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|Language of instruction||English and French|
|Native English and French teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and French)|
This school does not make their fees public.
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
Entry tests in English or French and mathematics are supported by a personal interview where we assess the suitability of the student for our school.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
|External examinations or assessments available||
IGCSE, IB Diploma
|Results in these examinations||
100% pass rate at IB level
|School bus service available||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
More than 40 different clubs each semester.
|Sports activities included||
Students in Beau Soleil undertake a broad and balanced curriculum as part of their physical education lessons. Students explore methods of improving and learning concepts in relation to physical exercise. They are taught about the importance of a healthy active lifestyle, in doing so they cover a broad range of sports from football, basketball, skiing, snowboarding and ice skating to trampolining, dance and gymnastics plus many more. As part of their physical education lessons, students are taught theoretical elements of physiology, nutrition, influences on participation and respect for peers.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Founded in 1910 Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil is one of the oldest private boarding schools in Switzerland. It's located 1350m above sea level on the Swiss Alps in Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland. Collège Beau Soleil provides a full boarding education for students from over 40 different nationalities aged 11-18 years old. Owned by the de Meyer family until 2010, the school then passed into the Nord Anglia Education family of schools. Nord Anglia Education is the world's leading premium schools organization, responsible for 31 international schools located across 13 countries, with a total of 19'700 students. Through this association, Beau Soleil is able to retain its small family atmosphere and yet benefit from the aspirations and opportunities available within a global network of schools.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Given the school's spectacular location in the Swiss Alps it aims to provide an education which encourages full participation from its students both inside and outside the classroom. Beau Soleil provides a stimulating academic curriculum in both English and French which is balanced with an extensive outdoor sports, expedition and service programme. Through this combination of activities on the ski slopes, the mountain side and in the class room the students develop important skills including team work, collaboration and resilience.
As a boarding school with a capacity of 250 pupils, Beau Soleil is an international community which relishes its diversity. Life as a boarder is the ideal means through which students learn about each other and develop, through shared experiences, friendships which last a life time.