International Co-Ed School In The Swiss Alps - Beau Soleil

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Private Boarding School In The Swiss Alps - Beau Soleil

Leading co-educational boarding school in Villars-sur-Ollon with English and French sections and inspiring extra-curricular activities including winter ski programme and international expeditions.

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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 one of the most picturesque.

The school welcomes students between 11 and 18 years old from over 40 countries and encourages them to be ambitious each day. The academic programme is available in French – with students sitting the Diplôme National du Brevet and the French Baccalaureate – or in English – with students sitting the IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate.

Students benefit from a small student to teacher ratio (4:1) and from close monitoring of their progress; which helps them develop their skills more efficiently. Careers and university counselling is provided during the senior years and as a result, many students are admitted into prestigious universities in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The wellbeing of students is a very important part of the philosophy of the school and the extra-curricular activities available to students not only help them be emotionally and physically healthy but also teach them invaluable life skills. They can practice a wide variety of sports – making the most of the schools spectacular location – join up to 40 clubs and societies or challenge themselves with unforgettable trips such as the expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro.

Students’ happiness is further guaranteed in the boarding houses thanks to the dedicated resident staff who provide a home away from home experience, allowing students to flourish and form long-lasting friendships in a safe and secure environment.

Location

Facilities

Programmes of Study

  • Academic programs

    High School Diploma / French Brevet / IGCSE / EAL / French Baccalaureate / ESL / IB

  • 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

  • Camp Programmes

    • Time of year

      Summer

    • Duration

      2 – 4 weeks (summer)

    • Type

      Outdoor adventures / Language courses

    • Tuition / Fees

      • Boarding Tuition

        CHF 98,500

      • Academics

        • University Entrance

          95%

        • Oxbridge Entrance

          1%

        • Russel Group Entrance

          21%

        • GCSE pass rate

          30% A-A*

        • Teaching Environment

          • Setting

            Mountain Resort

          • Total Enrollment

            240

          • Teacher - Student Ratio

            1:4

          • Average Class Size

            10 - 12

          • Languages

            • Main language

              English / French

            • Language courses offered

              Spanish / French / Italian / German / Portugese / Mandarin / ESL/EAL / Russian / Japanese / Arabic

            • Students

              • Boys

                Yes

              • Girls

                Yes

              • Age of Entry

                11+

              • Age of Entry to Boarding Houses

                11+

              • Boarding

                • Full Boarding

                  Yes

                • Weekly Boarding

                  No

                • Day Students

                  No

                • University Preparation

                  • Preparation Course

                    UCAS Preparation

                  • Career Counselling

                    Yes

                  • University Counselling

                    Yes

                  • Senior School Counselling

                    Yes

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