It is important to encourage the students to eat a well-balanced meal and to develop healthy eating habits. At ISL, we allow students to bring their packed lunch or we provide optional hot meals at lunchtime.

Novae, a local catering company of excellent repute, provides nutritious meals at competitive prices. Adherence to the Swiss Fourchette Verte programme further guarantees the quality of the food on offer. Our Fourchette Verte menu was also awarded the “Fait Maison” (Homemade) label. Additionally, the cafeteria aims to provide a relaxed dining environment.

A menu includes a starter, a main dish, and a dessert. Students who are still hungry after eating their menu can ask to be served a second helping of the same menu. To remain in compliance with the Fourchette Verte label, only vegetables and starch will be served again. The second service cannot contain proteins (meat, fish, eggs). Students should go back to the self-service and ask the cafeteria staff.


Primary School

Subscriptions for the cafeteria hot lunches are made online and can be contracted for specific days of the week. A trial week is also available upon request for students who wish to experience the cafeteria service before registering.

Students are served the Fourchette Verte menu at the cafeteria at table during two sittings with the following costs:

  • Reception 3 and Reception 4 menu: CHF 8.70
  • Years 1 to Year 6 menu: CHF 11.20

Students who have signed up for cafeteria hot lunches are provided with a picnic when they leave on a day excursion.

Reception 3 and 4 classes operate a morning snack system whereby parents supply a snack for the whole class on a rota basis. However, in Years 1 to 6, students should bring their own morning snack.

Secondary School

Students are provided with a cafeteria card when they enter Secondary School. This card is credited by parents using an online account. Students then use the card to purchase items from the cafeteria.

Students have access to the cafeteria during the morning recess and at lunchtime during two sittings. For lunch, they can purchase a menu for the price of CHF 12.20.

The students have access to the self-service area and have the choice of  three menus: Fourchette Verte, Around the World and Contemporary. A vegetarian option is offered as part of at least one of the menus. Additionally a salad buffet is available, priced in terms of weight, as well as a sandwich bar. Healthy snacks, like fresh fruits, yogurts, bakery products, and cereal bars are sold in the cafeteria.

During the morning and lunch recesses, Years 12 and Year 13 students also have access to the South Building Café which provides take-away meals and snacks.


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