International Private school in Switzerland

Boarding and day school, ages 6 to 18

Swiss Quality & Tradition since 1966

Founded in 1966 by Mathilde and Jean Wegmüller, Chantemerle is an international private boarding school located in Blonay (Canton de Vaud).

Chantemerle welcomes Swiss and International students for school year programs, study abroad programs and summer camps. Our school is renowned for the quality of its teaching and its personalized family atmosphere. Beautifully located in nature, close to Geneva, Montreux and Lausanne, Chantemerle offers a healthy, safe and structured learning environment where students are happy to live, study and grow.

Swiss pathway

Chantemerle proposes a programme in French from primary school to high school. 

As a complement to the Swiss public system, we also prepare our students for entry to vocational training and public high school. The positive results obtained year after year in national and state examinations demonstrate the quality of our teaching.

Ecole primaire
Primary school

Building the foundations for lifelong learning

College (cycle d orientation)
Secondary school

Secondary Education Diploma Admission to high school

Gymnase / lycee
High school / Gymnase

Swiss Federal Matura / French Baccalaureate. Admission to Swiss and foreign universities.

Cambridge IGCSE and A-Level programmes

Accredited by the Cambridge International Examination Board, Chantemerle also offers an international programme in English and prepares students for the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and A-Levels.

Chantemerle IGCSE and A level
Lower secondary (11-14 years)

A program in English designed to develop the fundamental basics.

Upper secondary (14-16 years)

A program in English to consolidate the fundamentals and prepare for the IGCSE qualification.

A Levels (16-18 years)

A two-year preparation course for the A Level qualification, which gives access to Swiss and foreign universities.

The boarding spirit of Chantemerle

Chantemerle offers a healthy, structured environment that teaches the importance of a balanced life, family values and the culture of effort.

Study Abroad / Immersion programmes

Since its foundation in 1966, Chantemerle has been welcoming immersion students from all over the world. The programme comes with great opportunities for personal growth :

  • Improve French and English language skills 
  • Validate a full academic year abroad 
  • Complete an official qualification (IGCSE/A-LEVEL)
  • Experience life in a Swiss boarding school
  • Discover Switzerland

Summer camp 2024

From 30 July to 4 August 2024, Chantemerle welcomes students from all over the world to learn, discover Switzerland and have fun.