Accreditation and Affiliation
Aiglon College meets the most demanding accreditation standards required for international schools.
We participate in accreditation programmes through the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Aiglon is authorised as IB World School, offering the IB Diploma Programme.
In addition, we are affiliated to or a member of a number of educational and professional organisations, demonstrating our commitment to the continuous pursuit of excellence.
IB World School
Aiglon College is authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to deliver the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma) Programme curriculum. The IBO administers the IB Diploma. The IB Diploma is designed as an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The programme is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world's leading universities.
Council of International Schools
The Council of International Schools (CIS) is the premier organisation in international education for the accreditation of schools and best practice development.
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) assesses and promote the quality of education through the accreditation of its members.
Accreditation by the NEASC assures that members:
- Strive to achieve rigorous and common standards in education
- Demonstrate substantive institutional commitment to continual improvement
- Commit to balancing the creative tensions that exist between local autonomy and public authority
- Nurture individual creative accomplishment
Aiglon has been awarded the Sustainability – Eco partenaire accreditation for our consistent efforts in trying to reduce our use of resources and improve awareness of sustainability and service. We are part of a growing number of organisations in the Chesières-Villars area who are working towards this goal.
2016 Environmental Commitments
- Purchase a new washing machine (much more economical in water, electricity and products)
- Installation of double glazed windows in sections of La Dependance and Belvedere
Affiliations & Memberships
Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference
The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) represents the heads of some 250 leading independent schools in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. HMC has a further 60 or so international members, including the Headmaster of Aiglon College, and up to 30 additional members (heads of maintained schools in the UK), and 40 Honorary Associate members.
Independent Association of Prep Schools
The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) is the professional association for heads and deputy heads of the leading 600 independent prep schools in the UK and worldwide.
Round Square is a world-wide association of which Aiglon College is a Founding Member. Today more than 70 schools on five continents share unique and ambitious goals. Students attending Round Square schools make a strong commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility. This is achieved by participating in community service, work projects, exchange programmes and adventures, which can, and often does, take students half way around the world.
Council of British International Schools
Aiglon College is a full member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). COBIS is a membership association of British International schools of global quality and is one of 8 constituent members of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) of the United Kingdom.
Boarding Schools’ Association
The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) is the United Kingdom association serving and representing member boarding schools, training staff, and promoting boarding education.
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education.
Aiglon formally joined Swiss Learning in September 2009. There are several advantages to teaming up with other schools in order to market Swiss education. Swiss embassies and corporations host venues and invite their networks, enlarging the pool of prospective parents for each school.