Lausanne - Vaud
International curriculum
Ages 11 to 18

Beau Soleil Collège Alpin International

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CurriculumInternational
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 11 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school does not make their fees public.

Address: Route du Village 1, 1884 Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

Important notes about this school

Boarding school only.

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Number of students

230

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

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

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB Diploma
Diplome National du Brevet, French Baccalaureate

Results in these examinations

100% pass rate at IB level

School bus service available

N/A

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

Yes

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.

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