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Ecole Mosaic, the bilingual and multicultural school in Champel, Geneva, has appointed Jean-François Lopez as its new Director General. Mr. Lopez will start on 16th August and joins from Institut International de Lancy, where he was Directeur des Sections Française et Bilingue Primaire. He replaces Sylvie Johannot, the founder of Ecole Mosaic, who is retiring.

Mr. Lopez has held senior leadership positions in international schools in Europe, the U.S. and Middle East over the past 15 years. He will bring very relevant experience to his new role, notably a deep understanding of bilingualism, which will ensure that Ecole Mosaic continues to develop its pioneering educational programme. Mr. Lopez is also passionate about multiculturalism and his diverse experience across the world will support the school’s mission to produce very open-minded students.

Sylvie Johannot, founder of Ecole Mosaic and outgoing Head of School said, “Jean-François is the perfect fit for Ecole Mosaic and I am very positive about the new ideas that he will bring, to ensure that the school keeps going from strength to strength.”

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She continues, “Stepping away from the school I founded 18 years ago was a big decision, however, I do so with great confidence about the future. Over the past 10 months, my team and I have been working very closely with the new owners of Ecole Mosaic, International Schools Partnership, and the arrival of Jean-François now opens an exciting new chapter. I am looking forward to helping ISP and Jean-François shape the future through continued involvement on an advisory basis.”

Jean-François Lopez, new Director General of Ecole Mosaic, said: “The opportunity to take up the position of Director General at Ecole Mosaic is a tremendously exciting one for me. I am really looking forward to bringing my experience to a wonderful school which has bilingualism and multiculturalism at its core.”

Philippe Grosskost, Managing Director, International Schools Partnership – Europe, commented: “Ecole Mosaic is an outstanding school and Sylvie’s approach to bilingual education has been ground-breaking. I am delighted that she will continue to contribute to the school’s future. Jean-François Lopez has outstanding experience and is exactly the right person to lead Ecole Mosaic forward.”

About Ecole Mosaic
Founded in 2004 by Sylvie Johannot, Ecole Mosaic was built on the key principle of providing a French-English bilingual and multicultural education for every child.

The school, located in the Champel area of Geneva, offers learning which is tailored to its pupils' individual needs, with small classes and teaching which alternates between French and English. The highly qualified and experienced staff understand each student, recognise their strengths and differences and help them develop as successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens of the future.

Ecole Mosaic welcomes students aged 3-12 from all over the world and different cultural traditions.


Ecole Mosaic
Avenue Dumas 23
1206 Genève

About International Schools Partnership
International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a growing group of international private schools around the world, all of which aim to be the school of choice in their local area. Learning is at the heart of everything we do for our students, colleagues and parents. We are committed to getting better, all the time.

ISP was founded by an experienced team of committed educationalists and commercial operators who have worked together over many years. The group currently comprises 56 schools in 16 countries with more than 7,500 staff and 50,000 students.


For further information, please contact:
Sylvie Johannot