1. Institut Le Rosey
Institut Le Rosey commonly referred to as Le Rosey or simply Rosey, is a private boarding school in Rolle, Switzerland. It is among the oldest boarding schools in Switzerland and one of the most prestigious and expensive schools in the world. It is also known as the “School of Kings”. Le Rosey’s main campus, near Rolle, is on 28 hectares (69 acres) adjacent to Lake Geneva. It is divided into two campuses, one for boys situated on the main campus and one for girls called La Combe.
Off-campus Le Rosey owns a private Equestrian center housing 30 horses, an indoor riding school, a Dressage area, and a clubhouse. The students utilize local facilities, including a swimming pool, fitness center, tennis courts, ice hockey rink, a bowling alley, curling, 250 kilometers (160 mi) of alpine ski slopes and 120 km (75 mi) of cross-country ski tracks, 65 km (40 mi) of snowshoeing trails, climbing walls, and Via Ferrata. The fee of Institut Le Rosey is approximately US$133,000 per year.
2. St. George’s International School in Switzerland
St. George’s International School, Switzerland is a private, co-educational international school for boarding and day students aged 18 months to 18 years old. The St George’s School is founded by Lorna Southwell and Osyth Potts. Its main campus is located in Montreux, Vaud, at the foot of the Alps and on the shores of Lake Léman, approximately halfway between Vevey and the center of the city of Montreux.
The school’s main building has an assembly hall/theatre, a library, a boarding section, purpose-built rooms for art, a dance studio, music, and information technology as well as general-purpose classrooms, and laboratories for practical work in biology, physics, and chemistry.
The General Diploma Programme is also a two-year course. It is an accredited qualification giving students credits that allow them to begin foundation courses in the United Kingdom or attend colleges in North America. The fee of St. George’s International School is approximately US$108,646 per year.
3. Leysin American School
Leysin American School was founded in 1960. LAS is located in the alpine resort village of Leysin, Vaud, Switzerland, two hours east of Geneva. It also offers an extensive summer school, a pre-high school program for grade 7, and an ESL program. LAS facilities include various classroom layouts (including open-plan classrooms in the IB facility), a media center, libraries, a black box theater, a performance hall, a computer lab, a new art center, and access to horseback riding, ice skating, tennis, hockey, and swimming.
Throughout the year students and faculty take educational trips to destinations around the globe. The faculty-to-student ratio at LAS is 1:8 and the average class size is 12. LAS employs 72 full-time faculty, of which almost all live on campus, 95% are native English speakers, and 70% hold advanced degrees. The international school is home to students from sixty countries. The fee of Leysin American School is approximately US$103,254 per year.
4. Brillantmont International School
Brillantmont International School is a coeducational international school. It was established in 1882 and is one of the oldest boarding schools in Switzerland. It is located in the center of Lausanne. Brillantmont International School is a member of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools and is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).
Brillantmont also offers a post-high school 13th Grade program for students who have already completed their high school studies. After class, extra-curricular activities take place on campus which include Model United Nations, Finance Society, Yoga, School Band, Vocal Group, Cooking Club, or Photography. College and career guidance is offered to all students and counseling is available to assist students with academic and personal problems. The fee of Brillantmont International School is approximately US$89,695 per year.
5. TASIS Switzerland
TASIS Switzerland, formally known as The American School In Switzerland, is a private American international boarding and day school in Switzerland. It is the oldest American college-preparatory boarding school in Europe and consistently ranks as one of Europe’s best boarding schools. It is located in Montagnola, Lugano, in the Canton of Ticino, the school enrolls approximately 700 pupils from around the world. TASIS has a tradition of strong arts programs. Performing Arts opportunities include drama, music theater, and instrumental and vocal music.
The school also offers competitive soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, tennis, badminton, track, cross country, and lacrosse (boys only) at the varsity and junior varsity levels. Students travel throughout Switzerland and Europe for tournaments. Campus buildings include classrooms, dormitories, computer labs, a 30,000-volume library, two gymnasiums, art studios, photo labs, music rooms, a theater, two dining halls, and a student lounge. The fee of TASIS Switzerland is approximately US$88,000 per year.