About Beau Soleil International School
College Beau Soleil was founded in 1910 and is one of the oldest private boarding school in Switzerland. A full boarding education is given to students aged from 11 to 18. With a capacity of 250 students coming from more than 50 different nationalities. There is a real family atmosphere and students are each offered an individual attention during the course of their studies. The School offers English and French curriculum with addition of courses in German, Italian and/or Spanish.
Location and Campus:
The School is located in the center of a small and safe village called Villars-sur-Ollon with views across the beautiful Swiss Alps. An extraordinary and unique environment for students.
The campus is equipped with brand new buildings opened in 2007 incorporating the latest technologies and dedicated spaces for theatre and music, a gymnasium with climbing walls, fitness room, dance and yoga studio, science lab, a resource center and 26 new boarding rooms.
The Campus is just an hour and half from the international airport in Geneva.
A personalized academic curriculum in both English and French are offered to students. The academic team helps students reach their goals thru the program. Student are following customized program for the IGCSE, IB, HSD, French Baccalaureate and Brevet.
With small size classes, the ratio for student to teacher is 4:1. The School offers in individual and personalized approach for each student. Traditional curricular content is supported by a holistic approach, focused on skills and habits of mind, preparing students for lifelong learning
All boarding rooms are fully furnished and well equipped for students (1 or 2 students per room) in a warm and welcoming environment. The experienced boarding team will help students make them feel just like at home during the school year. They supervise and make sure that all boarding students have done their homework and have access to the tools they need to succeed. In fact, every academic and boarding team member is committed to accompany students in developing their skills in an exceptional educational environment. The school offers a lot of activities to entertain the body and mind. With the school’s amazing alpine location, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, skiing is an integral part of the Beau Soleil school curriculum. During the winter term, all students spend at least half of the day out on the slopes. They also can enjoy the warm welcome of lunch at the school private ski chalet. The experienced skiers and snowboarders are encouraged to join the ski team who participate in competitions across Switzerland. At Beau Soleil, student’s life is based on four major values; Respect, Responsibility, Ambition and Rigorous Work.