The essence of Aiglon – The aim of Aiglon College is the balanced development of mind, body and spirit through challenge, respect, responsibility and service. Aiglon strives for excellence in learning and makes use of its inspiring Alpine environment to promote life and leadership skills and to personal qualities.

A school that will challenge you like no other.

Aiglon College is a renowned, non-profit independent boarding school located high in the Swiss Alps, in the village of Chesières-Villars.

Our founder, John Corlette, had a unique vision of what education should be when he enrolled the first six students in 1949. Aiglon continues to be a visionary place today, one where we are proud to nurture the next generation of global citizens and leaders.

At Aiglon, you will join a diverse community of enlightened, engaged young people who are ambitious to make a positive difference. Our students enjoy outstanding educational opportunities in a beautiful, safe and secure location. And, by the time you leave us, you will be fully prepared for the next stage of your life.

Our school community includes students from all over the world – we are in fact a global hub in our own right! Currently approximately 60 nationalities are represented within the Aiglon student body, from diverse religions, languages and cultures. Many of our students are seasoned international travellers with links to more than one country.

Students follow the challenging International GCSE (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma) programmes. We also offer optional courses for the American SAT exams. We provide expert support for students who speak English as an additional language, who go on to take Cambridge and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exams.

All students take part in our programme of outdoor expeditions and adventures, which is a unique and distinctive feature of life at the school. You will also enjoy many opportunities in sport, drama, art, music, and community service.

The Aiglon student body includes close to 70 juniors (age 9-13), nearly 300 Senior School students (age 13-18), including just under 140 in the IB Diploma years (age 16-18). While new students most commonly join us at 9, 11, 13 or 16, we offer rolling admission and welcome applications at any age from 9 to 16.



  • Founded in: 1949
  • 417 students, years 5-13 including 85% boarders
  • Age range: Boys and girls from 9 to 18 years
  • Campus: 24 school buildings over 60’000m2 at 1’200m in the Swiss Alps
  • Accreditation: CIS, NEASC, IBO
  • Nationalities: 68
  • Annual Boarding & Tuition Fees: For Juniors as of CHF 70’000++, for Seniors as of CHF 115’000++


  • Language: English
  • Diplomas: International Baccalaureate (IB) and IGCSE
  • University Advising department offering structured, personalised support for students to attend top universities across the world
  • Average class size: 12
  • Ratio Staff / Students: 1:5
  • Foreign languages: French, German Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Arabic
  • SAT/ACT: Prep courses held in April and July


  • 2, 3 or 4 week programmes throughout July
  • Boys and girls from age 8 to 17
  • Intensive morning courses in language (English or French), Maths, Science, Performing Arts, Technology, Leadership or SAT/ACT preparation
  • Afternoon and evening activities and sports
  • Cultural trips
  • Overnight expeditions