Geneva - School Report Question and Answers

Availability and variety of after-school activities for various ages:

CDL has a very wide and varied after school line-up and it keeps expanding -- soccer, basketball, rugby, gymnastics, cheerleading, archery, running club (for Primary), pony club (for Primary), arts, orchestra, rock band, the "non" rock band, chorus, private music lessons, charities, drama, Model UN, etc. This year, certain activities that were traditionally for boarding students were made available to day students, as well (e.g. golf, sailing.) Most team sports for MS and HS are free, which is amazing for this area. Others are offered at additional cost, which can sometimes be very high and, for us, prohibitively high. - Oct 2013

F: the worst! they tell you to join the clubs in your canton (like a "state" in America), but those are in French and cost money and paretns have to get their kids to and from them, so impossible for working parents. They have a few sports at school, but really just a very, very few, and they only compete locally, not at all like most international schools with travelling teams. They advertised golf, but when my son wanted to sign up, they said it was only being offered to boarding students, not day students (like him). He tried to sign up for archery, and they cancelled it because the teacher who was going to run it said he was going to offer a different activity for the boarding kids instead. My kids gave up quickly, as did we. They build up your hopes, only to let you down time and time again. They advertise things, even on their websites, that never happen. Total false advertising. - Sep 2012

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