Surval Montreux

Girls Only (12-19)
Boarding School
+41 21 966 16 16
Route de Glion 56, 1820 Montreux, Switzerland

Year of Foundation 1961
Enrollment Phase / Grades Students can enrol at any grade level
Boarding Boarding School
Number of students 60
Nationalities 20 (we ensure to maintain a good balance of nationality mixes to provide a truly international living and learning environment for the girls)
Teacher Student Ratio 1:6
Accreditations AdvancED, Cambridge International Examinations, Avdep, FSEP, COBIS, BSA
Headmaster Mrs Patricia Woodhouse
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) 78’000 CHF
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) 87’000 CHF


Surval Montreux is a unique international full boarding school in Switzerland for girls aged 12-19. We offer a broad range of study programmes: internationally recognised IGCSE/A Level and American High School Program; Winter and Summer Camps; and The Surval Swiss Gap Experience, Surval’s own pre-university preparation programme. Many of our students go on to study Business Management, Law and International Relations in Switzerland, UK and USA.

Surval is also a much loved home for up to 60 girls. We offer an outstanding package of care with a nurturing family atmosphere providing innovative, personalised programmes tailored to each individual.

Surval girls enjoy our inspirational and safe setting, above Lac Leman with views across the glistening lake to snowy alpine peaks. Montreux is a pretty Swiss town which makes the most of its waterfront, benefitting from the nearby city of Geneva with Paris, Milan and Madrid a short train ride away.

Our exceptional enrichment opportunities include a variety sports, activities and student-led clubs as well as an exciting programme of international travel, really making the most of our spectacular location.

Our focus on languages (English and French), art, culture, business and charity, transforms our girls’ futures. We are the only school in Switzerland to teach Etiquette, gifting our students an educated, cultural understanding and respect. A Surval girl knows how to conduct herself. This ‘Globalising’ experience is the Surval way of life.

Families who bring their daughters here are looking for something different – we are not a typical school, we are much more. We celebrate an energy, drive and worldwide perspective unique to Surval Montreux.

Surval Summer Camp – A unique summer experience in Switzerland
Surval Prospectus
Surval Study Programmes
Surval Swiss Gap Experience (pre-university finishing programme)
Surval Summer Camp



British, American

Languages of instruction


Foreign languages

French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and other languages on request


IGCSE, AS, A Level, SAT (as a small school we can also cater to each girls' needs and requirements)

University counseling


Learning support



Enrichment is an integral part of the Surval Experience. Surval offers a vast range of enrichment opportunities: sports, activities, clubs and societies, cultural excursions and international trips, giving girls the chance to explore and discover their passions and talents, try new things and have a go, with many initiatives being student-led. We make full use of our wonderful surroundings with skiing, snowboarding and ice skating in winter, watersports in warmer weather, yoga, army fitness, cycling, roller blading all popular. Alongside arts, other clubs and activities include The International Award, Model United Nations, charity fundraising and our own Sustainability Society.
School trips
Community service
Performing arts
Summer programs

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