Rosey Campus De Rolle 6

Rolle, Switzerland

Swiss Boarding School

age icon 8-18 years old

time icon 53 weeks

Academic Overview

The school's academic curriculum provides education of breadth, depth and quality for an international student body. It develops inquiring and knowledgeable young people and prepares them for rigorous school leaving exams in English and French, and then for entry to the most competitive universities across the world.

A cornerstone of the academic program is its English-French bilingual approach, which produces students with a mastery of two languages. Students choose either English or French as their principal learning language but are given regular classes in the other. They then study cer tain subjects in the other language so as to increase their mastery and also to gain an understanding of two mentalities.

We strongly encourage students to study their mother tongues or, if this is not English or French, another language; it is also possible to study a fourth language.

STAGE 1: Primary (“Juniors”)

French and English classes: 6 to 8 (US grades 3-6; UK years 4-7)

  • French and English classes are obligatory and are taught in streamed groups, from beginner to mother tongue level.

  • Most of the curriculum is studied in French with some classes studied in English. From Class 6 (UK 7) onwards students can follow a balanced French-English program. Individual guidance and language streaming ensure that each student follows a program adapted to his or her linguistic abilities.

  • The program is based upon the French National Curriculum for courses taught in French and upon the English National Curriculum for courses taught in English; it is also complemented with the IPC (International Primary Curriculum), which provides an international and cross-curricular approach.

STAGE 2: Secondary (“Cadets” and “Jeunes Seniors”)

French, English and Bilingual classes: 6 to 2 (US grades 7-10; UK years 8-11)

Students have the chance to study each subject in either English or French with increasing focus on the their final graduating diploma.

  • In consultation with parents and teachers, students choose either English or French as their first academic language.

  • Students can choose their language of instruction for each subject and it is possible to study 50% of subjects in French and 50% in English.

  • English and French programs run in parallel and students follow at least one subject in their L2.

  • With adjustments to ensure proper coordination of content and sequence, the French program follows the French national curriculum, and the English program follows the UK national curriculum.

STAGE 3: “Seniors”: A Choice of Diplomas

The IB or the French baccalaureate: Classes 1 & t (US grades 11-12; UK years 12-13)

Students choose one of two demanding final diplomas: le bac français or the IB .

  • Le bac: French-speakers may prepare for one of three French Baccalaureate academic séries, literary, economic or scientific. They can also choose to sit the IB in French, or in English and French.

  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a two-year program, with the option of studying subjects in French (see below). All students are entered for the full IB diploma.

International Bacalaureate Diploma (IB)

Highly respected by universities throughout the world, the IB is in close harmony with the objectives of the school: a solid academic training, independence of mind and the ability to work alone, as well as respect for varied cultural traditions, and the development of the whole person.

The IB Diploma covers the last two years of schooling (classes 1 & t).

Candidates must choose one subject from five of six fields of study, with a sixth subject chosen freely. In addition, they follow a compulsory course in the Theory of Knowledge (TOK), undertake an Extended Essay and participate in an extra-curricular program based on Creativity, Action and Service to the Community (CAS).

Three of the six subjects are chosen at Higher level (6 lessons weekly) and the three others at Standard level (4 lessons per week).

The Choice of subjects is made in conjunction with the Head of the IB according to past academic achievements and future requirements,although availability may be limited by timetable restrictions.

The key characteristics and strengths of the IB Program:

  • Subject choice allows the student to structure his or her final two years of study in the light of future university ambitions and academic ability.

  • The courses are rigorous and the standards demanding, making the IB particularly popular with admissions officers at prestigious universities across the world.

  • The boarding school offers a large number of subject options and combinations and a number some of these in French.

  • The six subjects plus the Theory of Knowledge give a well-balanced weekly program of about 32 lessons a week.

  • The IB recognizes and promotes bilingualism.

  • The candidate’s personal culture, language and identity are preserved through the IB’s mother-tongue entitlement policy.

  • Coursework (which is externally moderated) reduces the anxiety linked to a system solely dependent on a final examination.

  • The Theory of Knowledge course encourages students to reflect on all aspects of their work, to be critical about their knowledge and to analyse the cultural traditions of different nationalities.

  • The Extended Essay is particularly valuable preparation for university and college work. It consists of an original piece of research of some 4,000 words.

