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Collège Alpin Beau Soleil Route du Village 1 1884 Villars-sur-Ollon Switzerland Email: Phone: +41 24 496 26 26 Fax: +41 24 496 26 27 Co-educational boarding in Switzerland for 11-18 year olds Founded in 1910

At Beau Soleil it is not what you hear, not what you see, but what you do that counts. Inside the classroom, and outside. 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. This, more than anything else, allows each pupil to go out into the world with wind in their sails and hope in their hearts.

It is not about what to think, but how to think

Preparation for 21st century learning. Our students learn the value of hard work, creativity and independent thought. Many are bilingual, often trilingual.

Children should be granted sufficient that they can do anything, but not so much that they can do nothing

Our children will be actively and passionately involved in all their learning.

The company you keep

The friends made in intense circumstances last a lifetime. Beau Soleil students join a worldwide network of alumni which has been in existence since 1910.

Room to make mistakes, space to put them right

Small enough to allow adult and peer support to be readily accessible. You will learn to cope with the consequence of your actions.

In almost all walks of life, those who have learnt to collaborate, prevail

The Beau Soleil community provides many opportunities to develop team building skills. As a result you will gain valuable personal skills which will last a lifetime.

The most powerful word in the Beau Soleil lexicon has only two letters, DO

Every year, every student must take part in 7 physical challenges including mountain trekking, cross-country, night skiing. This is how you learn that failure is not in the falling, but in the failure to pick yourself up.

At Beau Soleil, great emphasis is placed on emotional intelligence

Responsibility and respect are central to life at Beau Soleil. We will remain of a size that allows ‘community’ to be a reality.

Life is exciting, so learn from it

From the mountainside to the Prado, from Cern to Stratford, You will appreciate the wonder of a classroom that has no limits.

The gift you have been given, give as a gift

The humanitarian programme at Beau Soleil is impressive. It is important that you learn that with privilege comes obligation.

The World is our classroom

Confidence, self-esteem and determination are developed So that all our students leave us ready to engage with life through all its ups and downs.

Act responsibly Behave with respect Be ambitious Develop a sense of effort.

General Information General Information 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. Owned by the de Meyer family until 2010, the school then passed into the Nord Anglia Education family of schools. Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation, responsible for over 40 international schools located around the world. 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.

The Beau Soleil Philosophy Beau Soleil aims to provide its students with a comprehensive education in order to develop their critical awareness and an appreciation of personal effort and self-discipline.

The four main cornerstones of our education are:

• A balanced and personalised curriculum combining academic studies, sports, expeditions and participation in artistic activities, which recognises students’ individual talents, fosters their intellectual, creative and sporting strengths and opens their minds, enabling them to realise their full potential. • A stable family community built on traditional values and founded upon respect which promotes cultural diversity and exchange, and enables students to develop their emotional and inter-personal skills. • An environment of outstanding natural beauty in the Swiss Alps providing a secure setting in which students may grow and flourish happily and healthily. • Students from all nationalities are welcomed into Collège Alpin Beau Soleil. They are taught to appreciate, value and respect all cultures, religions and languages. Students learn to see themselves as global citizens and are asked to look beyond gender, class, race, nationality and culture to understand human nature.

General Information

Application Information Academic Information

Admissions Information

Beau Soleil offers two distinct, parallel systems: a French Section and an International Section. The programme of studies offers academic subjects up to university level, coupled with an holistic education providing art, music, drama, sports and expeditions encouraging all-round personal development.

Admission requests are best made between October and December before the date of entry. We require academic records and references for the student. Following the receipt of these, a personal interview with the future student and evaluation tests take place. A visit to the campus should be considered an integral part of the application process.

French Section

For further information please go onto or contact the Admissions Office:

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.

International Section

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.

University Destinations London, UK

• Imperial College • University College London • City University • Goldsmiths College • Hult International Business School • Regent’s University • Central St Martins, University of the Arts


• George Washington University • Georgetown University • New York University • Northeastern University • University of Rochester • University of California Los Angeles


• Ecole hotelière de Lausanne EHL • Glion Institute of Higher Education • Faculté des hautes études commerciales HEC Lausanne • Universidad de Navarra

How to find us Directions to the School How to find us

Beau Soleil is in Villars-sur-Ollon in the Vaud Alps.

By car:

From Geneva airport : 120 km, 1 h 30 min. From Lausanne train station : 60 km, 1 h. From Basel airport : 220 km, 2 h 30 min. From Zurich airport : 240 km, 2 h 40 min. From Milan : 295 km, 3 h 30 min.

Collège Alpin Beau Soleil Route du Village 1 1884 Villars-sur-Ollon Switzerland Email : Phone : +41 24 496 26 26 Fax : +41 24 496 26 27

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