Aiglon College Switzerland (Eglon Switzerland College) over the years has earned a reputation as an educational institution providing educational services at the highest level. Today, Aiglon College continues to maintain its standards, focusing on the level of its clients and their children, who are studying here.
There is a school in the French part of Switzerland in a very picturesque place Chesières-Villars. The settlement is 1.5 hours away from Geneva and only 30 minutes from Lake Geneva and the famous Montreux. The windows of the campus and the open campgrounds allow you to admire the beautiful view of the Swiss Alps.
The area of Aiglon College is about 46,000 square meters. M., It houses 16 buildings. Every year schoolchildren from all over the world come here - they are representatives of more than 50 nationalities! The school has always been popular with foreigners, so at some point a quota was introduced for students from different countries, including from Russia. Therefore, if you are still determined to get here, we recommend you register a few months before the date of receipt in order to increase the chances.
Aiglon College has its own principles of building an educational process that includes moral and spiritual upbringing, the formation of the child's personality and the development of autonomy and discipline. The key value of the college is the competently constructed relationship between all its inhabitants: pupils and teachers, among all pupils. Egon's position also promotes a healthy lifestyle and shapes the humanity and responsibility in children.
During the summer months, Aiglon College invites everyone to attend Summer School educational courses lasting from 2 to 4 weeks with an interesting program and comfortable accommodation.
Classes here, as in all programs, are mostly in English, but there are also subjects that are taught in French - actually, classes on the language itself, history and geography. Also in the list of disciplines for schoolchildren of the 6th-8th grade there is mathematics, various sciences, music, art, drama, religion, computer science and, of course, physical education.
In high school from the 9th to the 11th grade the disciplines are selected according to the GCSE exam program, and the training takes place in English. In addition, two more foreign languages are available for study (Russian, Spanish, German, Mandarin). Also classes in mathematics and 2-3 sciences, physical culture, one subject from the creative block (drama, drawing, music) and one from the social sphere (geography, history, religion).
In the 11-12 grade, students go to the IB program and choose from the following groups (6 items in total) to study the discipline:
Additionally, the students study TOK (theory of knowledge), CAS (course "Creativity, Service, Activity"), and also write the final essay (the volume is not less than 4000 words).
On the very first day at Eglon College, all students are tested, which helps determine the level of fluency in a foreign language. The program of the summer school is quite rich: in the morning hours of students waiting for a 3-hour study of English and French languages (15 hours a week), after lunch sports, and in the evening - various entertainment activities. Each child should choose 3 kinds of leisure sports or creative. At a time when students are outside the classroom, communication takes place in English, and at the end of the course, students receive a written report on their progress.
Before distribution, adolescents are also tested for language proficiency. This program consists of 15 academic hours a week and a variety of recreational activities: visiting thermal springs and baths, spending the night in a lodge in the mountains, a festive dinner with master classes in cooking. Also, children can choose other activities: tennis, rock-climbing, photography, visual arts, water sports, horse riding, team sports, alpine adventures and cooking. Please note that some of them will require additional payment.
All Aiglon College students live in 8 chalet residences: each has a capacity of up to 45 people. Two houses are reserved for schoolchildren from the junior classes, and the rest for high school students. In comfortable rooms, designed for 1-4 people, the children are populated, previously distributed all by age and sex (for boys and girls are provided separate residences). The road to the classroom and the building will take only a few minutes on foot.
Facilities (shower and toilet) are located on the floor, and in each chalet there is also a large terrace, a lounge with TV, a computer center with internet access. Students around the clock are surrounded by care and attention - in the residence there lives a tutor, ready at any time to help on any issue.
As for the food, we can say with confidence that here it is organized in the best way - in the cafeteria of Aiglon College students waits for a menu that is diverse and perfectly suits a young growing organism. Local chefs can even meet the need for a diet or vegetarian menu, which parents should be informed in advance if necessary.
In the field of sports, the Eglon school relies on a postulate that sports and academic achievement are closely related. Therefore, the daily routine is built in such a way as to maintain the necessary balance. For pupils the following sports are offered:
In addition, the everyday life of schoolchildren is saturated with an active extracurricular program - Visiting museums and exhibitions, interesting excursions to the sights of Geneva and other cities. Also, everyone can go skiing, snowboarding or traveling abroad.
As mentioned earlier , Aiglon College has a vast territory, where the buildings for study, hostels and sports facilities are located. The latter includes a sports center with a swimming pool and a fitness room, a skating rink and a ski slope, a tennis court and, of course, fields for playing football or hockey. To ensure the health of schoolchildren remained intact, a medical center is also equipped.
In the educational buildings of schoolchildren, modern classes and various laboratories are daily assembled, equipped with the latest requirements. To find the necessary information, Egon's students also have a computer center and a library. And the most creative children can go to a theater studio or a music school.
The academic year at Aiglon College consists of three semesters, which are divided among themselves by vacation weeks. So, the academic year or autumn semester in college begins on August 28-29 and ends on December 13 (in the second half of October - a two-week vacation), after which the students are already sent to rest on winter holidays.
The next semester - spring - lasts from January 8 to March 21. Here a small break in studies awaits the guys in February (literally 3-4 days). The vacations that precede the summer semester begin in March and end almost in mid-April.
Finally, the summer semester starts in April and lasts until the 20th of June.
Please note that there are several additional items of financial expenses for admission and training:[ 999.8]
In order to be among the lucky ones who can call themselves Aiglon College students, the student will need to pass a 3-hour testing: in English, for general development and mathematics. In some cases, it is also possible to interview the director. And, of course, we will need to collect a package of documents:
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.