Collège Alpin International

Address COLLEGE BEAU SOLEIL, Route du Village 1, 1884 Villars s/Ollon
Direction Mr. Jérôme de Meyer - Chairman of the Board -
Mr. Derek Lineham - Headmaster - 


Average manpower: 200 students
57 teachers
40 classes
Profiles: Mandatory educational path, Summer school, Boarding schools
Ages: 6-15 years old, 16-18 years old
Range study: Schooling, Languages, Arts
Classes taught in: French, English, bilingual school
Structure: Boarding school, Coeducational (boys and girls)
Diplomas: French Baccalaureat, International Baccalaureat, Other, High school diploma, Brevet des collèges
Schedule: Full time

Presentation of the school

Founded in 1910, Beau Soleil is one of the oldest Swiss establishments of worldwide renown, and is currently owned and run by the third successive generation of the same family. Coming from more than 40 nationalities, we provide our students, from 11 to 18 years old, with a complete education - intellectual, physical, emotional and social - in order to develop their sense of values and to show them the importance of personal effort and self-discipline. The three cornerstones of our education are: A balanced and personalised curriculum, a stable family community and an exceptional environment. Our values: "Act responsibly", "Behave with respect", "Aim high" and "Do your best".

Our programme of studies is taught in French or English.

Beau Soleil is accredited by the Council of International School (CIS), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and has been designated an IB World School by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). Since January 2011, Beau Soleil has joined the vast family of international schools, "Nord Anglia Education".

In addition Beau Soleil is a member of GESBF (Groupement des Ecoles Suisses préparant le Baccalauréat Français) and authorised by the Academy of Grenoble to offer the French Baccalaureate.

Beau Soleil is an officially registered private school, is a member of the Swiss Federation of Private Schools, Swiss Learning and Round Square.


The French Section (6è-5ème to Terminale level)- College Examinations and French Baccalaureate L, ES and S -
The International Section (from Junior School - 6th/7th - to the 12th Grade) - Cambridge IGCSE, IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, High School Diploma and International Baccalaureate Diploma -

A popular summer camp takes place in the month of July for children from 7 to 16 years old - French or English language course, at six different levels, from beginners to advanced. Maximum ten students per class.


CIS, NEASC, IBO, FSEP, GESBF, AVDEP, SGIS, "Registre Officiel des Ecoles Privées" and Swiss Learning.

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