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IB and British
Ages 9 to 18

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CityLausanne - Vaud
CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 9 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 12 students / class
Maximum 16 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: CHF 38,000
to: CHF 83,000
Address: Avenue Centrale 61 1885 Chesières-Villars Switzerland
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

425

Number of nationalities represented in the school

65

Ratio of local students to international students

We are an international school.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

We offer and EAL programme for students who require extra support in English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, Dutch, Italian

Max. number of students per class

16

Average number of students per class

12

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

In a school whose community and values are closely linked with our physical environment and personal relationships, Aiglon is working hard to adapt while also maintaining the integrity of its learning and its ethos.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Aiglon is a multi-faith, multi-cultural, international institution. Giving students the opportunity to stay connected to their culture and explore their beliefs is a vital part of the Aiglon experience. Through fortnightly faith group sessions the exploration of faith, in all its forms, are front and center and a core part of Aiglon life.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Starting Year 9, attendance is compulsory for all students, with each student selecting a faith group to join. Faith groups also play a wider role in the school, with members getting involved in cultural celebrations.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma and IGCSE's

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The Learning Support Department provides specialist teaching to support students with a variety of learning difficulties, through individualised intervention and personalised target setting. Our team of qualified teachers work one-to-one with students and alongside staff to enable these students to maximise their potential and succeed.

Entry evaluation for students

Our assessments are designed to be part of an ongoing conversation - ensuring that the student is well suited for the challenges Aiglon has to offer, and that Aiglon is the best environment to nurture their talents in return. Our assessments take two forms: Assessment Interview and Abilities Assessment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Assessment Interview
The interview-based assessment is a discussion between the family and our Director of Admissions & Marketing and Head of School. This is an opportunity for both student and family to begin to make a deeper connection with Aiglon and engage in an interesting and stimulating discussion.

Abilities Assessment
We are not only looking for students who achieve high scores. Rather, these exams help us to understand where a student’s strengths lie and also identify areas where they may need additional guidance – perhaps even areas we can suggest they would benefit from preparation prior to joining Aiglon. These tests are an honest reflection of suitability, academic ability, and areas for potential growth.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applications can be submitted one year in advance of the intended enrolment date. Due to the limited number of places available to new students each year, Aiglon makes admissions offers two times per year. The first round of decisions are made in December and the second round in March of each year. Any additional places still available after the second round of offers will be allocated on a rolling basis.

School start time

0755

School finish time

1510

School provided lunches

Yes.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Aiglon’s has a modern restaurant standard kitchen able to cater for students daily nutritional welfare as well as major events such as graduation. It is overseen by and international team led by our Restaurant Manager and Head Chef. The food served up daily reflects the recommendations of the Swiss Society for Nutrition with the majority of products of Swiss origin, yet provides a range of international flavours reflecting the broad diversity of individuals within the School community. Vegetarian options and special diets are always available, and once per week the whole school eats a vegetarian menu.

Uniform required

Students wear a uniform at Aiglon until they enter the IB programme in Year 12, when they are required to wear smart business attire. For all activities, including sport, expeditions, skiing, at school events and when representing the school, students will wear relevant uniforms.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Aiglon's activities programme offers a range of learning opportunities for students to develop skills and build experiences, allowing them to follow their passions while encouraging them to also try something new.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Students can join a competitive team during each of Aiglon's three terms. Through involvement in competitive leagues, Aiglon sports teams regularly compete against other Swiss and international schools in the local area and around Europe.

Sports facilities at the school

2x outdoor synthetic football pitches, 2x outdoor tennis/basketball courts, 1x outdoor volleyball court, state-of-the-art sports centre with fitness suite, rock climbing wall and a large hall with space for 2x basketball/volleyball courts and facilities for badminton, table tennis, football, tennis, gymnastics and boxing among many others.

Grades/ages available for boarding

Ages 9 - 18

Boarding facilities at the school

At Aiglon there are ten Houses in total: five for girls and five for boys (all Houses are single-sex), with eight in the Senior School and two in the Junior School. Most houses are home to around 50 students (up to 30 in the Junior School) and will have a particular personality – often influenced by its Houseparent, and bolstered by the House’s own distinctive traditions and identity. Within each House, students occupy a study bedroom shared with no more than three others (the oldest students are in single or double rooms), and there are common rooms, a dining room, and other communal spaces, such as a kitchen and a games room. Houseparents live on-site and their House teams teams are made up of an Assistant Houseparent, House-aide and tutors who are assigned to each student. Students also play a strong role in looking out for their peers, and each House’s captains and prefects take a lead role in daily house life.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

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: to combine the special character of mountain life with a new vision for education. Aiglon today guards this original vision and has grown into one of the world’s most distinctive boarding schools.

Teaching approach of the school

Spirited, independent and a not-for-profit organisation, Aiglon’s aim toward the balanced development of mind, body and spirit works to create a principle-driven environment where students and teachers alike are encouraged toward academic excellence, pursuit of physical challenge and the learning born through a deeply international culture.

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