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International boarding school for girls in Switzerland – Surval Montreux
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Set in a stunning location overlooking Lake Geneva, Surval Montreux is one of the only all-girls boarding schools in Switzerland.


Montreux (population c.25,000) is a safe, friendly and cultured town sitting on the north edge of Lac Leman with stunning views across the waters to the French alps.

Surval, a former hotel, enjoys an impressive hillside setting up above Montreux, with terraces, balconies and ensuite facilities.

Montreux has a distinctive café culture, lakeside promenade and excellent transport links. Geneva airport is less than 1.5 hours by train, Paris and Milan just 3 hours away.


Surval Montreux is a unique international full boarding school in Switzerland for 60 girls aged 12-19.

The school offer an outstanding package of care with a nurturing family atmosphere providing innovative, personalised programmes tailored to each individual.

Surval girls enjoy the inspirational and safe setting above Lake Geneva with views across the glistening lake to snowy alpine peaks.


This exceptional boarding school offer a broad range of study programmes: internationally recognised IGCSE/A Level and American High School Program; Winter and Summer Camps; and The Surval Swiss Gap Experience, Surval’s own pre-university preparation programme.

Many Surval students go on to study Business Management, Law and International Relations in Switzerland, UK and USA.

Extracurricular Activities

The exceptional enrichment opportunities include a variety sports, activities and student-led clubs as well as an exciting programme of international travel, really making the most of their spectacular location.

Core Values

Surval believes that their focus on languages (English and French), art, culture, business and charity transforms their girls’ futures.

Surval is the only school in Switzerland to teach Etiquette, gifting their students an educated, cultural understanding and respect. A Surval girl knows how to conduct herself. This ‘Globalising’ experience is the Surval way of life.

Families who bring their daughters there are looking for something different - and Surval Montreux is not a typical school, they are much more – with an energy, drive and worldwide perspective that are unique to Surval Montreux.

Top all-girls Swiss private boarding school – Surval Montreux

Telephone number: +41 (0) 21 966 16 16
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  • Boarding Tuition

    CHF 87’000 (American High School/IGCSE/A-Levels/Pre-University) / CHF 78’000 (Foundation Year)

Teaching Environment

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Programmes of Study

  • Academic programmes

    Surval Swiss Gap Experience (pre university finishing programme) / ESL / EAL / US High School Diploma / GCSE / A-Level

  • Extracurricular programmes

    Cycling / Ice skating / Model United Nations / Cookery / Snowboarding / Debating society / Horse-riding / Tennis / Art / Theatre / Skiing / Charity & Fundraising / Army fitness / International Award


  • Main language


  • Language courses offered

    Spanish / German / Italian / Russian / ESL / EAL / French


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University Preparation

  • Preparation course

    Careers guidance / UCAS Preparation

  • University counselling



  • Full boarding


  • Day pupils


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