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11 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 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 auf dem Rosenberg // St.Gallen +

Throughout its long history, stretching back over 120 years, this fine co-educational boarding school has maintained a tradition of excellence, providing a l...



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Boarding Tuition
CHF 84'000 per year
Day Tuition
CHF 21, 000 - 31, 000 per year
Academic programmes
A-Level/GCSE/Swiss Matura/German Abitur/US High School Diploma/AP Courses/Essame di Stato/Language Certificates (Cambridge, DELF, Goethe)
Main language
English
Bilingual sections
French/German/Italian

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

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

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

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

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
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