The Best Boarding Schools in Switzerland

The Best Boarding Schools in Switzerland
December 15, 2018

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

Switzerland Education Tip

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.

2. Choice

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 alphabetical order, no ranking:

Aiglon College

Aiglon College

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, he had a unique vision: ...
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Brillantmont International School

Brillantmont International School

Brillantmont International School is one of the oldest schools in Switzerland. It was founded in 1882 and is still owned by the founding family. What makes Brillantmont special is not ...
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College Alpin Beau Soleil

College Alpin Beau Soleil

Founded in 1910 Beau Soleil is one of the oldest private boarding schools in Switzerland. It provides a full boarding education for students from over 40 different nationalities aged 11-18 ...
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Collège Champittet

Collège Champittet

Collège Champittet is a school of reference in the Lausanne region and has two campuses, one in Pully-Lausanne (for students from 3 to 18 years old) and one in Nyon ...
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College du Leman - International School

College du Leman – International School

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 students from Pre-K through Grade ...
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Collège et Lycée Saint Charles

Collège et Lycée Saint Charles

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 needs to thrive. Located in ...
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Hochalpines Institut Ftan (HIF)

Hochalpines Institut Ftan (HIF)

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. HIF is committed to the ...
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Institut auf dem Rosenberg

Institut auf dem Rosenberg

Institut auf dem Rosenberg is a Swiss international private boarding school for boys and girls aged 6-19 years. Passionate about education and the development of meaningful learning and free-time experiences, ...
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Institut Montana Zugerberg

Institut Montana Zugerberg

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 programmes: The Bilingual Elementary School ...
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Institut Monte Rosa

Institut Monte Rosa

Since 1874, Monte Rosa has been offering a wide range of academic programs in both general subject areas and intensive language studies, taught by enthusiastic teaching experts, in a family-like ...
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La Garenne International School

La Garenne International School

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 managed since two generations by ...
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Leysin American School in Switzerland

Leysin American School in Switzerland

Located in picturesque Leysin, facing the panorama of the Southern Alps, LAS has both a strong academic ethos and an inspirational setting! The school combines an American educational philosophy with ...
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Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz

Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz

The Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, founded in 1904, is a Swiss international boarding school set in spectacular alpine landscape near St. Moritz, Switzerland. The Lyceum campus occupies an extensive site with ...
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Préfleuri International Alpine School

Préfleuri International Alpine School

Préfleuri is an exclusive international boarding school in the Swiss Alps that caters for children from 3 to 13 years of age. Since 1948, Préfleuri has been a loving home ...
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St. George's International School

St. George’s International School

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 20% of our students are ...
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Surval Montreux

Surval Montreux

Surval Montreux is a unique international full boarding school in Switzerland for girls aged 12-19. We offer a broad range of study programmes: internationally recognised IGCSE/A Level and American High ...
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TASIS The American School in Switzerland

TASIS The American School in Switzerland

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 global citizens through education, travel, ...
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Overview of the Best Boarding Schools in Switzerland

Surval Montreux

  • Route de Glion 56, 1820 Montreux, Switzerland

Surval Montreux is a unique international full boarding school in Switzerland for girls aged 12-19. We offer a broad range of study programmes: internationally recognised…

  • Girls Only
  • 60 students
  • Boarding School
  • British, American
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : 78’000 CHF
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : 87’000 CHF

TASIS The American School in Switzerland

  • Via Collina d'Oro 15, 6926 Montagnola, Switzerland

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…

  • Co-Educational
  • 710 students
  • Boarding, Day School
  • IB, AP, US Diploma, Core ...
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : $25,000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : $83,900

Préfleuri International Alpine School

  • Préfleuri International Alpine School, Chemin de Curnaux 32, 1885 Ollon, Switzerland

Préfleuri is an exclusive international boarding school in the Swiss Alps that caters for children from 3 to 13 years of age. Since 1948, Préfleuri…

  • Co-Education
  • students
  • Day School|Boarding School
  • British Curriculum, Other...
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CHF 15'500
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CHF 57'000

Institut Montana Zugerberg

  • Institut Montana Zugerberg, 6300 Zug, Switzerland

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…

  • CoEducational
  • 300 students
  • Boarding and Day School
  • International Baccalaurea...
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CHF 26'700
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CH 70'900

Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz

  • Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, Aguêl 185, 7524 Zuoz, CH

The Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, founded in 1904, is a Swiss international boarding school set in spectacular alpine landscape near St. Moritz, Switzerland. The Lyceum campus…

  • Co-Educational
  • 200 boarding students, 100 day students students
  • Boarding School, Day School
  • International Baccalaurea...
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : 72,100
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : 82,500

Brillantmont International School

  • Avenue Charles-Secrétan 16, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland

Brillantmont International School is one of the oldest schools in Switzerland. It was founded in 1882 and is still owned by the founding family. What…

  • Co-educational
  • 100 boarding students; 30 day students students
  • Boarding and Day School
  • British IGCSE, AS, A Leve...
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CHF. 77’000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CHF. 86’000

Institut auf dem Rosenberg

  • Institut auf dem Rosenberg, H_henweg 60, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

Institut auf dem Rosenberg is a Swiss international private boarding school for boys and girls aged 6-19 years. Passionate about education and the development of…

  • CoEducational
  • 300 students
  • Boarding, Day School
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Collège et Lycée Saint Charles

  • Route de Belfort 10, 2900 Porrentruy, Switzerland

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…

  • Co-Education
  • 187 students
  • Day School|Boarding School
  • Candidate School Internat...
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CHF 61,400
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CHF 77,000

College Alpin Beau Soleil

  • route du village 1, 1884 Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Founded in 1910 Beau Soleil is one of the oldest private boarding schools in Switzerland. It provides a full boarding education for students from over…

  • Co-educational
  • 240 students
  • Boarding School
  • IGCSE, International Bacc...
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : -
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : -

Collège Champittet

  • Chemin de Champittet 1, 1009 Pully, Switzerland

Collège Champittet is a school of reference in the Lausanne region and has two campuses, one in Pully-Lausanne (for students from 3 to 18 years…

  • Co-Education
  • 70 boarders and 730 day students students
  • Day School|Boarding School
  • International Baccalaurea...
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : NA
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : NA

La Garenne International School

  • Chemin des Chavasses 23, 1885 Chesières Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

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…

  • Co-Education
  • 85 boarders & 25 day students students
  • Day School|Boarding School
  • British
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CHF 33'000 (day student, youngest age)
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CHF 82'000 (maximum fee for Y10-Y11 boarders)

College du Leman – International School

  • Route de Sauverny 74, 1290 Versoix, Switzerland

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…

  • CoEducational
  • 1900 students
  • Boarding, Day School
  • International Baccalaurea...
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CHF 22'700
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CHF 34'500 for day students and CHF 92,500 for boarding students

Hochalpines Institut Ftan (HIF)

  • Hochalpines Institut Ftan AG, Chalchera 154, 7551 Ftan (Scuol)

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.…

  • Co-Education
  • 80-100 students
  • Boarding School 
  • Swiss Matura, Cambridge I...
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : 53,400 CHF
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : 62,050 CHF

Institut Monte Rosa

  • Avenue de Chillon 57, 1820 Territet/Montreux, Switzerland

Since 1874, Monte Rosa has been offering a wide range of academic programs in both general subject areas and intensive language studies, taught by enthusiastic…

  • Co-Educational
  • 60 students
  • Boarding, Day school
  • American Junior & High Sc...
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : 36300
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : N/A

St. George’s International School

  • Chemin de Saint-Georges 19, 1815 Montreux, Switzerland

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…

  • Co-Education
  • 400 students
  • Day School|Boarding School
  • British curriculum, IGCSE...
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CHF 27'300
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : CHF 40'800

Aiglon College

  • Avenue Centrale 61, 1885 Chesieres, Switzerland

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,…

  • Co-educational
  • 360 students
  • 90% of our students are boarders in eight residential houses
  • IB, IGSCE
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : 35'000
Yearly Tuition FEE (MAX) : 111'000

Leysin American School in Switzerland

  • Chemin de la Source 3, 1854 Leysin, Switzerland

Located in picturesque Leysin, facing the panorama of the Southern Alps, LAS has both a strong academic ethos and an inspirational setting! The school combines…

  • Co-Education
  • 340 students
  • Boarding School
  • International Baccalaurea...
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Yearly Tuition FEE (MIN) : CHF 85'000
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