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Welcome to Aiglon

Everything we do has been thought out with reference to our basic aim and developed from our guiding purpose.

Our founder, John Corlette, had a unique vision of what education should be when he enrolled the first six students in 1949. Aiglon continues to be a visionary place today, one where we are proud to nurture the next generation of global citizens and leaders.

At Aiglon, you will join a diverse community of enlightened, engaged young people who are ambitious to make a positive difference. Our students enjoy outstanding educational opportunities in a beautiful, safe and secure location. And, by the time you leave us, you will be fully prepared for the next stage of your life.

Our school community includes students from all over the world – we are in fact a global hub in our own right! Currently approximately 60 nationalities are represented within the Aiglon student body, from diverse religions, languages and cultures. Many of our students are seasoned international travellers with links to more than one country.

Students follow the challenging International GCSE (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma) programmes. We also offer optional courses for the American SAT exams. We provide expert support for students who speak English as an additional language, who go on to take Cambridge and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exams.

All students take part in our programme of outdoor expeditions and adventures, which is a unique and distinctive feature of life at the school. You will also enjoy many opportunities in sport, drama, art, music, and community service.

The Aiglon student body includes close to 70 juniors (age 9-13), nearly 300 Senior School students (age 13-18), including just under 140 in the IB Diploma years (age 16-18). While new students most commonly join us at 9, 11, 13 or 16, we offer rolling admission and welcome applications at any age from 9 to 16.

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9 – 18
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370 students

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Aiglon College is located at an elevation of 1,250 metres above sea level, in a beautiful and natural setting of the alpine village of Chesières, near the ski resort of Villars, in the canton of Vaud, in the western part of Switzerland.
  • Avenue Centrale 61
  • 1885 Chesières-Villars
  • Switzerland

Our Fees

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Aiglon school profile

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Welcome to Aiglon

We encourage all students to develop their skills and talents, and we work hard to build their character and resilience.Our students sit a variety of International GCSE (IGCSE) exams, GCSE exams, and O Levels in the Fourth and Fifth Forms. In the Sixth Form, we follow the challenging International Baccalaureate Diploma programme (IB Diploma) to ensure access to the world’s leading universities. We also help students prepare for other exams such as the American SATs, and a variety of English examinations (IELTS, First Certificate in English (FCE) and Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET)).

We were conceived as a small school and we continue to be so; students receive exceptional levels of individual attention. We provide excellent support for students whose first language is not English, and for those who have mild dyslexia or other moderate special educational needs.

A grading system called “Mark Reading” is used in every year group in the school, with marks given for both effort and attainment. These marks are used to calculate grade point averages and award end-of-year prizes. During each term, students also take internal exams in most subjects. Parents receive regular updates and are welcome to contact their child’s tutor or Houseparents with any concerns.

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French Section

The French section is proud of its rigorous yet supportive academic environment whereby it offers a full French language curriculum for 11 to 18 year olds taught by teachers trained in France.

The classes in the French Section extend from 6ème to Terminale, and prepare students for the official French government examinations – the Diplôme National du Brevet at the end of 3ème and the French Baccalaureate (series L, ES and S) at the end of Terminale. The subjects taught in the French Section conform to the requirements of the French Ministry of Education.

Our teachers are provided with ongoing training in their teaching through workshops and exchanges both at Beau Soleil and Champittet, or through courses available in Switzerland or France.

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International Section

The International Section offers an excellent standard of education in the English language for 11 through to 18 year olds. Our inspirational teachers encourage students to be actively and passionately involved in all their learning and are committed to developing every child to achieve his or her best.

The classes in the International Section extend from 6th Grade to 12th Grade, and prepare students for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) at the end of 10th Grade and the International Baccalaureate (IB) at the end of 12th Grade. Our teachers are supported in their ongoing professional development either through workshops led at the school itself, online courses provided by the Nord Anglia University, or through external IB diploma courses.


Beau Soleil is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and has been designated an IB World School by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). It is a member of the Swiss Group of Schools (SGIS), Round Square and the Swiss Learning Group. In addition, Beau Soleil is also a member of GESBF (Groupement des Ecoles Suisses qui préparent au Baccalauréat Français) and authorised by the Academy of Grenoble to offer the French Baccalaureate.

