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 Swiss culture and geography, or study a STEM or arts-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.
Maths & Science
Maths & Science Investigator Course

STEM subjects offer some of the most fascinating and enriching opportunities. Our Maths and Science investigator 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.
  • Two week curriculum option only.
  • Weeks 1 & 2, starting 27 June - Places available
  • Weeks 3 & 4, starting 11 July - Places available
  • Weeks 5 & 6, starting 25 July - Places available
Performing Arts
Performing Arts Course

There are those students who live for the thrill of the stage, while others discover their true inner selves through creative expression. The Performing Arts course explores multiple disciplines, including script creation, costume planning, and performance skills. The week culminates in a performance to the whole summer school. An exciting course that develops confidence, teamwork skills, and the discovery of new avenues of creative passion!

Course Details
  • Recommended for students that have intermediate English and above.
  • Two week curriculum option only.
  • Weeks 1 & 2, starting 27 June - Places available
  • Weeks 3 & 4, starting 11 July - Places available
Swiss Explorer
Switzerland Explorer Course

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. This new morning course will teach students about Switzerland's unique geography and culture. They will explore the local community, learning how cheese and chocolate are made, visiting salt mines, and experience the varied mountain geography such as gorges and waterfalls.

Course Details
  • For intermediate English and above.
  • One week curriculum, available as an extension to a 2 or 3 week course at Summer School.
  • Week 3 starting 11 July - Places available
  • Week 4 starting 18 July - Places available
  • Week 5 starting 25 July - Places available
  • Week 6 starting 1 August - Places available
Activities & Expeditions

As much as there is an emphasis upon learning and discovery, The Classic offers an opportunity for fun. Every aspect of our programmes 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, which will see them spend a day at a camp site, 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.

The Classic Non-Residential Programme

For our 2020 season, we have introduced a new programme for those aged 8-12 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 of new opportunities, and a full schedule, until they are collected at 5:00pm.

The non-residential programme includes the morning course programme, a day of fascinating excursion, and joins the residential students with afternoon activities and campsite programme. Students can undertake a two-week programme, outlined below.

"The Classic" Dates & Fees

TWO WEEK PROGRAMMES | CHF 6,400

  • 27 June - 10 July 2020
  • 11 July - 24 July 2020
  • 25 July - 07 August 2020

THREE WEEK PROGRAMMES | CHF 9,600

  • 27 June - 17 July 2020
  • 11 July - 31 July 2020

FOUR WEEK PROGRAMMES | CHF 12,800

  • 27 June - 24 July 2020
  • 11 July - 07 August 2020

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

"The Classic" Non Residential Dates & Fees

2 WEEK PROGRAMMES | CHF 5,000

  • 28 June - 09 July 2020
  • 12 July - 23 July 2020
  • 26 July - 06 August 2020

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

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.

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+41 24 496 61 61

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+41 24 496 61 77
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Avenue Centrale 61
1885 Chesières

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Les Collonges 4
1885 Chesières

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