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College Champittet (Switzerland)

Address: Chemin de Champittet, 1009 Pully, Switzerland
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Description College Champittet (Switzerland)

Champittet's private college is located in the suburbs of Lausanne, in the cities of Puli and Nyon (two campuses). The College accepts international children from 4 to 18 years for training. It is worth mentioning that Lausanne is included in the list of UNESCO protected world objects - it is a beautiful green, picturesque, quiet area with clean mountain air and breathtaking panoramic views. Every year hundreds of tourists come to Lausanne to enjoy the beautiful scenery and ecological rest, pupils of the college have the same advantages every day.

The private college of Champittet was opened as early as 1903 by the Dominican monks: originally it was a Catholic school exclusively for boys, since 1984 the training has become mixed. Nowadays it is a progressive international educational institution, in which about 800 pupils of all nationalities , religions and cultures are studied.The school consisted of one boarding house in 1951, where more than 600 students lived all the time. Another school building was built in 1960. The school became completely secular in 1998. It expanded so much that a new campus was opened in the city of Nyon in 2004. Today the college has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best Swiss college. The educational institution is accredited by the European Council of International Schools, the Association of New England Schools and Colleges, a full membership in the Association of Private Schools of Switzerland (l'Association vaudoise des écoles privées - AVDEP) and the local canton of Vaud (Fédération suisse des écoles privées - FSEP). Private schools are very popular among foreign students from all over the world: that's why the application for schooling should be submitted approximately one year before the planned start of the training program, as the number of seats is extremely limited and the competition for a place is very big.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in College Champittet (Switzerland)

Program name
from 10 300 CHF / year

Primary school (grades 1-4, 6-11) provides only full-time studies, boarding is possible from 11-12 years.

Junior students are taught classical, basic language skills: this letter, arithmetic, the development of communicative abilities, feelings of community and belonging to a single school brotherhood. The curriculum combines traditional, classical teaching methods and modern techniques (for example, Montessori), and electronic and interactive learning tools are also involved.

For the youngest children (4-6 years) there is a preparatory group and a kindergarte.

from 19 300 CHF / year

Secondary school I (grades 5-8, 12-15 years).

Teaching at this age is bilingual, and includes lessons in both French and English (the division according to the languages ​​is in accordance with the subjects taught).


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Secondary school II (grades 9-10, 16-18 years).

At this stage, students choose one of three proposed programs, each of which can serve as an excellent basis for entering any world university: a Swiss diploma (matura), a French or an international baccalaureate.

French Baccalaureate:

This is an excellent support for entering any university in the world. The educational program is divided into 3 separate sections, so the student can maximize his attention to the most necessary and interesting subjects. Examinations will require the pupil to confirm a high level of proficiency in French (in written and oral form), as well as the ability to think analytically and synthesize information. Bachelor's programs are offered to students:

  • Literary (L)

This is philosophy, literature, foreign languages ​​- most often it is chosen by students who plan to study at the legal, linguistic and other humanitarian faculties.

  • Scientific (S)

This is natural science unit. Most often it is chosen by students who want to improve their knowledge in mathematics and physics, to become a professional in engineering or business, to enter a medical school or find themselves in science.

  • Economic, social (ES)

This is a balanced program at the intersection of humanitarian and mathematical disciplines; especially recommended to applicants of economic and law faculties.

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Secondary school II (grades 9-10, 16-18 years).

At this stage, students choose one of three proposed programs, each of which can serve as an excellent basis for entering any world university: a Swiss diploma (matura), a French or an international baccalaureate.

International Baccalaureate:

The program is designed for two years, during which not only the academic knowledge is deepened, but also the capacity for critical and analytical thinking is cultivated, a steady stimulus to self-education and to research activity is created. The program of the course is as detailed as possible, deep, subjects are studied practically at a professional level, which helps with admission to any, even the most prestigious and advanced university in the world.

