Service and leadership

Aiglon nurtures global citizens and inspires potential leaders. Whatever the future holds for our students, they leave Aiglon secure and confident in their ability to rise to any challenge.

Service is at the heart of what we do at Aiglon.

Claire Chalcraft,

Director of Pastoral Care

We expect all our students to contribute to the school community, and encourage them to assume positions of responsibility suited to their aptitudes and aspirations, whether that is as a year rep on the student council; taking charge of a project, club or society; or being recognised as one of our student leaders – a prefect, House Captain, or School Guardian.

But we hold very dear the principle that to be fit to lead, one must also be willing to serve. We believe that service, like leadership, is a trait that can be fostered and developed. At Aiglon we offer numerous ways to make service both fun and meaningful.

On the following pages you can read about how the principles of CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) are practiced by all students, including service opportunities on our doorstep here in Switzerland, and in far-flung communities.

We are a founder member of the Round Square alliance of schools, offering our students the chance to represent their school at international conferences and to participate in long-distance service projects.

Finally, both service and leadership flourish in an atmosphere of mindfulness. At Aiglon, a whole-school gathering for a "thought for the day" and short period of quiet – known as meditation – has been part of the daily rhythm of life here since the school’s inception.

We believe that mindfulness, service and leadership are crucial in helping our students grow into reflective and effective young adults.