Boarding Schools are very popular in Switzerland. Discover our selection of the Best Boarding Schools in Switzerland.
Switzerland is known for mountains & lakes, banks, innovation, watches and chocolate. Swiss education is ranked among the best in the world. Public schools have a good reputation and Swiss private boarding schools and international day schools are exceptional and rank in the top levels internationally.
5 reasons to study in Switzerland
1. High reputation
Switzerland is the home of some of the world’s finest and most prestigious boarding schools. Swiss boarding schools, while being expensive compared to other countries, are renowned for their very high reputation and academic excellence. Students come from all over the world to study in a truly international and safe environment.
With over 100 international schools, there is a very high concentration of international education, for a fairly small country of only 8 million people. Parents whose children study in Switzerland appreciate the safe learning environment, the high academic standards, the international and cultural diversity, the language focus and the top extracurricular program.
3. Academic Standards
Many expats and local parents send their children to international schools in Switzerland, despite the quality of its public schools. Swiss international schools are among the best in the world. Typically, they offer international diploma, such as the International Baccalaureate, British Curriculum, American, French or Swiss curriculum. (See also: how to choose the right curriculum for your child)
Many schools offer a combination of the different curricula. You will find day or boarding schools in most of the larger cities, where international companies and organisations are located. Especially the lake Geneva region has a high international school density.
4. Ideal Location
Switzerland’s location in the heart of Europe makes it the ideal place to learn about different cultures and study languages. With four national languages; shared borders with Italy, France, Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein; and a highly international population, Switzerland helps students develop into world citizens.
5. Outdoor Adventures
With mountains, rivers, and lakes a plenty, Switzerland offers unlimited opportunities for students to engage with the outdoors. Whether they are into hiking, trail running, rock climbing, canyoning, kayaking, rafting, or cycling, students will inevitably emerge from their time at a Swiss boarding school with a heightened appreciation for the outdoors and a better understanding for what it takes to succeed in challenging environments.
Best Boarding Schools in Switzerland
Schools in randomized order, no ranking:
The Collège and Lycée at Saint-Charles is an ideal blend of historical tradition and time-honored educational best practices mixed with modern innovation that every student…Full Profile Request
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CHF 77,000
lnstitut auf dem Rosenberg, the Artisans of Education®, is a Swiss international boarding school for students between the ages of 5-18. Situated on top of…Full Profile Request
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CHF 130'000.00 (average, yearly fee) = CHF 84'000.00 (base fee) + CHF 46'000.00 (yearly individual fees)
Founded by international education pioneer M. Crist Fleming in 1956, TASIS The American School in Switzerland is a day and boarding school committed to creating…Full Profile Request
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : $83,900
Institut Montana Zugerberg is a fully accredited Swiss international boarding school for 90 years now and since 1987 an official IB World School. We offer four academic…Full Profile Request
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CH 70'900
Welcome to Chantemerle school. Founded in 1966 by Mathilde and Jean Wegmüller, Chantemerle is a private school located in Blonay (Vaud). Chantemerle welcomes Swiss and…Full Profile Request
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : + Boarding fee = CHF 70'000.- (all inclusive)
Founded in 1793, HIF Swiss International Boarding School and Sports Academy has been guided throughout its 225-year history by the values of world-renowned Swiss educationalists.…Full Profile Request
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : 62,050 CHF
Education should be a way of life. School should be about the development of the whole person. When John Corlette founded Aiglon College in 1949,…Full Profile Request
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CHF78'700 (day) CHF115'500 (boarding)
St. George’s International School is an independent international Day and Boarding School community, of over 400 boys and girls aged between 1.5 and 18. Approximately…Full Profile Request
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CHF 40'800
Collège du Léman is a Private, Day & Boarding, International school located in Geneva, Switzerland and offers individual growth, academic excellence and life-long learning to…Full Profile Request
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CHF 34'500 for day students and CHF 92,500 for boarding students
Founded in 1947, La Garenne International School is one of the leading boarding schools located on a sunny plateau in the Swiss Alps. Owned and…Full Profile Request
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CHF 82'000 (maximum fee for Y10-Y11 boarders)