When John Corlette founded Aiglon in 1949 he set into motion an evolving educational community that is more than simply a Swiss boarding school. Drawing from foundational principles as a basis of approach, at Aiglon we understand that through the balanced development of mind, body, and spirit our community sets out together upon a journey that has the power to engage and enrich us.
For over seventy years Aiglon has benefitted from a founder whose classical ideas, joined with progressive philosophies, continue to inspire our development. From the school’s very beginning with just six pupils to the thriving school we are today, John Corlette is the creative and committed root from which each of our individual journeys has grown.
The spirit of "ex" is central to Aiglon’s philosophy. There are many kinds of expeditions at Aiglon, and they are an important part of what makes an education here unique. Examples of expeditions include kayaking and camping at Lac Léman, road cycling on the circuit at Bex, and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing between mountain huts.
Meditation has resided at the core of Aiglon life since the school’s inception. It is a driving aspect of our daily activities and rooted in our guiding principles. John Corlette considered a structured meditative practice to be essential to the development of students and faculty alike and worked to instil methods to best inspire and enrich the whole student.
As a community-owned school, Aiglon is unique among its peers. Our not-for-profit status ensures that everyone, from the Board to the football coach, has one priority: student experience.