The Classic

New opportunities to combine enriching education with expeditionary adventure awaits you in Aiglon's Classic summer programme. Come and explore with us.

Overview

The new can be as daunting as it is exciting. For students embarking upon this first programme, it’s a chance to dive into untested waters with the reassurance that they will be supported by enthusiastic, caring experts. Together with a range of new peers, they’ll step into classrooms and onto our mountain to discover fresh and unexpected passions.

The Classic offers a focused morning course of your choice that will allow your child to broaden their language skills, engage with a outdoor activity such as tennis, golf or horse riding, or study a STEM based subject. Each academic option is led by experienced teachers, who regularly audit their curriculum to ensure students receive the most effective and relevant educational experience available.

Whichever courses you choose to engage with, you’ll discover that we’ve created a learning experience that opens students up to a range of new knowledge and fresh possibilities.

"The Classic" Morning Course Offerings
English
Interactive English Course

Our Interactive English course - available for students of beginner, intermediate, and advanced abilities - provides the opportunity to gain a greater practical and theoretical insight into this valuable language.

Through interactive games and collaborative classroom activities, students will develop their skills on the path to becoming confident and competent English language communicators. Our passionate educators have crafted a curriculum which embraces project-led methods for engaging students with the tools they need to take their language learning to the next level.

At Aiglon, the primary language is English, and as a result students receive a high degree of exposure to the language during their day-to-day interactions. We know from decades of experience that combining recreational activities with interactive learning methods results in students receiving an effective and enjoyable linguistic education.

Course Details
  • Single or multiple week curriculum options.
French
Interactive French Course

The value of students being global thinkers cannot be overstated, and the ability to communicate in multiple languages opens up not just useful educational and vocational opportunities for students, but also the chance to connect meaningfully with other cultures. The Interactive French courses that we’ve created - for beginner, intermediate, or advanced abilities - provide students with the tools to improve their linguistic skills through interactive games and collaborative classroom projects.

Our campus is housed in the Swiss Alpine environment, and as such the mother tongue of our host country is French. Our courses place great emphasis upon incorporating interactive approaches to learning a language, and students will discover opportunities to explore the surrounding regions, utilising the skills learnt with our passionate teachers.

As part of the Summer School activities schedule, we hold a French social evening, during which all students learning French come together for an additional opportunity to practice their improved skill set with fellow summer Aiglonians and Francophone staff. We fully embrace the concept that enjoyable educational exercises, supported by interactive activities and new experiences are an excellent method for students to absorb their new language.

Course Details
  • Single or multiple week curriculum options are available.
Science and Engineering Explorer
Science and Engineering Explorer Course

STEM subjects offer some of the most fascinating and enriching opportunities. Our Science and Engineering explorer course is the perfect environment to encourage the natural curiosity of students who live for experimentation, students who take things apart to understand the inner workings, and students who are obsessed with discovering how the universe works!

Students create a course folder of activities which range from rocket building and robot programming to mountain science and botany. The course is hands-on and interactive - a great new extension to the Summer School.

Course Details
  • Recommended for students that have intermediate English and above.
  • 03 July, 17 July, 24 July, as a two week curriculum option
Golf, Tennis, Horse riding
Sports coaching:
Golf, Tennis or Horseriding

At Aiglon, we are fortunate to spend each day surrounded by the incredible vistas provided by our Alpine environment. Switzerland continues to offer opportunities to be inspired, and avenues for exploration.

These new morning courses will focus on teaching students their chosen activity of tennis, golf or horseriding. In addition, during the course students will also explore the local community, play team sports and experience the varied mountain geography.

Course Details
  • 03 July, 17 July, 24 July, as a two week residential course option, or as a one week non-residential option.
  • Tennis, Horse riding and Golf all have an additional 500Chf fee.
  • The course runs for 5 morning sessions across a 2 week course, alongside other Summer School activities including the camping expedition, team sports, swimming and excursions to explore the local area.
  • The courses will run as group lessons.
Activities & Expeditions

As much as there is an emphasis upon learning and discovery, The Classic offers an opportunity for fun. Every aspect of our programme is carefully structured and we’re always sure to include inter-house competitions, recreational activities, and time for students simply to relax and enjoy time with their new summer family. We have crafted an expeditionary experience appropriate to the age and skill levels of the Classic students, on which they will be camping overnight, and participating in activities such as bridge swing and rafting.

The time your child spends with us will build confidence, and provide them with what they need to grow. By the time they leave, students will have engaged in the spirit of expedition and spent time under the stars of the Swiss sky. We view this as just the beginning.

Non-Residential Programme for Classic and Eagle Students

For our 2021 season, we have a non-residential programme for students ages 8-16 who wish to experience Aiglon as day students. Staff leaders meet students each morning on campus at 8:30am and guide them toward a day with new opportunities and a full schedule until they are collected at 5:00pm.

The non-residential programme includes the morning course programme, and after lunch students join the afternoon activities. Students taking the non residential programme for 2 weeks or more will also experience an excursion day and the xpedition campsite daytime programme.

"The Classic" Dates & Fees

TWO WEEK PROGRAMMES | CHF 6,400

  • 03 July - 16 July 2021
  • 17 July - 30 July 2021
  • 24 July - 06 August 2021

THREE WEEK PROGRAMMES | CHF 9,000

  • 03 July - 23 July 2021
  • 17 July - 06 August 2021

FOUR WEEK PROGRAMMES | CHF 11,600

  • 03 July - 30 July 2021

All fees include CHF 100 per week pocket money, which is given to students by their houseparent.

Non Residential Dates & Fees - Classic and Eagle Programmes

1 WEEK PROGRAMME | CHF 1,500

2 WEEK PROGRAMME | CHF 3,000

It is possible to join us for multiple weeks, starting Sunday each week until Friday.

  • 04 July - 09 July 2021
  • 11 July - 16 July 2021
  • 18 July - 23 July 2021
  • 25 July - 30 July 2021
  • 01 August - 06 August 2021

Please note that non-residential fees do not include pocket money.

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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.

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1885 Chesières

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