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Chantemerle – Private School in Switzerland
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Founded in 1966, Chantemerle is a private, independent school for pupils aged 5 and over. Today, our school is recognised for the quality of its teaching and its authentic, personalised family environment.

A structured, healthy and balanced environment in the heart of nature, with views of Lake Geneva and the Alps. Chantemerle is located in the commune of Blonay, close to Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva.

School Info

Chantemerle offers boarding (5 or 7 days) and day courses to around sixty students aged 5 to 18.

In today's fast-changing world, Chantemerle offers a place where children can decelerate, develop at their own pace, become autonomous and take responsibility. At Chantemerle, children learn the importance of punctuality, politeness and simple gestures that are essential and useful for life. Our students are reminded of the importance of simplicity and nature in their lives through manual activities and learning out in nature.

The management and educators are on hand 24/7 to ensure that life at Chantemerle runs smoothly. A school nurse is permanently present at the school to monitor the children's health. The intelligent and rigorous application of simple community rules contributes to the smooth running of the school and its harmony. The use of smartphones is limited and controlled, taking into account the school context and the age of the pupil.

Most of our rooms have a magnificent view of the lake and private en-suite bathrooms. After classes, students can take advantage of the numerous relaxation and leisure areas, the terrace and the natural outdoor spaces. Particular attention is paid to food. Carrying the 'Fourchette Verte' quality label, the school offers varied and balanced menus cooked 'just like at home' using local ingredients.

Our academic programme is complemented by a rich programme of sporting, artistic and natural activities designed to develop independence, self-confidence, perseverance and adaptability.

Living away from home offers invaluable opportunities for personal development. Most importantly, at Chantemerle, students learn to live together in a spirit of tolerance and respect. When they leave Chantemerle, our students carry into their adult lives the spirit of solidarity and strong sense of friendship that characterise our school.


1. School year:
  • Swiss section: primary to Maturité Fédérale
  • International section: IGCSE and A Levels
  • Immersion: To study in French or English and complete a full academic year in Switzerland
  • Sports-Arts-Study: To practise a sport or art at a high level while succeeding in your studies
2. Summer programme:

Academic courses

  • Language courses (English, French and German)
  • Innovation and Leadership
  • School revision (Maths and French)


  • Sports, leisure activities, excursions, Europa-park
  • Sports academies: football, basketball, tennis, golf and horse riding 
Our values

Our primary objective is to help each student achieve their full potential through personal and academic success. In an increasingly complex and fast-changing world, we also want to pass on to the next generation authentic values such as friendship and respect, a sense of effort and hard work, simplicity and nature.

Ecole Chantemerle Switzerland – Academic Excellence in a Family Environment

Telephone number: +41 (0) 79 393 8767
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  • Day Tuition

    from CHF 21'500 to 23'500

  • Boarding Tuition

    from CHF 41'500 to 51'500 (+ 15% for personal expenses)

  • Scholarships

    Academic / Sports / International student

Teaching Environment

  • Total enrollment

    50 boarders + 15 day school

  • Setting


  • Average class size


Programmes of Study

  • Academic programmes

    Brevet des Collèges (end of 3rd year of secondary school) / Admission to public gymnasium (end of 11th year of secondary school) / language certifications (DELF, Cambridge, Goethe) / French Baccalaureate / IGCSE / Swiss Matura / A-Level

  • Extracurricular programmes

    Professional sport academies / Complete programme: Sports, Arts and Nature / Personal development and personalised coaching / Golf / Basketball / Horse-riding / Tennis / Sailing / Football / Skiing


  • Main language

    French / Bilingual English and French

  • Language courses offered

    English / German / Spanish / Private: all languages / French


  • Girls


  • Boys


  • Age of entry to school

    5 +

  • Age of entry to boarding houses


University Preparation

  • Career counselling


  • Senior School Counselling



  • Full boarding


  • Day pupils


  • Flexi-boarding


  • Weekly boarding


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