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7 schools found

Chantemerle // Montreux +

Location The chalet-like campus of the Chantemerle School is beautifully located near Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps, on an am...
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Extra Curricular
Theatre / Drama/Swimming/Art/Chess Club/Badminton/Sailing/Basketball/Football/Choir/Music/Tennis/Archery/Martial arts/Fitness/Swiss Ski Academy/Juventus soccer academy/Film club/Survival skills/Circus skills/Ballroom dancing/Etiquette
Academic programs
language certifications (DELF, Cambridge, Goethe)/French National Brevet des Collèges/IB/Swiss Matura
High School (Swiss Matura and IB diploma)*: Boarding Tuition
*Residency program in collaboration with the Haut-Lac and Alphalif schools/CHF 45'000 to 65'000
Scholarships
Sports scholarships/International student/Academic
Primary to middle school: Day Tuition
CHF 18'500 to 20'500
Primary to middle school: Boarding Tuition
CHF 30'500 to 42'500
Setting
Village
Total Enrollment
50 boarders + 15 day school
Average Class Size
12
Language courses offered
Farsi/Japanese/Russian/English/Mandarin/German/French/Spanish
Main language
French/Bilingual English and French
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
Age of Entry
5+
Age of Entry to Boarding Houses
5+
Day Students
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
Weekly Boarding
Yes
Full Boarding
Yes
Occasional Boarding
Yes
Career Counselling
Yes
Senior School Counselling
Yes

Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil // Villars +

Founded in 1910 in the scenic Swiss Alps, Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil is one of the oldest private boarding schools in Switzerland as well as on...
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Extra Curricular
Round Square/Hiking/Climbing/Table Tennis/Swimming/Golf/Art/Debating Club/Chess Club/Theatre/Horse-riding/Badminton/Basketball/Dance/Film Club/Choir/snowboarding/Tennis/Alpine Skiing/Yoga
Academic programs
High School Diploma/French Brevet/IGCSE/EAL/French Baccalaureate/ESL/IB
Type
Outdoor adventures/Language courses
Duration
2 – 4 weeks (summer)
Time of year
Summer
Boarding Tuition
CHF 98,500
Russel Group Entrance
21%
Oxbridge Entrance
1%
University Entrance
95%
GCSE pass rate
30% A-A*
Average Class Size
10 - 12
Teacher - Student Ratio
1:4
Total Enrollment
240
Setting
Mountain Resort
Main language
English/French
Language courses offered
Spanish/French/Italian/German/Portugese/Mandarin/ESL/EAL/Russian/Japanese/Arabic
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
Age of Entry
11+
Age of Entry to Boarding Houses
11+
Full Boarding
Yes
Weekly Boarding
No
Day Students
No
Preparation Course
UCAS Preparation
Career Counselling
Yes
University Counselling
Yes
Senior School Counselling
Yes

Hochalpines Institut Ftan (HIF) // Engadine +

Location: Hochalpines Institut Ftan is located in a charming village in the South Eastern region of Switzerland, the Lower Engadi...
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Extra Curricular
Alpine Snowboard/Alpine Ski/Theatre / Drama/Swimming/Golf/Art/Badminton/Football/Choir/Music/Tennis/Freestyle Ski & Snowboard/Cross-Country Skiing/Ice-Hockey/Biathlon
Academic programs
College Integration Year/Bilingual Swiss Matura/GCSE/Common Entrance Exam/Swiss Matura
Boarding Tuition
CHF 50,980 - 83,500
Scholarships
Sports scholarships
Day Tuition
CHF 20,600 - 32,400
Teacher - Student Ratio
1:4
Total Enrollment
80
Setting
Village
Average Class Size
6
Language courses offered
German/Italian/French/Romansh
Main language
Bilingual German and English/German
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
Age of Entry
12+
Age of Entry to Boarding Houses
12+
Full Boarding
Yes
Weekly Boarding
Yes
Day Students
Yes
Career Counselling
Yes
University Counselling
Yes

