Geneva - School Report Question and Answers

Does the school offer a wide variety of elective or non-core classes such as art, music, and drama?

Absolutely not. There is almost nothing. Their web site is misleading. For instance, the web site says they offer golf, so my son tried to sign up only to be told that it's only being offered for boarding students. He had been so excited to learn they had golf that he'd bought himself golf clubs in advance of school out of his own savings. He was deeply disappointed, as were we. He signed up for archery, but it never met. He was told the teacher who was going to teach archery decided to offer a different activity to boarding students instead. No middle school theater, and my daughter loved being in plays in her other schools. I could go on. But you get the idea. No sports are competed at other international schools. They compete locally with some schools in Switzerland. If you don't speak French or German, you'll feel left out. My daughter wanted to sign up for Cross Country and was told to join the runnning club in her town (whcih operates entirely in French). She doesn't speak French. She gave up. - Sep 2012

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