Our Mission

About us

Jewish International School

Welcome to The Jewish International School of Geneva!


The Jewish International School is a new prestigious preschool located in state-of-the art facilities in the heart of the Rive Droite area of Geneva.The International Gan is opening in September of 2015 to provide to Jewish children from the age of 3 with a well-rounded tri-lingual education.

Now, at The Jewish International School, children will enjoy learning and exploring all the early childhood fundamentals, as well as a complete Judaïc and Hebrew language curriculum, in a warm and safe environment.

Our Pre-School and School

The Jewish International School is an educational environment like no other. It is the first Jewish international school worldwide, integrating a multi-lingual education together with Judaic studies, making our children proud of their heritage. Based on years of expertise in education*, passion and innovation, The International Gan offers your child an inspirational learning and growth opportunity in which he will thrive.

*The International Gan is part of the Habad Schools group, offering high quality education to the Jewish children of Geneva and surrounding areas since 1999.

Our philosophy

The objective of a good preschool program is to create a warm, healthy and happy environment where small children can grow and develop emotionally, cognitively and physically.

Our aim is to promote inquiring, knowledgeable, reflective and caring learners who develop personal skills that will help them become active leaders in tomorrow’s society.

Our Jewish values drive the curriculum, environment and school culture. We model and encourage kindness, respect, compassion, confidence and responsibility.

Preparation for life

Judaism teaches that the formative years of early childhood are vitally important. A child is viewed as a plant that we nurture with the utmost care, since the seedling's every experience will shape and color the quality of its matured self.

In early childhood, the seeds of learning, Jewish identity, curiosity and caring are planted. Our program spans a period of intense personal, social and academic growth. Our teachers guide the children and promote active learning, problem-solving, discovery of friendship and exploration of their new, expanded learning world. The classroom is a community in which Jewish values are modeled and reinforced and Hebrew language is introduced through songs, games, and simple conversation. The curriculum combines structured and unstructured activities that encourage young children's most important work-creative play. Every day is filled with art, music, stories, language, Jewish living, and hands-on exploration.

In this way we prepare students not only for their entrance in elementary school, but also for life.

Beautiful building and grounds

Our beautiful grounds boast a spacious garden with a specially-designed playground where children can play and enjoy the outdoors. Our interior is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art preschool furniture. The classrooms are spacious and have a large amount of natural light.

The indoor playrooms are furnished with high-quality games stimulating the children’s minds and physical well-being.

The art corner, music room, and gymnastics room are colorful, inviting, and are designed with the children’s best interests in mind.