Boarding

LIVE & STUDYBOARDING OPTION

As a family-oriented local international school, we want to give every student the chance to study and find their passion at Haut-Lac. Even if their family is unable to join them in Switzerland.

At walking distance from the main school campuses, our boutique boarding house enables international students and athletes to benefit from Haut-Lac’s truly bilingual academic and extra-curricular expertise.

EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATIONTHE ACADEMICS

 

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HOME AWAY FROM HOME

HOME AWAY FROM HOMETHE ACCOMMODATION

  • A bright and cosy, two-person bedroom with private bathroom
  • Power breakfasts, lunches and dinners to boost productivity and energy levels
  • Two dedicated study rooms to ensure maximum focus during weekend and evening homework time
  • A spacious common room, terrace and large garden overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps beyond in which to relax in the evenings and at weekends
  • Four outdoor sports fields (2 at the boarding house & 2 at school) and an indoor fitness room to help them stay active and/or relax after a day of learning
  • Activities and experiences led by our supportive tutors, boarding staff and school counselor to ensure their physical and mental well-being
  • Experienced boarding house supervisors to ensure their day-to-day safety and well-being

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FEEL AT HOME

FEEL AT HOMEIN SWITZERLAND

Haut-Lac is an international school with over 50 nationalities.

But unlike other international schools, 62% of our students are local and 21.6% of those are Swiss. And it’s this stability that helps the others settle into life at Haut-Lac and in Switzerland quickly.

Within the boarding house, however, we opt for diversity by capping each nationality at 10%. Our boarders are therefore able to better their multicultural awareness and understanding as they get to know and interact with each during their studies. Skills that will put them in good stead when they enter the real world after graduation.

FEEL GOOD &SUCCEED

As a family-oriented local international school, we want to give every student the chance to study and find their passion at Haut-Lac.

We therefore offer a boutique boarding solution to:

  • international students seeking a bilingual, English or French IB education on the shores of Lake Geneva.
  • student-athletes looking for a way into the world’s top universities without abandoning their sporting dreams.

FEEL GOOD &
When not studying high quality IBMYP, IBDP and IBCP programmes, they can be found enjoying:

  • over 150 artistic, cultural and sporting after-school activities with their Haut-Lac peers,
  • learning and/or developing their skiing skills with quali ied instructors from early December until end of March.
  • discovering the local area on planned cultural and sporting weekend activities and trips,
  • or simply enjoying some free time with their friends in the comfort of the boarding house.

AboutDaily Life

With over 30 years’ experience, our academic and boarding house teams see to it that Haut-Lac boarders are able to make the most of their studies and time in Switzerland.

They do so with high quality academic lessons followed by diverse in-house after-school activity clubs, supervised evening study sessions, and relaxing downtime before bed.

07:15 – 07:50  –  Breakfast

08:10 – 08:25  –  Registration & Tutor time

08:25 – 12:10  –  Lessons

12:10 – 12:50  –  Lunch

12:50 – 15:30  –  Lessons

15:40 – 17:30  –  After-school Activities or Study

18:00 – 19:00  –  Dinner

19:00 – 21:00  –  Study, Free Time & House Activities

21:30  –  Bedtime

Extra-Curricular ActivitiesClubs

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BOARDING FAMILYEVENING & WEEKEND FUN

With quality, interactive lessons and over 150 exciting after-school clubs, Haut-Lac boarders have plenty to occupy them during the school day. But what about in the evenings and at weekends?

Our boarding house team takes over with a full schedule of activities and trips for them to take part in. If they’re up-to-date with their work that is.

For no extra fee, Haut-Lac boarders are able to discover new interests and make friends outside their class during activities, such as Laser Game, Karting, Canyoning, Adventure Park, Skiing, Tobogganing, ball sports and archery

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BOARDING FAMILYTRIPS & EXCURSIONS

The only way to experience a country is to get out and see the sights, right? So we’ve got a whole host of cultural excursions to major Swiss towns and attractions like the capital Bern, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, the UN in Geneva or the FIFA Museum in Zurich for our boarders to enjoy.

We’ve also got long weekends and holidays covered, albeit for an extra sum. Boarders who are either unable to or decide not to return home during term-time holidays can sign up for international and/or multi-day trips to places like Europa Park in Germany, the Ticino in southern Switzerland, Paris and Milan.

ABOUT THEADMISSIONS CRITERIA

As a non-selective, international school, we accept boarding students and athletes aged 11 and up from all over the world.

Before we grant a place, however, we make sure Haut-Lac is the right place for each boarder. And we do so by asking them for:

  • school reports from the last three years as we do for day students
  • an additional character reference to ensure they’ll get on well with their boarding family

For more details on the Haut-Lac admissions procedure, simply contact us below

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