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Boarding Schools Switzerland

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Boarding schools in Switzerland offer excellent facilities and educational opportunities for students. With a reputation for high teaching standards, excellent education, safety and strict discipline Swiss boarding schools are among the best in the world. Considerations for choosing a school include length of stay, age of student, priority of local integration, language preference, and scheduling.

Reputation of Excellence

Switzerland claims to have one of the world's best education systems. The country is well-known throughout Europe for the high reputation of its top quality universities and boarding schools. Overall, students are more satisfied with the academics in Switzerland than on average in Europe.

Multilingual and Cultural Diversity

Thanks to the multilingual population Switzerland is a great place to learn a second language. Depending on the part of the country students could easily get into German, French, Italian or Romansh speaking environment.

Quality Education and International Qualification

Swiss Boarding Schools operate preparation programmes for world known certificates that open the doors for students to enter Swiss universities and International universities all over the world. Certificates include: IGCSE, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), A-Levels, the Swiss Federal Maturity, the French Baccalaureate and the German Abitur.

Diversified Social Life and Activities

The famous Alps dominate 60% of the country but the beautiful scenery isn't all that's on offer. In the summer students can enjoy arts and music festivals in Swiss meadows and fields while in the chillier months they will have the opportunity to participate in winter sports such as skiing, ice-hockey and skating.

Nature Wonders

Additional benefits to study in Switzerland come from the breath taking beauty of its landscapes, magnificent Alpine mountains and dazzling lakes. Switzerland is a true European melting pot, consistently ranking among the world's leaders on measures of quality of life.

Top Boarding Schools in Switzerland

Institute Le Rosey

The most expensive school in the world, known as the school of kings, counting among its alumni the Shah of Iran, Prince Rainier of Monaco and King Farouk of Egypt. Also, Sir Roger Moore and Elizabeth Taylor, John Lennon, Duke of Kent and Winston Spencer Churchill sent their children there. The privately-owned institution is astonishingly well-equipped, with a shooting range concert hall and an equestrian centre. The school has own 3-foot yacht on Lake Geneva, let alone a spa for stressed-out pupils to unwind in at the end of the long school day. Classes are in French and English, in a system called " à la carte bilingualism".

John F. Kennedy International School

The John F. Kennedy International School is an English-language boarding and day school for children between five and 15 years old. The student body is made up of 65 students from over 20 different countries. Main features include excellent preparation for secondary schools, small classes, English-as-asecond-language programmes, daily French classes, a family-like atmosphere and a rich offering of sports and activities including daily skiing in winter.

Aiglon College

Situated in the French-speaking village of Chesieres-Villars in the Swiss Alps Aiglon College is an English-speaking, independent, co-educational, international boarding school in south-western Switzerland. The college offers a well-rounded education to students 9-18 ages in a secure and friendly international community, with over 50 nationalities represented. Aiglon campus combines the traditional charm of chalet-style buildings with modern classrooms, well-equipped laboratories and a campus-wide computer network.

Gstaad International School

Situated in the stunning village of Gstaad overlooking the Swiss Alps, Gstaad International School is a co-educational boarding school for students ages 13-19 that specialises in an exclusive, high-quality boarding school education set within a unique, intimate and nurturing environment. The school programmes are tailored to the needs of students, while teachers provide continuous academic guidance to them, helping to choose the right path for their future goals.

Why to choose SSE?

When there are so many offers in the market we understand how is it challenging to choose the right place for your child to study. Taking a decision which school would be the best for you is often very difficult and it is common and normal for parents to feel anxious about that. But, do not be stressed too much! SSE team is able to help you make the right choice!

Having experience of working in this area we know well the market and education institutions from the inside. Taking into consideration your personal preferences, family values, desired focus and intensity of subjects, as well as qualification, education level, personal characteristics, interests and lifestyle of your child we will help you to find the right place.

Thinking about what will work best for your child's characteristics, personality, strengths, needs and interests SSE will find a school, where your child will feel comfortable, welcome and confident in developing its own way to the bright future.

We know, it is not an easy decision to send you child away from home and you may have a number of worries and doubts in your head. To make this time less stressful both for you and for your child SSE team will provide you with Guardian Support Services, which guarantee you child will be under the full health and safety control with all necessary guidance and support provided, as the main value of SSE is to make sure our students are happy, safe and sound during their time abroad.

SSE Guardian Services

  • Provide a list of education institutions that fit your criteria
  • Advise and Guide on the chosen selection of schools
  • Provide recommendations and guidance how to achieve desired goals
  • Prepare, support and manage application and enrolment process
  • Organise and control implementation of personal specific requirements (health, religion, safety specifics etc.)
  • On site guidance, support and advising, health and safety control
  • Airport pick up and return
  • Complimentary Weekend trips within the country and Europe trip to Paris, organised by SSE in conjunction with our partner in France.