SURVAL MONTREUX IS SET IN A STUNNING HILLSIDE LOCATION JUST ABOVE THE TOWN OF MONTREUX-THE CENTRE OF THE MONTREUX RIVIERA. THE SCHOOL MINIBUS DRIVES GIRLS DOWN TO MONTREUX AT REGULAR INTERVALS DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING SO THEY CAN ENJOY WALKING, CYCLING OR ROLLER SKATING ALONG THE LAKESIDE PROMENADE: OR SIMPLY ENJOY A COFFEE OR HOT CHOCOLATE WITH THEIR FRIENDS IN ONE OF THE MANY CAFÉS. HIGH QUALITY SHOPS ARE ALWAYS THE ATTRACTION, AND IN WINTER THE CHRISTMAS MARKET PROVIDES AN IDEAL SHOPPING OPPORTUNITY FOR UNUSUAL PRESENTS, AS WELL AS PURPOSE-BUILT CAFÉS AND RESTAURANTS, MANY DEVOTED TO THE TRADITIONAL FONDUE.
The school itself is housed in a former hotel, with all the facilities one expects of Swiss hospitality. Bedrooms are for two or occasionally three girls. All have en suite shower rooms, almost all have balconies with a small table and chairs for relaxation or study, and all have a fridge. Wifi is available throughout the building.
The housekeeping staff, under the direction of the housekeeper, Madame Horta, work tirelessly through 7 days a week to ensure that the cleanliness and presentation of the school matches hotel standards.
Girls are expected to make their beds and keep their rooms tidy. They are asked to take their laundry bag to the laundry each Monday, and to collect their clean laundry on a Thursday.
The dining room is one of the great attractions of the school. It is set for tables of four, with one long table down the middle of the room, so girls can eat in small groups or join a larger table if they prefer. The housekeeping staff take great pride in the dining room which is always a civilised and pleasant place to eat.
Meals, cooked by our team of three chefs, are delicious. After a substantial breakfast girls also have a break for coffee, hot chocolate or other drinks and a small snack. Lunch and supper are three course meals, always healthy and enjoyable. Special diets are catered for and these must be communicated in advance.
The Library, completely refurbished in January 2013, has comfortable seating with chesterfields and club chairs. Girls can read from the substantial array of new books, or watch films in the evening when study time is over. The large tables in the window and down one side of the room are for supervised study in late afternoon and early evening.
In the basement are a Jacuzzi which are enjoyed by girls after a spell in the adjoining fitness room. A large basement room has converted into a games room where girls can play table tennis, try Karaoke, dance to the Wii, watch DVDs or just chill out with friends.
The latest room conversion is the very large ground floor classroom into an art room. So many girls love art and crafts that the provision of an outstanding studio for this is a necessity.The room looks out over the lake and will be a much valued new source of inspiration.
For sport, we have an unusual tennis court-unusual because it is built out from the mountain, and also because in winter it becomes a skating rink.