To study in the program, each student chooses one subject from different blocks:

    • Social: history, business, geography, management basics, economics;
    • Experimental: physics, chemistry, biology;
    • Math: ordinary and advanced level;
    • Language: two foreign languages;
    • Art criticism: visual skill, theater and dramatic art, music (if desired, an object from this block can be replaced by another of the previous directions).

In addition, the participants of the International Baccalaureate program master 3 important skills that help them in further studying, expand their experience:

    • Writing a detailed essay: reasoning about the subject;
    • Theory of cognition: the nature of knowledge, the consideration of various methods from a critical point of view (perception, reason, language and emotion), features of various types of cognition (historical, scientific, mathematical, creative);
    • Creativity, mutual assistance, joint activities outside the class and educational process.

The program "French as a foreign language" is studied as a supplement to the main course.

This program is designed for a year and is intended for international students for whom the French language is not native. A total of about 80 students enter the program: each of them is completely immersed in the language and educational environment, lives on a full board system, constantly communicates with pupils of other countries in French. After the completion of this program, the student has the opportunity to enroll in any world university - for example, at universities in Switzerland and Germany, English will be free of charge.

Accommodation and food

All international pupils live in a beautiful historical mansion with beatiful architectural composition, the bedrooms of which are at the same time furnished with a proper level of comfort and convenience. There is a cozy living room with all the necessary furniture and appliances on each floor: students often come together to chat, watch films, play games and have a snack. There is also a dining room and a library. Facilities and bathrooms can be in a private room or on the floor - there are enough sanitary zones and toilets for comfortable use, they are all maintained in perfect cleanliness. Each room is locked. There are personal safes in rooms, in which students store personal valuables and documents. Laptops should be stored into separate safes at special room.

College Champittet has organized an incredibly varied, delicious food: the chefs were awarded a special prize - the Green Label, which proves the quality. 

The cost of studying (full board):

  • CHF 36'250 per year - five-day boarding school (from CHF 10'875 per term);
  • CHF 46'650 per year - seven-day boarding school (from CHF 13'995 per term).

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: applied Science, biochemistry, biology, Biotechnology, chemistry, English, French, geography, history, IGCSE, maths, philosophy, physics
Events list: ballet, basketball, chess, Club of philosophers, Culinary arts, dancing, football, skiing, theater Workshop, yoga

Events College Champittet (Switzerland)

Students are provided with extensive opportunities for sports: basketball, volleyball, football, tennis and many others. Students of Champittet can participate in school-wide extra-curricular activities, which start every day at 15:45. Excursions and walks in Lausanne are very popular. Lausanne is an interesting and developed city, in which everyone can find something interesting for themselves.


  • The private college of Champittet is very tolerant of the religious and other beliefs of its wards (there are even priests in the professorial staff of the college) and is rather conservative and strict in education of students. The main principle of schooling is faithfulness to the gospel spirit. Here students are guided on the right path, attach great importance to the education of moral norms and ideals. This does not mean that absolutely all students are obliged to profess Catholicism - but it means sufficient rigor, rigidity in the educational and upbringing process. Private college Champittet tries to provide the most comprehensive development for children, including intellectual education, sportsmanship and physical culture, a strong nervous system, self-discipline and perseverance, moral ideals and spirituality.
  • There are many well-known personalities in Switzerland and the world: architect Cindy Groh, Michael Verburg (real estate partner), Oxford teacher Hugo Sykes (specializing in engineering) and others. A saturated, comprehensive school curriculum allows graduates to enter in the most elite and advanced universities in Switzerland and the world: the School of Political Science in Paris, the Swiss Higher Polytechnic School of Lausanne, the University of Geneva, the University of Syracuse in New York, the University of Cambridge in the UK, Business, and many others.
  • The teaching staff is convinced that pupils should know the cultural traditions and customs of the past in order to constantly remember their historical roots and understand the characteristics of the modern cultural and economic world - in order to build a full life and career in the present tense. The creed of the collegwe - "The constant pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything that we do." The private college is also constantly working to ensure that each student feels part of a large family, strives for self-education and skills development, openly look to the future and adequately assessed his abilities.
  • Champittet's private college has adopted a uniform for all students, moderately strict and conservative: this not only gives all students the same opportunities for self-expression, but also allows them to focus more closely on the learning process. Pupils are stand out with academic achievements, intelligence, moral qualities.
  • The private college is intransigent to the violation of the regime, a categorical prohibition on the use of alcohol and any kinds of drugs is introduced. After each visit of the city, the students undergo a blood alcohol test, 2-3 times a month, a selective drug test is conducted. If a student break rules because of alcohol twice during the academic year, he will be expelled; In the case of drug use, he is expelled immediately. The director acknowledges that these are rather tough methods, but they are the ones that help ensure the safety and health of students.

