After 18 months of development Collège Alpin Beau Soleil opened the doors of its impressive campus extension at the start of the autumn term.The development at the Alps-based boarding school includes a range of state-of-the-art sports, teaching and leisure facilities. The 10,000 square-metre extension has been sympathetically designed with two chalet-style buildings that take their architectural lead from the Alpine village of Villars-sur-Ollon (1300m altitude) where the school is located.
The chalets are home to a vast new sports hall, yoga room, dance studio, fitness gym, climbing wall, classrooms, lecture theatre, science labs a café and boarding accommodation for 50 students, with a number of panoramic terraces looking out on fabulous Alpine scenery including the Mont Blanc massif.
A third building, the Monolithe, completes the extension and houses the school’s art centre, arts exhibition space, as well as technology & design and computer science classrooms offering an ideal space for an important collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US.
The completion of our development project has doubled the size of the campus and opened up a mind blowing variety of educational opportunities in world class facilities.
Mr Kevin Foyle, School Principal
The new facilities have made a huge impact on students and helped to solidify the strong family spirit that exists in the school. “I love all the new social spaces where we can get together as a community and we really feel the family spirit in the school.” Commented Jeffrey a Grade 12 student.
The new facilities open a new chapter in the school where the educational philosophy encourages students, who come from more than 50 different nations, to be the best they can be. At Beau Soleil, we believe it’s what you do that counts.