28 June - 02 July 2019: Come back to the mountain for Aiglon's 70th. Book your tickets today!
In one of our most beautiful editions to date, Aiglon is very pleased to welcome you to Issue 9. Read Online Here
We look forward to sharing this issue with you via post and online. If you do not already receive a copy in the mail, and would like to, please email us.
School We find out what it takes to be a champion ski racer
Mountain Wind. Rain. Snow. Grit. Expedition is all about the power to endure
Ideas Good architecture is an expression of your values and way of life
People Six Aiglonians share their enthusiasm for all things automotive
I WRITE TO YOU FROM A snow-covered Aiglon with news of stellar results achieved by our students last term. Alongside an average IB score almost five points above the global average, the Class of 2017 won places at the world’s best universities, including Oxford, Stanford and Tufts.
But because this is Aiglon, the challenge didn’t end there! Thirty-eight students were awarded our highest honour, the Bouquetin, for all three terms of the academic year. Many more signed up to train hard on the mountain (we feature the highs and lows of ski training on page 22). And honouring our tradition of service, students and alumni supported refugees locally and globally, as HRH Princess Tatiana Blatnik (Exeter, 1998) discusses on page 9.
Behind the scenes, we have been working to ensure that our campus can evolve to meet the needs of our students and our school, and on page 32 we discuss the impact the new Campus Masterplan will have on Aiglon life. Finally, we bid farewell to two much-loved members of staff, Sallie O’Connor and Hugh Clarke, who retired in June. We wish them every success in their new lives – and wish you a very happy winter season.
Director, Admissions & Advancement