For Primary pupils, 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 location but are between CHF 3’600 and CHF 4’430.
We arrange routes, depending on demand, in the Geneva area, and Terre Sainte towards Commugny.
We also provide a complimentary bus service between the two campuses each morning and afternoon to facilitate pick-up for families with children at both Primary and Secondary.
Our school lunch service is provided by Novae and is available five days a week. At Primary, on Wednesday, lunch can be provided for pupils attending extra-curricular activities or after school care in the afternoon.
Yearly fees are as follows:
1 day per week: CHF 585
2 days per week: CHF 1’165
3 days per week: CHF 1’750
4 days per week: CHF 2’310
5 days per week: CHF 2’750
Meals are nutritious, varied and nut-free, prepared with a minimal amount of additional salt and with a preference for seasonal products. Vegetarian options available every day.
Hot lunch can also provided for shorter periods or one-off lunches for maximum flexibility.
Pupils can 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.
Our after school care team at Primary provide a secure, welcoming environment for children after the end of the school day or following after-school activities.
The team help 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 from 12:30 until 18:00.
Parents may either be charged CHF 25 for occasional attendance or can book blocks of hours via our Parent Portal:
10 hours for the year: CHF 200
20 hours for the year: CHF 315
50 hours for the year: CHF 710
100 hours for the year: CHF 1’320
Full time for the year: CHF 5’275
The minimum daily attendance is one hour and will be counted after the first 15 minutes.
17:30-18:00 is charged at CHF 12.50. All children must be collected by 18:00. Late pickup after 18:00 will be charged at CHF 30.
We provide an extensive range of extra-curricular activities at lunchtime and after school. Most are run by our enthusiastic staff members at no extra cost. A few select activities such as street dance, ballet, judo, playball or golf are taught by external teachers and payable.
Activities help equip children with a range of important skills and attributes such as commitment, confidence, creativity and craftsmanship. With a choice of over 80 activities over the two campuses each year there is plenty to inspire every child to take part and develop their interest beyond the curriculum.
In keeping with the majority of schools in Switzerland, GES does not have a formal school uniform. We encourage pupils to dress suitably for the activities of a busy school day with sensible shoes and comfortable seasonal clothing.
All pupils are, however, supplied with a GES PE kit which is worn for all sports and PE activities (CHF 85). It consists of:
a PE top
a House top
For PE activities, colder weather and school trips, parents can purchase other GES branded clothing, eg.: