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College Alpin Beau Soleil

Address: Route du village 1, 1884 Villars sur Ollon
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Description College Alpin Beau Soleil

Location: Villar
Age of students: 7 - 18 years old
Programs: Primary School, Secondary School, French Baccalaureate (S, L, ES), IB, American High School Program, summer French and English courses
Number of students: about 200
Foundation year: 1910
Type of education: joint
Accommodation: residence
Price: from 32000 CHF per term full board
Ranking: a leading bilingual school in French part of Switzerland

College Alpin Beau Soleil is a prestigious private boarding school in French part of Switzerland. The school is located in the picturesque quiet place of the canton Vaud. Students can enjoy comfortable living and studying conditions, there is everything necessary for academic, physical development. Not far from the school there are famous Swiss business and tourist centers: Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Geneva. 

The school attracts international students with high-quality educational services, a family atmosphere. Intercultural environment in the school unites representatives of more than 40 countries.

School education in Switzerland  implies following educational programs: primary, secondary, FB, IB, AP. Each of them is focused on the effective preparation to next educational level and development of students' individuality.

School education in Switzerland is provided in international and French sections.

  • International Section (studying in English)

International section is available for students over 11 years old. The program allows you to prepare for the exams for the IGCSE certificate.

Students can continue their academic development at the IB course. They are also given an opportunity to get secondary education in the framework of classical American system.

Students study mathematics, French, English, geography, history, science, information technology, music and art. On the IB and AR programs, these subjects are supplemented by economics, management, and business, biology, physics and chemistry.

The last course, in particular on the IB program, involves studying of theory of knowledge, CAS (creativity, action, service), methods of writing an expanded essay. The choice in the final class offers 6 subjects from different blocks. Students can study linguistics, foreign languages, natural sciences, art, social sciences, mathematics.

  • French section

Students from 11 years old are accepted. Secondary education programs are conducted in French. They are focused on effective preparation of students to receive Diplome National du Brevet and French Baccalaureate. Secondary school students study natural sciences, mathematics, art, music, economics, geography. The French Baccalaureate program allows to choose an academic direction. Students can focus on studying social science and economics, natural sciences, and literature.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in College Alpin Beau Soleil

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
14-16
from 104 000 CHF / year

In high school, the college provides for compulsory passing of mathematics and English. Additionally, students must choose 5 subjects from the list of possible sciences: media, Spanish, economics, chemistry, information technology and computer, physics, biology, geography, creativity (plus art), business. For each subject, students take 4 lessons a week, and English is studied intensively - 10 lessons each. The lesson provides 50 minutes (academic hour) for work with the teacher and group exercises.

From the age of 15 gifted schoolchildren can switch to the complicated program 1 Year GCSE course. On this course a two-year program the children study for 1 year. Basic subjects: business, geography, economic theory and practice, mathematics and English.

Both programs (regular GCSE and accelerated) oblige schoolchildren to get acquainted with the basics of life safety and the Study Skills (practical methods of teaching).

After the exams, students receive a certificate of compulsory secondary education.

Annual
16-18
from 104 000 CHF / year

More than 50 years ago, Switzerland created the universal program International Baccalaureate, which makes it possible to compare the systems of school education in different countries and unify the preparation of schoolchildren from all over the world. After completion of the program, students receive IB Diploma, which is recognized by colleges and universities of the world as a standard certificate of secondary education.

Despite the fact that the program spends a significant amount of hours of self-employment of schoolchildren, its main value is the development of adolescents' social adaptation and motivation to achieve academic heights. Children are not only taught to analyze phenomena and events, but they also teach tolerance, attentive and respectful attitude to the opinion of others. Different degrees of primary school preparation allow children to study academic subjects on a standard or advanced (complicated) level.

The complex of attestation courses (Honors courses), several subjects of Advanced Placement (preliminary enrollment) and selective electives are the basis of the AP. This course thoroughly prepares for university life and is recognized by colleges as pre-university.

The program provides for the writing of the final qualifying work and the accumulation of 26 annual attestations (credits). Optional subjects will require 8 credits, 4 students receive credits for social studies and English courses. The courses of mathematics and natural disciplines provide for three necessary annual attestations each. Two loans can be obtained for a foreign language, and lessons in physical culture and fine arts are evaluated for 1 loan. Benefits for the school community should be at least 100 hours during the program.

Annual
16-18
from 104 000 CHF / year

FB is a qualification that gives the applicant the right to enter a French university. The international program for obtaining a certificate is distinguished by a high level of academic preparation of students. FB has a distinctive feature. The program allows students to effectively develop the special skills necessary for studying at the university. At the FB course, applicants learn how to develop ideas, form judgments, and critically think.

The program is available to foreign students who speak French at least at an intermediate level. In the course of training, language skills can be developed to the level required for admission to the university.

FB, like the Swiss, Italian system, allows students to choose specialization in high school. Concentrate future applicants of French universities can study art, economics, social, natural sciences.

06.07.2019 -04.08.2019
7-17
from 5 295 CHF / 2 week

The private school of Beau Soleil invites schoolchildren between the ages of 7 and 16 to spend an unforgettable vacation in the summer camp (located in an alpine village, two hours from Geneva).

