School Fees

You’ll find detailed information about our fees and how to pay them on this page.

You may also want to read more about our scholarships. If you have a specific query that is not answered on these pages, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll answer in person.

Admissions and Administration Fees

A single payment of CHF 3,500 is requested upon acceptance and confirmation of your child’s place at our school. At present, this admission fee is waived for any child joining from a school in the Cantons of Vaud and Geneva, regardless of the proposed year of entry.

Tuition Fees

Our tuition fees vary depending on Grade levels.

You can find out which grade is appropriate for your child here.

Age on

1st September

GWAS GRADE

Annual Tuition Fees (CHF)

Additional Mandatory Curriculum Fees (CHF)

3

Pre-K

25,960

225

4

KG1

25,960

375

5

KG2

25,960

375

6

1

27,810

1,080

7

2

27,810

1,080

8

3

27,810

1,730

9

4

27,810

1,730

10

5

27,810

1,730

11

6

31,520

1,850

12

7

31,520

1,850

13

8

31,520

1,850

14

9

34,300

1,850

15

10

34,300

1,850

16

11

34,300

1,850

17

12

34,300

1,850

What do our tuition fees include?

  • All teaching resources required within the curriculum
  • All teacher-led extra-curricular activities. There are over 20 activities to choose from which vary per Term.
  • VAT

We are a ‘Bring your own Device’ (BYOD) environment and require students from Grade 1 bring a personal learning device to school with them every day. An iPad is our recommended choice for Grades 1 to 5. We do have some school iPads available for younger children to use in class. A laptop is required from Grade 6 upwards. You can find our list of required applications in the student/family handbook, given to families after enrolment.

What do our additional mandatory curriculum fees include?

  • Field Trips throughout the year
  • Ski programme for grades 1-10
  • Residential camps for grades 3-10
  • Core fees for Grades 11-12 (IB DP Exams, IB Induction, Trips and University Guidance)

Optional Extras

Before and After School Care

CHF 15 per hour if booked in advance

CHF 18 per hour if booked on the day

School catered lunches

Highly recommended

PreK to Grade 1: CHF 2,600 per child per academic year

Grades 2-5: CHF 2,700 per child per academic year

Grades 6-12: CHF 2,800 per child per academic year

We are a nut-free school and can cater to students with other allergies and food intolerances. Please let us know if you have any specific food requirements.

Snacks

These can be purchased in the school restaurant

School Bus Service

Shuttle: Free shuttle bus to and from Allaman Train Station

Zone A: CHF 1,600 0-5km from school

Zone B : CHF 2,800 5-10km from school

Zone C: CHF 4,000 10-20km from school

Zone D: CHF 5,000 20km+ from school

For more details, please click here.

External Extra Curricular Activities

CHF 25 per session

Music Academy Extra Lessons

CHF 60 for 30 minute instrumental lessons

World Language Learning Centre

CHF 20 per child per hour in a group

CHF 75 per child per hour individual

Specific Learning Difference Support

Fees will vary depending on the nature of individual support required

Payment Terms

School fees are payable at least a month in advance of the beginning of the relevant term and may be reviewed annually.

Fees are payable in three instalments:

  • Term 1: 40% of Tuition Fees
  • Term 2: 30% of Tuition Fees
  • Term 3: 30% of Tuition Fees

The financial commitment is for the full academic year.

If you are departing from the school during the academic year, please use the withdrawal form and submit it before or on the given deadline.

Sibling Discount

We appreciate the financial commitment of parents enrolling multiple children into a new school, which is why we are happy to offer sibling discounts.

We apply discounts in order of descending age as follows:

  • 2nd child: a 5% reduction on the annual tuition fees
  • 3rd, and each subsequent child: a 10% reduction on the annual tuition fees

Payment

Moving to a new school (and sometimes a new country) can mean lots of changes for children and their families. Which is why we’ve made sure paying our school fees is as simple, straightforward and flexible as possible.

We have a number of payment options available, meaning you can choose the one that works best for you.

Payment types

You can pay for fees and tuition directly into the GEMS World Academy Switzerland via:

  • Cheque
  • Wire bank transfer
  • Online Payment

To ensure that you find it easy to pay admission and tuition fees on time, we're pleased to offer a number of payment options designed to suit families of all backgrounds.

Currencies

Payment must be made in Swiss Francs (CHF).

If you have any questions about our fees or our payment options, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Did You Know?

Our Sports Facilities include: Two indoor swimming pools, a multi-sports hall with viewing area, fitness and dance studios, a climbing wall, an international standard athletics track, a large all weather grass playing area with full size football pitch and a multiple use games area (MUGA). These facilities are open to parents as well as students and staff.

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Tiya K.

Tiya
Coming out of the Swiss public system, I was trying to pick out a school to go to. In hindsight, what made GEMS stand out above all the schools were the teachers. I had never before seen teachers who actually engage with students at such a high degree. I think that ALL teachers in this school are excellent educators.

World Language Learning Centre

Whether you are a Swiss resident or you are moving here from overseas, you’ll know that speaking another language means much more than just getting along in a different country or with different nationalities.