Why live and study at a small Swiss boarding school

  19.01.2023 Advertising, Business, Advertising

Unlike in other parts of the world, the Swiss private boarding school tradition is one of close-knitted, familial connection. It isn’t easy leaving parents and siblings behind, but knowing they will find the same care and attention in their new home makes the experience easier.

In fact, their new home rapidly becomes an old home as boarders and boarding parents work together from day one to create and maintain a positive community atmosphere. One where they all respect one another and help out.


Life in a small, Swiss boarding house like at Haut-Lac International Bilingual School is not just about studying and games with international siblings. Chores such as setting up and clearing away after meals, doing laundry, tidying up, etc. are shared by all so that students also develop valuable life skills.

Moreover, living with peers from different cultural backgrounds provides them with an international mindset and enhanced social skills.

They learn to identify both the importance of time spent alone and time shared with their friends.

Like all international school pupils, boarders learn to roll with changing teachers, friends and school systems. They develop personal coping techniques that will subconsciously stay with them forever and give them the adaptability & resilience they need to succeed in the wider world.


Between staff and students, everyone at Haut-Lac International Bilingual School knows everyone, and that’s just the way they like it.

Nestled in the heart of the Swiss Riviera, Haut-Lac keeps both its class sizes and boarding house small to ensure personalised support and attention for each child. As such, teachers can better differentiate their teaching based upon their students’ learner profiles and give each and every one of them the space to shine.

As for the boarding parents, Katie and Georges Carver, they care for a maximum of 32 boarders as they would their own daughters so that they feel they belong. Life at the boutique boarding house is centered around the students, their interests and their futures.



Info & Contact:

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School

Vevey / St-Légier

E: admissions@haut-lac.ch  
T: +41 21 555 50 00
W: haut-lac.ch


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