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About CDL




Collège du Léman opened its doors in May 1960, on the site of a former school, the Institut Monnier. Its philosophy and objectives were to be: "Educating and teaching in a spirit of openness and tolerance so that students may become the citizens and leaders of a world respectful of differences." The school's location in the beautiful Swiss countryside, yet close to the city, offered a quiet, serious and serene atmosphere particularly suited to learning.

Collège du Léman received its first bilingual accreditation from the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in 1978. Since 1998, Collège du Léman has been accredited by the prestigious New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well. These accreditations were renewed in 2007, attesting of the quality of teaching offered at the school, which now boasts almost 2,000 students including 300 boarders and over 120 different nationalities.

"To Educate and teach in a spirit of openness and tolerance so that students may become the citizens and leaders of a world respectful of differences."

Mr. Francis A. Clivaz, Founder


CDL's founding principles remain at the core of the school's values almost 50 years later, and are carried today by some 20,000 alumni across the globe. Mr. Clivaz, together with several other leaders of European schools, founded the ECIS in 1965, at Collège du Léman. The association developed an accreditation process based on stringent and independently monitored standards, offering parents and students a guarantee of excellence and rigor.

In 2005, Mr. Clivaz partnered with the North Broward Preparatory Schools in Florida, thus contributing to the founding of the Meritas Family of Schools.