GES Primary

When we ask parents what makes GES special, they speak first of its strong community, its family feel and the sense of belonging that they and their children have for the school. Community is a core value at GES and undoubtedly one of its strongest features.

Geneva English School was founded by parents and has always had parents at the heart of its structure. New families are made to feel welcome and are encouraged to be involved in the life of the school. Parent class representatives help to bind the community together and our Planning Team organise events such as the Christmas and Summer Fairs that are hugely enjoyed by all, and exemplify the spirit of GES.

Daily drop-off and pick-up are times when the playground buzzes with parent and teacher conversations. In our special, small-school environment children are known and supported as individuals.

The GES community is diverse and international – and we look for ways to celebrate this diversity. Families and children come from a range of backgrounds and bring to our school a wonderfully rich mixture of cultures, languages and experiences. We encourage our children to be very accepting of each other and of differences in culture or character. They are particularly open and genuine in their approach and in their responses.

GES has a history of retaining pupils and families for longer than many other international schools. This greatly enhances the sense of continuity in our community.

About us


The location and environment of GES Primary is a strength and inspiration to everyone.

We are blessed with the most stunning site: an exceptional 4-hectare estate with a magnificent historic building, overlooking Lake Geneva. It is a wonderful and inspiring place for children to learn, play and grow.

When Mont Blanc is in full view, the atmosphere in the school seems to lift a notch still higher.

Many past pupils come back to big events and cannot wait to be back on site. It adds to our community identity.


Children eat lunch together over several sittings in our dining room. Parents can choose whether to provide a packed lunch for their children or take advantage of the hot lunch service provided by our partners, Novae Restauration.

During the week, varied, attractive and balanced menus are offered to the pupils. All meals typically include fibres (vegetables), carbohydrates (potatoes, pasta, whole wheat bread, rice) and proteins (meat, eggs, fish or tofu) in varying proportions. Meals are nut-free, prepared with a minimal amount of additional salt, and with a preference for seasonal products.

Swiss Food Pyramid

Geneva English School has received the Fourchette Verte Junior label. Fourchette Verte is a quality label awarded to restaurants that seek to offer dishes that provide a balanced, healthy diet.

Hot lunches registration form for Nursery

Hot lunches registration form from Reception to Year 6

Weekly Menu

18 to 22 September 2017

Monday 18 September

Salade de concombre au yaourt
Emincé de dinde à l'estragon
Boulgour pilaw
Sauté de courge spaghetti

Pomme de Fechy

Cucumber salad and yogurt
Seasoned turkey
Seasoned wheat
Fried pumpkin
Local Swiss apple

Tuesday 19 September

Salade melee et croutons
Steak de veau haché à la moutarde
Fusilli et fromage rapé
Flan caramel
Mixed salad and croutons
Minced veal seasoned with mustard
Pasta and grated cheese
Pumpkin ratatouille
Caramel flan

Wednesday 20 September

Salade verte et tomates cerise
Epaule d'agneau jus au thym
Pommes roties
Purée de butternut
Green salad and cherry tomatoes
Lamb seasoned with thyme
Roasted potatoes
Mashed butternut squash

Thursday 21 September

Mesclun de salade et courgettes rapées
Tortellini tricolores aux trois fromages
Sauce napolitaine
Salade de melon à la menthe

Mixed green salad and grated courgettes
Three-coloured tortellini and cheese
Napolitan sauce
Melon salad seasoned with mint

Friday 22 September

Salade melée et mais
Dos de cabillaud à l'aneth
Riz sauvage
Patisson aux carottes
Danonino aux fruits

Mixed salad and corn
Seasoned cod
Wild rice
Squash and carrots
Fruit yogurt

25 to 29 September 2017

Monday 25 September

Chou chinois et carottes
Emincé de boeuf « strogonoff »
Quinoa étuvée
Duo de haricots
Séré aux fruits
Chinese cabbage and carrots
Beef stogonoff
Seasoned Quinoa with green beans
Fruit yogurt desert

Tuesday 26 September

Iceberg et julienne de radis
Rôti de dinde de Loué Label rouge
Purée maison
Carottes bâtonnets
Banane bio
Salad and radish
Roasted turkey
Homemade mashed potatoes
Carrot sticks
Bio bananas

Wednesday 27 September

Salade d'endive et oeufs
Epaule de veau aux pleurotes
Côtes de blettes tomatées
Salade d'ananas
Endive salad & hard boiled eggs
Veal with oyster mushrooms
Swiss chard with tomatoes

Thursday 28 September

Salade mêlée et chou rouge
Poisson à la bordelaise
Riz au curcuma
Epinards en branches
Génoise au citron
Mixed salad & red cabbage
Seasoned fish
Seasoned rice
Lemon sponge cake

Friday 29 September

Salade verte et avocat
Steak hâché d'agneau au romarin
Pâtes et fromage râpé
Fondue de poireaux
Mousse au chocolat
Green salad and avocado
Seasoned minced lamb
Pasta & grated cheese
Mashed leek
Chocolate mousse

Getting to school

Although many parents bring their children to school by car or public transport we also provide daily bus services, in the morning and the afternoon.

There is a public bus (TPG) stop directly outside the school gates ‘Genthod, La Pralay’. The ‘V’ bus travels between Versoix and Geneva Cornavin Station every half an hour.

Public bus (TPG) timetable

Click here for more information about GES bus services

What we wear

In keeping with the majority of schools in Switzerland, GES does not have a formal school uniform. We encourage children to dress suitably for the activities of a busy school day with sensible shoes and comfortable seasonal clothing.

For those families who favour an element of uniform we sell a coloured polo shirt with the school logo – the colour depends on the house to which your child is allocated. When we take children off-site on trips and visits we require all children to wear either their gym polo shirt or coloured house polo shirt and school sweatshirt.

After School Care

Our after school care facility, otherwise known as The LOL Club, aims to provide a secure, welcoming, personalised facility for children whose parents are unable to collect them at the end of the school day, or whose siblings are engaged in an activity.

After School Care is headed by Tanya Lain, assisted by Sandra Cameron, Nercia Silva and Rebecca Mackenzie.

The team help the children with their homework and offer interesting and varied activities every day, including theme-based painting, drawing, board and outdoor games, songs, stories, dancing, cooking and computing.

The service runs on school days from 15:30 to 17:30, except on Wednesdays when it runs all afternoon, from 12:30 until 17:30. Attendance is flexible and is charged 16 CHF per hour.

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