Swiss Alps School with French & English Sections - Beau Soleil

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International Boarding School in the Swiss Alps - Beau Soleil

Prestigious co-educational private school in Villars-sur-Ollon with English and French curriculum and challenging co-curricular activities including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya! At Beau Soleil, it is what you do that counts.

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Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil was founded back in 1910, making it one of Switzerland’s oldest private boarding schools and one of the most scenic given its stunning setting in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

Over 40 nationalities between the ages of 11 and 18 are welcomed in the Villars-sur-Ollon campus and encouraged on a daily basis to strive for excellence. The academic curriculum is provided in French and English. Students opting for the first must sit the Diplôme National du Brevet and the French Baccalaureate while students going for the latter take the IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate.

Careers and university guidance is provided for students in the senior years with many pursuing higher education in the UK and USA. With a student to teacher ratio of 4:1, all students’ progress is closely monitored to ensure they reach their full potential.

The emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of students is an intrinsic part of the school’s philosophy and the vast co-curricular offer is committed to instilling in students the values of hard work and ambition. From outdoor challenges, to expeditions to Mount Kilimanjaro, they learn invaluable life skills that help them overcome the pressure and difficulties found in everyday life.

Students are also encouraged to play sports – the school has its own outdoor pool – and join clubs – with more than 40 clubs offered, including yoga, cooking, bird watching, or choir.

A home away from home boarding experience is provided with students grouped in houses according to age and gender. Younger students have a dedicated junior section while older students are accommodated in the main building or in chalets near the school grounds. All the houses are supervised by resident staff.

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FACILITIES

Tuition

  • Boarding Tuition

    CHF 98500

  • Scholarships

    Not available

  • Academics

    • GCSE pass rate

      30% A-A*

    • Oxbridge entrance

      1%

    • Russell group entrance

      21%

    • University entrance

      95%

    • Teaching Environment

      • Total enrollment

        240

      • Setting

        Mountain Resort

      • Teacher - student ratio

        1:4

      • Average class size

        10 - 12

      • Programmes of Study

        • Academic programmes

          French Brevet / High School Diploma / ESL / EAL / French Baccalaureate / iGCSE / IB Diploma

        • Extracurricular programmes

          Golf / Choirs / Badminton / yoga / snowboarding / Dance / Film Club / Debating society / Chess / Table tennis / Basketball / Horse-riding / Tennis / Swimming / Music / Art / Theatre / Football / Alpine Skiing / Round Square

        • Languages

          • Main language

            English / French

          • Language courses offered

            Spanish / German / Italian / Russian / Japanese / Mandarin / Arabic / ESL / EAL / Portuguese / French

          • Pupils

            • Girls

              Yes

            • Boys

              Yes

            • Age of entry

              11+

            • Age of entry to boarding houses

              11+

            • University Preparation

              • Preparation course

                UCAS Preparation

              • University counselling

                Yes

              • Boarding

                • Full boarding

                  Yes

                • Day pupils

                  No

                • Flexi-boarding

                  No

                • Weekly boarding

                  No

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