Our Graduates Before & After

Impressive IB resultsclass of 2022

Haut-Lac IBDP students aim high and succeed with consistently high pass rates and results well-above the world average.

The Class of 2022 is no exception. With an average score of 36.04 points in the standard IB Diploma, they earned themselves a place among the world’s top scorers.

And what of the bilingual IB Diploma?

Our 13 bilingual candidates all passed that too and are now reaping the benefits at universities in Switzerland and around the world.

Impressive IB results

ABOUT OURGraduates

Haut-Lac’s location and its highly diverse, international student body give students a wealth of opportunities to examine their own and other cultures in a global context. These experiences remain in the memories of our students as they move on to further education and into adult life.

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Our curriculum leader, form tutors and teachers work proactively with individual students and their parents from Lower Secondary through to Upper Secondary and after graduation to ensure they make informed choices for the future. Together, we map out the content and curriculum that suits your child’s needs, challenges them to do better, and sets them up for their next educational or professional steps.

Students are given the chance to meet and talk to representatives from universities around the world both at university fairs in the area and on our Roches Grises campus to make them aware of the options available to them. In addition, our Higher Education Guidance Counsellor works closely with each of our DP2 students throughout the university application process to ensure all requirements and deadlines are met.

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Nick Pournaras

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We are proud of the 480+ students who have completed their schooling with us.  All have achieved commendable results with regard to university acceptance and entry, and have been equally successful in a wide range of professions and postgraduate degrees.

As a non-selective IB World School, we give all students the chance to complete the IB Diploma Programme if they wish to do so and most take it on. Our last four years, Haut-Lac graduates have obtained an average of 34 points (versus a world average of 29.6 points) out of a total 45 points in the IBDP.

Their determination to succeed, however, goes beyond the IBDP. They will stop at nothing to get to whether they want to go, making it onto under- and postgraduate courses at Russell Group, Ivy League and Oxbridge universities, among others, every year.  See the long list of reputed universities attended by our graduates below.


  • ETHZ Zurich
  • EPFL Lausanne
  • HEC Geneva
  • University of Geneva
  • University of Bern
  • University of Lausanne
  • University of Neuchâtel
  • University of St. Gallen
  • University of Zürich
  • University of Lugano
  • HSG St Gallen
  • Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne
  • Business School of Lausanne
  • Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne
  • Ecole de Multimédia et d’Art de Fribourg
  • Geneva Design School
  • Haute Ecole de la Santé La Source
  • IPGL Lausanne
  • Les Roches Hotel School – Glion
  • Les Roches Hotel School – Sierre
  • Università de la Svizzera Italiana
  • USI Accademia di Architettura

United Kingdom

  • Abertay University
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Aston University, Birmingham
  • Barking and Dagenham College
  • Bath Spa University
  • Bishop Burton College
  • Bournemouth University
  • Brighton Institute of Modern Music
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Cardiff University
  • City University London
  • Coventry University
  • De Montfort University
  • Duchy College, Cornwall
  • Durham University
  • European School of Osteopathy
  • Falmouth University
  • Goldsmiths University
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • Hull University
  • University College London
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Nottingham
  • King’s College London
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London School of Economics
  • London South Bank University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Middlesex University
  • Newcastle University
  • Norland College, Bath
  • Northumbria University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Plymouth University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Queen’s University, Belfast
  • Royal Holloway University of London
  • Royal Veterinary College
  • SOAS University of Londoon
  • Southampton Solent University
  • St. Martin’s College of Art, London
  • Staffordshire University
  • Swansea University
  • Teesside University
  • The Arts University College Bournemouth
  • The University of Aberdeen
  • The University of Birmingham
  • The University of Bristol
  • The University of Glasgow
  • The University of Kent
  • The University of Liverpool
  • The University of Manchester
  • The University of Nottingham
  • The University of Sheffield
  • The University of Stirling
  • The University of Warwick
  • The University of West London
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Arts London
  • University of Bath
  • University of East Anglia
  • Universityy of Chichester
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Derby
  • University of Dundee
  • University of East London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Essex
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Lincoln
  • University of Reading
  • Universty of South Wales
  • Universty of Southampton
  • Universty of St Andrews
  • Universty of Stirling
  • Universty of Surrey
  • Universty of Sussex
  • Universty of West of England, Bristol
  • Universty of Westminster, London
  • Universty of Worcester
  • Universty of York


  • Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • University College Cork, Ireland
  • University College Dublin, Ireland
  • University of Limerick, Ireland


  • ESJ, Paris, France
  • ESMOD, Paris, France
  • Institut Supérieur Européen de Gestion, Lille, France
  • Métamorphose, école de maquillage, Strasbourg, France


