Our School

Presentation of Ecole Chantemerle

A school where children are happy to come to study, learn and grow.

Founded in 1966 by Mathilde and Jean Wegmüller, Chantemerle is a private and independant boarding and day school located in Blonay in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.

The spirit and the vision of education of the founders are carried on today by Mrs Anne White-Wegmüller and Mr Yann Wegmüller, directors of Chantemerle, assisted by a team of experienced and dedicated teachers and educators.

For a sustainable education

Our main purpose is to help every student to reach their potential through personal and academic success.

Our school teaches the importance of a balanced life, family values and the culture of effort. In an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world, we want to pass on to new generations the fundamental values and skills needed to create a sustainable future for all:




Life skills
Work smart

Boarding at Chantemerle

5-day boarding or permanent boarding

Beautifully located in nature, overlooking lake Geneva and the Alps, Chantemerle boarding school offers a healthy and structured family environment that allows children to develop at their own pace, to develop new skills, and learn more about who they are. 

Our rigorous academic standards are complemented by a rich programme of sports, art and nature activities designed to develop autonomy, self confidence, perseverance and adaptability. Connecting with nature and spending time outdoors remind our students of the importance of simplicity and nature in their lives. 

A team of dedicated and experienced educators are present 24/7 to ensure that life at Chantemerle runs smoothly. A school nurse is permanently present at the school and can follow the children in relation to their health. The intelligent and rigorous application of simple community rules contributes to the smooth running of the establishment and its harmony. Chantemerle promotes digital education and screen time management. Digital access is limited and controlled with routines and rules according to age and context. 

Most of our rooms have a beautiful lake view and private “en-suite” bathrooms. After classes, students can enjoy the many recreational areas, the terrace and the natural outdoor spaces. Special attention is given to food. Carrying the “Fourchette Verte” quality label, varied and balanced home-made menus cooked from local ingredients are offered.

Living away from home provides invaluable opportunities for personal growth. Most importantly, at Chantemerle students learn to live together in a spirit of tolerance and respect. They are taught skills that are essential and useful for life such as etiquette and personal care, time management, cooking and community work. When they leave Chantemerle, our students keep in their adult life this spirit of solidarity and strong sense of friendship which characterize our school.

Day school at Chantemerle

A programme that meets the needs of local families

Approximately 50% of our students live in the area and study at Chantemerle as day students.

Our day school students fully benefit from the structure of our boarding programme. 

  • Full on-site care at the school with flexible hours from 7:30am to 6:30pm
  • Healthy and delicious home-cooked meals and snacks
  • Accompanied studies under teacher supervision on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
  • A varied and balanced after school activity programme (Sport, Art and Nature)
  • Pick-up and drop-off shuttle bus (Blonay-Montreux-Vevey)


Sports, art and nature activities are fully integrated into the school’s daily schedule. 

Chantemerle promotes digital education and screen time management. Digital access is limited and controlled with simple routines. The intelligent and rigorous application of simple community rules contributes to the efficient and organized running of the establishment and its harmony. 

A team of dedicated and experienced educators garanties a healthy, well balanced and safe environment. Our on- campus school nurse follows the students in relation to their health. 

Personal development

Afterclass Sports, Arts & Nature activities

During extra-curricular time, Chantemerle offers its students a varied program of activities. Sport of course, for the important role it plays in a young person’s life, but also outdoor activities and artistic creativity in all its forms.

At the request of the parents, sport-study or art-study programs can be set up. In partnership with local elite clubs and art schools, these programmes bring together young talents who wish to combine formal academic training with high-level artistic or sports training (between 8 and 12 hours of training per week):

Sport academies : soccer, basketball, tennis, golf, horse riding, ski, ice hockey
Art schools : ballet dancing, piano, cello and violin

Personalized coaching programmes can also be set up upon request.




Archery, swimming, jiu-jitsu, running

Tennis, Football, Basketball, Volleyball

Sports & Studies Program* (tennis, basketball, football, golf, horse riding, sailing)

Winter Sports


Performing arts : Music & singing, Dance, drama, circus skills

Visual arts: painting, photography, cinema

Art & Study Program* (Piano, Ballet)

Digital creation (3D, game design)*


Pratical skills (cooking, gardening, repairing)

Nature worskhops

Swiss Museums and heritage

UN Youth Leadership Programme*