All children are divided into the following age groups: 7-9 years, 10-11 years, 12-14 years, 15-16 years. Each group is offered thematic events according to age, for example:

  • interactive language classes, training in practice (for all),
  • basics of circus art (7-9 years, 10-11 years),
  • climbing wall For all);
  • dances (for all);
  • art and creativity (for all);
  • archery (7-9 years, 10-11 years);
  • cinematography, music classes (12-14 years);
  • orientation on the terrain (12- 14 years, 15-16 years);
  • science (7-9 years, 10-11 years);
  • culinary festivals, themed lunches and dinners (for all);
  • [ 999.25] slacklin (for all);
  • courses for leaders (15-16 years),
  • sports events, individual and team sports, sports and cultural event "Summer Alpine Games", paintball (for everyone) and much more.
  • 999.30]

The students are also offered excursions to various parts of Switzerland, hiking in the mountains with an overnight stay in a mountain cabin, interesting guests and autograph sessions and many other memorable events!

06.07.2019 -04.08.2019
7-16
from 5 295 CHF / 2 week

The private school of Beau Soleil invites schoolchildren between the ages of 7 and 16 to spend an unforgettable vacation in the summer camp (located in an alpine village, two hours from Geneva).

All children are divided into the following age groups : 7-9 years, 10-11 years, 12-14 years, 15-16 years. Each group is offered thematic events according to age, for example:

  • interactive language classes, training in practice (for all),
  • basics of circus art (7-9 years, 10-11 years),
  • climbing wall For all);
  • dances (for all);
  • art and creativity (for all);
  • archery (7-9 years, 10-11 years);
  • cinematography, music classes (12-14 years);
  • orientation on the terrain (12- 14 years, 15-16 years);
  • science (7-9 years, 10-11 years);
  • culinary festivals, themed lunches and dinners (for all);
  • [ 999.25] slacklin (for all);
  • courses for leaders (15-16 years),
  • sports events, individual and team sports, sports and cultural event "Summer Alpine Games", paintball (for everyone) and much more.
  • 999.30]

The students are also offered excursions to various parts of Switzerland, hiking in the mountains with an overnight stay in a mountain cabin, interesting guests and autograph sessions and many other memorable events!

Accommodation and food

Housing stock is represented by 6 residences. They are equipped with 1-2-bed rooms. In each there is all necessary furniture for comfortable staying, conveniences, Internet access. In each residence there are also rest rooms, cinemas (for watching TV and DVD), laundry.

In residences students are offered board meals three times a day. The menu at the College consists from a wide variety of dishes. Daily food includes meat, dairy products, vegetables, cereals that give energy to a growing body.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: art, art, biology, business, chemistry, Computers, creation, economic theory, economics, English, geography, Information Technology, life safety fundamentals, mass media, maths, Natural science, physical Culture, physics, Practical training, Social Studies, sociology, Spanish

Advantages

  • The college provides social, intellectual environment.
  • Small groups, each student receives necessary amount of attention from teachers.
  • Studying is not limited to the academic part. Rich extracurricular program is offered to students. The school-boarding school has excellent sports and entertainment infrastructure. Local and outreach activities allow students to develop and improve important social skills and qualities: teamwork, initiative, leadership.
  • Highly qualified teachers work with students. In the educational process, classical and author's teaching methods are used. This determines the effectiveness of academic preparation.

Equipment College Alpin Beau Soleil

College Beau Soleil has a large campus 1300 meters high in the Swiss Alps. It includes 7 modernly equipped buildings. The infrastructure is represented by academic buildings, residences, arts center, restaurant, sports facilities (tennis courts, playing fields and playgrounds, swimming pool, fitness center). The school provides modern technical equipment. There are modern laboratories, a library with a computer center for working with electronic resources, a linguistic center, a creative studio. From the windows of each building there is a magnificent view of the Alpine slopes.

Term dates and fees

The school year: September - June.

Additional fees:

  • school insurance
  • registration fee 3 000 CHF
  • school uniform 3 400 CHF per year
  • playing sports
  • school materials

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)
university
  • 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 Alpin Beau Soleil reviews

Catherine
Good afternoon! I would like to know if there is still a place in the summer camp for 3 shifts (July 7-21).
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Ilya
Catherine, good afternoon. Thank you for your appeal, all information on arrival sent to you by mail.
Igor V.

We chose a really cool school for the child. We were hesitating over England and Switzerland . Smapse helped us a lot in the search - it's nice to work with people who really know their business. 

The town, where the school is located, is very quiet and calm, a beautiful mountain town: we were looking for a small resort, where there are no tourists. The territory of College Beau Soleil is fully equipped with everything we have been looking for: swimming pools, sports grounds, children's residences, modern and new classrooms. The child feels at school well, has made friends with other students. Educators and teachers care about students. We are happy to have chosen College Beau Soleil.

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Good afternoon, Igor! Thank you for your positive feedback, we are very pleased that the school of our partners has been liked and approached in all respects! If we need our help on any issues - we will be very happy!

Recommendations on when to apply

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- 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)
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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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