Going to a new school for the first time can be scary! We make things easy so students soon feel at home.
Before a new student arrives our ‘buddy’ system connects them to current students. This means that when they get here, they already know some familiar faces.
Our caring boarding staff, who live on every floor, are there to support students in this new, exciting stage of life. They help them settle in and get used to the boarding school way of life; they listen to any concerns students may have and they share and celebrate achievements. They always have the student’s happiness and well-being at heart.
Students soon feel happy, safe and part of the Brillantmont family. Even those who arrive in the middle of the school year fit in easily and quickly into our small community. We are a community which promotes mutual respect and which values everyone as an individual. We want everyone to “be themselves” at Brillantmont.
Our boarding team
Our warm, experienced and friendly boarding staff live alongside you on every floor. They speak different languages between them and want you to feel at home and settled. When you join BM, you join a big family; we are there to take good care of you, to celebrate the good times and to support you all the way on your journey to adulthood.
Our Head of Boarding, Mr Dix, leads our dynamic boarding team and ensures that, together with them, your Brillantmont experience is happy and positive.
Our boarding houseparents live on the floors, alongside the students. They will make you feel at home in your Brillantmont boarding life and take good care of you.
In 8th and 9th Grade students may be in a triple room, as this enables them to develop their language skills and also their confidence, since for many, it is their first time living away from home. In 12th Grade, students may request a single room.
However, a single room is never guaranteed, as it depends on how long a student has been with us and the academic programme. The single rooms are the same price as the shared rooms. In one of the boarding houses there are ensuite bathrooms. In the others, bathrooms are shared between 3-4 students.
Each boarding house has a lounge area and a small kitchen, where students get together with others to relax and make snacks at the weekend.
Brillantmont promotes a healthy, active lifestyle and helps students in making choices which are good for their well-being.
Our chef and his team prepare delicious food, which is healthy and balanced. The food is very international and celebrates the cultural diversity of our community. Different menu choices are available. International evenings are held regularly. These celebrate different cultures with the school and enable the students to practise their culinary skills as they work with the chef to prepare a special menu, typical of their home country.
At break-times, a selection of fruits and healthy snacks and drinks are available.
Five-day boarding is also available for families living in Switzerland or neighbouring France.
Now studying journalism at the University of Stirling in Scotland, Nicolas talks about his four years as a day student and how he seized every opportunity to get involved in school life, joining clubs, excursions and ski weeks.
When his parents needed to travel, Nicolas was able to stay overnight in the boarding school.
In this video, Nicolas and his mum share their thoughts on why Brillantmont was a great choice.
Downstairs in Villa, there are classrooms and upstairs, a boarding house, spread over three floors. The rooms on the third floor have characteristic beams and are very cosy. All rooms are light, modern and spacious and nearly all have views over the lake and mountains. A cosy lounge area is in the attic.
Château is the main administrative building and also houses some classrooms and laboratories. The boarding accommodation is on two floors, with around 10 students per floor. Nearly all bedrooms have views over the lake and mountains. Most rooms have fantastic, ensuite bathrooms, which were all renovated in 2018.
Monribeau is the largest boarding house. It is an important building in the school as it is where the dining room is located! The boarding accommodation is on four floors with north facing and lake view rooms. All the rooms are very large and spacious and a lounge and kitchen area is available.
Pierre Grise is a small, cosy boarding house. Around 6 students live on each of its two floors and there is a large relaxation area and huge terrace.
Graveline is the smallest boarding house and is a very cosy place to live. It has a very homely feel and has a large lounge area and lovely private garden.