English Language Immersion

1 term to one full academic year for students ages 12-16


Cambridge International pathway – A Broad and Balanced Curriculum in English

Is your child bilingual with a B1 level in English? Why not offer him/her the opportunity to follow the internationally recognized Cambridge Pathway.  The programme is based on the UK national curriculum that is tailored to a more internationally orientated group of students.

Programme entry is possible at the lower secondary level (ages 12-14), the upper secondary level (ages 14-16) or the A level.

A student can choose to prepare and sit the IGCSE qualification, the most popular international qualification in the world for 14-16 year olds. It is suitable for learners whose first language is not English. It provides both clear evidence of a bilingual education and excellent language skills. Whether your child chooses to continue their studies towards the IB Diploma or A levels, we believe that the Cambridge International pathway is the ideal springboard for advanced study in English.


Why choose the International Pathway at Chantemerle ?


You are looking for a fully validated program that allows your child to study abroad and return home with no interruption in his/her studies. Chantemerle is accredited by the Cambridge International Examination Board.


You would like to give the opportunity to your child to discover a new culture and to live an unforgettable experience in a boarding school with a rich programme of sports, artistic and cultural activities.


Your child plans to study the IB Diploma or the A-Levels qualification and he/she needs to boost his/her confidence in English. Alternatively, you are interested in sending your child for one term of English immersion at Chantemerle without taking the IGCSE exam.


Beautifully located in nature, close to Montreux and Lausanne, Chantemerle offers a nurturing, healthy and safe boarding school environment.

Personal Enrichment

Sports, Arts & Nature Program

During extracurricular time, Chantemerle offers its immersion students a rich and comprehensive program of activities. By participating in a wide range of sports, arts and cultural activities, under the guidance of dedicated and experienced specialists, our students develop essential values and skills such as respect for others, a sense of effort, leadership and team spirit.

Sports taught at Chantemerle include Jiu Jitsu and boxing, archery, swimming, running and team sports. Wednesday afternoons are reserved for manual and nature activities, Friday afternoons are dedicated to visual and performing arts.

In Winter, Les Portes du Soleil, les 4 Vallées or Zermatt, are amongst our usual resorts where our students practice ski and snowboard.

At the request of parents, our Sport, Art and Study programs bring together talented young athletes and artists who wish to combine formal academic training with high-level artistic or sports training (between 8 and 12 hours of training per week).

Summer Camp Chantemerle

For more information about the one-year Cambridge pathway at Chantemerle, please contact our study coordinator.