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Typical Activities

Below you will see activities you can expect from the Beau Soleil Summer Camp. We take full advantage of our beautiful location in the Swiss Alps, therefore you can expect a range of alpine pursuits alongside more typical offerings.

Ages 7-10

  • Arts & Crafts, Mountain Hut Experience, Farm Visit, Team Building Games, Slackline, Climbing Wall, Mountain Discovery, Hiking, Nature Educative Hike, New Games, Judo, Ropes Course, Nature Games, Water Games, Sports Tournament, Archery, Uni Hockey.
  • Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Zumba Dancing, Singing, Music, Table Tennis, Tennis, Swimming, Ice Skating, Cooking, Fitness Circuit Outdoor, Theatre, Wii Tournament.

Ages 11-13

  • Dj-Mixing, Slackline, Orienteering, Climbing Wall, Mountain Hut Trip, Team Building Games, Challenging Hiking, Mountain Contest, Mountain Challenge, MTB Classes, Sports Tournament, Uni Hockey.
  • Fitness Training with Fitness Instructor, Cooking, Tennis, Table Tennis, Mini Golf, Ice Skating, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Zumba Dancing, Music, Bowling, Singing, Swimming, Theatre, Wii Tournament and Free Time.

Ages 14-16

  • Paintball, Pendule Jumping, Orienteering, Paddling, Climbing Wall, Leadership Skills Technique, Team Building Games, Lifesaving Methods, Ropes Course, Mountain Hut or Camping Leadership Programme, Challenges, Acting as an Instructor, Prepare Your Own Session (yoga, art, etc.) Water Sports, Beach Volley, Ultimate Frisbee.Fitness Training with Fitness Instructor, Cooking, Tennis, Table Tennis, Mini Golf, Ice Skating, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Zumba Dance, Music, Bowling, Singing, Swimming, Theatre, Wii Tournament and Free Time.

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Dates and Fees

    • STAY 1: From July 1 till July 30 (1 month) – CHF 10’590.-
    • STAY 2: From July 1 till July 22 (3 weeks) – CHF 7’790.-
    • STAY 3: From July 1 till July 15 (2 weeks) – CHF 4’990.-
    • STAY 4: From July 16 till July 30 (2 weeks) – CHF 4’990.-

An additional CHF 1000.- admission fee applies to all camp sessions.

  • Camp Fees Include;
  • Accomodation
  • All meals
  • All activities and excursions
  • All admission and cover charges
  • Morning language lessons (French or English)
  • Return transfer from Geneva airport
  • Laundry
  • Camp souvenir t-shirt
  • Raincoat
  • Camper insurance
  • Souvenir photo

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Course Outlines-7th Grade



Mathematics & ICT


Social Sciences

The Arts

  • Art & Design

PSHE & Citizenship


  • Sports

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Course Outlines-8th Grade



Mathematics & ICT


Social Sciences

The Arts

  • Art & Design

PSHE & Citizenship


  • Sports

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High School Programme

The High School welcomes students from 9th -12th Grade. At every grade level, each student has a personalised timetable, which develops his / her strengths and challenges intellectually and which they may wish to pursue further at university.

  • Throughout the High School, students have the opportunity to prepare for external, internationally recognised examinations:
  • IGCSE Examinations (Cambridge International Examinations)
  • A Level (Cambridge International Examinations)
  • PSAT, SAT test, SAT subject test examinations
  • European language examinations

ICT is an integral component of all courses. Sports and PSHE classes are compulsory for all students. All teaching is in English. In addition to their academic programmes, all students follow extra-curricular activities, many of which develop leadership skills.

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Early diagnosis and monitoring

  • The diagnosis of a learning disability must be established as soon as possible, to successfully set up using the most effective for the affected child. To this end, a speech specialist / French speech therapist is attached to the school and participates in diagnostic and weekly monitoring in partnership with parents and teachers.
  • Training courses are set up to train our teachers and facilitate the implementation of specific educational activities in the classroom setting and in the boarding school, for example:


  • learning methods adapted to the needs of all students
  • Special courses and examination management
  • Explain to the class the need for educational facilities
  • Reassure and encourage

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