2022 Family Welcome

You are nervous and excited at the same time —but don't worry, we are here to help you settle in and can't wait for you to join us.

Please regularly check this page as any changes may affect your planning.

Below you will find all the information you and your family need to ensure that your first few days at Aiglon are full of many wonderful memories. Our Welcome Programme officially begins on Friday, 26 August. The Uniform Fair is open for appointments from Wednesday. Please consult the campus map on the sidebar for reference, and don't forget to register for the various events where required. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

New Student Induction Programme

This two-day programme has been designed to ensure all our new students and their families, both boarding and day, are fully prepared to join our school community. With this in mind, the induction activities will mark the beginning of students' time in our care:

- First night for boarders in the house is Friday, 26 August

- Induction activities on Saturday, 27 August

Parents will still have opportunities to see their children. However, all new students are expected to take part in the full programme.

Some of our family events require registration. Please use this link or the sidebar button to RSVP. Do not register enrolled student(s) for these events as they have already been included in our numbers.

Uniform Fair

Uniform Fair

Wednesday, 24 - Friday, 26 August | 09h00 - 17h00

Tony Jashanmal Sports Centre (No. 07)

Your one-stop Aiglon shop! Guided by a personal shopper, you will be fitted with your No 1's, No. 2's, ski, sport and expedition uniforms and everything in between. You should expect to spend approximately an hour and a half at the fair to accomplish everything. Alongside our team of 40 Aiglon staff members helping you, we will have representatives from a number of retailers (SWICA Insurance, UBS Bank and Ocshner Sports) to ensure everything you need to begin life in Switzerland is available in one place. Visits are by appointment only. Book below.


Finance & Travel
While at the Fair, please also ensure you visit our Travel Secretary to hand in your passport and finalise your application for the student residence permit. However, ensure you have first opened any accounts that may require official identification. The Finance Office will also be on hand should there be any questions regarding tuition and fees.


ICT Team
All students Year 9 and above should bring their laptop to the Uniform Fair. Our dedicated IT team will be on hand to help you set it up for the Aiglon network. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have.


PLEASE NOTE: Uniform bookings are not available to new families on Saturday, the 27th. Students will be involved in their induction programme when families are welcome to register to join our parent brunch.

PLEASE NOTE: For students whose uniform fair appointment booking is scheduled after Friday night, bedding needs to be pre-ordered. We will deliver it to the house in time for your first night's stay.

Day 1: Friday, 26 August 2022

The day has finally arrived! Whilst the Uniform Fair is open from Wednesday, today is the official arrival and registration day and the beginning of our two-day programme. This will be the first night that we welcome new students to stay in their boarding house.

Registration Desk

Registration Desk

09h00 - 13h00

Belvedere Car Park (No. 12)

This is your first stop, and you won’t miss us overlooking the school entrance. The familiar faces of the Admissions team will be here to welcome you. Drop off your luggage, and while our School Prefects accompany you to the Uniform Fair or boarding house, our team will ensure your bags are waiting for you at your new home. Even if visiting the Uniform Fair on Wednesday, the Registration Desk still needs to be your first stop on Friday morning. This way we know who has officially arrived.

School Lunch

11h30 - 14h00

School Restaurant (No. 17, entrance opposite no. 19)

Need a break from the Uniform Fair? You and your family are invited to dine with us in the School Restaurant. Come and sample some of the delicious menu choices our restaurant team has put together for this special day. Go easy on the pastries!

Department Presentations

14h00 - 17h00

14h00 - 15h30 Department Presentations

The Hall (No. 16)

Curious to learn more about Aiglon's many programmes? Join us in The Hall (located in the Parsons Building) for presentations by various heads of departments to gain a better insight into the key areas of Aiglon's unique programme and the opportunities available:

  • Welcome to Aiglon
  • Boarding Programme
  • Academic Overview
  • Sport & Expeditions
  • Health Services
  • Parent Ambassador Council
  • Closing Comments

15h30 - 17h00 Staff Drop-In Sessions

Parsons Building Classrooms (No. 16)

Following broad-ranging presentations, key members of Aiglon staff will be available to answer any specific questions you might have. The ground floor classrooms of the Parsons Building will provide you the chance to speak with the areas of the school you have a particular interest in.

