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Institut auf dem Rosenberg // St.Gallen +

Location Overlooking the historical city of St. Gallen, this Swiss international school is located in the German speaking par...



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Boarding Tuition
CHF 130'000 per year
Scholarships
Not available
University entrance
99% of pupils
Russell group entrance
80%
Oxbridge entrance
10%
GCSE pass rate
100%, 58% A-A*
Total enrollment
230
Setting
Urban
Teacher - student ratio
1:3
Average class size
8
Extracurricular programmes
Acrobatics/International Law/Journalism & Social Media/Hotel Management/Art Portfolio/Wealth Creation & Investment/Biotechnology/Coding and Robotics/Product & Fashion Design/Business Entrepreneurship/Climbing/Fencing/yoga/Basketball/Horse-riding/Tennis/Music/Football/Skiing/Personal Training/Hip-Hop & Contemporary Dance/Mountain Biking
Academic programmes
US High School Diploma/ESL / EAL/IELTS/German Abitur/IB Diploma/GCSE/A-Level
Language courses offered
Urdu/Availability of other languages on demand/French/Portuguese/Greek/Arabic/Mandarin/Japanese/Russian/Italian/German/Spanish/EAL / GAL/Turkish
Bilingual sections
Italian/German/French
Main language
English/German
Age of entry to boarding houses
6+
Age of entry
5 +
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
University counselling
Yes
Preparation course
UCAS Preparation/Yes - Oxbridge
Career counselling
Yes
Senior School Counselling
Yes
Full boarding
Yes
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 9,600-30,550
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

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)
*Residency program CHF 40'000 to 65'000
Primary to middle school: tuition only (day school)
CHF 20'500 to 22'500
Primary to middle school: full board + tuition (boarding school)
CHF 33'500 to 45'500
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

Lycée Töpffer // Geneva +

Conveniently located in Florissant – a short drive away from the city centre – Lycée Töpffer is one of the best francophone schools in Geneva for boys and gi...



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Boarding Tuition
CHF 38,380 without weekends/CHF 49,660 including weekends/school fees included
Day Tuition
CHF 15,000 - 23,200
University entrance
100%
Average class size
17
Setting
Urban
Total enrollment
220
Extracurricular programmes
Robotics/Ice skating/Alpine Skiing/Athletics/Badminton/Chess/Table tennis/Basketball/Swimming/Music/Art/Theatre/Football/Rugby/Informatics
Academic programmes
From CM1 to Terminale (French Baccalaureate)/French national curriculums
Language courses offered
Availability of other languages on demand/English for native English speakers/French for non-French speakers/English/French/Portuguese/Latin/Arabic/Mandarin/Russian/Italian/German/Spanish
Main language
French
Age of entry to boarding houses
11+
Age of entry
9+
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
Preparation course
Preparation course for scientific studies/Yes - other universities/Yes - US universities/Yes - UK universities
University counselling
Yes
Weekly boarding
Yes
Flexi-boarding
Yes
Day pupils
Yes
Full boarding
Yes

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

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

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

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

Monte Rosa // Montreux +

Location: The boarding school is located in a contemporary 19th century home in the Château d'Arvel ' in Territet - Montreux over...



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Boarding Tuition
CHF 67,000 (Academic Year of 3 terms)
Day Tuition
From CHF 36,300 (Academic Year of 3 terms)
Teacher - student ratio
1:6
Academic programmes
AP Diploma
Language courses offered
French/Mandarin/Russian/Italian/German/Spanish
Main language
English
Boys
Yes
Age of entry
9 - 19
Girls
Yes
Preparation course
Yes - Oxbridge/ACT/SAT Preparation/TOEFL

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
English/French/Bilingual English and French
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

Surval Montreux // Montreux +

Location Montreux (population c.25,000) is a safe, friendly and cultured town sitting on the north edge of Lac Leman with stu...



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Boarding Tuition
CHF 87’000 (American High School/IGCSE/A-Levels/Pre-University)/CHF 78’000 (Foundation Year)
Total enrollment
60
Teacher - student ratio
1:6
Extracurricular programmes
Cycling/Ice skating/Model United Nations/Cookery/Snowboarding/Debating society/Horse-riding/Tennis/Art/Theatre/Skiing/Charity & Fundraising/Army fitness/International Award
Academic programmes
Surval Swiss Gap Experience (pre university finishing programme)/ESL / EAL/US High School Diploma/GCSE/A-Level
Main language
English
Language courses offered
Spanish/German/Italian/Russian/ESL / EAL/French
Age of entry to boarding houses
12+
Age of entry
12+
Girls
girls-only
University counselling
Yes
Preparation course
Careers guidance/UCAS Preparation
Day pupils
No
Full 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

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

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

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 79,200 - 92,500
Day Tuition
CHF 22,700 – 34,500
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

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

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

La Garenne School // Villars +

The many years of experience, strong family values and high academic standards continue to make the private boarding school of La Garenne in Switzerland a popul...



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Boarding Tuition
CHF 68, 000
Day Tuition
CHF 34, 000
Average class size
13
Total enrollment
110
Teacher - student ratio
2:1
Setting
Mountain Village
Academic programmes
English Curriculum/French Curriculum
Extracurricular programmes
Hockey/Theatre/Mandarin/Skiing/Dance/Karate/Modern Languages
Main language
English/French
Age of entry
5 +
Boys
Yes
Girls
Yes
Age of entry to boarding houses
5+
Weekly boarding
Yes
Day pupils
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
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