Swiss Federal Matura and the International Baccalaureate (IB)

Two prestigious diplomas to enter Swiss and international universities

At age 15, it is quite normal to ask oneself what you can do in life and how you can prepare for it. After completing their compulsory schooling in Chantemerle, our students can choose between vocational training or continue their studies in high school by preparing for a Swiss Matura or the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Both the Swiss Matura and the International Baccalaureate (I.B) are well recognized by Swiss as well as international universities. Understanding the differences between Swiss Maturity and IB diploma. The Swiss Matura allows automatic access to all Swiss universities and engineering schools. The Swiss Matura is also well recognized in US universities (admission in US universities). The IB diploma is more oriented towards US and UK universities and hotel schools.

With small classe sizes and modern teaching methods, Chantemerle offers programmes tailored to each student’s strengths and personal, social and academic plans including student artists and athletes as well as students with different learning abilities (ADHD, high potential). 

Swiss Federal Matura

Chantemerle prepares students for the Federal Matura, a prestigious Swiss diploma taught in French and very well recognized in Switzerland and around the world. 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A well recognized program taught in English or bilingual French/English. Chantemerle provides accommodation, supervision and care to IB students studying at the Haut-Lac International School in St Légier. 

A healthy, safe and structured boarding environment


All our students are accommodated in the boarding school under permanent supervision by experienced and dedicated educators. They are accommodated in warm and cosy “chalet-style” bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and lake view. 

Our high school students benefit from 

  • A team of dedicated and experienced boarding house parents and educators to ensure a permanent supervision
  • An onsite school nurse, ensuring access to general and specialist healthcare services
  • Supervised homework time in the evening and weekend
  • Access to all Chantemerle’s boarding facilities
  • A full transport service
  • An outdoor and indoor activity program in the evening and weekend