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About us

For around 100 boarding students, brillantmont is the place they call home. we want them to feel happy, safe and secure and part of the brillantmont family.


The students live in one of five boarding houses with others of the same gender and age and are fully supervised by caring staff who live amongst them and help create a sense of togetherness in which every student can fully develop in confidence.

Living with others of different nationalities is an enriching experience, in which students learn tolerance and a sensitivity to people from other cultures.

The bedrooms are spacious and many overlook the lake and the Alps. Most students share a room with another student, from a different country, although there are a limited number of single rooms available. Each boarding house has a lounge area and a small kitchen.

The fully balanced, international-style meals are taken in the dining room with staff. Of course, there are certain rules, which are based on age. However, as Brillantmont students mature, they are encouraged to become more responsible.

The small size of the school means that even students who arrive in the middle of the school year can fit in easily and quickly make new friends. At the end of the school day, extra-curricular activities take place and the school is buzzing with life.

All students are encouraged to participated as fully as possible in the life of the school and to join the different activities and excursions which are organised in the evenings and at weekends.

House System

  • Every student, day and boarding, belongs to one of five houses – Rousseau, Einstein, Piccard, Chaplin and Anker. Each house is made up of students of different ages and nationalities. The houses are led by elected Student Leaders and assisted by Student Advisors, who receive training in leadership skills. House meetings take place once a week and provide the opportunity for making new friendships, joining team-building activities and creating a sense of belonging.
  • Inter-house competitions (sports day, talent show, film-making) take place throughout the school year to earn house points which count towards the end of year House Shield. The different houses play a key role in helping new students get to know the school and settle in more easily: prior to arrival, new students are in contact with others from their house and during the first few days various getting-to-know you activities help them make new friends and feel at home.

G.Patrick Gruhn

Tim Daum