Every year a group of hard working Brillantmont boarding students heads to a Model United Nations conference to test their skills in debate and public presentation. This year, our group attended the conference in the Hague. After experiencing this one-of-a-kind challenge, three students came back to Brillantmont and shared with us how this experience influenced them. The following are some highlights from these conversations.Read More
We are now into another term at our Swiss boarding school and this means that students are preparing for all of the examinations ahead of them. At Brillantmont International School, our students can choose to take A levels, the SATs, IGCSE, IELTS and/or European language exams. On top of this, just like every school around the world, we have mid-term exams coming up soon. Each and every one of these takes a lot of preparation, guidance, and support to successfully complete.
Preparations for our annual summer course are once again underway. The language learning emphasis of our summer course is what draws many parents to send their children here year after year. Students can choose to focus on English or French, and particularly if they stay for a few weeks, they often see significant steps forward in their speaking and writing abilities, no matter what their level was when they first came to summer school.Read More
What are the ingredients for the best Swiss Boarding School?
Some of the most popular blogs that we publish on this platform highlight the perspectives of parents who have decided to send their children to Swiss boarding school. The beautiful natural setting, excellent reputation for safety and security, world renown private education, and exposure to multiple languages, have brought families to this country for centuries.Read More
Switzerland is linguistically a very diverse country with four official languages - French, German, Italian and Romansch - and English is often the language of business. Because of the small size of the country and the diversity of its population, students studying here get exposure to all of these languages and more. Located in the heart of French-speaking Switzerland, Brillantmont International School is an English-speaking campus, but we offer a number of language classes. We attract students from all over the world who speak many different languages and are curious towards other cultures, which is why we teach not only French, German, Italian, and Spanish and other languages, but also offer an excellent programme for non-native English speaking students.Read More
This past weekend I had the great fortune of attending an alumni reunion event for former Brillantmont students at the Setai Hotel in Miami, Florida. A beautiful atmosphere, delicate buffet of appetizers, and lively conversation defined the evening. Many of the attendees had not seen each other for over thirty years!Read More
As the holidays come to a close and a new term begins, we are excited to announce the 2017 Summer Course at Brillantmont International School! We have a long and rich history of providing students from all over the globe with a memorable summer experience packed with learning and fun. And believe it or not, registration for this year’s course is just around the corner!
Switzerland has the ideal environment for all kinds of year-round sports. The mountains and lakes are perfect for summer hiking, climbing, cycling, and swimming and in the winter Switzerland is famous for its skiing, skating and other outdoor snow sports. If you send your child to boarding school in Switzerland these are some of the incredible outdoor activities that await them!Read More
Keeping students and parents in touch with their learning is of course crucial in any school. This happens in a variety of ways throughout the boarding school year depending on what the focus of the time is. At Brillantmont International School, every four weeks students receive what is called an "Attitude to Learning" report, which grades students on their efforts and achievements, based on clearly defined and published criteria.Read More