Le Régent Crans-Montana College
Le Régent College is a British international boarding and day IB World School for students aged 4 to 18 in the Swiss Alps town of Crans-Montana. It is governed by four school principles: Courtesy, Compassion, Creativity, and Courage, which students and staff are expected to reflect upon and embrace. The discovery of and respect for others are at the heart of everything we do.
What sets us apart from other international boarding schools?
Our warmth and empathy; the staff’s caring and positive attitude towards each and every child; readiness to give time, attention and caring support to every student; the incredible mountain setting and safe heaven we live in; the genuine family atmosphere generated; the conviction that emotional intelligence deserves as much attention as academic intelligence. Through this approach, teachers, tutors, and House Parents establish with each student a special relationship based on mutual trust.
From Reception to Year 11, we teach a curriculum designed around our four founding principles and based on the British National Curriculum. It leads to the (I)GCSE and is followed by the IB syllabus in the last two years of secondary school. The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging syllabus based on a balance of academic rigour and a skills-based approach to learning. It is best suited for preparing students to meet the challenges of university and life beyond.
Every year, we award scholarships to IB Diploma Programme students who show academic excellence and can contribute strongly to the life of our international community. They are awarded to deserving students on the basis of financial need and are means tested. For more information: https://www.leregentcollege.com/ibdp-academic-scholarships
Bilingual Infant School
Children aged 4 to 7 are taught a curriculum based on the British National Curriculum in both English and French by teachers whose native tongue is English or French. By the time the pupils are ready to join Year 3 and follow a curriculum taught only in English, they have become bilingual. The focus is language in action through games, songs, and a plethora of activities outdoors as much as possible.
A Rich and Challenging Co-Curricular Programme
Our rich co-curricular programme is an important part of the education we offer. It is designed to provide students with opportunities to challenge themselves and experience a wide range of different activities. Amongst them are our iconic Long Expeditions which never fail to leave our students with a lasting sense of accomplishment while building their resilience and character.
Le Régent College is currently the only institution outside of the UK that is recognized as a provider of the John Muir Award. This programme focuses on the respectful discovery of wild places and leads students to appreciate, respect and protect nature and the environment
We provide the best possible surroundings and atmosphere for a balanced and happy life that enhances academic progress, personal growth, the development of individual talents, and the discovery of others. Class sizes are small (16 students maximum) and the tutoring system put in place does not leave any room for slacking and falling behind. Highly qualified and passionate, our teachers act as facilitators of learning, helping children develop critical thinking skills and promote self-learning. Students learn to ask questions and are prompted towards finding solutions through exploration. They also benefit from the support of a dedicated tutor who coaches them throughout the school year and are information relays for their parents.
Boarding Life in the Mountains
The special care given to the children’s welfare, together with a real family atmosphere, ensure a harmonious and happy life. Looking after the boarders is actually a full-time job for one of the House Parents. In both the Junior School and the Senior School, generous space is dedicated to comfortable and well-appointed common rooms for the children’ s enjoyment and relaxation. On weekends, a programme rich in sports, cultural activities, and mountain outings is offered. Flexi-boarding is possible on request.
A modern yet cosy environment conducive to a family atmosphere, ensures the harmonious development of each and every child. In addition, the students enjoy the vibrant mountain city of Crans-Montana, a beautiful setting with a magnificent view, the fresh air of the mountain on a sunny plateau at 1,500 meters above sea level, and of course the proximity of the ski slopes and the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf course. Nestled in this wonderful environment, the school offers its students an optimal learning environment and a unique boarding experience.