Our Vision

To offer a meeting place, fostering creativity and learning for children, opening their eyes to the world and its cultural diversity, with activities and events in a bilingual environment on the doorstep of Annecy, France and Switzerland. To offer parents and adults a place to gather and exchange ideas in a peaceful, warm, family atmosphere.


Teach children how to understand and respect Nature, to appreciate its importance and wealth.


In an evermore connected and complex world, develop one’s creativity, observe and understand, discover one’s talents.


Develop communication skills in a bilingual French/English context. Find the right balance between tradition and innovation, consolidate the foundations in order to better understand the concepts and tools of today and tomorrow.

Meet our team

Founded in 2017 by Christian, Sylvie and Clément Jarlov
Christian Jarlov

Christian Jarlov

Co-Founder, President and Director of Programs

Masters in Education – Linguistics applied to the study of languages.

After a career in Education in several countries, Christian is back in Savoie. Inspired by his last position as Head of a private bilingual school in California and by his career on different continents in International Education, he wishes to develop an original educational concept. His goal is to foster not only academic and artistic learning, but to promote character development and global awareness, also giving a place of choice to the love of learning and emotional intelligence. The goal of L’Academy is to offer an educational and cultural space offering multicultural activities along with the promotion of local culture in the Annecy region. Christian is convinced that the presence of the lake and mountains is a source of peace and inspiration and that it provides an energy conducive to innovation!

Clément Jarlov

Co-Founder – Scientific and Communication Advisor

Docteur ès Science (Phd)

Holder of a PhD in Quantum Physics, Clement contributes to the programs of L’Academy as a Scientific Advisor. He is interested in making Science available to children and to the general public to promote a better understanding of the challenges of today and tomorrow. He is passionate about ethical and citizenship values, as well as the importance of education in order to equip children with the means to master and overcome the challenges of the 21st century.

Friends of L'Academy

Artists, Musicians, authors and actors in the world of Culture and education who support L’Academy and may at some point participate in the “Artiste en Résidence” program or any other event. Click on the little man below to know more!


Selected articles from our blog

Welcome to our blog

Our posts are currently in French and at this point no translation is offered in English. Any volunteer to practise French and translate for us? Thank you for your patience…

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Where to find us

La Balme de Sillingy

L'Academy-Annecy est une association loi 1901.

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