b. 1924

The concept of an international school was first realized in Geneva in 1924. Geneva was the headquarters of the League of Nations, and the seat of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The European Office of the United Nations and other agencies also set up in Geneva following the end of the Second World War. It was fitting that Geneva became the birthplace of a school dedicated to the spirit of understanding between peoples. From three teachers and eight pupils in 1924, the school has continued to grow. Even now the school is changing with new buildings popping up to accomodate the ever increasing number of pupils.

The school itself has a number of beautiful old buildings including the "Château" the main building with the cafeteria, the library and gate house and the boarders lodgings, all set in a very attractive wooded area of the "Grande Boissière" estate.

I have many fond memories of Ecolint (and many not so fond) from third grade to thirteenth grade. The friends, the fights, and fondues helped mold many pupils towards a belief and understanding of international kinship. I am sure that many other FPs (Alumni) will agree that the spirit of Ecolint lives on.

If you are a former student of Ecolint, you may be interested to know that there is a web page and discussion group devoted to Alumni.

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