Boarding school life at Chantemerle, private school in Switzerland

A healthy and structured learning environment for boys & girls starting age 6

Starting in 1966 from a classic concept – home boarding school – the Wegmüller family and Chantemerle team have always been committed to maintaining a right balance between academic achievement and personal development.

The decision to attend boarding school: a life project

The decision to go to boarding school is a life project jointly supported by the student, his parents and the school. The choice of boarding school can be motivated by geographical or family reasons, and also by parents looking for continuous supervision and personalized coaching. During the admission interview with the family, we try to understand the student’s needs and determine if boarding is the most appropriate solution for the student.

Promoting a healthy and structured living environment

Chantemerle offers a caring and rigorous environment that allows students to grow, become autonomous and take responsibility for their studies.

At Chantemerle, we take the time to reinforce the learning of essential, simple and useful routine: punctuality and politeness, saying ‘good morning‘, ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, making your bed and tidying your room, returning your homework on time. After school, a rich and targeted choice of sports, cultural and artistic activities is offered to students. More about our program of activities

Chantemerle promotes the reasonable and controlled use of personal electronic devices and video games, a minimum of 15 minutes per day of reading time for everyone and weekly nature walks and promenades

Similarly, the intelligent and rigorous application of simple community rules contributes to the smooth running of the establishment and its harmony. In the event of a problem, a dialogue is initiated with the child, the educators and the parents to quickly find a solution. A school nurse is permanently present at the school and can thus follow the children in relation to their health.

Healthy meals are prepared onsite daily from ingredients sourced from local producers. Our school follows the Fourchette Verte quality label.

Flexible boarding solutions adapted to each family situation

Chantemerle offers boarding solutions tailored to the needs and constraints of each family. Boarding is proposed not only to Chantemerle’s own students but also to high school students preparing for the Swiss maturity or the International Baccalaureate (IB) at the Haut-Lac international school. As permanent or “flexi board resident”, high school students benefit from Chantemerle’s safe, nurturing and healthy learning environment as well as daily support, transport and permanent supervision.

Our residency solutions:

    • 7-day boarding, the students stay at Chantemerle on weekends and during school breaks
    • 5-day boarding, students return home on weekends and during school breaks
    • “Flexi boarding” : temporary and variable boarding support according to family needs.