présentation de l'AVDEP

AVDEP is :

An associative network – non-profit-making and apolitical – of private schools, regrouping general teaching and professional training organisms, day or boarding schools, established in the canton of Vaud and addressed to pupils and students of all age and origin, without discrimination of race or confession.

A panel of teaching programmes of higher education training syllabus and educational services in a prestigious multi-cultural environment. Diplomas, recognised worldwide, certify the quality and the reputation of the pedagogical stamp « Swiss-Schools ».

A group of boarding schools with international vocation and renown which offer a frame, high-level educational conditions and performances, responding to the needs and requirements of all nature and all origin.

The reference and the legitimacy for certifications-quality such as EFQM, EduQua, ECI, ISO, etc., and also the affiliation and support to the Swiss Federation of Private Schools (FSEP) and the European Federation of Private Schools (FEDE).

A centre of competences and thought regarding education, law, management and communication which offers advice and services to its members, using the experience of all of them to help everyone.

A convinced lobby and renowned partner of official authorities and public services, which asserts and defends the legitimacy and the independence of the private sector.

A dynamic and active network of directors, bosses of SME, who work in solidarity to the development and the success of the private schools of our canton and contribute to the quality and the innovation in terms of education.

A permanent office of information, orientation and advice at the service of all, parents, students, adults who wish to realize their projects of formation in one or another of our schools.

1940 AVDEP
creation date
57 Schools in the
Canton of Vaud
15 Different degrees
historique et activités

History and activities

a quality-required tradition

Its history

On 23rd November 1940, some head-teachers of private schools join in association.

The border-countries are at war and the private schools suffer from its consequences, mainly because of the decrease in the number of foreign pupils due to the closing of the frontiers, the replacement of teachers, etc. The association aims to the defend its members’ interests, among which a state facilitated entry of foreign students, a better collaboration between State and Private schools as well as the creation of a Corporation of private education of Vaud, officially approved by the State Council on 28th October 1945. It also requires high-quality education as well as a tolerant-minded approach.

activités de l'AVDEP

Its activities

Over sixty years later, the Association – which gathers about fifty schools – has the same targets.

In the eighties, it creates an official and free school service meant to inform and direct both parents and students towards its member-schools which offer plenty of preschool, school, professional and cultural programmes, various and efficient educational methods, personalised supervision allowing for each pupil to find a curriculum best-adapted to his/her needs and personal development as well as to reach his/her own targets.

At national level, private schools gather in a Swiss Federation of Private Schools (FSEP) with about 250 members. This federation aims to maintain the private schools’ fame, to improve education and up-bringing, to defend its members’ professional interests as well as to promote solidarity and experience exchange.

At European level, the AVDEP is a member of the European Federation of Schools, involved in the creation of European degrees, and is endowed with the participative status at the European Council as a Non-Governmental Organisation.

The AVDEP offers interested parents and students a free information service. It gives all necessary information about the different schools, their characteristics and their curriculum. Its consultation implies no obligation on the part of the parents. The AVDEP is thus able to guide possibly interested students at best..

Its pedagogies

The teachers take active part in the school’s life and its development, in the drafting of programmes as well as in their application, which explains their involvement in and dedication to their job. Therefore, private schools increasingly become places both respectful of tradition and inclined to research and innovation in order to improve their teaching, thus adapting to the socio-cultural and economical evolution as well as to the labour-market.

présentation de l;

Comité et statuts

Mr Jean-Louis Dubler


Mrs Bernadette Kaba

Vice President

Mr Philippe de Korodi

Mrs Malika Lazreg

Mr Marc-Frédéric Ott

Mrs Eve-Marie Koehler

Mrs Françoise Roch

Mr Claudio Chiarini

Swiss Private Schools

The « carte culture »
Swiss Private Schools

AVDEP is pleased to inform you about her special offer, thanks to a partnership with some theaters in Lake Geneva region.
From the 2013 academic year and when presenting their carte culture Swiss Private Schools, students belonging to AVDEP schools attend our partners shows a the price of CHF 8.-.

Find below our partners
and their program

AVDEP wishes you a pleasent time