28 June - 02 July 2019: Come back to the mountain for Aiglon's 70th. Visit our site for more details.
How to Help
As a not-for-profit school, Aiglon is proud of the fact that 100% of its resources are directed towards its operational costs.
As a result, we must rely on our alumni, parents and friends to help us ensure that our values and educational vision are carried into the future. We are delighted that our community of supporters has embraced our advancement programme. This programme comprises funding for merit-based scholarships and an initiative to maintain and upgrade our alpine campus.
Initiatives & Areas of Need
Annual Scholarship Fund
Aiglon is actively seeking support for its merit-based scholarship programme. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and talented student body, and we aim to attract the best and brightest students, regardless of their financial background. In order for us to do so, however, we must turn to our community for help.
What Does it Cost to Sponsor a Student?
A full, two-year scholarship to complete our IB programme costs the school CHF 250,000 and a partial, one-year scholarship costs CHF 150,000. These amounts include tuition fees, boarding, and other essential costs associated with life at Aiglon.
How can you help?
Thanks in part to the generosity of our supporters, we currently have 17 fully-funded scholars in attendance. In order to increase this number, we ask our alumni, parents, and friends, to consider making gifts, of any size to this initiative.
The SEBA CZ Scholarship Fund
The Seba CZ Scholarship was set up in memory of Sebastiano Calleri-Zavanelli (Belvedere, 1992), who lost his life on Mount Kenya.
Seba loved Aiglon, and one expedition in particular made a lasting impact. In December 1990, Seba visited the remarkable Starehe Boys Centre in Nairobi, Kenya - a school that had just become the first member of Round Square on the African continent. Seba was very impressed by his experience there. Messages such as 'Aim High' (Natulenge Juu, the school's motto) and 'From those to whom much has been given much will be required' left a deep mark on him.
A little over a decade later, just weeks before his fateful trip to climb the treacherous Mount Kenya, he spoke to his mother about how he had recognised that his Aiglon experience had shaped him, and how he wanted to see others less fortunate than himself able to access an education of quality, regardless of their means. It had become a matter of importance to him.
Seba did not return from his last adventure, but his mother did not forget his words. Together with Seba's employer and team of equity investors in London, she set about raising money to establish an enduring scholarship fund in Seba's name. In 2011 the first Seba CZ Scholar, David Kimondiu (Belvedere, 2013), joined Aiglon from Starehe Boys Centre. After graduating from Aiglon, David completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford. His life has been transformed by the opportunities made possible by Seba’s vision and the by the generosity of his friends, colleagues and family.
The school has crafted an ambitious long-term campus masterplan that identified the need for new and upgraded facilities and provides a timeline for the execution of planned developments. This plan regularly re-evaluates the School's facilities to ensure that Aiglon offers the best means of unlocking students' full potential.
The Assembly & Arts Building
This new building is the next phase in our Campus Masterplan. Its construction is key to the school's future development and educational mission. The sense of community at Aiglon is a defining feature of our education with students, teachers, alumni, parents and friends regularly gathering in meditation, celebration and performance. Our new building will comprise space as beautiful and inspirational as our unique alpine exterior. At Aiglon, we recognise the importance of the creative and performing arts in the education of young people. These creative outlets both build and balance the skill set necessary for academic and personal success. To study art and drama is to begin to understand what it is to be human; the arts are an essential element of school life. As such, our new building will provide bold new facilities for our music and arts programmes.
Our school campus is spread over the mountain, more resembling an alpine village than a conventional school campus. For this reason, we must phase our campus improvements carefully. Our uniquely designed Assembly & Arts Building will be a keystone structure that unlocks further campus improvements. Its construction will free up additional space, allowing us to refurbish and repurpose other buildings with minimal disruption to school life. As a result, this building will help us to create a new, exceptional learning experience for the leaders of tomorrow.
View Assembly & Arts Building Project Proposal with preliminary architectural plans.
Plan of Activity
Construction of the Assembly & Arts Building will begin once 80% of the project cost is secured through external philanthropic funds. The cost estimate for the building is based upon initial estimates from quantity surveyors. A breakdown of anticipated construction costs and the design brief are available upon request.
- Secure funding
- Planning (80% of Funding Secured)
- Approval of final design and permissions (2 years)
- Construction (18 months)
The John Corlette Scholarship Fund
The John Corlette Scholarship Fund supports Aiglon’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and talented student body. We recognise that there are students for whom access to a school like Aiglon is impossible. It is our ambition to widen the access to students from across the globe in the hope that in the future they become agents for positive change and enhance the reputation of the school.
The William Cargill Endowment Fund
The William Cargill Fund was created in the memory of the late William Cargill (Belvedere, 1974) who loved Aiglon College and what it stood for.
William believed that establishing alternative sources of funding was an essential priority in order to secure Aiglon’s future. To this end he advocated the building of a significant College endowment, and the Fund set up in his name is intended to do just this.
Initially established with donations from William’s friends, family and colleagues, the fund welcomes donations from Aiglon alumni and supporters. In keeping with William’s ideas and principles, it is intended to grow the Fund until it is capable of providing, through earnings, a significant contribution to Aiglon’s annual income.
In its initial stage, therefore, earnings will only be expended in times of exceptional need, and will normally be reinvested to grow the Fund. In the long term it is the intention that the returns on the endowment will become a regular part of Aiglon’s annual income.