TRADITION OF SUCCESS
École Brechbühl was founded in 1875 in Geneva. The institute ensures that any child schooled there enjoys educational success and personal fulfilment. The school welcomes around 160 children: boys and girls aged three to twelve years, spread over nine classes from preschool to primary level.
In a family atmosphere where pupils and their parents are listened to personally, École Brechbühl instils in children a penchant for work carried out well because it is fully understood and properly absorbed.
To begin with, the school admitted children from notable Genevan Protestant families as a priority. Today, however, École Brechbühl welcomes children of any nationality or religion. Yet it keeps alive the traditions and values specific to the Genevan spirit: tolerance, respect for others, a sense of responsibilities, and a penchant for studying and for careful, in-depth work.
To be the private school for preschool and primary classes that provides rich, effective teaching, that instils a penchant for work carried out well and that therefore makes pupils ripe for success at secondary level.
To make sure an educational and interpersonal commitment to the pupils and their family is maintained, true to the school’s Protestant tradition.
To offer pupils a stimulating, humane environment where they can gain good knowledge and develop themselves through activities that improve awareness, independence and self-confidence.
To support pupils as they learn how to interact in society through practice and cooperation, respect for rules and differences, and examples set by teaching staff.
EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS AND PERSONAL FULFILMENT
Children pleased to go to school
Your child’s fulfilment depends partly on their achievements in learning. This fulfilment and success underlie our school’s aim and purpose.
Your child is unique. With their own character, particularities and pace of working.
You expect special attention from their teachers. Your child’s academic results – today and tomorrow – will depend on this special attention. Having grasped how to learn and how to organise their work by themself, your child will be well-equipped for their next phase of learning.
Because children are not born with a penchant for hard work, especially not in today’s environment, which is more conducive to leisure than to study, the school is keen to cultivate such an inclination in them. As you will see, your child will be pleased to go to school.
The aim of our teaching is to lead your child towards success. For over a century, we have been achieving this, both in key subjects and in the arts, sports and innovation, and today in digital technology.
Our teachers’ skills and experience, our structure, which is more family-like than hierarchical, and our approaches to teaching greatly help us reach this goal, as do the encouragements that you, as parents, give your child.
Teachers at École Brechbühl are selected for the first-rate training they have received, their pedagogical touch, their professional diligence and their remarkably even-tempered disposition. To them, teaching their pupils real methods of working is as vital as imparting knowledge in key subjects, awakening their curiosity, supporting them in their reasoning and honing their critical spirit. Enthusiastically and energetically, they create a teaching environment that is firm yet always warm-hearted, where children can learn and flourish safely.
Gabrielle Schneebeli - Director
Isabelle Schoen - Deputy director in charge of operations
Isabelle Vernet - Preschool class teacher
Christel Laniesse - First-year primary class teacher
Brigitte Volery - Second-year primary class teacher
Marie-Louise Aliprandi - Third-year primary class teacher
Christelle Leclercq - Fourth-year primary class teacher
Micheline Donzé - Fifth-year primary class teacher
Laurent Santilli - Sixth-year primary class teacher
Virginie Voituret - Seventh-year primary class teacher
Nathalie Ormond - Eighth-year primary class teacher
Gemma Brown - English language teacher
Patricia de la Débutrie - English language teacher
Siobhan Jowett - English language teacher
Elise Viladent - English language and English-based arts teacher
Christine Clausen Schuler - German language teacher
Ainhoa Cayuso - Arts teacher
Boris Clément - Sports teacher
Nathalie Pollet - Sports teacher
Aida Windell - Sports teacher
Julia Martin Arias - Rhythm teacher
Jérémie Dunon - Chaplain and religious education teacher
Catherine Marti - Religious education teacher
Amalia Gillard - Preschool class assistant
Judith Morgan - Preschool class assistant
Solène Chambaz - First-year primary class assistant
Brigitte Gilliéron - Second-year primary class assistant
Zelia Morgado - Second-year and third-year primary class assistant
Karine Cibelly - Administrative assistant
Martine Wismer - Administrative assistant
Catherine Gomez - Accounting assistant