  • The CAS program makes students understand that education is not limited to the classroom and opens the door to numerous possibilities of personal achievement.

University Acceptances (Matriculations 2023 in bold)


American University, Babson College, Bard College, Barnard College, Belmont University, Bentley University, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, , Brunel University London, California Institute of the Arts, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Carnegie Mellon University, Chapman University, Claremont McKenna College, Colgate University, Colorado College, Columbia College Chicago, Columbia University In the City of New York, Connecticut College, Drexel University, Duke University, Florida International University, Fordham University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, Gettysburg College, Harvard University, Harvey Mudd College, Hawaii Pacific University, Hofstra University, Johns Hopkins University, La Salle University, Lafayette College, Lesley University, LIM College, Loyola Marymount University, Lynn University, Marist College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MCPHS University, Middlebury College, New York University, Northeastern University, Occidental College, Oregon State University, Pace University, Parsons Paris - The New School, Pepperdine University, Pratt Institute-Main, Purdue University-Main Campus, Ringling College of Art and Design, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Saint Mary's College of California, Salve Regina University, Santa Clara University, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Seton Hall University, Skidmore College, Southern Methodist University, St. John's University-New York, Syracuse University, The New School, Tufts University, Tulane University of Louisiana, University of California-Davis, University of California-Irvine, University of California-Los Angeles, University of California-Riverside, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of California-Santa Cruz, University of Chicago, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Connecticut, University of Denver, University of MassachusettsBoston, University of Miami, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, University of Navarra, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus, University of New South Wales, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, University of Southern California, University of Utah, University of Virginia-Main Campus, University of Washington-Seattle Campus, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Vanderbilt University, Villanova University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Wake Forest University, Wheaton College, William & Mary, Woodbury University, Yale University.


Aberystwyth University, Bath Spa University, BIMM Institute, Birmingham City University, Bristol, University of the West of England, Cardiff University, City & Guilds of London Art School, City, University of London, Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, Durham University, Glasgow School of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, Hult International Business School, Imperial College London, Istituto Marangoni London, JCA | London Fashion Academy, King's College London, University of London, Kingston University, Lancaster University, London Film Academy, London Metropolitan University, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, London South Bank University, Met Film School, Northeastern University - London, Oxford Brookes University, Queen Mary University of London, Queen's University Belfast, Regent's University London, Royal Holloway, University of London, School of Visual Arts, SOAS University of London, Swansea University, The University of Edinburgh, Trinity College, UCL (University College London), University for the Creative Arts, University of Aberdeen, University of Birmingham, University of Bristol, University of East Anglia UEA, University of East London, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter, University of Greenwich, University of Hull, University of Kent, University of Liverpool,University of Manchester, University of Nottingham, University of Oxford, University of Sheffield, University of St Andrews, University of Sussex, University of the Arts London, University of Warwick, University of West London, University of Westminster, London


Business School Lausanne, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality, EU Business School Montreux, European Business School Geneva, Glion Institute of Higher Education, University of Geneva, Webster University (Geneva Campus)


Ecole Polytechnique, EDHEC Business School, ESCP-Europe - Paris, Grenoble School of Management, IESEG School of Management, National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations - Paris, Sorbonne Paris, Parsons School of Design Paris, The American University of Paris, University of Grenoble des Alpes


SPAIN: IE University, Instituto Quimico de Sarria (IQS), University of Navarra

NETHERLANDS: Maastricht University, Radboud University Nijmegen

ROMANIA: Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Bucharest

HONG KONG: Hong Kong University of Science and Tec

ITALY: Florence Institute of Design International (FIDI), Istituto Marangoni, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, Polimoda - The Fashion School, Sonus Factory, The American University of Rome, Universita Bocconi

JAPAN: Keio University, Univesrity of Tokyo, Waseda University

CANADA: McGill University, Queen's University, Toronto Metropolitan University, University of Toronto

Tuition Fees Approximately

**JUNIORS **(Classes 9 to 6)

Boarding Fee:

97800 CHF

Application Fee:

3000 CHF

Deposit Fee:

47600 CHF (1st Term Fee+15000CHF Extra expenses)

**CADETS-SENIORS **(Classes 5 to Terminale)

Boarding Fee:

138900 CHF

Application Fee:

3000 CHF

Deposit Fee:

61300CHF (1st Term Fee+15000CHF Extra expenses)

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