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La Baita


With a view over campus, La Baita combines learning and life. Houseparents live on the top floor while classrooms and rooms below reflect life as one extended family for Aiglon's youngest.


House Facts

Total students:
Year Groups:
Boys, Years 5 - 8
Founding Year:
Upper campus
Building Feature:
Junior School hub, featuring common rooms, play areas, teaching spaces and boarding


Welcome to LA BAITA

La Baita provides a homey environment where individual boys are enabled to grow into responsible and confident young men. The hub of the junior school, we have classrooms and the dining room on the lower floors, creating a unified environment for work and play.

La Baita’s boys are kept busy not only with their studies, but also with house camping, ski and cultural trips. Recent destinations include Alsace, Neuchâtel and Gruyère, with visits not only to museums and castles, but also to the chocolate factory in Broc.

We enjoy a lively social life, including regular Wednesday evening events. These range from reading competitions, quizzes and charity bingo nights, to talent shows, sports or a technology challenge. La Baita boys are always busy, and always part of a warm and united family.

La Baita in autumn

Meet the House Team

Stuart Hamilton

Stuart Hamilton

Director of Junior School
Bernat Solé I Salvatierra

Bernat Solé I Salvatierra

La Baita Assistant Houseparent
Tom Abbott

Tom Abbott

La Baita House Assistant

From the Students

Living a simpler life at Aiglon has made our son appreciate what he has. And he has blossomed, becoming more independent, organised and mature.

Parents of Andrei
La Baita,, Class of 2027


House History


The activity and play areas, together with the assembly and dining space, provide the hub for our younger students to live, learn and grow. La Baita was built in 1990 and named after the Swiss Romansh word meaning ‘a shepherd’s summer hut in the Alps’, it ended the Aiglon tradition of naming new buildings alphabetically.

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