At Aiglon, we place great emphasis on sport and physical activity for everyone, whatever your level of ability.
Our remarkable setting and facilities enable us to offer such a range of activity and that means that there is something for everyone to discover a love for and excel at.
In addition to participation in Physical Education lessons, there are many opportunities for students to continue their sporting endeavours and explorations outside the daily timetable.
Aiglon is a member of three sporting organisations for schools in Switzerland (SGIS, ADISR and MLS), enabling us to compete with both regional and Swiss international schools in a range of sports that include football, rugby, basketball, volleyball, cross-country running, tennis, athletics, skiing and snowboarding.
We are consistently competitive thanks to the commitment of team members, as well as the expertise of staff, and in recent years have been champions or runners-up in volleyball, tennis and relay events.
Our dedication to well-rounded sporting participation may be key to our most recently being champions or runners-up of both SGIS and ADISR skiing overall, in addition to impressive results in all ADISR and SGIS sports.
The House system is integral to Aiglon’s British educational model, and the annual inter-House competitions are a great example of how sporting participation can foster team spirit, enthusiasm, and friendly rivalry. Inter-House contests take place twice each term: football and basketball in the Autumn Term; skiing and volleyball in the Winter; and tennis and athletics in the Summer.
Of course for some, our prowess at alpine sport is a significant reason to choose Aiglon. Our ski team has a designated manager, Mr David Mansfield, and is trained by professional race instructors. Few schools are able to offer young skiers the opportunities available at Aiglon. The athletic development programme includes land fitness training, and ski camps, including on the slopes of Zermatt and on Les Diablerets glacier. Competition season, January to March, sees the addition of timed training and video performance analysis.
Those with no ambitions to be ski racers can nonetheless enjoy a great variety of winter sports, including snowboarding, snowshoeing and ice-climbing. And sometimes, it’s just all about the fun – snow tubing (in which you whizz downhill in a giant inflatable tyre) is a popular activity for winter House excursions.