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Aiglon College
AiglonShield.jpg
Location
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Coordinates46°18′N 7°03′E / 46.3°N 7.05°E / 46.3; 7.05Coordinates: 46°18′N 7°03′E / 46.3°N 7.05°E / 46.3; 7.05
Information
TypeIndependent school, day and boarding
MottoAiglon College official shield
Established1949
FounderJohn C. Corlette
Chairman of GovernorsTony Jashanmal
HeadmasterRichard McDonald
GenderCo-educational
Age9 to 18
Enrollment360
Houses8 boarding houses
Colour(s)Aiglon Blue Aiglon Red
PublicationAiglon Magazine
Former pupilsAiglonians/Aiglonites
Website

Aiglon College is a private co-educational boarding school in Switzerland, broadly modelled on British boarding school lines. It is an independent, non-profit school located in the Swiss Alps.[1]

Aiglon College Junior School caters for boys and girls in years 5 to 8 (US grades 4–7). The Senior School caters for students in years 9 to 13 (US Grades 8–12). Students are prepared for GCSE and IGCSE examinations at the end of year 11 (Grade 10) and for the International Baccalaureate in the final two years. Throughout the school, the curriculum is taught in English, with the exception of languages and literature.[2]

Accreditation

AC's (upper) secondary education (Middle and High School) is not approved as a Mittelschule/Collège/Liceo by the Swiss Federal State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).[3]

History

Aiglon College is located at an elevation of 1,250 metres above sea level, in the alpine village of Chesières, near the ski resort of Villars, in the canton of Vaud.

The school was founded in 1949 by John C. Corlette, who was a teacher at Gordonstoun, where he was influenced by the notable founder of that school Kurt Hahn. Corlette established principles and practices that were aligned with Hahn's emphasis on the place of adventure and service in education. Aiglon College, alongside Gordonstoun, Schule Schloss Salem, Abbotsholme, Box Hill School and Anavryta, was a founding member of the Round Square, established to promote Hahnian values and links between schools that embraced his educational principles. The school, began with six students in 1949, was initially for boys only and became co-educational in 1968[4]

All students are required to take part in expeditions every term. These include hiking, camping, mountain biking, kayaking, rock-climbing, ski mountaineering, and other outdoor challenges.[5][6]

As a charitable trust, the school does not cater to any particular group, but offers scholarships and financial support to children who are deemed to be deserving in some way (academically or otherwise).[7]

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "International private school | Aiglon College". Aiglon.ch. 20 April 2014. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "Aiglon | International boarding school in Switzerland". Aiglon.ch. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Maturität - Maturité - Maturità" (official site) (in German, French, and Italian). Berne, Switzerland: Swiss Federal State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, SERI. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ Watson, Nigel, 1999, With Wings as Eagles: The Story of Aiglon College, London: James & James (Publishers) Limited.
  5. ^ "Expeditions : unique education experiences | Aiglon". Aiglon.ch. Archived from the original on 11 February 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ Nicholas, Anna (9 April 2012). "International schools: a small price to invest in your children". Telegraph. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Fees and bursaries — Admissions — Aiglon". Aiglon.ch. 20 April 2014. Archived from the original on 11 February 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  8. ^ "Masaru Tamamoto | World Policy Institute". Worldpolicy.org. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
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  10. ^ "Registration List: Aiglon's 65th Anniversary Celebration". Aiglon Life. Archived from the original on 15 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  11. ^ "Remembering Philip Parsons". Aiglon School. Archived from the original on 15 March 2017. Retrieved 14 March 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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