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Brillantmont International School | Day & Boarding School in Switzerland
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Top-notch tutoring, small classes, superb facilities, and excellent extracurricular activities make Brillantmont School stand out above the rest. Located near the lake in Lausanne, the prestigious co-ed high school educates bright young students from all corners of the globe. An in-depth British A Level /or US programme, as well as IELTS & SAT language courses, give your child the expertise they need for university and professional life.
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Location:

Brillantmont School is a few minutes’ drive from the heart of Lausanne, a stunning Swiss city on the shores of Lake Geneva. Alpine adventures and aquatic activities take advantage of the spectacular terrain—your child will have ample opportunity to cherish the great outdoors.

A road transfer from Geneva Airport takes 45-minutes.

Overview:

Family owned and run, Brillantmont School has been offering an outstanding international education for high school students (13-18 years) since 1882

The prestigious boarding and day school educates pupils from diverse backgrounds. Everyday interactions with multicultural peers help students foster a strong sense of community and promote an international mindset among alumni.

As an independent school, Brillantmont has a crucial point of difference: an average class size of nine. These small groups give teachers more time to provide special attention to each child, resulting in elevated student morale and enhanced academic results.

At the boarding school, students stay in high-quality lodgings with all the modern trimmings, many of which boast breathtaking mountain or lake views. Onsite facilities include a state-of-the-art multipurpose hall, a fully equipped gym, and a high-tech drama/music stage.

Core Values:

Brillantmont promotes an inclusive, multicultural environment where students from diverse backgrounds can thrive.

Only around 80 students can enrol at the school at any time. This boutique approach allows the school to create a homely, family-like environment where long-lasting relationships blossom. Peers, teachers, and boarding staff have ample opportunity to network over the years.

Customized education is another key value at Brillantmont, thus the reason why the school insists on such small class sizes. Every pupil receives bespoke support with sufficient one-on-one attention to succeed in their academic pursuits.

Academics:

All students in Grades 8-9 study a wide range of subjects, covering core subjects like Mathematics, Science, and English plus Music, Art, STEAM and robotics.

In Grade 10, students can start to tailor their programme to the subjects they enjoy, taking ownership of their learning journey.

In the Grade 11-12 programme, students either study for the UK or US diploma.

Brillantmont is among a select few Swiss international schools that offer the challenging British  IGCSE & A Level programme. If you’d rather your child attend an American university, the school provides a sought-after US High School Graduation Diploma with SAT and IELTS as well.  

Whichever option you choose, Brillantmont School will give your child a helping hand to achieve admission into the university of their dreams.

Both programmes are taught exclusively in English, although most students study French throughout the Diploma as well. Because Lausanne is a French-speaking city, there’s ample opportunity to hone linguistic skills.

Extracurricular Activities:

Brillantmont School runs a multitude of sports activities to promote healthy living and foster long-lasting friendships. These compulsory programmes vary throughout the year to coincide with the seasons and make use of Switzerland’s world-famous natural terrain.

An array of extracurricular activities let students pursue their passions and enhance critical thinking skills. Some of the most popular after-class clubs include the Model United Nations, the Soup Kitchen, Young Enterprise, Habitat for Humanity, and Engineering. Other options span everything from music to art, cooking, and debating.

The school runs ski trips and vacations to exciting European destinations during weekends and holidays.

Brillantmont International School | Swiss Elite High School in Lausanne

Telephone number: +41 21 310 04 00
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Tuition

  • Day Tuition

    CHF 31'500 - CHF 35'500

  • Boarding Tuition

    CHF 77'000 - CHF 86'000

  • Scholarships

    A scholarship to the value of 20% reduction on the fees for an 8th Grade or 9th Grade student who meets the eligibility criteria

Academics

  • A-Level pass rate

    97% Grade C or above

  • Russell group entrance

    20% - 30% depending on the year

  • University entrance

    100%

Teaching Environment

  • Total enrollment

    70-80

  • Setting

    Urban

  • Teacher - student ratio

    1:3

  • Average class size

    9

Programmes of Study

  • Academic programmes

    ESL / EAL / AP Diploma / US High School Diploma / GCSE / A-Level

  • Extracurricular programmes

    Service learning / Engineering / Cooking / Young Enterprise / Model United Nations / Golf / Orchestra / Choirs / Badminton / Rowing / Dance / Table tennis / Basketball / Horse-riding / Tennis / Swimming / Sailing / Music / Theatre / Football

Languages

  • Main language

    English

  • Language courses offered

    Japanese / Russian / Italian / German / Spanish / Availability of other languages on demand / French / Portuguese / ESL / EAL / Latin / Arabic / Mandarin

Pupils

  • Girls

    Yes

  • Boys

    Yes

  • Age of entry

    13+

  • Age of entry to boarding houses

    13+

University Preparation

  • Preparation course

    UCAS Preparation / Yes - Oxbridge

  • University counselling

    Yes

  • Career counselling

    Yes

  • Senior School Counselling

    Yes

Boarding

  • Full boarding

    Yes

  • Weekly boarding

    Yes

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