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13 boarding schools found

Chantemerle // Montreux +

Location: Beautifully located in nature, overlooking lake Geneva in the French part of Switzerland (90 km from Geneva), Chantem...



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High school (Swiss Matura or IB diploma): full board + tuition (boarding school)
year all inclusive/50,000 - 65,000 CHF full board + tuition/*Residency program in collaboration with the Haut-Lac and Alphalif schools
Primary to middle school: tuition only (day school)
CHF 18'500 to 20'500
Primary to middle school: full board + tuition (boarding school)
CHF 30'500 to 42'500
Scholarships
International student/Sports/Academic
Average class size
12
Total enrollment
50 boarders + 15 day school
Setting
village
Extracurricular programmes
Ballroom dancing/Circus skills/Survival skills/Juventus soccer academy/Swiss Ski Academy/Fitness/Drama/Martial Arts/Archery/Choirs/Badminton/Film Club/Chess/Basketball/Tennis/Swimming/Sailing/Music/Art/Theatre/Football/Etiquette
Academic programmes
French National Brevet des Collèges/language certifications (DELF, Cambridge, Goethe)/Swiss Matura/IB Diploma
Main language
French/Bilingual English and French
Language courses offered
English/Farsi/French/Mandarin/Japanese/Russian/German/Spanish
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
5 +
Age of entry to boarding houses
5+
Career counselling
Yes
Senior School Counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes
Occasional boarding
Yes

Collège & Lycée Saint-Charles // Canton of Jura +

Location: Established in the year 1897, Collège & Lycée Saint-Charles is located in an exceptional setting in Ajoie, in the S...



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Scholarships
Not available
Boarding Tuition
CHF 47,000 (7 days)/CHF 32,700 (5 days)
Day Tuition
CHF 30,000 (IB MYP)/CHF 24,000 (Lycée Bilingual)/CH 21,900 (Lycée French)/CHF 19,500 (Secondary)/CHF 14,400 (Primary)
University entrance
100%
Total enrollment
189
Setting
village
Teacher - student ratio
1:8
Average class size
14
Extracurricular programmes
Drama/Golf/Choirs/Badminton/Dance/Film Club/Chess/Table tennis/Basketball/Horse-riding/Tennis/Swimming/Art/Theatre/Football
Academic programmes
IB Candidate school (Middle Years currently, Diploma Program anticipated 2020)/Swiss Matura
Main language
English/French/Bilingual English and French
Language courses offered
German/Italian/Mandarin/Latin/ESL / EAL/French
Age of entry to boarding houses
8 +
Age of entry
8+
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
University counselling
Yes
Career counselling
Yes
Senior School Counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes

Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil // Villars +

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 g...



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Boarding Tuition
CHF 98500
Scholarships
Not available
GCSE pass rate
30% A-A*
Oxbridge entrance
1%
Russell group entrance
21%
University entrance
95%
Average class size
10 - 12
Teacher - student ratio
1:4
Setting
Mountain Resort
Total enrollment
240
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
Academic programmes
French Brevet/High School Diploma/ESL / EAL/ French Baccalaureate/iGCSE/IB Diploma
Main language
English/French
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Italian/Russian/Japanese/Mandarin/Arabic/ESL / EAL/Portuguese/French
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
11+
Age of entry to boarding houses
11+
Preparation course
UCAS Preparation
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
No
Flexi-boarding
No
Weekly boarding
No

Collège Champittet // Lausanne +

Collège Champittet is located just 2 minutes away on foot from Lake Geneva, offering its students the perfect environment to undergo primary and secondary ed...



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Day Tuition
CHF 9,600-30,110
Boarding Tuition
CHF 70,000-90,000
Setting
Urban
Academic programmes
IB Diploma/Swiss Matura/English Curriculum/French Curriculum/ French Baccalaureate
Extracurricular programmes
Football/Theatre/Art/Music/Sailing/Swimming/Tennis/Basketball/Dance/Netball/Badminton/Choirs
Main language
English/Bilingual English and French
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Italian/Russian/Latin/ESL / EAL/French
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
3 +
Age of entry to boarding houses
12+
Preparation course
Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes

Ecole d'Humanité // the Swiss Alps +

The gorgeous natural surroundings of Ecole d’Humanité make this private secondary school one of the most desirable in Switzerland. Located in Has...



