School services

Bus service

We offer a flexible bus service that can be taken on either a regular or an ad hoc basis (CHF 20 for a single trip). Parents can choose the day(s), and select morning and/or afternoon.

Annual fees for a return trip vary according to your home address but are between CHF 3'400 and 4'200.

Our minibus routes vary according to demand but currently follow 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

Hot lunches

Our school lunch service is provided by Novae Restauration and is available five days a week at both the Primary and Secondary. Please note that lunch can be provided for primary pupils attending extra-curricular activities or after school care on Wednesday afternoons.

Yearly fees are as follows:

  • 1 day per week: CHF 530
  • 2 days per week: CHF 1'060
  • 3 days per week: CHF 1'590
  • 4 days per week: CHF 2'100
  • 5 days per week: CHF 2'500

Meals are nutritious, varied and nut-free, prepared with a minimal amount of additional salt and with a preference for seasonal products. 

Pupils may also bring a healthy packed lunch from home. 

All pupils eat in the Dining Room (Primary) or the Grand Café (Secondary) where a pleasant environment and good table manners are promoted by staff.

After-school care

Our after school care facility, available for Primary only, aims to provide a secure, welcoming, personalised environment for children whose parents are unable to collect them at the end of the school day, or whose siblings are engaged in an after-school activity.

After School Care is headed by Christina Zahrobsky, assisted by Isabel Fisher Plug and Nercia Blondeau.

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 18:00, except on Wednesdays when it runs all afternoon, from 12:30 until 18:00.

Parents may either be charged CHF 18 for occasional attendance or order blocks of hours via our Parent Portal:

  • 20 hours per term: CHF 220
  • 50 hours per term: CHF 530
  • 100 hours per term: CHF 1'050
  • Full time for the year: CHF 4'400

The minimum daily attendance is one hour and will be counted after the first 15 minutes.

17:30-18:00 is charged at CHF 8. All children must be collected by 18:00. There is a charge of CHF 20 for pickup after 18:00.

Extra-curricular activities

We provide an extensive range of extra-curricular activities at lunchtime and after school. Most of them are run by our enthusiastic staff members at no cost, and a few paid activities such as street dance, ballet, judo, playball or golf are taught by external teachers.

Activities help equip children with a range of important skills and attributes such as commitment, confidence, creativity and craftsmanship. With a choice of over 60 activities over the two campuses each year there is plenty to inspire every child to take part and develop their interest beyond the curriculum.

School uniform

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 school trips, and when the weather gets cold, parents may wish to purchase a GES navy blue sweat shirt for CHF 30.

As of September 2019, all pupils will be supplied with a new PE kit for CHF 75:

  • a PE polo shirt
  • a PE top (house colours for Primary, navy blue for Secondary)
  • PE shorts

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