Equipment College Champittet (Switzerland)

Despite conservatism and fidelity to traditions, the college understands how important it is to keep up to date. All the classrooms are fully equipped with the necessary furniture, appliances, teaching materials, computers. A large-scale modernization of "e-learning" was carried out in 2012, and now every classroom has iPads and other technical equipment, modern laptops are available for self-study and information retrieval on the Internet. In addition, students are granted access to the library's rich resources. Sports competitions are arranged on the playing fields and grounds for football, volleyball, tennis courts. Experienced and qualified masters and trainers are engaged with the students in the sports sections. International students can join open clubs of circus art, juggling, balancing, senior students can practice capoeira, jujitsu, play rugby or archery. The tennis club has great popularity among students: it involves about 200 pupils of different ages and degree of preparation. They regularly participate in competitions.

Term dates and fees

The academic year is divided into terms: autumn (September 1 - December 31), winter (January 1 - March 31) and summer (April 31 - June 30). The academic year usually begins in September and ends in July. Students have weekends and holidays to rest.

Additional fees and charges:

  • The registration fee is 1500 CHF,
  • Air tickets;
  • Transfer in both directions;
  • Visa fees and services;
  • Supervisory support for the student;
  • Guardianship fee - 5000 CHF / year;
  • Boarding house fee - 4000-6000 CHF;
  • Medical insurance - 2100 CHF / year;
  • Teaching aids and materials;
  • School and sports uniform - 210 CHF / year ;
  • Excursions and trip to the ski camp (mandatory) - 750-1500 CHF;
  • Additional cultural, sports, leisure activities (optional),
  • Private lessons with the teacher (optional) - 85 CHF / 40 minutes (1 lesson).

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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College Champittet (Switzerland) reviews

Nikita V.

Luxury boarding school with huge queues for admission. Do not repeat our mistakes: the daughter entered at the second time.

When choosing a school abroad, we chose studying in Switzerland. It’s fabulously expensive, but the level is beyond education, and equipment, and technical capabilities (well, very nice, well-groomed, near the mountains and a lot of other subjective amenities). However, while the court is on the case, while we lazily chose - when sending documents, we received a polite letter that the places on the course ended.

Not expected, of course. It would seem that pay the money - and you get the place. Then, the documents were straightened out as clearly as possible. Here, thanks to the consultant Alexandra: she, too, was divided up from our "return", so we developed a whole plan for the date of the new reception. Two weeks before the start of the collection of applications, we did all the docks (translated into English, certified by a notary, etc.), prepared a full package - and in the morning (Alexandra clarified the first day of submission) sent all to the school. Accepted! Quickly (until they changed their minds :)) we paid the receipt for the first year (they decided right away, but you could also pay for the semesters) and began to prepare for departure (the school sends an invitation for a visa for students, the ordinary Schengen will not work here).

We've got such an epic: we lost a year, but we tried to use it all the same, and learn from our mistakes. How will the first year come to an end? Let's add a review: the daughter likes it, but it’s not enough time for an objective assessment whether it was all worth it.


Recommendations on when to apply

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.
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