Institut International de Lancy (IIL) Geneva
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2.8 from 7 reviews
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About Institut International de Lancy (IIL)

Institut International de Lancy (IIL) is a leading international school in Geneva balancing academic excellence with citizenship. We have a child-focused approach to learning that combines creativity with critical thinking and encourages collaboration alongside autonomy. Our school welcomes students from nursery school through secondary education, aged 3 to 19, preparing them for major certifications, including the International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, Preparation to the Examen Suisse de Maturité, Brevet des Collèges and French Baccalaureate.

IIL is an IB World School authorised to teach both the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programmes (IBDP) and the Cambridge International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE). Furthermore, the school is a Cambridge University examination centre.

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7 Reviews of Institut International de Lancy (IIL)

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Overall 2.75
Facilities 2.50
Academics 1.50
Teachers 1.00
Sports 1.50
Music & Arts 2.00
Science & Tech 2.00

Reviewer Nationalities

South African (1) British (1)

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Maks bajric, 23/03/2023 @ 19:31:45
Relationship   Ex Pupil

Music & Arts

The behaviour system is terrible and depending if they like you they won't cater any attention to for improving your behaviour as the director and head of secondary english are both incredibly biased and the way they treat you varies if they like you. For how much this school costs this is totally unacceptable. I never had any major behaviour incidents it was persistent issues such as homework, lateness, classroom work and getting my phone out in class and yet I was expelled from the school although I was not on my medication for my adhd and prior to this I was giving a 2 week warning that if my behaviour didn't improve I would be expelled and then I started getting in trouble for things that from what I heard was acceptable such and hoodie i wore and a pair of cargos I wore which was a clear indicator that they wanted me out in the first place. There was also an incident where 20chf went missing from a students wallet and I was a the first suspect and when the student who took it admitted to it they asked him twice if he was covering for me. There was also a incident where my form tutor told me too not talk so "gang" in regards to my accent this was prior to something I said. I would not recommended this school to someone who plans on sending there child there.

Judith DE BEER - ROJAS, 14/03/2022 @ 09:54:22
Relationship   Parent

Music & Arts

My son attended IIL for 3years. I was utterly disappointed by the lack of management and professionalism in English secondary. School profitability is their sole concern, none of my son's social or emotional skills were being developed, hardly academic’s skills on a very restricted area. After struggling for almost 2 years to improve my son's overall grades, I decided to take him out and put him in a semi-private English school but my son didn't even manage to pass the entry exam, and IIL would have just continued to cash in and not address my son's individual needs. He is now back in the French public system. I am not saying it's better but at least I am not being robbed from so much money with no good academic results. I challenged the management style behind their nice talks, but they don't care about your children's individual needs, instead it's all about the money they get and their reputation. The worse school for a private, international school.

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Lina BOREN, 2 years ago

IIL is very international with more than 90 nationalities, which creates a stimulating and enriching environment. Students and staff are dedicated and friendly. You feel that they care about each other and about what they do. I truly enjoy working there.

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Pape Coly, 2 years ago

This school is amazing!! They have excellent teachers who go above and beyond to help the students achieve the best grades possible. The relatively small number of students per class, makes it so that the teachers can easily help students individually during the class or even after through e-mails or meetings. Programs such as the IB are excellent in preparing seniors on their way to University. The school facilities themselves are top of the line enhancing the students learning abilities in the classroom. There is a wonderful atmosphere in the school, we can sense that the students are happy and enjoy learning. Overall this is a fantastic school!

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Hollie, 3 years ago

I attended this school for 3 years. It was wonderful - they like to help integrate different ages and backgrounds which really helped me grow as a person and learn to interact with many different people. They also enjoyed holding fun intercurricular events. I have very fun and fond memories. Much better than the schools I later went on to study at. I have since started the University of Bristol in England studying Anthropology.

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Tanish Patil, 2 years ago

Excellent facilities and resources, although at a high price. Many of the teachers are extremely helpful and will go out of their way to aid students, which can be quite reassuring in the final years of formal schooling. I have been at this school for the entirety of my education, and will leave with many happy memories.

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Charlotte d'Yvoire, 2 years ago

Primary is amazing, in French and English sections, I would recommend it but secondary not so much... My 3 children attended this school for 2 years. I was utterly disappointed by the lack of management and professionalism in French secondary. School profitability is their sole concern, none of the children social, physical or emotional skills are being developed, hardly academic’s skills on a very restricted area. After the good experience we had in American and English schools abroad, it has been quite a bad experience. If you have children there, I suggest you make yourself your own opinion and challenge the management style behind their nice talks, when you get the chance to meet them!

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