Le Rosey

The Philosophy of Le Rosey and Why Le Rosey?

Not only does it adhere to the past, the discipline and traditional education, but it also offers avant-garde and creative education systems. It has an educational style giving importance to being excellent at bilingualism and developing intercultural tolerance and understanding. The students can speak both English and French and the balanced nationality mix of students enables them to recognize many cultures. With additional language courses, students can learn four foreign languages. A much more colorful personal development is targeted together with activities such as arts and sports.

A strong network of alumni and strong friendships are established. Respect for different cultures is important and students are offered ever-lasting support. They are offered personal freedom in order to enable them to stand on their own feet and develop a sense of responsibility. Academic excellence is the goal, but sporting, social, artistic and cultural development is important in the formation of personality and values. All these facts are instilled into the students. They are educated as well-rounded individuals. The professional education staff consists of experienced teachers from different nationalities. It sends its students to the most prestigious universities in the world through its experienced university counselling. Its environment is unique in that there is respect for differences and there is a warm school spirit offering environment where students of different ages are just like a family.

About the school
The school was established in 1880 and its campus, Rolle, was chosen by a nature and history lover Paul Carnal. His son, Henry Carnal took over the school in 1917 and during his tenure; the second campus was opened in Gstaad. Having given service  only to  male students for  years,  the school started  to  admit female students for  the first time in 1967. It had accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Council of International Schools and International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). Furthermore, it is a member of the French Baccalaureate schools and the Swiss Federation of Private Schools in Switzerland.

Location and Transportation
The Rolle campus is located on a very large area, in the suburb of Lausanne, on the shores of Lake Geneva. Being in a safe area of Switzerland, the school is in the Vaud Canton where the spoken language is French. Here is a region where one can experience the city life and a life rife with greens in nature.

The Gstaad campus where the students are trained in the winter months is the most famous and biggest ski resort in Switzerland. It is in Berne Canton, southeastern Switzerland, where German is spoken. This Alpine town which is quite safe is 1050 m above the sea level. In the Gstaad campus, the educational year lasts from January up to March. Both campuses are monitored by security cameras and also the campus is protected by permanent security. Campuses are about 30 km from Lausanne and about 65 miles away from Geneva.

General Information

The date of establishment: 1880
The number of students: 400 boarder
Age range: boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18
Campus: There are two campuses (80 acres): The spring and autumn periods are in Rolle (Lake Geneva) and the winter term is in Gstaad.
Accreditation: NEASC, IBO, CIS, French Baccalaureate Group Nationalities: 60 nationalities, at most 10% students from every nation

Academic Information

Language: Courses in French or English language are offered Diplomas: International Baccalaureate (IB) and the French Baccalaureate. Teacher / student ratio: 1:4 (There are more than 110 students) Foreign Languages: more than 20 foreign languages are offered at different levels.

Extra-curricular Activities

More than 30 sports and arts activities. Cultural events, weekend expeditions, several clubs, Excellence Challenge, honorary trips, strong contributions to humanitarian projects A strong and lasting network, over 4,000 alumni Associations


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