Campus Tours

16h15 - 17h15

Belvedere Car Park (No. 12)

Many of you have not yet had the opportunity to visit us so this is your chance to enjoy a campus tour! Meet us at the registration desk to be taken on a guided tour of our facilities.

House Welcome & School BBQ

17h30 - 21h00

17h30 - 18h30 House welcome

Hosted in your respective boarding houses, you will have the chance to meet house teams and hear more about day to day life at Aiglon.

19h00 - 21h00 School BBQ

Les Collonges Lawn (No. 22)

What better way to wrap up your arrival to Aiglon! We hope that - weather permitting - the alpine setting will provide a picturesque backdrop to mingle with other new families and enjoy the famous Aiglon community BBQ.

REGISTER HERE

All new boarding students will then spend their first night in the house so it will be time to say goodbye — starting tomorrow the full school programme begins. For parents, you will have a chance to continue to connect with the wider Aiglon community during Saturday's brunch.

Day 2: Saturday, 27 August 2022

Following Friday's arrival, Saturday sees each new student involved in the full Aiglon programme. For parents, you can enjoy your final day in Villars with a mountain brunch.

Student Activities

10h00 - 16h00

Having only just arrived, we want to ensure all new students start to feel more comfortable and confident in their surroundings. Through a range of fun, challenging activities and games students will get to know the school campus and our local village all the while working with one another and building new friendships!

Parent Events

10h30 - 14h00

With the children occupied we want to give parents the opportunity to connect and explore more of our local environment. There will be a brunch hosted by Mrs Nicola Sparrow (School Director) and the Admissions Office followed by the opportunity for a mountain stroll.

  • 09h50 or 10h20 Train from Villars station to Bouquetins (further details to follow)
  • 10h30 - 12h30 Off-Campus Parent Brunch
  • 12h30 - 14h00 Mountain descent back to Aiglon (alternatively via train - further details to follow)

REGISTER HERE

Campus Tours

16h15 - 17h15

Belvedere Car Park (No. 12)

Many of you have not yet had the opportunity to visit us so this is your chance to enjoy a campus tour! Meet us at the registration desk to be taken on a guided tour of our facilities.

Arrival Information

Accessing Aiglon's Campus

Aiglon is 120km from Geneva and 250km from Zurich. Geneva (GVA) airport is closest, but both cities are served by frequent international flights.

The campus is easy to access via car or public transport. For driving directions, please enter the address of the School: Avenue Centrale 61, 1885 Chesières.

By train from Geneva to our nearest station in Aigle takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. The Aigle train will be listed as going to "Sion and Brig". Do not worry that Aigle is not listed on the information boards. Visit the link on the left for timetables and connections.

From Aigle station, you may get a taxi to Aiglon, a journey of about 25 minutes, or a TPC bus, just outside the station. The stop for Aiglon is called Chesières-Aiglon College and is next to the school. The bus journey takes about 30 minutes.

Swiss railways use an integrated ticketing system and it is possible to buy a ticket from Geneva Airport to Chesières-Villars, which is valid for both bus and train.

Parking Information

Congratulations, you made it to Chesières! Now, where do you park? Parking marshals will be on hand to direct you to the appropriate area. Please proceed to the registration desk and drop off your luggage, or the Additional Parking (No. 20) for long term parking.

How Can We Help?

We are delighted that you are considering Aiglon College. We are always pleased to introduce prospective students and their families to life at the school, and we welcome all enquiries.

Call Us

Reception:
+41 24 496 61 61

Admissions:
+41 24 496 61 77
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Our Location

School Reception
Avenue Centrale 61
1885 Chesières

Admissions Office
Les Collonges 4
1885 Chesières

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