How to apply

Do you imagine yourself at Aiglon? Here's what you need to do.

Rolling admission

The Aiglon student body consists of the Junior School (age 9-13), Middle School (age 13-16) and Sixth Form (age 16-18). We are currently home to 67 juniors, 160 Middle School students, and 138 sixth formers. New students most commonly join us at the ages of 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16. Sixth Form pupils, normally aged 16, join the Lower Sixth Form to study for the two-year (IB Diploma) programme. As a general rule, pupils start in the Autumn Term (August), although January and April start dates are considered for our younger students. As an international school, we offer rolling admission, though we strongly encourage early applications since there is an increasingly high demand for places.

Where to start

We are always pleased to hear from people who want to apply to Aiglon. The first step is to contact our admissions office. They will be happy to send you a prospectus, arrange a tour of the school, and answer any questions you have. Contact them by phone +41 24 496 6127 or email at [email protected]. You may also fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Arranging a visit

Prospective students and their families are normally required to come and see the school in person.

We like to interview applicants in person whenever possible, and it is important that you see the school on a typical day before deciding whether Aiglon is the right choice for you. We therefore prefer visits to take place on Monday to Friday during term times.

When you visit, we will show you around the campus, introduce you to key staff members, and you will have a personal meeting with the Headmaster. We will also ask you to take our entrance tests. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you, as well as for you to see us at work.

As many families are keen to visit Aiglon, it is essential that you contact us well in advance of your proposed trip to ensure we can accommodate your request.

Entrance tests

Our entrance tests are designed to be suitable for a wide range of nationalities, skills and backgrounds. We ask all prospective students to take tests in English and Mathematics, along with an IQ test, so we can be sure that each applicant meets Aiglon’s standards, and determine where they might best fit into our academic programme. These tests are always conducted in English and can be taken throughout the school year.

For prospective students whose first language is not English, we will also ask you to take an EAL (English as an Additional Language entrance test. Where needed we can provide an EAL programme for students in the Junior School and the first year of Middle School, up to the end of Third Form – Grade 8 in the US and Year 9 in the UK. There is an extra charge for this provision.

All entrance exams and interviews must be conducted at Aiglon, so we will arrange for your child to complete the tests and have an interview when you come to look around the school. It is not usually possible to sit the entrance exams or have an interview at any other location. We will let you know when you can expect an admissions decision, and keep you informed throughout the process.

Registration fees and deposit

A one-time non-refundable registration fee of CHF 2,000 is payable when the application form is submitted.
Registration, joining and deposit fees can be made through our secure online credit card payment facilities on our website or you can pay via bank transfer.