Institut La Gruyère // Fribourg +

Location: Institut La Gruyère is located in the centre of Switzerland, in Gruyères, which is located in the canton of Fribour...
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Extra Curricular
Swimming/Art/Horse-riding/Badminton/Basketball/Dance/Film Club/Football/Music/Tennis/Table Tennis/Theatre / Drama
Academic programs
Intensive French language course/Secondary school/French Baccalaureate/Swiss Matura
Boarding Tuition
From CHF 39'000 to 47'250
Day Tuition
From CHF 18'900 to 28'500
University Entrance
90%
Setting
Village
Total Enrollment
75 - 85
Teacher - Student Ratio
1:8
Average Class Size
8 - 12
Main language
Bilingual English and French/French
Language courses offered
Spanish/French/Italian/Latin/German/ESL/EAL/Russian
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
Age of Entry
11+
Age of Entry to Boarding Houses
13+
Full Boarding
Yes
Weekly Boarding
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
Day Students
Yes
University Counselling
Yes

St George's International School // Montreux +

Founded in 1927 by two former Oxford University graduates, St. George’s International School was conceived as a secure haven where children of all nationaliti...
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Extra Curricular
Theatre / Drama/Table Tennis/Swimming/Golf/Art/Debating Club/Chess Club/Badminton/Basketball/Cricket/Film Club/Football/Choir/Music/Skiing/Tennis/Rugby
Academic programs
Common Entrance Exam/EAL/US High School Diploma/ESL/IB
Russel Group Entrance
6/43
Oxbridge Entrance
2%
University Entrance
99%
IGCSE Results 2018
Over 90% of our candidates achieved A*-C grades with an overall success rate of 99%/A* to B grades were over 50% across all subject entries
Setting
Urban
Total Enrollment
450
Teacher - Student Ratio
1:6
Average Class Size
15
Main language
Bilingual English and French/English
Language courses offered
Spanish/French/Italian/German/Portugese/Mandarin/ESL/EAL/Russian/Japanese/Arabic
Age of Entry
3+
Girls
Yes
Boys
Yes
Age of Entry to Boarding Houses
9+
Full Boarding
Yes
Weekly Boarding
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
Day Students
Yes
Preparation Course
UCAS Preparation
Career Counselling
Yes
University Counselling
Yes
Senior School Counselling
Yes

Stiftsschule Engelberg // Engelberg +

Location The school is strategically located in Engelberg in the heart of the country in the Swiss canton of Obwalden and approx...
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Extra Curricular
Cross-Country Skiing/Table Tennis/Swimming/Golf/Art/Badminton/Basketball/Hockey/Football/Choir/Music/Skiing/Tennis/Book Club/Orchestra/Curling/Biking/Ice Hockey
Academic programs
Bilingual Swiss Matura/IB
Boarding Tuition
CHF 39’500-43’000
Day Tuition
Day school is only possible for local pupils
Setting
Village
Total Enrollment
130
Average Class Size
20
Language courses offered
English/German/Latin/French/Greek
Main language
Bilingual German and English/German
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
Age of Entry
11+
Age of Entry to Boarding Houses
11+
Weekly Boarding
Yes/host families for students who stay for the weekend
University Counselling
Yes

Surval Montreux // Montreux +

Surval Montreux is a private international all-girls school for students between 13 and 19 years old offering internationally acknowledged curriculum and a p...
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Academic programs
ESL/US High School Diploma/EAL/A Level / GCSE
Extra Curricular
Tennis/Music/Football/Dance/Horse-riding/Debating Club/Art/Table Tennis/Theatre / Drama
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
Language courses offered
Italian/French/Spanish/German/ESL/EAL/Russian
Main language
English
Age of Entry
13+
Age of Entry to Boarding Houses
13+
Full Boarding
Yes
Day Students
No
Preparation Course
Yes/UCAS Preparation
University Counselling
Yes
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