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 (all books and resources for learning, age-appropriate ICT equipment,  extra-curricular activities, day trips) compared with other international schools.

Joining fees for new pupils

1. Registration fee
This non-refundable fee of CHF 1'500 covers the administrative costs of processing your application. It is valid for re-entry to the school within one year of leaving. 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 a further 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
The tuition deposit of CHF 3'000 is held by the school until the pupil’s final term. It is deducted from the invoice for the final term of the pupil’s attendance at the school. 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.

Additional expenses

  • Hot lunches (optional): CHF 530 to CHF 2'500 per year, depending on number of days per week
  • Bus service (optional): CHF 3'400 to CHF 4'200 per year, depending on home address, or CHF 20 for a one-off ride
  • After School Care (optional; Primary only): CHF 18 per hour
  • Extra-curricular activities led by external teachers (optional)
  • Individual music lessons (optional)
  • Sport and PE kit: CHF 75
  • Ski camp or occasional residential trips (optional): c. CHF 900
  • Annual residential camp (Year 2 to Year 7): CHF 400 to CHF 600

Tuition fees (2019-2020)


Attendance 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days
Autumn term CHF 2'995 CHF 3'855 CHF 5'295 CHF 6'445
Spring term CHF 2'995 CHF 3'855 CHF 5'295 CHF 6'445
Summer term CHF 2'995 CHF 3'855 CHF 5'295 CHF 6'440
Total for the year CHF 8'980 CHF 11'565 CHF 15'885 CHF 19'330



Autumn term CHF 10'145
Spring term  CHF 7'600
Summer term CHF 7'600
Total for the year CHF 25'345



Grade Years 7 - 9 Year 10
Autumn term CHF11'820 CHF 12'185
Spring term CHF8'870 CHF 9'130
Summer term CHF8'870 CHF 9'130
Total for the year CHF 29'560 CHF 30'445


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 due on or before the first day of each term.
Mid-year joiners are charged a pro-rata amount for the remainder of the year.

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