Boarding school in Montreux for boys and girls - Monte Rosa

International boarding and day school near Lake Geneva - Monte Rosa

With over 140 years of education, Institut Monte Rosa is an international boarding school which offers a wide range of academic programs with respect to diverse cultures and mindsets in a friendly learning environment.



Located in Territet-Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva, Institut Monte Rosa is housed in a grand nineteenth-century mansion with panoramic views overlooking the lake and its surroundings.


Established in 1874 and renamed ‘Institut Monte Rosa’ in the 1960s, this international school has built an outstanding reputation through endless effort to educate students in a family-friendly environment that inspires and encourages learning. The school applies a standard and well-proven educational system and gives students opportunities to become acquainted with people from other nationalities. The education is focused on respect, good manners, discipline and a sense of honour. The personalised classes help each student to work on their personality and also learn how to take responsibilities. The personalized interaction with teachers has helped students to overcome academic challenges within a short time.


Institut Monte Rosa offers a variety of academic programs to boys and girls between the age of 9 and 19. The programs include Business Studies Program, Intensive English, American Junior and High School, Cambridge Exams, SAT, DELF, IELTS, TOEFL and AP, Post Graduate Course, winter, and summer holiday courses. The school also offers modern languages such as Spanish, Italian, French and German, which lead to several Linguistic certificates. The winter courses enable students to learn or perfect a language or linguistic skills.

Students preparing for entrance into a university or high school are thoroughly prepared for their exams. The Department of Business Studies offers students a comprehensive Trans-Academic program in English. Students learn sports and physical education together to create an essential basis for their character and body development. The school sports teachers have created sports training as a method of self-control to others. In summer and winter, the school runs a Swiss Holiday programs where the students are taught how to live with girls and boys.

Boarding School:

The boarding school features a wide range of rooms – single, double or triple rooms for the students with access to the computer room with internet access and TV room. The Snack bar has a Wi-Fi access for students looking to surf the internet while relaxing.

Extracurricular Activities:

Students can indulge in a wide range of activities in Institut Monte Rosa. The school has access to about fifteen various ski resorts for exciting skiing activities such as Verbier, Les Portes du Soleil, Gstaad, and Crans-Montana. Other activities include ice skating, snowboarding, playing golf, tobogganing, horseback riding, and swimming. There are regular cultural excursions to different cities on a weekly basis such as Lausanne, Geneva, Lucerne Bern or Zurich.



Programmes of Study

  • Academic programs

    AP Diploma

  • Tuition / Fees

    • Boarding Tuition

      CHF 67,000 (Academic Year of 3 terms)

    • Day Tuition

      From CHF 36,300 (Academic Year of 3 terms)

    • Teaching Environment

      • Teacher - Student Ratio


      • Languages

        • Main language


        • Language courses offered

          Spanish / French / Italian / German / Mandarin / Russian

        • Students

          • Boys


          • Girls

            Yes / Yes

          • Age of Entry

            9 - 19

          • University Preparation

            • Preparation Course

              Yes - Oxbridge / Yes - other Universities / TOEFL

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