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Swiss Boarding Schools

Why are Swiss boarding schools the best in the world ?

Swiss boarding schools are renowned worldwide for their high academic standards and international orientation. In fact, the Swiss education system is ranked among the best in the world by many school ranking organisations. While Swiss public schools have a good reputation, Swiss private boarding schools and international day schools are outstanding and rank among the best internationally.

There are many reasons why you should consider enrolling your child in a Swiss boarding school: 


First of all, Switzerland has some of the best and most prestigious boarding schools in the world. Although Swiss boarding schools are relatively expensive compared to other countries, they are famous for their very high reputation and academic excellence, with more than 100 international schools usually offering international degrees, such as the International Baccalaureate, the British programme, the American programme, the French programme or the Swiss programme.

Beyond traditional education, boarding schools offer an individual approach to education:

  • There are many junior students in Swiss boarding schools and you can look for a professional educator to take care of your children in and out of school.
  • The cultural diversity of the teachers is reflected in the varied teaching methods, and your children will only be taught by highly qualified teachers. They are regularly assessed and follow a demanding training programme.
  • The teachers are particularly attentive to the development of each student, with classes averaging less than ten students, allowing your child to have personal supervision. They create close links with the students with whom they work regularly.
  • A multitude of extra-curricular activities allow students to broaden their horizons and find what suits them through the strong sports and arts programmes and much more.
  • A multitude of learning and career opportunities are available through the possibilities offered beyond the curriculum to raise ambitions and teach important skills for this changing world.

Summer / Winter Camps 

Boarding schools often offer summer or winter camps: the perfect mix of academic studies and activities where students can enjoy the breathtaking scenery, whether by the lake or in the Swiss Alps, with a wide range of sports and excursions. Students can develop their artistic talents, theatrical skills, musical abilities and much more.


Switzerland’s location in the heart of Europe makes it the ideal place to learn about different cultures and languages thanks to its four national languages and its common borders with Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. 

Switzerland is fortunate to have a vast ski area on the slopes of the Alps. The place itself is exceptional for the landscapes it offers to tourists. The highest peaks are covered in eternal snow and the valleys are home to charming, authentic villages. The streets of Gstaad, St. Moritz and Zermatt are always full during the 12 months of the year. Similarly, the hotels in Verbier, Crans Montana and Les Diablerets are fully booked all year round. These popular resorts, which are among the most prestigious in Switzerland, are each unique. In addition to these prestigious accommodations, Switzerland’s most exclusive resorts have renowned restaurants that collect stars. Top chefs have set up shop in these luxury resorts to delight the most discerning palates.


In addition, students at Swiss boarding schools have the chance to experience many outdoor adventures. Switzerland is surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes, giving students unlimited opportunities for outdoor activities. 

Whether hiking, running, climbing, canyoning, kayaking, rafting or cycling, students will certainly return from their stay at a Swiss boarding school with a greater knowledge of outdoor activities and a better understanding of what it takes to succeed in challenging environments.

In conclusion, parents who choose to have their children study in Switzerland value the safe learning environment, high academic standards, international and cultural diversity, language orientation and the best after-school programme. 

Making a choice can sometimes be complicated. Edelweiss panorama therefore helps you choose the right school according to the student’s profile as well as assisting you with the difficult administrative procedures: Our service team is there to help you navigate commercial developments, visas, study permits, accommodation and transport, etc. for your great experience in Switzerland. Our core values of “commitment, dedication and efficiency” allow us to believe that individual attention and approaches pave the way to great recognition and truly great success in the future.