Why a Swiss boarding school education is like no other

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Switzerland is well-known for many things – mountains, skiing, amazing scenery, watches and of course chocolate! Yet, there is one domain, known to an exclusive elite – boarding schools.

Founded decades ago, they are considered among the best in the world and offer an internationally recognised education, which opens doors worldwide. Switzerland has a long history of hosting students from all over the world in its exceptional private 寄宿学校. The multicultural landscape, with four official languages – French, German, Italian and Romansch – is conducive to an international community, in which students can live and breathe intercultural understanding on a daily basis. The safety and security, the discretion and the very exclusiveness are all factors which appeal to those families who seek something unique for their child. Switzerland is an amazing place to live and learn.

布里兰特蒙特国际学校 is one such school. It is the oldest school in Switzerland which has been owned by the same family since its foundation, in 1882.

Small private 寄宿学校 ensure that class sizes do not get too big. When your child is living away from home, it is important that they have a sense of family. You want your Swiss boarding school to be a home-away-from-home, your own international family. The smaller schools, like ours, are able to provide this with a lot of close, individualised attention given to each student.

Another great benefit of smaller boarding schools, is that they may have a nationality quota. This means that the number of students from any given country is controlled to provide the maximum amount of diversity at each class level.

The exclusivity of the school is enhanced by this policy, as well as the rich experience that students have. Your child will be paired with a student from another country in the boarding houses and everyone leaves the school with friendships crossing national borders that will last a lifetime.

Personalised learning

Academics can also be better tailored according to the needs of the student if the class sizes are small. Teachers are able to give each student their full attention which in turn leads to more confidence on the students’ part and better learning outcomes. If a student is struggling in any particular area, staff and teachers will recognise it right away, before it becomes a bigger issue, and can ensure that the child gets the support they need.

An international network for life

Giving a child exposure to other cultures, customs, and languages at a young age opens their mind up to improved critical thinking, a more open perspective on the world, and a sense of empowerment when it comes to their own culture. Most 瑞士的寄宿学校 celebrate their international demographic with annual cultural fairs, cross-cultural international nights, and other ways in which students can share their traditions and customs with those around them.

The long-lasting friendships that are made at boarding school are also one of the big 效益 of studying abroad. Having strong connections in the future with ambitious professionals across the globe will be incredibly helpful for students as they grow into their careers. This is increasingly true as the world becomes truly globalised and business often transcends borders and cultural confines. Sending your child to study abroad gives them the tools to face this kind of world.

Growing beyond the classroom

A boarding school experience in Switzerland offers numerous opportunities for growth and learning beyond the classroom, pushing boundaries to take risks and become courageous individuals. This may simply mean stepping out of the comfort zone to try a new activity, to put themselves forward as a Student Leader, to reach out to new friendship groups.

The after-school clubs here at Brillantmont appeal to everyone and offer a full and complete range of interests, from sports, to culture, to creative activities and service learning.

Weekend excursions include outdoor adventures hiking or skiing in the Alps or trips to museums or historical sites across Switzerland. Students also love being able to spend time in the bigger cities such as Zurich or Geneva for shopping, movies, bowling, or other fun activities. Your child will never be bored at a 瑞士寄宿学校!

Gaining self-confidence

Boarding school abroad is an excellent opportunity to build self-confidence. Leaving home is a nerve-racking experience and even more so, when it’s half way across the world and when you may not speak the language!

瑞士的寄宿学校 place a lot of attention on academic excellence but equally on well-being. The careful care that the staff and teachers take with all the students allows every one of them to flourish to the best of their abilities. Being able to explore their talents and abilities in a safe, supportive environment and seeing what they can accomplish when they put their minds to it and have the right support, gives students improved self-esteem and develops confidence.

Independence and responsibility

In addition, boarding school fosters independence in children, as growing confidence favours resilience and autonomy. As students get older at boarding school, they are increasingly given new responsibilities and many take on leadership roles, such as House Leader.

The independence gained from a good boarding school experience is an excellent way to prepare for life at a university. By going through the adjustments of being away from home at a younger age, and with additional support from a boarding school, students feel a lot more prepared and ready to attend university than children who stay home and haven’t had to develop such skills.

These are just a few reasons why a 瑞士的寄宿学校 could be the right choice for your child.

布里兰特蒙特国际学校
Founded in 1882, Brillantmont International School is one of the oldest 瑞士的寄宿学校 and is still owned and run by the founding family.

The school welcomes boarding and day students, aged 13-18 (Grades 8-12) from over 30 nationalities. Students follow stimulating courses leading to internationally recognised examinations (British IGCSE, A Level; American High School Diploma with SAT and IELTS).

Why not become part of our BM family? Find out more by calling +41 21 310 0400 or by email admissions@brillantmont.ch. We’d love to tell you more!

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布里兰特蒙特国际学校

Brillantmont International School

Brillantmont国际学校是瑞士最古老的学校之一。它成立于1882年,目前仍由创始人家族拥有。布里兰特蒙特的特别之处不仅在于它位于充满活力的洛桑市中心,还在于它的规模,它创造了一种强烈的社区意识,一个真正的家,13-18岁的男孩和女孩在一个温暖、支持的环境中学习和发展。