Institut Monte Rosa
57 Avenue de Chillon,
Tel: (+41) 21 963 5341
Fax: (+41) 21 963 4783
National, US, curricula.
The Institut Monte Rosa is a non-profit international co-educational
school. Founded in 1874 the main aim of the Institut is to prepare students
for university entrance, hence the academic program of the Anglo-American
Section is strongly college preparatory. Students planning to attend
American universities are prepared for College Board examinations and
receive the High School Diploma on successful completion of 12th grade.
Specially designed courses are available for entry to business or other
The postgraduate year offers mature students intensive language study
with business studies, economics and computer studies.
Students recently completing their secondary education at the Institut
have proceeded to universities in Europe and the USA.
All teachers in the Anglo-American section have university degrees.
Many live in or near the school. The teacher-pupil ratio allows very
small classes and great flexibility in programs. The students represent
over 25 nationalities. The average stay is two-three years. Over 90%
of graduates go on to four-year universities in the United States or
The academic year is divided into three semesters from early-September
to December, early-January to late-March and mid-April to mid-June.
The Institut has sports teachers and a comprehensive variety of team
and individual sport is offered. A full ski program is organized in
winter. Students are expected to do a sports program at least three
times a week. Facilities include 24 classrooms, science laboratories,
computer room, two study halls, an indoor gymnasium, tennis court and
playing fields. Admission is based on previous academic records, together
with a personal recommendation from the Headmaster or Principal of the
previous school and, if thought necessary, a short entrance examination.