Chesières-Villars, Switzerland

Aiglon College

What makes Aiglon College a boarding school of global distinction is simple - we carry on the unique vision of our founder John Corlette. In 1949, Corlette wanted to create an academy that combined his new concept for education with the virtues of the mountain lifestyle. As a result, to this day Aiglon continues to promote the ideals of a holistic education not only in class, but as a way of living.

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Aiglon College

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Ages Taught 9 - 18
Languages of instruction English, French
Nr. of Children 417
School Type Co-educational
Day/Boarding Day, Full Boarding
Curriculum IB Diploma Programme, IGCSE
Website http://www.aiglon.ch

Aiglon College

Why Aiglon?

When John Corlette founded Aiglon in 1949, he set into motion an evolving educational community that is more than simply a school.

Drawing from foundational principles as a basis of approach, at Aiglon, we understand that through the balanced development of mind, body, and spirit, our community sets out together upon a journey that has the power to engage and enrich us.

Academic Excellence

We are committed to providing each Aiglonian with the tools they need to embark upon their educational journey that begins with a solid academic foundation. Unique relationships with outstanding educators surrounded by a diverse cohort of peers in a beautiful location empower our students to achieve results that significantly exceed global averages. At the same time, students forge academic goals focused on the International Baccalaureate and IGCSE qualifications. They gained acceptance into a variety of top universities across the globe; we understand that grades and qualifications will only ever be the beginning.

Unique Environment for Growth

Our environment is vital to development. Aiglonians discover that our unique mountaintop position provides a fresh perspective while offering the opportunity for challenge. Mountains have always represented ambition to humanity, a call to push harder, higher than we could have imagined possible. Our students and faculty only have to look out of the window to be inspired.

This spirit of the expedition is also profoundly connected to the Aiglon lifestyle – ensuring that students, as future custodians of the planet, develop unique expertise from the moment they are entrusted into our care. Yes, we climb mountains together, and through these experiences, we encourage our students to take each bold new step in life with the confidence that comes from knowing that their spirit has been bolstered to thrive in this changing world.

A Diverse Home

Aiglon’s unique boarding house culture is designed to empower the diversity of our student body. With 65 nationalities represented at the school, your house becomes a home by which you can live and learn alongside friends with whom you could never otherwise meet. The development of this house identity, bolstered by the cultural, social and economic diversity of our student body, is designed to establish friendships that will last a lifetime.

Not-for-Profit Culture

At Aiglon, we consider our position as a non-profit school to be one of both privilege and responsibility. Maintaining this status allows us to educate and nurture, focusing on the student’s betterment. In addition, we are dedicated to impressing upon Aiglonians the importance of contributing to the community both locally and internationally. As a result, we craft opportunities for our students which guide them toward taking their place as actual global citizens through volunteer work and connecting with an array of local and abroad communities.

Aiglon’s approach to education is an invitation. In responding to our call, those who join us accept a wealth of opportunities for discovery. Upon entering Aiglon, students will be guided through new, undiscovered paths alongside passionate experts and enthusiastic peers.

Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities

Sports

Basketball, Volleyball, Football, Tennis, Swimming, Athletics, Golf, Ski Racing, Freestyle Skiing, Snowboarding, X-Country Skiing, Rugby, Horseback Riding, Rock climbing, yoga, Pilates, Dance, Ice Hockey, Netball, Frisbee, Boxing, Fitness Classes, Cricket, Badminton, Table Tennis, Squash, Mountain Bike Riding, Alpine Running, Mountaineering.

Extra-curricular activities

Music, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts, Round Square, Model United Nations, Debating, Chess, Local and International Service Projects.

Facilities

Near the ski resort village of Villars-sur-Ollon in French-speaking Switzerland is where you’ll find Aiglon College. The school campus encompasses over 60,000 square metres of property, including more than 30 buildings and facilities. The campus itself is a small Alpine village at an altitude of 1’258m. It is an open-style campus, safe, and full of amenities. Students can walk freely between their classes, residences, and the main ski resort lift which is only 250m away. There are nine boarding houses for accommodations. Facilities for students include an art department, multi-use library and technology space, an observatory, private music practice rooms, science labs, and a modern, top-shelf sports centre.

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