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Welcome to boarding at St. George's


With over 90 years’ experience in nurturing young minds, St. George’s International School in Montreux is one of the premier educational institutions in Switzerland. Our boarding facilities are an extension of our commitment to excellence in every aspect of the care of the individual – a safe and secure environment ensuring every student can thrive. A real ‘home away from home’. 

HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM BOARDING AT ST GEORGE'S:

  • A family atmosphere - a homely welcome
  • Dedicated and experienced boarding staff who live alongside the children and provide daily support and guidance
  • Living and studying with other students from many countries worldwide
  • An environment that promotes self confidence and a healthy respect for others
  • An outstanding variety of weekend and extra-curricular activities
  • The beautiful surroundings of Lake Geneva and the mountains promote calmness and wellbeing

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JUNIOR BOARDING

St. George's opens its doors to boarders 8 years upwards. With designated Junior houseparents, a brand new boarding wing and all the comforts and care that St. George's offers. Here boarders will have an exciting and nurturing experience.

With 92 years of heritage at St. George's, the journey continues in the new phase of this school where excellence and care pervades all areas of school life.

Jenny Aviss
Principal

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A message from our Head of Boarding


St. George's International School is located in the residential area of Clarens, overlooking the beautiful Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps, and very close to Montreux and Vevey.

“Our experienced boarding staff live on campus and are available throughout the day and night to create an extended family atmosphere. This warm and nurturing approach enables each student to receive the care, empathy and understanding they need to become responsible and independent citizens living away from home."

SOTIRIS KOLLIAS 
BOARDING DIRECTOR

TESTIMONIALS


“I have been at St. George’s for 5 years as a full boarder, and I can't choose my favourite memory from school as there are too many! Life at St. George’s has taught me to be responsible for all the actions and decisions I make as well as be more open minded person.”
Yana, former Head of School and cohort 2018

“I chose St. George’s as I can benefit from the small class sizes, which provide me with a chance to adapt quicker to the education system and prepare me better for the path to university.”
Chen, Year 13 IB

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the minimum age to apply for boarding at St George’s?
We offer both weekly and full boarding programmes to boys and girls from 11 to 18 years old. The Boarding House Director and his family also live on campus along with the House parents and four Boarding Graduate assistants. As a team, it is their responsibility to ensure the boarders' personal well-being, safety and best possible academic achievements by providing daily supervision and support from breakfast to bedtime.
How can I apply?
To apply, please follow the Admissions Process.
To schedule a visit, please contact complete the form above.  All our visits are personalised and designed to meet your family’s needs. Additionally, taster weeks can be arranged to enable parents and students to experience the boarding offering first hand.
Do you take new boarders year round?
At St. George’s we have a rolling admissions system. Students are welcome throughout the whole academic year. However, we recommend students join us during the first term in September so they can be integrated into school life more quickly.

LATEST BLOG

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BOARDERS TRIP TO MAISON CAILLER

17 November 2018


 As everyone knows Switzerland is famous for its chocolate and cheese. Last weekend, the boarders went to the very famous Cailler chocolate factory and the Maison Cailler.

The boarders had the opportunity to learn about the origins and the manufacturing of the Cailler chocolate and of course, sample it. During the visit, the boarders travelled back in time to learn and experience the importance of chocolate in our societies, from the Aztec ceremonies
to today's chocolate innovations. The boarders could feel, smell and taste the cocoa beans, the chocolate and other ingredients such as the r...

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BASEL AUTUMN FAIR

10 November 2018


On the 10th of November, the boarders took a trip to the Basel Autumn Fair. The fair has more than 500 years of history and is the oldest amusement fair in Switzerland. It spans across seven squares in Basel and over 1 million people visit the fair every year. This year our boarders were a part of the 1 million people who visited.

After a 2 hour drive, the boarders reached Basel and were amazed by the picturesque setting of the enormous Ferris wheel, Of course, they took advantage to see the panoramic views of the city and tried out some of the other heart-racing rides on offer.

The boar...

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NIGHT RUN IN MORGES

08 November 2018


We planned a very different activity at the weekend. The borders went to the Morges evening race. The run was introduced in 2014 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Young International Chamber of Morges. The first race was a huge success and has continued to be so.

This year, 300 people participated and 19 of our boarders took part in the race. We left the campus at 5 pm and started the race at 7 pm. The atmosphere was excellent and the boarders could not wait to start. All of our boarders received medals for competing. 

Nayef came first with Egor and Paul coming in second. Valenti...

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