St-George's - Boarding

Welcome to the Boarding Department of St. George's International School in Switzerland!
 
The location is truly unique at the very heart of Europe. St. George's International School is near the lake, not far from the mountains and very close to Montreux and Vevey.
Our experienced boarding staff is living on campus and is available throughout the day in an extended family-like atmosphere. Through this home away from home experience each student benefits from the care, empathy and global understanding he or she shall need to grow more responsible and independent.
This setup enables children from all around the world (over 25 different nationalities in the Boarding House) to learn to live and work in groups and teams adapted to their age, needs and interest.  Our aim is to accompany students on their way to top Universities in the United Kingdom, USA and other countries. Boarding House staff liaises daily with Heads of Houses' tutors and teachers to ensure proper monitoring of students' progress.  After school time and weekend are filled with a lot of fun activities (sports and cultural), leisure time, trips around Switzerland and European capital cities.
We look forward to welcoming you for a visit or a Boarding House experience (3-day trial).
 
Our 12-acre campus is located in the residential suburb of Clarens, near Montreux, overlooking the Lake Geneva and the Alps.  Boarding students are housed in the main building in fully separated areas,  in the newly refurbished double or triple rooms.   

Being a boarding student at St. George's International School means benefiting from a very close pastoral care. The Boarding House Director and his family also live on campus along with the Houseparents. As a team, it is their responsibility to ensure the boarders' personal well-being, safety and best possible academic achievements by providing daily supervision and support. 

A full and varied programme of activities is offered every day on-campus.  Boarders also have the possibility to go shopping with their friends in the neighbouring towns of Montreux and Vevey which are 10 minutes away.


Daily Schedule

7.15 Wake up & getting ready
8.00 – 8.20 Breakfast Buffet
8.20 – 8.35 Tidy up and getting ready for the day
8.35 – 16.20 Lessons (mid-morning and lunch breaks too)
16.20 – 18.00 Clubs and activities with day students on campus (or sorties)
18.30 – Dinner
19.00 – 19.30 Free time
19.30 – 21.00 Prep time (homework)
21.45 – 22.00 Bed time


Boarding Activities

A full and varied programme of co-curricular activities is offered after school each weekday. Within the boarding department of St. George's School, boarders are expected to attend a specific number of clubs per week. For boarders that seek further challenge and competition away from St. Georges School, there is the possibility of joining local clubs in the community. 
Weekend activities are organized according to the preferences of the boarders (weather permitting). Our boarding weekend activities include: barbeque along Lake Geneva, biathlon, bowling, camping, cinema trips, concerts, skiing, water sports, and wall-climbing. 
Boarding at St. George's School offers each student the opportunity to discover Switzerland and Europe by visiting famous landmarks and cities such as Annecy, Athens, Barcelona, Basel, Berne, Berlin, Luzern, Interlaken, Lausanne, Paris, and Zermatt.