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About us

At Beau Soleil Collège Alpin International it is not what you hear, not what you see, but what you do that counts. Inside the classroom and outside it.

Welcome to Beau Soleil

And when you are focused on doing, things can go wrong. Sometimes you fail. But here, we make sure that there is room to make mistakes and space to put them right.

The consequence is a self-confidence based on achievement, sometimes in unconventional circumstances. And this, more than anything, allows each pupil to go out into the world with wind in their sails and hope in their hearts.

Founded in 1910 Beau Soleil is one of the oldest private boarding schools in Switzerland. It provides a full boarding education for students from over 40 different nationalities aged 11-18 years old.

Given our spectacular location in the Swiss Alps we aim to provide an education which encourages full participation from our students both inside and outside the classroom. We provide a stimulating academic curriculum in both English and French which is balanced with an extensive outdoor expedition and service programme.

Through this combination of activities on the ski slopes, the mountain side and in the class room our students develop important skills in team work, collaboration and resilience.

As a boarding school with a capacity of 240 pupils, we form an international community which relishes its diversity. Life as a boarder is the ideal means through which students learn about each other and develop, through shared experiences, friendships which last a life time.

Owned by the de Meyer family until 2010 the school then passed into the Nord Anglia Education family of schools. Through this association, Beau Soleil is able to retain its small family atmosphere and yet benefit from the aspirations and opportunities available within a global network of schools.

Student's Age

11 – 18
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Student Body

240 students

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English and French

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IGCSE, IB and French Baccalaureate

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welcome to Beau Soleil Profile You can view the Beau Soleil Calendar 2016 – 2017 simply click the below download link.

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Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil is located at an elevation of 1,350 metres above sea level on the Swiss Alps of Villars-sur-Ollon, in the canton of Vaud, in the western part of Switzerland.

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1884 Villars-sur-Ollon

Meet Us Around the World

Beau Soleil arranges a number of meetings around the world with those interested in learning more about the school. If you would like to meet us in your country, please send us the contact form below.

You can view our next destinations here.

Careers Guidance/universities

With students now facing an increasingly competitive world for both university applications and careers, we recognize that the quality of advice for the next stage after school must be of a very high standard. Our Head of University and Careers Guidance, Miss Charlotte Vale, is responsible for overseeing the effective delivery within the school of top quality advice to pupils and parents regarding decisions concerning subject options, university destinations and career choices.

The students attending Beau Soleil come from approximately 45 different countries and have high aspirations regarding their university choices.

Successful university applications for the 2015 graduating class!

20% of our students received an offer from a top 30 university

25% from a top 50 university

This year, our students were offered a place in the following institutions:

Imperial College
Concordia University of Montreal
King’s College
Université de Genève
University College London UCL
Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne
University of Toronto
Glion Institute of Higher Education
University of Edinburgh
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
University of Manchester
Université de Lausanne
New York University NYU
Université de Droit ASSAS
University of St. Andrew’s
Université de la Sorbonne
University of Glasgow
HEC Montreal
University of Nottingham
ESC La Rochelle
University of Durham
Haute Ecole d’Ingénerie et de Gestion Vaud
Trinity College
University of Miami
Northeastern University
Syracuse University

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