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. It promotes critical thinking and creativity while providing the competencies necessary for lifelong learning and holistic development.
We are the first establishment of this type to benefit from both public and private financial grants, thus strengthening our credibility within the local community at a local and federal level. Therefore, we operate as an autonomous, private school while being embedded in the local community. As a result, we appeal to the locals and have enrolled a large number of day students, many of them from Valais. Each and every student, consequently, has the reassuring feeling that they are not part of an insular entity, but that they belong to the community in which they live.
As a school, Le Régent College expects its students to embrace and reflect on its four founding principles, which guide what we do from the boardroom to the classrooms. Our Ribbons award recognises the commitment that students show to the College’s four core values.Through this approach to life, we encourage our students to become caring and compassionate young people, confident that they can create a better world. Through the dynamics of the multi-cultural environment, they are taught to value cultural differences.
Two conventional fields of activities, arts and sports, are key components of our curriculum. Being located in a mountain resort, the school focuses on outdoor sports and the discovery of nature. We also offer many opportunities to identify and nurture special abilities in drama, music and arts, thus building the students’ self-esteem, an important prerequisite for success.
Our rich co-curricular programme is an important part of the education we offer. By providing our students with opportunities to challenge themselves, and experience a wide range of different activities, the Saturday programme reinforces our core values. Our “Long Ex” programme supports our approach to teaching and learning. It helps us craft confident, courageous, and compassionate young people with integrity and strength of character. The rewards of Long Expeditions are boundless.
More than 25 years of experience in leading top international schools backed up with reliable research have proven that students’ involvement in clubs and societies contributes to their cognitive and psychological development. Our children are encouraged to join as many student organisations as they wish from a plethora of choices such as reading clubs, MUN, survival skills, sewing and cooking.
We strongly believe that “even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now” - Mattie Stepaneck. With this in mind, our focus is to provide our future graduates with all the skills and qualifications they will need to enter tomorrow’s fiercely competitive job market. We are lucky to have built from scratch the school of our dreams where we can offer modern, purpose-built facilities with state-of-the-art technology in an Alpine surrounding. A modern and convivial setting, conducive to a family-like atmosphere, ensures the harmonious progress of each and every student.
Convinced that the early years of life are the most important for learning, Le Régent College has opened a bilingual Infant School (French & English), which offers an environment that is caring, fun and filled with stimulating challenges. Our very young pupils are given the opportunity for both indoor and outdoor learning in the exceptional environment on our doorstep. We want our young children to play and explore, try and persevere, make choices, be creative, solve problems, and reach their unique and individual potential.
From Reception to Year 11, we teach a curriculum which is based on the British National Curriculum. It leads to GCSE and IGSCE; it is followed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) syllabus in the last two years of secondary school. In our Bilingual Infant School, pupils aged 4 to 7 are taught in both English and French. Our curriculum is designed around our four founding principlesbecause we don’t just teach, but we educate our students. It promotes critical thinking and creativity while providing the competencies necessary for lifelong learning and holistic development.