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|Definition of Terms
2013 School Data
|School Focus||College Preparatory|
|Grades (Boarding)||Grades 4-12|
|Supports Learning Differences (LD)||Yes|
|Campus Size||14 acres|
|% Students of Color||30%|
|% International Students||95%|
|% Students Boarding||90%|
Acadmics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal
(Uniform worn through until end of 10th grade)
|Average Class Size||8 students|
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:5|
|Number of AP Courses Offered||n/a|
|Number of IB Courses Offered||30|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree||60%|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$1 million|
(4th through 7th grades $66000)
(4th through 7th grades $43000)
|% Students on Financial Aid||5%|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||Yes|
|Application Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Director of Admissions||Mary Sidebottom|
Why Study at Aiglon College?Aiglon has established a global reputation for educational excellence and it endeavours to meet the highest standards of parents from all over the world. Aiglon occupies a spectacular position on a sheltered plateau high in the Swiss Alps, in the French-speaking village of Chesieres-Villars. Aiglon’s campus combines the traditional charm of chalet-style buildings with modern classrooms, well-equipped laboratories and a campus-wide computer network.
A SENSE OF COMMUNITY
Aiglon brings together young people, ages 9 to 18, from all around the world. Over fifty nationalities are represented within the student body, which encompasses the world’s major religions, languages and cultures. Learning to live and work together in such a diverse community is a powerful experience for young people and one that helps to promote multi-culturalism and understanding.
We work hard at Aiglon to maintain an atmosphere that encourages the practice of honesty, openness, and integrity. These qualities are central to our approach to discipline, discussion, relationships and pastoral care.
THE WHOLE CURRICULUM & INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
Aiglon has developed an international curriculum combining the English National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, thus offering a curriculum which has both breadth and rigour. Classes are taught in English. The school day begins with meditation to promote a habit of reflection. There is strong pastoral care with eight single- sex houses of approximately 45 students in each house. There is a staff:pupil ratio of 1:6 and the average of 8 students in each class permits the school to care for each student and provide learning support when necessary. Students study for IGCSEs and the IB Diploma as well as IELTS and U.S. American College Board Exams. Aiglon takes great care to support students in gaining entry to the best possible universities and colleges around the world. Aiglon alumni are currently enrolled in the best universities.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Music, drama and art occupy a prominent place in the school’s curriculum and there are informal performances throughout the year but also during Parents’ Weekend. Sports and games are keenly supported with a new Sports Centre currently being built with a fitness room, and local access to a swimming pool, a skating rink, and extensive ski slopes.
The school operates a unique outdoor expeditions programme featuring ski mountaineering, rock climbing, via ferrata, kayaking, and camping. Cultural excursions are arranged annually to major European cities and there is a commitment to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. The whole school is committed to community service within the school, the local community and around the world.
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All classes are taught in English and students learn French. This strong emphasis on a second language is especially beneficial at a time when children are most receptive and uninhibited. In the same spirit, the Junior School also offers English as a Second Language (ESL) programme for all non-English speakers aged 10-12. From age 11, the Junior School curriculum includes English, Maths, French, Science, Art, Music, Drama, Geography, History, Religious Studies, Physical Education and Computing.
Strong pastoral care emphasises such essential skills as learning to live and grow up with one's peers; listening to and learning from each other; acquiring a thirst for discovery and independence within a supportive environment. The Junior School curriculum is specifically designed to lead seamlessly into the Senior School programme.
The Junior School expeditions programme activities are offered to the 9 to 11 year olds five times a term. The tasks become increasingly challenging in the following two years, making sure that our students will be more than ready for the Senior School outdoor challenges.
La Casa and La Baita, the two Junior School houses, provide a warm and friendly atmosphere. Both houseparents and their deputies ensure that everyone feels they are being supported.
Each student belongs to a house, and it is here that they live, relax, sleep, work and make friends. Houseparents are in charge of the running of each house.
The life of the school is centred on the boarding houses which play a vital role in the pastoral care of each child. Students develop a strong identity to their house which provides a supportive atmosphere as well as a basis for positive competition.
Houseparents are responsible for the welfare of all the students in their care and are supported by a Deputy Houseparent and a team of visiting Tutors. There are eight houses. In the Junior School, the boys are in La Baita and the girls are based in La Casa. In the Senior School, from the 3rd Form upwards, there are three girl houses, Clairmont, Exeter and le Cerf, and three boys houses, Alpina, Belvedere, and Delaware. The houses are all within a few minutes walk of each other and the classrooms.
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Aiglon offers skiing and language courses during Easter and a choice of 2 two-week programmes or a 4-week programme running through July and early August. Students enrol from the age of 10.
To learn more about enrolling at Aiglon for Easter or Summer, please visit this web link: http://www.vacationcourses.ch
- LD types supported: Learning Support
- School accreditations: CIS, IBO
- Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
- Roger C. Field - Inventor and Musician
- Abishek Bachchan - Indian Actor
- Shaygan Kheradpir - COO, Barclays Retail Bank
- Laura Harring - American Actress
- Eric Gibson - Wall Street Journal Culture & Arts Editor
- Shashi Batra - CEO, Victoria Secret