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15 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

College du Léman // Geneva +

With nearly 1,900 students from over 100 nationalities, Collège du Léman International School Geneva is Switzerland’s largest private for-profit K-12 school....



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Boarding Tuition
CHF 89,500
Day Tuition
CHF 22,130 – 34,200
Maturité suisse
100% pass rate
IB Diploma Average
33.5
French Baccalaureate
100% pass rate
Setting
Suburban
Total enrollment
1000+
Average class size
16/18
Academic programmes
A-Level/GCSE/IB Diploma/Swiss Matura/ESL/US High School Diploma/IELTS/TOEFL/ French Baccalaureate/AP Diploma
Extracurricular programmes
Rugby/Skiing/Hockey/Football/Theatre/Art/Music/Tennis/Volleyball/Basketball/Dance/snowboarding/Athletics
Language courses offered
ESL / EAL/Mandarin/Italian/German/Spanish/French
Main language
Bilingual English and French/French/English
Age of entry to boarding houses
8 +
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
2 +
Preparation course
Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes

Institut Montana // Zurich +

Just an hour away from Zurich and built on a 60-acre campus in the gorgeous Zugerberg Mountain, the Swiss and International Boarding and Day School Institut ...



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Boarding Tuition
53 800 - 67 500 CHF
Day Tuition
26 200 - 31 400 CHF
Setting
Urban
Total enrollment
ca. 320
Average class size
max. 15 (12 in Bilingual Elementary)
Academic programmes
IB Diploma/Swiss Matura/Bilingual Elementary
Main language
English/Bilingual German and English
Language courses offered
Spanish/Italian/Russian/ESL / EAL/French/DAZ
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
4 +
Age of entry to boarding houses
10+
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
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

Lemania-Verbier International School // Verbier +

Lemania-Verbier International School has a unique setting and an ideal educational atmosphere, and offers an outstanding education system characterised by the h...



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Day Tuition
CHF 23,880 - 36,500
Boarding Tuition
CHF 39,500 - 49,500
Setting
Mountain Village/Ski Resort
Extracurricular programmes
Craft & Knitting/Choirs/snowboarding/Dance/Chess/Basketball/Ice hockey/Horse-riding/Volleyball/Tennis/Swimming/Art/Football/Skiing/Ice skating/Climbing
Academic programmes
IB Diploma
Language courses offered
Russian/Chinese
Main language
French/English
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
3 +
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes

Leysin American School // the Swiss Alps +

Set in its stunningly beautiful Alpine location overlooking the Rhone valley, the village of Leysin makes an excellent home for this excellent co-educational...



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Boarding Tuition
CHF 77, 500
University entrance
99% of pupils
Average class size
10 -12
Total enrollment
340
Teacher - student ratio
1:6
Setting
Mountain Village
Academic programmes
IB Diploma/ESL/LAS/US High School Diploma
Extracurricular programmes
Skiing/Hockey/Football/Karate/Modern Languages/Environment Club/Art/Swimming
Main language
English
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
University counselling
Yes

Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz // the Swiss Alps +

With 210 boarders from over 30 nations and 110 local day students, the Lyceum Alpinum campus and sports fields occupy an extensive site overlooking the pictures...



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Boarding Tuition
CHF 70,700 - 78,400
Day Tuition
CHF 28,100
Scholarships
Academic
University entrance
99% of pupils
Total enrollment
300
Average class size
16
Teacher - student ratio
1:4
Setting
village
Academic programmes
IB Diploma/Swiss Matura/German Abitur/ESL/SAT/ACT/IELTS/TOEFL
Extracurricular programmes
Rugby/Hockey/Football/Theatre/Art/Music/Sailing/Swimming/Tennis/Horse-riding/Table tennis/Debating society/Duke of Edinburgh's Award/Dance
Main language
English/German
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Italian/Mandarin/Latin/Portuguese
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
12
Age of entry to boarding houses
12
Preparation course
Yes - Oxbridge/Yes - other universities/UCAS Preparation/Careers guidance
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Weekly boarding
No
non-denominational

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

Stiftsschule Engelberg // Engelberg +

Location Stiftsschule Engelberg is located in Engelberg in the central Swiss canton of Obwalden and approximately 1 hour away fr...



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Day Tuition
Day school is only possible for local pupils
Boarding Tuition
CHF 39’500-43’000
Total enrollment
130
Setting
village
Average class size
20
Extracurricular programmes
Orchestra/Choirs/Badminton/Table tennis/Basketball/Ice hockey/Tennis/Swimming/Music/Art/Football/Hockey/Skiing/Golf/Cross- country Skiing/Book Club/Curling/Biking
Academic programmes
Bilingual Swiss Matura/IB Diploma
Language courses offered
Greek/Latin/German/French/English
Main language
German/Bilingual German and English
Age of entry to boarding houses
11
Age of entry
11
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
University counselling
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes/host families for students who stay for the weekends

TASIS The American School in Switzerland // Lugano +

Founded by M. Crist Fleming in 1956, TASIS The American School in Switzerland is a day and boarding school committed to creating global citizens through educ...



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Day Tuition
CHF 27,500–47,200
Boarding Tuition
CHF 80,000
Setting
Suburban
Total enrollment
715
Academic programmes
American and Italian Sections (grades 1-9)/AP Diploma/US High School Diploma/IB Diploma
Language courses offered
French/ESL / EAL/Italian/German/Spanish
Bilingual sections
View American and Italian sections in grades 1 through 9
Main language
English
Age of entry to boarding houses
11+
Age of entry
3 +
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
Preparation course
Yes - other universities/Yes - US universities
University counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
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