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Scholarships
Available
Boarding Tuition
CHF 50,000
Day Tuition
CHF 25,000
Setting
Rural
Total enrollment
130
Teacher - student ratio
1:5
Average class size
6 - 10
Main language
English/German
Language courses offered
German/ESL / EAL/French
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
12+
Age of entry to boarding houses
14+
Preparation course
UCAS Preparation
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes

Hochalpines Institut Ftan // Engadine +

Location: The HIF is located in the quiet and secure atmosphere of Engadine above Ftan, a charming village in the Swiss canton of...



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Day Tuition
CHF 20,600 - 32,400
Boarding Tuition
CHF 50,980 - 83,500
Teacher - student ratio
1:4
Setting
village
Total enrollment
80
Average class size
6
Extracurricular programmes
Alpine Snowboard/Drama/Biathlon/Cross- country Skiing/Alpine Skiing/Golf/Choirs/Badminton/Ice hockey/Tennis/Swimming/Music/Art/Football/Freestyle Ski & Snowboard
Academic programmes
College Integration Year/Bilingual Swiss Matura/Common Entrance Exam/Swiss Matura/GCSE
Main language
German/Bilingual German and English
Language courses offered
German/Italian/French/Romansh
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
12+
Age of entry to boarding houses
12+
University counselling
Yes
Career counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes

Institut La Gruyère // Fribourg +

Location: Situated in the centre of Switzerland in Gruyères, Institut La Gruyère features an alluring and welcoming atmosphere fo...



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Day Tuition
From CHF 18'900 to 28'500
Boarding Tuition
From CHF 39'000 to 47'250
Scholarships
Not available
University entrance
90%
Total enrollment
75 - 85
Setting
village
Teacher - student ratio
1:8
Average class size
8 - 12
Extracurricular programmes
Dance/Film Club/Table tennis/Basketball/Horse-riding/Tennis/Swimming/Music/Art/Theatre/Football/Badminton/Drama
Academic programmes
Intensive French language course/Secondary school/ French Baccalaureate/Swiss Matura
Language courses offered
ESL / EAL/Latin/Russian/Italian/German/Spanish/French
Main language
Bilingual English and French/French
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
11+
Age of entry to boarding houses
13+
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes

International School of Schaffhausen // Schaffhausen +

47 nationalities are represented in the student body at the International School of Schaffhausen. The school community is culturally diverse, with many l...



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Scholarships
Academic
Day Tuition
CHF 28,500
Boarding Tuition
CHF 21,000
University entrance
95%
Average class size
12
Total enrollment
270
Setting
Semi-rural
Teacher - student ratio
1:8
Extracurricular programmes
Art/Theatre/Football/Rugby/Basketball/Rowing/Choirs
Academic programmes
ESL / EAL/IB Diploma
Main language
English
Language courses offered
German/Mandarin/ESL / EAL/French
Age of entry to boarding houses
16+
Age of entry
16+
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
Preparation course
Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes

Le Régent College // Crans Montana +

Through a rigorous approach to teaching and learning, The College aims to help students become well-rounded, internationally-minded young men and women. ...



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Scholarships
Some means-tested bursaries are available
Boarding Tuition
CHF 60,000 - 85,000
Day Tuition
CHF 30,000 - 11,000
Average class size
14
Teacher - student ratio
1:8
Total enrollment
Junior 100, Senior 230
Setting
Ski Resort
Academic programmes
GCSE/IB Diploma/ESL / EAL
Extracurricular programmes
Cultural Outings/Outdoor Education/Aerobics/Golf/Choirs/Cross-country/Athletics/Cricket/Dance/Debating society/Chess/Table tennis/Basketball/Horse-riding/Volleyball/Tennis/Swimming/Music/Art/Theatre/Football/Hockey/Skiing/Rugby
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Italian/Russian/Mandarin/ESL / EAL/French
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
Age of entry
5 +
Age of entry to boarding houses
7+
Preparation course
Yes - Oxbridge/UCAS Preparation/Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Occasional boarding
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Full boarding
Yes

Lemania College // Lausanne +

Since 1908, the school has provided an outstanding education for more about 150,000 students, each of whom has benefited from the highest standards of teaching ...



