• Kindergarden / Montessori

  • Primary

  • Middle School

  • High School

About ENSR

Ecole Nouvelle / International Boarding School of Lausanne

ENSR / IBSL is a co-educational, private school, operating as a limited, non-profit organisation. Founded in 1906, this renowned private institution is more than a century old and now welcomes over 600 students.

ECOLE: the school provides a privileged setting for the transmission of knowledge.

NOUVELLE: infused with the spirit of anticipation and innovation.

SUISSE ROMANDE: situated in Switzerland’s French-speaking region near Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), close to both the Latin and Germanic worlds, the school enjoys a privileged position in the centre of Europe.


The quality of education is guaranteed by respecting the ideals of its founder, Edouard Vittoz, whose motto was to “aim to place value on individuality, by interpreting the educational programs with flexibility and by promoting a joyful collaboration”.

The quality of teaching is assured daily through highly qualified and competent teachers, committed to their students and to establishing a good environment for the whole school community.

The quality of the environment is enhanced by the school’s geographical location which is pleasant and safe, overlooks the city of Lausanne and includes numerous sporting facilities.

International vocation: ENSR / IBSL favours global understanding and multilingualism through the early introduction of English, then German, and also welcomes non French-speaking students.