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Ecole Riviera Primary School

Address: Avenue des Planches 25, 1820 Montreux, Switzerland

Description Ecole Riviera Primary School

  • Year of foundation: 2002
  • Location: Montreux, Switzerland
  • Language of instruction: French, English
  • Age of students: 3 months-12 years.
  • Type of education: private co-educational school.

École Riviera is a private bilingual school of French and English for children from 3 months to 12 years old in Montreux, Switzerland. The small size of the school and the loyalty of the staff help to create a family atmosphere that takes into account the interests of the students and their parents. The school creates an environment that allows students to share their cultural background while exploring other cultures. Teachers encourage creativity, innovative thinking of students. A balanced curriculum allows students to create a solid academic foundation, to prepare for successful entry to secondary school. Quality, dedication and excellence are the curriculum keywords covering all areas of study.

École Riviera is a member of Inspired, a leading group of premium schools operating in Europe, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and more than 31,000 students in a global network of more than 42 schools.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Ecole Riviera Primary School

Program name
from 18 900 CHF / year

Nursery - 3 months - 4 years - 26790CHF / g.

L a Marelle - hospitable nurseries that implement a number of different goals relating to the well-being, physical, psychological development of the child. The role of the school is to help the child develop individuality, creating an atmosphere of trust between parents and child. Children develop at their own pace, in a comfortable environment. The mission of the youngest branch is the high quality of supervision, the caregivers listen to the child, parents. Regular exchange of information with parents helps the teaching staff to better respond to the needs of the child.

22 children are admitted to the Nursery per year: 5 children 3-18 months, 7 children from 18 to 24-30 months, 10 children from 30 to 48 months.

Pre-School - 3-4 years - 18900CHF / g .

Pre-School is a French-English bilingual preschool program suitable for children of 3-4 years old. Ecole Riviera's preschool education takes place in a calm, secure environment with direct access to a private garden. The program is designed taking into account the age of students, includes six blocks of education:

  • Personal, social, emotional development
  • English, French (reading skills, writing)
  • Maths
  • Knowledge of the environment and early development
  • Artistic development
  • Physical development.

Infant School - 4-5 years - 14270CHF / g .

Infant School offers individualized learning and monitoring of each student’s achievements. The purpose of training is growth, development of thinking, self-confidence of children. Ecole Riviera works on a bilingual French-English curriculum: 50% of the lessons are taught in French, 50% in English (one day in one language and one day in another language).

The school aims to develop the intellectual, emotional, athletic, creative qualities of children. Well-established stimulating relations with the teaching staff help students develop at their own pace, achieve academic success.

Immersion is one of the keys to success in learning a foreign language at school. Students can easily learn to speak English or French, as they use languages in real situations, perform various classes in the classroom. Motivated by the desire to participate in school life, children learn new languages naturally and quickly.

Primary School - 6-11 years old - from 15400CHF

In elementary school classes are conducted in French and English. The purpose of training is to create a solid academic base, to develop an effective methodology for the strategies of further education. Training programs are designed so that children can acquire a solid knowledge base. Education in grades 7–8 is focused on preparing students for entry to secondary school: the focus is on teaching languages, mathematics, the world around us, and developing critical abilities. In the learning process, study trips are often conducted.

Accommodation, housing and food

The school offers children a hot lunch every day - a balanced menu containing all the main food groups, essential elements and vitamins. High-quality food ensures that students receive support for learning and afternoon activities.

Cost of meal plans (per year):

  • 5 lunches / week - 2540CHF
  • 4 lunch / week - 2035CHF
  • 3 lunch / week - 1600CHF
  • 2 lunch / week - 1110CHF
  • 1 lunch / week - 587CHF
  • 1 off-plan lunch - 17CHF.

Events Ecole Riviera Primary School

Ecole Riviera offers children entertaining, artistic, creative, sports, cultural events. Pupils of the 1st year and older may attend elective courses organized during the lunch break or after 15:30.

The school offers students to participate in the following clubs:

  • Karate
  • Sewing
  • Drumming
  • Table tennis
  • Skiing
  • Yoga
  • IT / Robotics
  • Chinese
  • Circus art.


École Riviera provides students with a comprehensive intellectual, physical, emotional and social education. The school works together with parents, local and international partners. The mission of the institution is to awaken in each student a constant desire to discover, learn: École Riviera recognizes the talents of each child, developing them through intellectual, physical, artistic activities.

The educational institution offers three levels of study:

  • Combined kindergarten La Marelle
  • Preschool class
  • Primary School.

Students receive high-quality care and education from the age of 3 months to 12 years in an environment adapted to their needs.

The school allows parents to organize their schedule in accordance with personal, professional commitments, providing care and childcare every weekday from 7:00 to 18:00. Students have lunch at school and take part in extracurricular activities and clubs.

Equipment Ecole Riviera Primary School

Students from 3 months to 3 years old spend time in a villa with access to a private garden.

From the age of 3, children move to the main school building, where a safe environment has been created, adapted to the needs of children. Pupils have access to a school library, a computer room, a room for creativity, handicraft, music, theater rooms, a school cafeteria and a well-equipped school playground. All classrooms are equipped with IWB, students use mobile computing devices.

Sports activities are held in the gymnasiums outside the school: swimming lessons are held in the local Montreux swimming pool, physical education classes are held in open sports fields under favorable weather conditions. School buses take you to the sports grounds.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Cost of education at Ecole Riviera (per year):

  • Nursery (full day) - 26790CHF
  • Pre-School class (including events, school materials) - 18900CHF
  • Grade 1 (full day) - 14270CHF
  • Grade 2 - 14270CHF
  • 3-4 class - 15400CHF
  • Grades 5-6 - 15400CHF
  • 7-8 class - 16520CHF.

The cost of school materials:

  • 1-2 classes - 340CHF
  • Grades 3-6 - 490CHF
  • Grades 7-8 - 540CHF.

Cost of additional events:

  • 1-2 classes - 325CHF
  • 3-5 classes (including Summer camp) - 780CHF
  • Grade 6 (including the Winter Camp) - 925CHF
  • 7-8 classes (including the Winter Camp) - 990CHF.

French or English lessons for beginners - 2950CHF.

The cost of the Cambridge exam is 190-290CHF.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Admission procedure:

  1. Filing an application
  2. Sending copies of documents:
    1. School reports for the last two years
    2. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or head of school
    3. Identification.
  3. Filling out a medical form, sending copies of insurance documents

The school secretary confirms the receipt of the documents, the student is added to the list of applicants. All applications are reviewed by the director, some applicants are invited for an interview. The decision on enrollment is made from March to April. After enrollment, parents pay a registration fee and a security deposit, which is 25% of the tuition fee.

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