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The Association of Collège du Léman Alumni




The Association of Collège du Léman Alumni was created in 1978. Its primary role is to link alumni with the school and each other, and to promote the school's mission and activities.

The Association brings together the ~27'000 students who attended Collège du Léman International School since September 1960. It is governed by a Council of 15 CDL alumni, elected for two year terms (renewable). The first ACLA Council was elected on the 24th of April, 1978.


Our Vision

To be an organization whose programs promote a spirit of friendship and cooperation between CDL and alumni in the pursuit of a common objective.


Our Mission

To connect alumni with CDL and each other;

To provide alumni, parents and friends with opportunities to gather for events or activities;

To promote school and alumni accomplishments;

To assist CDL alumni in their professional networking and development;

To support the educational mission of Collège du Léman.

A member is an alumnus/a who:
- Has received a graduating diploma from the school, or
- Has attended classes for at least one full academic or summer session and whose class has graduated from secondary school. (No registrations from students below grade 9.)

Membership is also open to the teachers and staff of Collège du Léman.

The Association of Collège du Léman Alumni (ACLA) has been registered as an independent non-profit association in Switzerland since 1978. It is officially governed by the ACLA Statutes of 1978, although some sections of the statutes are no longer in use.

The Association is funded by private donations. It is also empowered by its statutes to raise funds through yearly membership fees, but this option has never been used.

ACLA Headquarters are located at 73, Rte de Sauverny, Versoix CH-1290.

The Association manages most of its business through the work of its members, committees, and via its alumni website at www.cdl-family.com.

ACLA works with alumni volunteers and the school to organize and/or support reunions throughout the world.


CDL Alumni in numbers

Collège du Léman currently has a little over 27'000 alumni from all over the world, representing over 180 countries in total. Our youngest alumni members are 19 to 20 years old, while our eldest are the Class of 1961, now in or nearing their 70s.

CDL alumni are well educated and successful in their careers. Business remains the primary occupation of our alumni, followed by Sciences. Attending CDL is a family affair as the large majority of alumni attended the school with siblings, or other relatives. Some alumni are the second-generation of CDL students in their family; others met their future spouse while studying at the school.

The majority of CDL alumni currently live in the United States, Switzerland, France, Great Britain and Canada