Private school in Switzerland since 1966
Boarding and day school for students aged 6-18
Achieving personal and academic success
A personalized family
Located in the middle of nature in Blonay, close to Montreux and Geneva, Chantemerle offers a healthy and nurturing environ-ment where students are happy to come to study and grow.
The passion for learning
We believe that every child has the potential to be an inspired and passionate learner providing they evolve in a caring and rigorous environment, where they are active in their learning and encouraged in their progress.
Our students learn to overcome the difficulty and not only by turning to the adult, but also by going back, looking for the information in the right place, and trying to understand why the method used was not effective.
Welcome to Chantemerle
Founded in 1966 by Mathilde and Jean Wegmüller, Chantemerle is a private boarding school located in Blonay (Canton de Vaud). Chantemerle welcomes Swiss and International students starting at ages 6 for school year programs, study abroad programs and educational summer or winter camps. With a maximum capacity of 65 boarders and day students, our school is renowned for the quality of its teaching and its personalized family atmosphere. Beautifully located in the heart of nature, close to Geneva, Montreux and Lausanne, Chantemerle offers a healthy, safe and structured learning environment.
Our purpose is to help every student to reach their potential through personal and academic success. Based on tradition and common sense our educational approach aims at transmitting strong values, a taste for effort and the passion for learning in a rigorous, healthy and caring environment.
From primary school to high school, Chantemerle students learn the skills and methods necessary to pursue their studies in confidence according to the orientation of their choice: The Swiss federal diploma (Matura), the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB).
In a rapidly changing world, it is important to focus not only on academic knowledge but also on social, emotional and practical skills. These skills are an integral part of Chantemerle’s school curriculum and are developed through sports, outdoor activities, art and community projects.
We are aware that choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. Mr. Yann Wegmüller, Program Director (+41 79 393 8767), is available for a first discussion or a visit of Chantemerle.
The Wegmüller family with the Chantemerle team (May 2022)
Academic programs 2022/23
An effective and structured approach
Our approach takes a positive view of each student, a view of success for all. It is based on the idea that students will succeed all the better if they are happy and confident. For this to happen, they must evolve within a structured framework, be active in their learning, encouraged and valued in their progress.
We believe in the effectiveness and regularity of personal study time, the well known “homework”. These important moments take place in the presence of the teachers three times a week, as well as on weekends for classes preparing for exams. They are combined with weekly formative assessments designed to build student autonomy and self confidence.
What you learn at Chantemerle
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
At Chantemerle, we challenge and accompany our students to be curious, to ask questions and solve problems with a positive mindset.
Creativity cannot be learned by formulas or rules. In the classroom, in nature activities or in sports, we stimulate the creativity of our students by teaching them to think differently, to dare to make mistakes and to learn from them. We all have a unique creative potential, we just need to bring it out.
We believe that language skills are important. At Chantemerle, all students learn French, English and German early on already in elementary school.
Passion for learning
“Anything worth doing is worth doing well”. Chantemerle encourages passion and purpose in everything students do. We create an atmosphere for children to always do their best.
autonomy and self confidence
We teach autonomy and promote self-confidence throughout daily activities. Our students learn to discover and to articulate their personal objectives and needs.
At Chantemerle, our responsibility is to teach our young students the life skills necessary to be autonomous and responsible citizens of the world. They learn social-emotional skills as well as simple practical working skills.