  • Europese Economische Hogeschool, Belgium
  • University of Leuven, Belgium


  • KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • LMU Munich, Germany
  • University of Bamberg, Germany
  • University of Bonn, Germany
  • University of Munich, Germany
  • University of Television and Film, Munich, Germany
  • University of Wurzburg, Germany

Other Countries in Europe

  • Academia Europea di Firenze, Italy
  • Erasmus University, Netherlands
  • ESADE, Spain
  • Hotelschool The Hague, Netherlands
  • IE University, Madrid, Spain
  • International University of Monaco, Monaco
  • Les Roches Hotel School, Marbella, Spain
  • Maastricht University School of Business, Netherlands
  • Minerve Art Academy, Italy
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
  • University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • University of Helsinki, Finland
  • University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart


  • University of Toronto
  • University of British Columbia
  • University de Sherbrooke Quebec
  • Tyndale University College
  • Nipissing University
  • The Art Institute of Seattle
  • McGill University, Montreal
  • McMaster, Ontario
  • Queen’s University, Ontario
  • Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto
  • University of Western Ontario

United States

  • American University, Washington DC
  • Boston College, Massachusetts
  • Brown University
  • California College of the Arts
  • Chapman University, California
  • Clark University, Massachusetts
  • Concordia College, Texas
  • Cornell University
  • Drew University, New Jersey
  • Eckerd College, Florida
  • El School of Professional Make-Up, Los Angeles
  • Elon University, North Carolina
  • Emerson College, Massachusetts
  • Fordham University, New York
  • George Washington University, DC
  • Harvard University
  • Ithaca College, New York
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  • Michigan State University
  • New York University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northeastern University, Massachusetts
  • Pitzer College, Los Angeles
  • Purdue University, India
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, New York
  • Rollins College, Florida
  • Santa Clara University, California
  • Skidmore College, New York
  • St Andrews University, North Carolina
  • Stanford University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey
  • Suffolk University, Massachusetts
  • Syracuse University
  • Tufts University, Massachusetts
  • Tulane University, Louisiana
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota Duluth
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • University of Notre Dame, Indiana
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Virginia
  • Villanova University, Pennsylvania
  • Wake Forest University, North Carolina
  • Yale University

other countries in the world

  • Assumption University, Thailand
  • Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines
  • Philippines-Diliman
  • University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico
  • Universidad de Santiago, Chile
  • Universidad Nacional de Asunciòn, Paraguay


Nadim Sherif

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After 13 years spent at Haut-Lac, I graduated the IB, and went on to pursue a Bachelors in Business Administration at Lancaster University and ICADE Madrid.

Since then, I’ve been a Co-founding Partner at Kognity, one of Sweden’s fastest growing EdTech companies, set to radically improve learning for the 1.5 billion school students.

Since our launch in 2014, we’ve worked with +20% of IB schools globally, and supported over 200’000 IB, IGCSE and GCSE students in 100 countries around the world.

My time at Haut-Lac and studying the IB has not only shaped my passion for learning, but also provided me with the tools required to be a young entrepreneur.

Alex Fairweather

I attended Haut-Lac for most of my primary and secondary educational years (from 5 to 18 years) and graduated in 2009. Upon completing my university studies and a yearlong placement with the Hilton Hotel Group, I had a change of heart and decided to pursue a career outside of the Hospitality industry.

With the support of my University, I applied for a wide range of roles and found myself working for Duff & Phelps, a global financial advisory firm who encouraged me to pursue a career in finance. After 3 and half years of balancing full-time employment and studies, I am now a chartered accountant with full membership to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The IB encourages students to be ‘risk takers’, and I believe that studying the IB at Haut-Lac gave me the right platform and ability to take the risk to try something new!

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Nutcha Mabillard

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After graduating from Haut-Lac in 2007, I went on to study at the École Hôtelière de Lausanne and finally to work in Events Management for Montreux Casino, Swiss International Airlines and a non-profit association. Since 2016, I have been working in the Congress and Events department of the European Respiratory Society. We organise about 60 events all over Europe, including the annual congress which welcomes approximately 22’000 people in a different city every year.

Haut-Lac enabled me to grow up in an international environment, which prepared me for the environment I would find at EHL and at my current work place. Being surrounded by people from many countries helped me to be open-minded, curious about other cultures and flexible when working with different nationalities, which is key in my every day work.

AboutOther Avenues

Whilst most of our graduates go straight into higher education, some head straight into professional life such as our Class of 2010 graduate, Isabelle Buchbinder, who went into the world of start-ups. Others have also taken gap years to complete their Swiss military service such as Class of 2015 graduate Alexis Piralli, or to follow their passion like Class of 2012 graduate Jessica Grange, who let her love for animals take her from working on ranches in Latin America to becoming a professional pet photographer in the UK.