About Us

At Surval Montreux we are committed to providing an exciting, challenging, enriching and genuinely unique opportunity for girls.

Our aim is to educate every girl in all aspects of her development. We encourage all girls to love learning, to develop and grow intellectually, personally, and spiritually, and to become good leaders as well as good team members. Without the possible distraction of boys, girls have not just equal opportunity but every opportunity to take the lead. Far from being forced into stereotypes of behaviour, they are encouraged to take risks, to give things a try and to learn from failure. Their sense of self-worth will be enhanced by the praise they receive for their efforts and their positive contribution in all fields. We aim to give them the imagination, the initiative, and above all the integrity to become good influential leaders in the future.



Highly Qualified Staff

Our highly qualified staff are committed to inspirational teaching and to the provision of an outstanding enrichment curriculum. Our teaching staff ratio is 1:2.5, and in addition we have a team of Graduate students to support individual work with girls, as well as all the extracurricular opportunities.

Small Class Sizes

The small class sizes and the individual attention that girls receive both academically and pastorally ensure that every girl can achieve the best of which she is capable. Girls coming from schools with classes of 30 or more are delighted to find how much easier it is to understand and make progress when they have the teacher’s full attention and individual explanation.


An International Family

The experience of living together in a family community, in comfortable rooms with breathtaking views, gives girls security, aspiration and lifelong friendships. The rich variety within our international intake gives us particular strength. All our students are genuinely international, and learn about and from each other both in lessons and beyond.

Individual Attention and Care

Surval is a learning community with a creative culture which is open to and initiates change, and is sensitive to the needs of the individual within the school family. We are proud of our distinctive ethos of friendliness and the commitment of everyone in the Surval ‘family’.


Key Facts

  • Founded in: 1961
  • Students:  70 students (Maximum per year)
  • Age range: Girls ONLY 12-19 years old
  • Campus: Montreux
  • Accreditation: AdvancED
  • Nationalities: from all over the world 


  • Average Class Size: 7 
  • Language: English
  • Diplomas:  American High School, IGCSE, A Levels, Language Certificates
  • Ratio Staff/Students: 1:3
  • Foreign Languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian
  • Summer Camps: 24June – 3 August (10-16 years old)