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Boarding Tuition
From CHF 37,700
Day Tuition
CHF 18,000 - 27,000 per year
Scholarships
Academic
University entrance
70%
French Baccalaureate
100% pass rate
Average class size
15-19
Total enrollment
1100
Setting
Urban
Academic programmes
French Baccalaureate/Swiss Matura/IB Diploma/A-Level/Summer Camps/Language Certificates (Cambridge, DELF, Goethe)
Extracurricular programmes
Golf/Badminton/Rowing/Weekend social and activities programme/Cricket/Dance/Film Club/Debating society/Table tennis/Basketball/Tennis/Swimming/Sailing/Music/Art/Theatre/Football/Hockey/Rugby
Main language
Bilingual English and French/French/English
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Italian/Russian/Japanese/Mandarin/Arabic/Portuguese/French
Age of entry to boarding houses
15
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
14+
Preparation course
Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes

Lycée Töpffer // Geneva +

Conveniently located in Florissant – a short drive away from the city centre – Lycée Töpffer is one of the best francophone schools in Geneva for boys and gi...



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Boarding Tuition
school fees included/CHF 47,000 including weekends/CHF 36,000 without weekends
Day Tuition
CHF 14,800 to CHF 22,800
University entrance
100%
Average class size
17
Setting
Urban
Total enrollment
220
Extracurricular programmes
Robotics/Ice skating/Alpine Skiing/Athletics/Badminton/Chess/Table tennis/Basketball/Swimming/Music/Art/Theatre/Football/Rugby/Informatics
Academic programmes
From CM1 to Terminale (French Baccalaureate)/French national curriculums
Language courses offered
English/French/Portuguese/ESL / EAL/Latin/Arabic/Mandarin/Russian/Italian/German/Spanish/French for non-French speakers/English for native English speakers/Availability of other languages on demand
Main language
French
Age of entry to boarding houses
11+
Age of entry
9+
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
Preparation course
Preparation course for scientific studies/Yes - other universities/Yes - US universities/Yes - UK universities
University counselling
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Full boarding
Yes

St. George's International School // Montreux +

From its very foundation back in 1927, St. George’s International School was designed as an egalitarian institution where children from all over the world co...



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Russell group entrance
6/43
Oxbridge entrance
2%
University entrance
99% of pupils
Average class size
16/20
Teacher - student ratio
1:9
Setting
Urban
Total enrollment
approx 450
Extracurricular programmes
Choirs/Badminton/Cricket/Film Club/Debating society/Chess/Basketball/Tennis/Swimming/Music/Art/Theatre/Football/Skiing/Rugby
Academic programmes
ESL / EAL/US High School Diploma/IB Diploma/GCSE
Main language
Bilingual English and French
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Italian/Russian/Japanese/Mandarin/Arabic/ESL / EAL/Portuguese/French
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
3 +
Age of entry to boarding houses
9 +
Preparation course
Careers guidance/UCAS Preparation
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes

Surval Montreux // Montreux +

Surval Montreux is a small international boarding school for girls between the ages of 13 and 19 offering internationally recognised academic programmes and ...



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Boarding Tuition
CHF 72,750 (Foundation Year)/CHF 81,480 (American High School/IGCSE/A-Levels/Pre-University)
Total enrollment
60
Teacher - student ratio
1:6
Extracurricular programmes
Tennis/Music/Art/Theatre/Football/Horse-riding/Table tennis/Debating society/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Dance/Cookery
Academic programmes
ESL / EAL/US High School Diploma/GCSE/A-Level
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Italian/Russian/ESL / EAL/French
Age of entry to boarding houses
13+
Age of entry
13+
Girls
girls-only
University counselling
Yes
Preparation course
Careers guidance/UCAS Preparation
Day pupils
No
Full boarding
Yes
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