Ecole Chantemerle Switzerland – Academic Excellence in a Family Environment

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Chantemerle – Private School in Switzerland

Looking for a small yet superb private school in Switzerland? Look no further! Founded in 1966 by the Wegmüller family, Ecole Chantemerle is a private boarding school offering academic excellence in a personalized family environment.



Beautifully located in nature, overlooking lake Geneva in the French part of Switzerland (90 km from Geneva), Chantemerle offers a well balanced learning environment where personal enrichment through sports, art and culture is as important as academic success.

School Info:

Chantemerle has a proven history of excellence in over 50 years of its existence. The school offers a private boarding and day school for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 18. The boarding facilities are offered on a 5-day or 7-day basis, with some students returning home on weekends.

Boarding students are housed in comfortable 2, 3 or 4-bedded rooms according to their age, gender and friendship. A great team of dedicated and hard-working teachers, educators and support staff strive to ensure that every child has the best educational experience they can possibly have.

Day students also observe a similar schedule with the boarders at no added cost. Chantemerle offers a reliable shuttle service from the Blonay Train Station daily to the school for day students. With a team of experienced and dedicated teachers, educators and other support staff, students at Chantemerle are adequately nurtured towards achieving their potentials.


At Chantemerle, we aim at educating and nurturing every child, ensuring they acquire the knowledge, life skills and attitudes to fulfill their potential and be successful in the future. Chantemerle offers the following academic programs:

Elementary and middle school program: The main objective is to prepare students to pursue higher studies in Switzerland. Courses are taught in French. Chantemerle prepares for the French National Brevet, the Swiss and international high schools entrance exams as well as language certifications (DELF, Cambridge and Goethe). Chantemerle also offers Advanced Preparation Program in Mathematics, French, German as well as in Economics / Law. This Advanced Preparation Program offers high performing students an additional challenge and a stronger basis for future university studies and careers.

French Immersion program: this program is designed for foreign students willing to learn French fast and to validate a full academic year in Switzerland.

High school resident program (IB diploma and Swiss Federal Matura): In partnership with two highly respected private day schools, students ages 13 to 19 can enter the Swiss Federal Matura or the International Baccalaureate (IB) program while being full time resident at Chantemerle.

Sports & Studies: Ideally suited for students aged 12 to 18 who wants to pursue both competition-level sports (ski, soccer or basketball) and academic achievements.

Summer and Winter Educational Camps:

Throughout the school year and during the Summer, Chantemerle hosts residential educational camps for individual students and school groups

• Languages courses (French, English, German)

• « Inventors for a better world » (Science & entrepreneurship)

• Juventus Summer Soccer camp

• NBA star Thabo Sefolosha basketball camp

You can find more information about Summer Camp .

Our Core Values:

• Encouraging a positive attitude towards life, developing self-confidence, responsibility and autonomy

• Recognizing individual learning differences and potential in a spirit of success for all

• Developing a sense of meaning and moral purpose, and the accomplishment of valued goals

• Promoting healthy living and appreciation of nature



  • Scholarships

    International student / Sports / Academic

  • Primary to middle school: full board + tuition (boarding school)

    CHF 30'500 to 42'500

  • Primary to middle school: tuition only (day school)

    CHF 18'500 to 20'500

  • 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

  • Teaching Environment

    • Total enrollment

      50 boarders + 15 day school

    • Setting


    • Average class size


    • Programmes of Study

      • Academic programmes

        French National Brevet des Collèges / language certifications (DELF, Cambridge, Goethe) / Swiss Matura / IB Diploma

      • 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

      • Languages

        • Main language

          French / Bilingual English and French

        • Language courses offered

          English / Farsi / French / Mandarin / Japanese / Russian / German / Spanish

        • Pupils

          • Girls


          • Boys


          • Age of entry

            5 +

          • Age of entry to boarding houses


          • University Preparation

            • Career counselling


            • Senior School Counselling


            • Boarding

              • Full boarding


              • Day pupils


              • Flexi-boarding


              • Weekly boarding


              • Occasional boarding


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