Boarding Schools – Switzerland


Private boarding schools in Switzerland offer a world class international education in a multicultural environment.

Swiss boarding schools have educated and continue to educate the international elite.  Students leave with a well-rounded education that gives them access to the most prestigious universities round the world. The success of the Swiss system partly lies in the small number of students per class.  Most classes have only 6 to a maximum of 15 students and each student receives an education tailored to their needs and expectations. Swiss schools offer a wide range of educational systems including the International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Swiss Maturite and the American and British Systems. Most schools offer a bilingual education in English and French.


The facilities at the schools we recommend and very impressive.  This allows students to follow all their passions and interests whether in the classroom or as an extracurricular activity.  The extensive curriculum, the range of sports – including skiing during the winter, the arts and culture on offer is inspiring. Some schools, Le Rosey for example, have two sites, a summer school by the lake and a winter chalet in Gstaad for the ski season.

AGE FROM: 10 years old

EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM: British, American, Swiss, French, International Baccalaureate (IB)

TYPES OF SCHOOLS: co-educational, single sex, non-denominational

SCHOOL YEAR: September to June


  • Exeats (weekends): 2 to 6 per year
  • Half Term (mid-term break, minimum one week)
  • Christmas/Easter/Summer.

PRICES FROM: CHF 31,000 / Term

The schools are mostly non-denominational and co-educational. The school year begins in early September and ends at the end of June.

There is a diverse range of Schools in Switzerland from large urban schools that access all the culture and excitement of the cities to smaller institutions high in the Alps where students have the opportunity to ski every afternoon.  It is important to find the right school, the school where the student will thrive academically, socially and in their sport so at Boarding Schools Abroad we offer a bespoke service for every family and only recommend a school when we have fully understood the needs and expectation of the child and their family.

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