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CurriculumsBritish and French
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 5 to 16
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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 12 students / class
Maximum 16 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: CHF 38,200
to: CHF 59,200
Address: Chemin des Chavasses 23, 1885 Chesières Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland

The school offers education to day and boarding students.
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Nigerian and Spanish but we limit every nationality to 10% max over the totality of the school body.

Ratio of local students to international students

5% only of local students. Most of our kids are international.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class

10-14 depending on the year group

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English and French speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English and French

Yes EAL or ESL

Additional language classes offered by the school

French (obligatory) and optional on private lessons (German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish)

Use of technology in the classroom

Smart boards in every classes and laptop (MAC) is obligatory for each child from the Year 2 class as part of their school material.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

30 mintes to 1 hour daily

Uniform required


Waiting list

Some of the nationalities yes

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Documents to reach school includes admission form, copy of passport and vaccinations records, most recent school report and the last year's one, Internal English / Math tests and Cambridge Online test, CAT 4 if needed and requested when admission committee evaluates a candidate file, Motivation letter from the parents explaining us what they like to do or share as a family
and "Express your passion" element: Ask the child to send us a presentation / video / pictures / drawings / etc showing us his favorite passion(s) in life

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No official deadline, but we are generally fully booked by the end of May for the following september entry.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes (except that if coming at 3rd Term, should complete the following school year with us as well)

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We are a school aged 4 to 15 yo at the moment. Senior School will open by 2022.

External examinations or assessments available

Cambridge, DELF, follow the IPC or IMYC curriculum. general internal examinations at the end of each term.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No mandatory practice as we welcome all religions. But kids are free to practice their own religion and follow their traditions.

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

We do...and it is part of the unique aspect of an international boarding school ;)

School bus service available

School transportation for boarders of course. But no buses for day students to be picked up or brought back home.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Make sure we fulfil the needs of the child and provide a very individual attention to each child. We have 1/2 staff student ratio...

Student access to education psychologist

If they need or wish, yes it can be organised

School start time


School finish time

16h00 or 16h30

Supervised care before/after school

Yes of course as 90% of our kids are boarders

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

All that you can think of ;)

School provided lunches


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


Sports activities included

Football, swimming, ice-skating expedition, skiing, tennis, horse-riding, running, arts, dance, singing, drawings, chess clubs (we offer an average of 30 different clubs)

Sports facilities at the school

Sport's hall and outdoor field

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes in football (for girls and boys) and Ski academy. Basketball as well.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Family atmosphere, individual attention, develop the best out of each child no matter what it is, caring and super personalised

Teaching approach of the school


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