalised and proactive communication between the 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 in Geneva. 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 Geneva. Indeed, our aim is to be different and in doing so to offer more choice to parents and their children.
History and Organisation
We welcomed our first students in 2005 as the A-Level College, offering a unique opportunity to anglophone teens in the region to pursue this internationally valued and recognised diploma.
We expanded as our organisation was granted permission by the Geneva Education Department (Département de l’instruction publique) to open the Geneva Secondary School in our new purpose-built building.
Our authorisation was again broadened to include the Geneva Primary School. Beginning in 2011, our Primary, Secondary and A-Level programmes were re-grouped and renamed The British School of Geneva.
Memberships and Accreditations
The British School of Geneva is proud to be an Associate Member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), a member of the Geneva Association of Private Schools (AGEP) and a member of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools (FSEP).
Additionally, we are inspected regularly by the Geneva Education Department. If you would like to see a copy of the previous BSO/COBIS inspection report, please contact the Head of Administration, Ms Hodgkinson Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are a recognised examinations centre for the UK Examining Authority EDEXCEL and are authorised to run A-Level and IGCSE examinations.