Fees

As a not-for-profit foundation, GES is financed exclusively by tuition fees and donations. Our tuition fees are recognized as being extremely competitive and inclusive (books, other resources, activities, day trips) compared with other international schools.

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Initial joining fees for new pupils

1. Registration fee
This non-refundable fee covers the administrative costs of processing your application. The current registration fee, payable on enrolment is 1'500 CHF. GES does not charge an annual administration fee.

2. Capital development fee
The non-refundable capital development fee is used for the continual improvement and upgrading of the school environment. The payment is split as follows: CHF 2’000 at Registration and another CHF 2’000 after one year. It is valid for re-entry to the school within two years of leaving. Pupils wishing to re-enter the School are subject to the usual requirements of admission.

3. Tuition deposit
This deposit is held by the school until the pupil’s final term. The deposit is deducted from the invoice for the final term of the pupil’s attendance at the school: 3'000 CHF. When leaving the school, parents have the option to donate the tuition deposit to The GES Development Fund. All donations to GES are exempt of taxes.

(*) Capital development fee for the Nursery is payable in two parts:
- 2’000 CHF while entry into Nursery
- 2’000 CHF while entry into Reception

Other items

  • Lunches (optional) - CHF 2500
  • School bus service to and from school (optional) - CHF 3400 to CHF 4200 depending on home address
  • After School Care (optional) - CHF 16 per hour
  • Ski camp (optional) - CHF 900

  • Residential camp (mandatory) - CHF 300 to CHF 600

Tuition fees (2018-2019)

Nursery

Nursery 2 days

Autumn term 2'980 CHF
Spring term 2'980 CHF
Summer term 2'980 CHF
Total 8'940 CHF


Nursery 3 days

Autumn term 3'840 CHF
Spring term 3'840 CHF
Summer term 3'840 CHF
Total 11'520 CHF


Nursery 4 days

Autumn term 5'270 CHF
Spring term 5'270 CHF
Summer term 5'270 CHF
Total 15'810 CHF

Nursery 5 days

Autumn term 6'320 CHF
Spring term 6'315 CHF
Summer term 6'315 CHF
Total 18'950 CHF

Primary

Autumn term

9'940 CHF

Spring term

7'455 CHF

Summer term

7'455 CHF

Total

24'850 CHF


Secondary

Years 7 - 9

Autumn term

11'590 CHF
Spring term8'695 CHF
Summer term8'695 CHF
Total 28'980 CHF


What is included in the fees

  • Initial assessment of learning support needs
  • All required books and supplies
  • Laptop for nursery, primary and secondary classes
  • Extra-curricular activities (with some exceptions)
  • Single day outings
  • Free access to parking

What is not included in the fees

  • Initial joining fees (registration, capital development, tuition deposit)
  • Optional items
  • School bus services
  • Some co-curricular activities
  • Optional individual music lessons
  • Individual education plan (IEP)
  • Exam fees

Sibling discounts

Parents who have more than one child in the school and who do not receive any educational grant or support from their employer are entitled to a 5% reduction on tuition fees for all children.

Payment schedule

Tuition fees are payable on or before the first day of each term :

  • 4 September 2017
  • 8 January 2018
  • 9 April 2018
Children arriving during the school year will be invoiced for a third of the annual fees per term.

School bus services

We are offering a flexible bus service, either on a regular basis (fees vary from CHF 3400 to 4200 depending on home address) or on an ad hoc basis (CHF 20 per ride) to and from school.

Parents can choose the day(s), and select morning and/or afternoon.

Our minibuses currently run the following routes:

  • Geneva area: Genthod, Versoix, Bellevue, Collex, Chambésy, Grand-Saconnex, Genève - Rive
  • Terre Sainte & Nyon district: Mies, Founex, Tannay, Commugny, Coppet, Nyon, Prangins

If enough interest, we will also cover the neighbouring France area: Gex, Ferney-Voltaire, Divonne-les-Bains, etc…

Lunches

Geneva English School uses a catering company (Novae Restauration) to provide school lunches.

It is an optional paid service which is running 5 days a week (from Monday to Friday).

As the school finishes at 12:20 on Wednesdays, hot lunches may be provided for children attending extra-curricular activities or After School Care on Wednesday afternoons.

Alternatively children may bring a packed lunch from home. All children eat in the dining room, where healthy eating, sociable chat and good manners are promoted by the staff.

During the week, varied, attractive and balanced menus are offered to the pupils. All meals typically include fibers (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.