Geneva Campus

Geneva Campus

La Decouverte School

Our Geneva campus is located in the International Organisations district, not far from the city center, offering easy access to all cultural and educational opportunities, but also close to the countryside and forest so that children can be in direct contact with nature.

 

Our facilities and experienced teachers create a dynamic and stimulating learning environment for children aged 3 to 12.

Specific features of Geneva Campus

Psychomotricity
Class council
Open space
Outdoor learning
Eco-commission
Philosophy
Project

Psychomotricity

In order to learn the children need to have an effective brain and body connection and mastery of motor skills is critical to the overall development of the early learner.

 

The children work with our psychomotricienne to develop these connections and to learn how to use their physicality appropriately as part of a larger group.

Class council

The class council is a weekly democratic meeting that seeks to harmonise group life by involving the participants, both children and adults. Its purpose is to regulate past events and to organise future ones. It is an opportunity to take stock of projects, to discuss proposals, problems, congratulations and to organise responsibilities and is a corner stone in the development of cooperative relationships between students.

 

At the school level, the Grand Council Meeting is organised monthly to discuss matters concerning the whole school organisation. Two delegates per class meet under the chairmanship of a teacher. The teaching staff also has a delegate.

Open space

In a socio-constructivist approach to learning, the environment is a key element allowing the child to freely explore different sources of inspiration.

 

Autonomous workshops where children have to ask questions and solve problems together, spaces that encourage the invention of all kinds of games, scientific or creative exploration zones… the environment is thought of as a catalyst for learning, where freedom of movement and the mixing of ages play a fundamental role.

Outdoor learning

All children spend time outside everyday in all weathers. Equipped to stay warm and dry, they experience and explore the different conditions that different weather brings. Whether in the park, or in the forest, the children develop resilience and self confidence by exploring new physical and mental challenges.

 

They reconnect with nature and exercise in fresh air, exploring areas of scientific interest. They learn to understand and respect the natural world, leading to a greater desire and capacity to protect their planet.

Eco-commission

The ecology committee is a bi-monthly meeting that seeks to develop ecological actions at school level.

 

Two eco-guides per class come together under the supervision of 4 adults from the educational team to carry out their action projects. Its aim is to make the children actors of the changes in the life of the school.

Philosophy

Philosophy develops critical thinking, creative thinking, the ability to listen to others and to debate different points of view. The practice of philosophy at school contributes to the construction of the person as an autonomous, free and responsible individual.

Project

Being involved in a project means going beyond the barriers between disciplines and approaching learning in a context that gives it meaning.

 

Projects generally emerge from a question from the children or from a problem that we want to solve. Being confronted with obstacles that can only be overcome through new learning mobilises the children’s motivation and enables them to anchor their new knowledge.

Extracurricular activities "Extras" in Geneva

At La Découverte, we believe that extra-curricular activities play an important role in children’s overall development. That’s why we offer a variety of exciting after-school activities to help children develop their interests, talents and confidence.

 

Our “Extras” are led by experienced and passionate professionals who work with children to help them achieve their goals and explore new opportunities. Each activity is designed to be fun, challenging and rewarding.

Mandarin Initiation

An introduction to China, both ancient and modern, through children’s stories and fables, a manual workshop and games. Children learn to speak and write characters through games and rhymes.

Taekwondo I

Our children’s program is designed to teach focus, concentration, muscle development, balance, and gross motor coordination within the context of Taekwondo.

Sticks tricks & Gymnastics

Come and discover this very complete and varied sport, which is considered to be an art form. Acrobatics, dance, gymnastics, all accompanied by a stick and music on a chosen theme.

Robotics - STEAM

In this robotics course, students will have the opportunitý to learn the basics of programming and robotics.

After school care in Geneva

The after school care is open every day of the school year, from 3.30 pm with a snack until 6 pm at the latest.

 

Our after school team offers children a variety of fun and stimulating activities, including games, crafts, free play and outdoor activities.

 

Our team in Geneva

Meet the members of our team in Geneva who take care of your children in our family atmosphere.

Meal at the Geneva Campus

Our chef pays particular attention to the nutritional balance of each dish prepared, including snacks.

Recognised by the “Fourchette Verte” catering label, the menus aim to reconcile pleasure and health while respecting sustainable development.

 

School calendar of Geneva Campus

Here is our 2023-2024 agenda for our Geneva campus:
28 August Start of term
7 September Jeûne genevois (public holiday)
23 – 27 October Autumn Holidays
7 November Group visit
20 December – 5 January Christmas Holidays
19 – 23 February February Holidays
29 March – 12 April Easter Holidays
18 April Group visit
1 May Labour Day (public holiday)
9 – 10 May Ascension day (public holiday)
20 May Pentecost (public holiday)
26 June Summer Holidays
26 August Start of term 2024-2025

 

Here are our 2024-25 holidays for our Geneva campus.

Fees in Geneva

Find the tuition fees for our campuses on our administration page by clicking on the link below.

Geneva Holiday Camps

Discover our holiday camps throughout the year! Priority is given to children from La Découverte, but all our camps are also open to external children.

Week of Monday 23 to Friday 27 October
1/ Camp 1P-8P : Ceramics – From earth to light

 

Week of Monday 19 to Friday 23 February
1/ Camp 2P-8P : Ski camp

 

Week of Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 April
1/ Camp 3y.o.-8P : Multi-activities Camp

 

Week of Monday 8 to Friday 12 April

1/ Camp 3y.o.-3P : Sport
2/ Camp 4P-8P : Illustration, Animation & Video Games

Geneva Opening hours

Monday - Tuesday
Full Day
Wednesday Thursday - Friday
Full Day
Opening at 8 am Opening at 8 amOpening at 8 am
3 y.o -2P8:45 am - 3:30 pm Closed8:45 am - 3:30 pm
3P-4P8:30 am - 3:30 pmClosed8:30 am - 3:30 pm
5P-8P8:30 am - 3:30 pm 8:30 am - 12:00 am8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Contact - Geneva

La Découverte School
Avenue de Sécheron 11
1202 Genève / Suisse

 

+41 (0)22 733 54 33
admin@decouverte.ch

 

Monday: 8am to 6pm
Tuesday: 8am to 6pm
Wednesday: 8am to 12pm
Thursday: 8am to 6pm
Friday: 8am to 6pm