Boarding School in Switzerland, St George's

St. George’s boarding school in Montreux is one of the premier educational institutions in Switzerland. With over 90 years of experience nurturing young minds, we offer a flexible approach, with flexi, weekly and full boarding options available to suit you and your child's needs at a real home-away-from-home.

Our boarding facilities are an extension of our commitment to excellence in every aspect of the care of the individual and offer a safe and secure environment ensuring every pupil can thrive.  

Our boarding school offers an exceptional hybrid system, including remote learning technologies and well-trained staff, offering an optimised learning experience. In an ever-changing world, our school remains committed to excellence by transforming our systems and methodologies to suit pupils’ needs. We ensure uninterrupted learning through a trusted hybrid system with remote learning technologies. We look forward to sharing our rigorous academic offering and enriching curriculum with you. 

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Why our Boarding School

Rigorous academic

Rigorous academic programmes & a range of enriching extra curricular activities

Safe and secure

Secure environment & convenient location

Flexible boarding

Flexible boarding options to suit all families - welcoming pupils from 11 to 18 years

Top IB

Top IB & IGCSE exam results and university destinations

Hybrid learning

Hybrid learning with the best remote learning technologies

Dedicated staff

Dedicated & experienced boarding staff who live alongside the children & provide daily support & guidance  

If you’d like to discover more about our international boarding and learn about our approach to continued education, please complete the form.

Boarding options

Boarding Options

A flexible approach for modern family life

Modern life is busy and at times unpredictable. Routine and stability are very important for pupils looking to get the most from their education. Boarding at St. George's is designed to support families who want the powerful benefits of a stable boarding experience for their child during the week but who also value spending time together at the weekend.

St. George's boarding offers options to suit every pupil: 

Flexi boarding

Weekly boarding

Full boarding 

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A Message from our Head of Boarding

A warm welcome to boarding at St. George's International School!

Set in an idyllic residential location on the banks of Lake Geneva we offer a beautiful setting for your child to flourish in our care.
Boarding life at St. George's offers an outstanding environment for your child to benefit from our dedicated and professional team 24 hours a day. We are committed to helping your sons and daughters prepare for the challenges they face, both inside and outside the classroom. You and they can expect a supportive and nurturing environment where everyone is treated as an individual and inspired to explore their potential. With our team support and encouragement, each pupil will be given the opportunity to realise what they are truly capable of.

Marie West, Head of Boarding

"The decision to choose St. George’s for Cristina was simple. I visited the 12 most recommended boarding schools in Switzerland. St. George’s was different from the rest, with more smiles and happy faces among the pupils and teachers. That kindness and open-mindedness that I see every time that I go to St. George's - I wish that for every pupil of the world." 

— Parent, St. George's School

"We were impressed by the close-knit family atmosphere in the Boarding house and the friendly Boarding staff. The facilities were impressive, promoting a level of personal independence but also providing pastoral care and support where necessary." 

— Parent, St. George's School

Boarding in Switzerland: FAQ

We offer both weekly and full boarding programmes to boys and girls from 10 to 18 years old. The Boarding House Director and his family also live on campus, along with House Parents and four Boarding Graduate assistants. As a team, it is their responsibility to ensure the boarders' well-being, safety, and best possible academic achievements by providing daily supervision and support from breakfast to bedtime.

To apply, please follow the Admissions Process. To schedule a visit, please click here. All our visits are personalised and designed to meet your family’s needs. Additionally, taster weeks can be arranged to enable parents and pupils to experience the boarding offering first-hand. 

At St. George’s, we have a rolling admissions system. Pupils are welcome throughout the whole academic year. However, we recommend pupils join us during the first term in September so they can be integrated into school life quicker. 

Boarding at St. George's offers learning experiences what pupils learn in the classroom and form an integral element of boarding life. Clubs and activities are offered by the school most weekdays, between 4.00pm and 6.00pm. Between one and three clubs and activities per week are compulsory for boarders, depending on their year group. In addition, boarders-only activities are held throughout the afternoons and evenings during the week.

Activities are offered to boarders on both Saturdays and Sundays at weekends. These range from on-site activities such as fitness club, football matches and service activities, to off-site activities such as skiing during the winter, mountain or water based activities during the autumn and summer terms, and shopping trips, cultural excursions and various workshops. Some weekend activities are compulsory for Years 6 to 10, and we strongly encourage the older pupils to take up these opportunities too.

We encourage pupils to pursue existing hobbies, and while many varied clubs and activities are offered at St. George’s, some activities are provided through local clubs.

Boarding life


Get a glimpse of boarding life with our pupil Aria as she speaks about her learnings and experiences!

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