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The Brillantmont Young Enterprise Society (YES) Club has made school history!

The 2023-2024 Young Enterprise Society (YES) Club has made history as the first Brillantmont team to make the finals of the Business School of Lausanne’s (BSL) Entrepreneurial Challenge and has won the award for the best business model.

Our team EDu is a business startup created by Isabela, Tija, Maria, and Nina that focuses on helping match students with universities and majors. The team will have mentoring sessions with BSL professors and successful entrepreneurs and will work with them during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Congratulations to the whole team!

 

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Our 8th and 9th grade students show off their maths skills in an international competition

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At the end of February 2024, nine of our younger students took part in the international mathematics competitions organised by Waterloo University in Canada. The competitions are full of challenging maths puzzles that require excellent problem-solving skills to decipher and answer. Each competition was taken by around 20 000 students from around the world under exam conditions.

Seven of our grade 9 students and one grade 8 student took part in the Pascal competition. As a keen mathematician who enjoys a challenge, 9th Grader, James, elected to try the more difficult grade 10 Cayley competition.

 

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The small school, supporting your child all the way

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The beauty of a small school is that there is a very personalised support of students. At Brillantmont, our Vision and Mission are at the heart of what we do, as we help students reach their full potential in our British IGCSE and A Level programme and our High School Diploma.

 

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Ready for a summer of fun in Switzerland? Join our Summer Course!

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Summer Course is just around the corner. Why not come to Brillantmont, the only Swiss boarding school to be owned and run by the same family for over 140 years.
 

Learning languages is fun!
Thanks to our fantastic teachers, learning English or French has never been more fun! Take a test on arrival to see which level you are. Don't worry - we have classes from beginner to advanced so we'll make sure you're challenged and making great progress, as you develop confidence. 

 

 

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What to expect when your child starts A Levels

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If you have a child who is finishing 10th grade this academic year and will soon be starting A Levels, then you’re going to want to know what you should expect. Will an increased workload mean more stress for your child? Will your child cope? 
 

The transition
The transition from 10th grade and the jump up from IGCSE  to A Levels is huge and you should be prepared for your child’s learning to take on a new lease of life. There may be some low grades initially for even the strongest IGCSE student until they familiar with the rigours of A Level. This adjustment may be quite daunting for many new A Level students and here at Brillantmont, we try to prepare students for this step-up to the next level in their learning. Even though they will have dropped many subjects to focus on their chosen subjects (min. 3)  in more depth, they will have to adhere to more deadlines, more autonomous and independent learning and a deeper level of critical thinking. This may initially prove challenging.

However, starting A Levels can also be an exciting time for your child. To start with, your child has chosen subjects that they love to study, which means that they can put all their academic time and energy into areas they love.


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Switzerland - where a truly unique boarding school experience awaits your child.

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It’s the time of year when many families are looking at boarding school options for the next academic year, 24-25. There are so many amazing schools around the world, which makes coming to a decision quite difficult!
 
Choosing between a Swiss boarding school and one elsewhere in the world, depends on personal preferences and goals. Consider factors like culture, language, academic programme and the school’s Guiding Statements when making your decision.

Are you looking for a school which is purely results oriented or do you want a more holistic education, with a balance between academic rigour and a stimulating extra-curricular offer?

 


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Your Guide to A-Levels

Brillantmont is happy to have contributed to a recent article in International School Parent magazine, which talks about A Levels, offered at our school. You may read an edited version of the article here and find the link to International School Parent here.

Thank you to International School Parent for the opportunity to talk about a qualification that is at the heart of Brillantmont learning!

 

Your Guide to A-Levels

 

A-Levels are an internationally recognised university entrance qualification and yet there are many misconceptions about their academic rigour, the freedomthey afford students, and their outcomes.

 

A-levels (Advanced Level qualifications) are a crucial part of the education system in the United Kingdom and are typically taken by students aged 16 to 18 during their last two years of Secondary school. A-Levels are the most frequently sat university entrance qualification with over 10,000 schools in 160 countries teaching A-Level courses. This number includes British schools outside the UK that are increasingly offering either the UK A-Level or the international variant of this certification.

Although A-Levels are recognised and accepted by tertiary institutions across the globe, there is still confusion amongst parents around what the programme entails and why it might be the best fit for their child.

 


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Rahvusvaheliselt tunnustatud Šveitsi väärtused – Brillantmont International School

Haridus on tänapäeval suur äri, mis on pannud koolikette kogu maailmas avama uusi filiaale. Ka Šveits ei ole siin erand: haridusmaastikule on ilmunud rida uusi koole, mis alles otsivad oma võimalust, samas kui teised vahetavad sageli omanikku.  

See seab lapsevanemad küsimuse ette: kas valida lapsele kool, mis kohandab oma rahvusvahelise mudeli kohaliku turu vajadustega, või eelistada mitmeid põlvkondi püsinud õppeasutust, millel on ette näidata aastakümnete pikkune kogemus, nagu Šveitsi erakool?

 

 

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The power of school reunions: how Brillantmont International School's 140th anniversary event brought over 300 alumni together

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Are you feeling nostalgic for your school days?

Do you miss catching up with old friends and reliving your memories of Brillantmont, the oldest Swiss boarding school to be owned and run by the same family? 
 
Here at Brillantmont, we had the joy of recently welcoming many of our alumni back on campus. Whether it's been 10 years or 50 since your graduation, school reunions are a magical way of bringing people together. This was proven at Brillantmont's 140th anniversary event on June 3rd, which saw over 300 alumni returning back to their alma mater in Switzerland from all corners of the world. Some came from as far away as Australia and California and we are truly touched that they made such a great effort to be with us.

 


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BM building hope for a better future in Braga, Portugal

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After a four-year hiatus, this April we were very thankful to be able to once again participate on a building project. This year’s build was in Braga, Portugal, where we worked with the Fuller Project to help renovate an old carpenter’s workshop into a set of six apartments for refugee families in the area.  

 


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