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About us

At Beau Soleil we believe passionately in top quality teaching and learning. Our inspirational teachers have high expectations of every child and provide the support for each child to make excellent academic progress.

Teachers are encouraged to share best practice both with colleagues within the school and through workshops and online courses which unite the 31 Nord Anglia Education schools. Small classes ensure all students are involved in their learning; in regular meetings with both their teacher and their tutor students are set personal targets to aim towards and given clear feedback on how successful they are in meeting their goals.

Great teachers, committed students and an emphasis on hard work have delivered world class results in both our French and International Sections. Our programme of studies offers academic subjects up to university level, coupled with a holistic framework providing art, music, drama, sports and expeditions encouraging all round personal development.

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.

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.

G.Patrick Gruhn

Tim Daum