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 - Welcoming students from 8 to 18 years

The beautiful surroundings of Lake Geneva and the mountains promote calmness and wellbeing

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




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Now also offering 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.



“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


A Message from our Head of Boarding

A warm welcome to boarding at St. George's International School! Set in an idyllic residential location on the banks of Lake Geneva we offer a beautiful setting for your child to flourish in our care. 

Boarding life at St. George's offers an outstanding environment for your child to benefit from our dedicated and professional team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are committed to helping your sons and daughters prepare for the challenges they face, both inside and outside the classroom. You and they can expect a supportive and nurturing environment where everyone is treated as an individual and inspired to explore their potential. With our team support and encouragement, each student will be given the opportunity to realise what they are truly capable of.

George Carver


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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 8 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.


St George's Stories

09 March 2020

News of the week from Boarding

Another week has gone by and we have seen some more snow in the mountains - which pleased those amongst us who love the skiin...

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02 March 2020

A boarding education can uniquely equip our students in developing the independence, zest and emotional intelligence to succeed and flourish.

In this article, Nick Wergan, European Education Director for Inspired Education Group, discusses the many benefits, social a...

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02 March 2020

Four seasons in one


24 February 2020

Welcome our Boarders back after the half term holidays.


03 February 2020

Already in February



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