Chesières Switzerland
Aiglon College


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 own educational journey that begins with a strong 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. While students forge academic goals focused on the International Baccalaureate and IGCSE qualifications, and gain 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 mountain top 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 expedition is also profoundly connected to the Aiglon lifestyle – ensuring that students, as future custodians of the planet, develop a 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 over 55 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 with our full focus on the student’s betterment. 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 true global citizens, through volunteer work and connecting with an array of communities both local and abroad. 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 joining Aiglon, students will find themselves guided through new, undiscovered paths alongside passionate experts and enthusiastic peers.

  • Day school tuition $37000 - $85000 USD
  • Grades for day school 4th Grade/Year 5 -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Number of Students 380
  • Year founded 1949
  • Boarding school tuition $76000 - $126000 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 4th Grade/Year 5 -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Curricula IB Diploma, Pearson IGCSE, IGCSE, International Primary
  • Type Co-ed

Admissions Information

Admissions Process


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Teacher/Student ratio 1-5
  • Gifted and talented student support Yes
  • Learning support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
  • Examinations available International Baccalaureate Diploma - IB Dip, International General Certificate of Secondary Education - IGCSE

Use of technology in the classroom

Aiglon is Switzerland's first Google reference school. This status is awarded to schools that are using Google for education tools in creative, innovative or exemplary ways. Google reference school status provides recognition of our use of technology in the classroom to positively impact the education of our students and their learning. It also recognises the way that we use Google tools to share, explore and collaborate as a staff.

Learning Support

The Learning Support Department provides specialist teaching to support students with a variety of learning difficulties, through individualised intervention and personalised target setting. Our team of qualified teachers work one-to-one with students and alongside staff to enable these students to maximise their potential and succeed.

School Life

  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Pastoral Care Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school No
  • Max class size 16
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Uniform required Yes
  • Access to an educational psychologist Yes
  • Student nationalities 64
  • Average class size 12


Our expert and targeted EAL programme enables students from all over the world to access our curriculum. You will benefit from immersion in an English-speaking community, and ongoing support. Support is provided one-on-one and in the classroom. In the Junior School, specialist EAL classes are available during the first three years. After that, all lessons are taught in English, apart from language classes.

Pastoral Care

Perhaps most important to Aiglon’s family atmosphere, however, is the role teaching staff play in pastoral care. Teachers are available 24/7 to students: as residential houseparents and deputy houseparents, as house tutors and in the classroom.

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes

University Counseling

Beginning in the senior school, the College and Career Counselling Department works individually with students to mentor and guide them through IB course selection, career research and the university search and application process. Formal programming is in place for students to fully understand the expectations of the years that follow their Aiglon education. The department consists of qualified and expert counsellors who are familiar and trained in admissions practices and procedures around the world. Through this expertise, the team offers personalised counselling services to all students and parents, covering application requirements and financial aid/scholarship searches.