Brillantmont International School - Swiss Schools

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Brillantmont International School

12-18 Av Sécretan, 1005,
Lausanne, Switzerland
Tel: (+41) 21 310 0400
Fax: (+41) 21 320 8417

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School Summary
National, US, UK, curricula.

Founded in 1882, Brillantmont, in the same family for over 120 years, is an international co-educational boarding and day school. It is accredited by NEASC and ECIS.

The programme of studies comprises five sections :

(1) The British Section, years 9 through 13, offering a wide range of subjects for the IGCSE, AS, A Levels and the AICE Diploma.

(2) The American Section, grades 8 through 13, where students take the College Board Tests SAT 1 and SAT 2 and Advanced Placements. To obtain a graduation diploma, students must have a minimum of 20 academic credits. Foreign students must also attain a computerized TOEFL score of 213.

(3) Modern Language Section, leading to ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) proficiency certificates in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.

(4) Swiss Section, with a 10th Year for Swiss students, a tailor-made programme comprising languages, business, mathematics, economics and computing.

An ESL programme is available for those whose mother tongue is not English. All the classes in the Anglo-American section, except languages, are taught in English; however, French is promoted throughout the school.

The 'wireless' campus comprises seven buildings adjacent to one another in a park of four acres. School facilities include two science laboratories, a computerized language laboratory, an art and a photo studio, a computer laboratory, one multipurpose sports court and a clay tennis court. A wide variety of extra-curricular activities are available including art, music, photography, drama, film and media, yearbook and dance. The sports programme offers volleyball, basketball, unihockey, track, athletics, cross-country, swimming, badminton, tennis, riding, bicycling, windsurfing, skating, skiing. The location of the school in Lausanne enables Brillantmont to offer a cultural enrichment programme with varied excursions.

The school provides one-to-one curriculum counseling in grades 8 to 13 and follows through the whole university admissions procedure individually. Higher education establishments from around the world regulary visit the school to provide information sessions. Visits to these and other such establishments throughout the world can be organized by the Academic Head. Careers counseling is also available.

Students are admitted on their previous school record accompanied by a recommendation from their former principal.



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