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Aiglon College

Aiglon College

Avenue Centrale 61, 1885 Chesières, Switzerland

+41 (0)24 496 6177



Aiglon College
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Status Private
School Director Mrs. Nicola Sparrow
Date Appointed August 2009
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 9-18 years
Number of pupils 420
Day fees per annum CHF35,000 - CHF80,000
Boarding fees per annum CHF72,000 - CHF120,000
Average Class Size 10-12
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:5
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Mrs Laura Hamilton
Associations IAPS, Round Square,ECIS, NEASC, ADISR, COBIS, SGIS, RSIS, HMC, IB

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 an innovative educational mission. Aiglon today guards this original vision and has grown into one of the world's most distinctive boarding schools.

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.

Aiglon is an English-speaking school styled in the tradition of British education. Students follow the globally recognised IGCSE and International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes while simultaneously developing practical skills that integrate curriculum into all areas of life. The focused, individually tailored programme allows each student to access a unique course of study.

The school's professional University Advising team works closely with each student to help them understand and succeed in the university application process. Through these efforts, our students have access to the world’s top universities. This tailored programme encourages, develops and ultimately matches every student with a university that can continue developing their education.

The character of Aiglon students is forged on the mountain. Aiglon is located just beyond the ski resort village of Villars-sur-Ollon in French-speaking Switzerland, at 1,258m. Making use of our safe, alpine environment we enjoy an open-style campus and are just 250m from the ski resort's main lift. Central to its educational philosophy, the uniquely crafted expedition programme utilises Aiglon's location in the Swiss Alps to engage students in activities designed to develop their sense of challenge and responsibility in a highly practical environment.

In winter, students ski twice per week as part of the physical education programme. Beyond winter, students participate in a wide range of competitive and noncompetitive activities from football and swimming to yoga.

All the teaching staff play a key role in pastoral care and learning support at Aiglon. From their roles as Houseparents, Assistant Houseparents or as tutors, teachers are available to students 24/7. In this community relationship, students and teachers are able to connect in unique ways that enable young people to grow and better understand their purpose and role at Aiglon.

Our unique combination of academic excellence and the spirit of living life on the mountain ensure that an Aiglon education provides your child with everything needed to succeed.