5 Most Expensive And Exclusive Boarding Schools In The WorldBy Chris Brandt, UniversityHerald Reporter
When it comes to the ultra-rich, you cannot find their kids in regular universities or colleges. They are in very expensive and exclusive boarding schools, where most can be found in Switzerland. Why not when the country ranks second to Finland for having the best education system in the world. Plus, it has one of the cleanest and most scenic countries.
Often called Le Rosey, this is the most expensive boarding school in the world with Prince Rainier of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Belgium as two of its most notable alumni. Founded in 1880, the school has two campuses - Chateau de Rosey in the summer and the Gsdaat campus in the winter.
How much will it cost you to study there? The annual fee is around $108,000. Aside from having access to the best education, you have access to the school's well-equipped equestrian center with 30 horses, a spa, and a private nautical center.
Want to be in a school where the outdoors is your classroom? Then Aiglon is the school for you provided you are willing to shell out between $65,600 - $100,000 a year.
Located in the Alpine village of Chesieres, Aiglon is modeled on British-style boarding schools with a strong emphasis on outdoor learning. It can be seen in their curriculum where students can participate in expeditions, sports, and morning meditation among others. One of their famous alumni include Princess Tatiana of Denmark and Greece.
Beau Soleil has only a total of 210 students from more than 40 nationalities who have access to the best educational instruction and activities. Since it is located in the Swiss Alps, students can ski two to three times a week in winter. There is also an annual expedition to different parts of the world.
The program is of university level and is offered in two parallel systems - French and International sections. Some European royalties are its notable alumni, namely Prince Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Princess Marie of Denmark. Annual tuition is around $97,000.
Collège du Léman International School
Collège du Léman is part of an international community of premium international schools called Nord Anglia education. The school is an 8-hectare campus located outside Geneva. The school integrates multilingualism and bilingualism in their programs. Going to Collège du Léman cost around $34,000 every semester in tuition alone.
This co-educational boarding school was established in 1961 with around 345 students enrolled at present. Their program includes a good mix of the academics, sports, and other extra-curricular activities. Total cost of going to this school is around $84,000 per year. The Rockefellers and the royal family of Saudi Arabia went to this school.