Brillantmont International School
12-18 Av Sécretan, 1005,
Tel: (+41) 21 310 0400
Fax: (+41) 21 320 8417
Email: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.brillantmont.ch/
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
(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
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
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.