For most people going to school is something that they dread, but for the students at the schools in this list, life is completely different. These schools are amazing with skiing and horse riding being part of the curriculum. But there’s a slight problem, the annual cost per student is more than most people make in a year. Here are 10 of the most expensive private schools in the world.
10.Charter House, England
Annual fees – $50,795
Founded in 1611, Charter House moved from its original site to the one that it is on now in 1872. The school has an excellent academic record and excel at the arts putting on eight full scale major theatre productions every year. The school offers over 80 extra curricular classes including wine appreciation.
9.Tonbridge School, England
Annual Fees – $51,905
Tonbridge School was founded in 1553 on the northern edge of the town of Tonbridge, England. The school has an excellent academic reputation and puts emphasis on activities such as drama and sport. The school’s playing fields are of such a high quality that they were recognized as an Olympic training venue for London 2012.
8. Brillantmont International School, Switzerland
Annual Fees – $72,504
Brillantmont International School has been a family run business for the past 130 years. Located in the center of Lausanne, Switzerland, overlooking Lake Geneva, the school has 8 buildings situated around a central sports court. There are five boarding houses for the 100 boarders with many of the rooms having views of the Alps of Lake Geneva. From January to April the school goes skiing every weekend.
7. Leysin American School, Switzerland
Annual Fees – $74,399
Leysin American School (LAS) was founded in 1960. Located in the alpine resort village of Leysin, around 2 hours from Geneva, the school has 350 students from 60 different nationalities. It is said that students include Saudi Arabian Royal Family members and the Rockefeller’s. Students at the school benefit from frequent skiing, a black box theatre and multiple libraries. The school has a very high achievement record with 99% of the students going on to higher education.
6. The American School, Switzerland
Annual Fees – $74,502
TASIS was the first American School in Europe. It was founded by M. Crist Fleming in 1956 and is situated in Collina d’Oro in Switzerland. Students at the school live in 17th century buildings surrounded by Swiss mountains. The school offers many extra curricular activities including horse riding and Zumba.
5. Institut auf dem Rosenberg, Switzerland
Annual Fees – $102,985
Founded in 1889 as the Institut Dr Schmidt, the school’s name changed in 1889 after the founder, Ulrich Schmidt died. The school has prepared students for German, English, American, Italian and Swiss school leaving exams. Each year the school holds the Rosenberg Ball and pupils are coached by professionals for two months in preparation. Summer activities include water skiing and winter sports include skiing, snowboarding, sledding and ice skating.
4. College du Leman, Switzerland
Annual Fees – $81,751
Opened in 1960, children are enrolled at College du Leman from the age of 2. At primary school age, parents can choose for their child to learn 70% in English and 30% in French, or a 50/50 split. Sport is also a large part of the learning.
3. Beau Soleil, College Aplin International, Switzerland
Annual Fees – $88,688
Beau Soleil is one of the oldest boarding schools in Switzerland and one of the most expensive private schools in the world. Founded in 1910, the school runs both a full French language curriculum and an international section. The school also runs amazing expeditions to places such as Cambodia, Tanzania and Ghana. Students have also climbed mountains such as Kilimanjaro. With ski slopes and ice skating rinks just a few minutes walk away, the students are offered free skiing every weekend.
2. Aiglon School, Switzerland
Annual Fees – $68,676 – $95,733
Founded in 1949, there are over 60 nationalities represented in the pupil body. The school is situated at 1,250m, in view of Mont Blanc in the town of Chesieres – Villars. It’s prowess is at alpine sport, which according to the school is one of the main reasons that students and their parents choose the school.
1. Le Rosey, Switzerland
Annual Fees – $114,493
When the School opened in 1880, it was a boys only school, however in 1967 the school opened a girls campus. The school offered teaching in two languages and the staff to pupil ratio is 1:5. The facilities include a wellness centre with a sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi. Students also have access to an equestrian centre, 18 hole golf course and a 38 foot yacht.