Education is undoubtedly important but also not cheap, and as such, not everyone can afford it. Of course, while churning out a few thousands of dollars for school might present a problem for the majority of the world, the “wealthy one percent” can simply not relate. For these wealthy parents or guardians who have more than enough to spare, no amount of money is too much when it comes to providing their young ones with the best possible education. They spend thousands of dollars on luxurious boarding schools with state of the art facilities for both academic and extracurricular activities such as 5-star quality education, word-class gymnasiums, Yachts, heated swimming pools, etc.
The list below contains ten of the most expensive and luxurious schools in the world
1. Institut auf dem Rosenberg
Institut auf dem Rosenberg is a private, international boarding school located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Established in 1889, it is one of the oldest and leading international schools for students aged 6-19 years in Switzerland. The school has a limited student body of 230, who come from over 50 countries. Students are taught in small classes and are given individual attention in study and career planning. The students of Institut auf dem Rosenberg are housed in restored art-nouveau villas according to gender and age featuring single or double rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Students can participate in over 40 athletic options including Horse-Riding, Fencing, Basketball, Swimming, Archery, Yoga, Skiing, Tennis, Kickboxing, Golf, Football, Personal Training, Table Tennis, Mountain Biking, Hip Hop and contemporary dance.
2. Beau Soleil
Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil is a private boarding school located in Villars-sur-Ollon Switzerland and founded in 1910. The college provides a full boarding education for students from over 60 different nationalities aged 11–18 years old. The student body numbers about 240 students from more than 40 nationalities. Every year, some students climb Kilimanjaro in Africa which is part of the schools travel culture. Some of their other travels include New Zealand, Morocco, Ghana, India, Tanzania, Uruguay, Japan, Chile, United States Of America, Madagascar and China.
3. Institut Le Rosey
Institut Le Rosey commonly referred to as Le Rosey or simply Rosey, is one of the oldest boarding schools in Switzerland as well as one of the most expensive in the world. It was founded by Paul-Émile Carnal in 1880 on the site of the 14th-century Château du Rosey in the town of Rolle in the canton of Vaud. Basic tution in this ischool is set at $136,000, however, this varies within different age groups, and does not include bonus going up to another $20,000, bring the total to around $157,000. The boarding houses contain a total of 179 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, 53 classrooms, 8 science laboratories, gymnasiums, 10 clay Tennis courts, a 25-meter indoor pool and wellness centre, a 25-meter outdoor pool, 3 football pitches among other facilities. Also off-campus is the Le Rosey sailing centre equipped with: 10 dinghies, 3 motorboats, 3 yawls and a 38-foot (12 m) yacht. Aside from the main campus in Rolle, the school also owns a campus in the ski resort village of Gstaad in the canton of Bern, to where the student body, faculty, and staff move during the months of January through March.
4. Leysin American School
Leysin American School is a co-educational independent boarding school founded in 1960 by Fred and Sigrid Ott. The school focuses on university preparation for grades 7–12. Approximately 340 students from sixty countries attend the school and English is the language of instruction. LAS facilities include various classroom layouts (including open-plan classrooms in the IB facility), a media center, libraries, blackbox theater, performance hall, computer lab, a new art center, and access to horseback riding, ice skating, tennis, hockey, and swimming.
5. College du Leman
Collège du Léman is a Swiss boarding and day school, for boys and girls from 2 to 18 years old, currently based in Versoix, canton of Geneva, Switzerland. The campus is located on a 10 hectares landscaped area between the Jura Mountains and Lac Léman on the outskirts of Geneva. It offers residential facilities and disposes of recreational areas which provide for both leisure and sport activity when the need arises. Facilities and offerings include two sailboats for sailing on the lake, the 5000 square meter “Olympus” gymnasium, 3 tennis courts which can only be used seasonally, an outdoors swimming pool and an archery range. The boarding houses are composed of 15 villas which lodge the resident students, each villa being supervised by a houseparent and their assistants and external tutors.
The American School In Switzerland, otherwise known as TASIS is a private American international boarding and day school in Switzerland. It is the oldest of the four TASIS Schools. TASIS is the oldest American college-preparatory boarding school in Europe and consistently ranks as one of Europe’s best boarding schools. The school is located in Montagnola, Lugano, in the Canton of Ticino, the school enrolls approximately 700 pupils, from around the world. Campus facilities include classrooms, dormitories, computer labs, a 30,000-volume library, two gymnasiums, art studios, photo labs, music rooms, a theater, two dining halls, and a snack bar and student lounge.
7. College Champittet
Collège Champittet is a boarding school in Switzerland, operated by Nord Anglia Education, a group of 56 schools around the world. The school offers an academic education for students ages 3–19 and has two campuses. The school offers a full boarding service for students who are willing to live in the Pully campus. The school has a 950 students capacity and hosts over 30 different nationalities (50% of which are Swiss). The main campus is situated on grounds covering 40,000 square metres (9.9 acres) of land. It is composed of 3 different buildings including a gymnasium. Some facilities include Kids playground, soccer field, 100m Athletic track, Handball/Volleyball/Badminton fields, Chapel, 2 tennis courts and a Multi-function gymnasium.
8. THINK Global School
THINK Global School is an independent high school that travels the world, with students studying in twelve countries over the course of three years. Students at THINK Global School gain an education through the Changemaker Curriculum, engaging in place- and project-based learning relevant to the countries they travel to. To maximize its students’ time in country, THINK Global School has three components: in-country service learning, cultural experiences, and learning the local language.
9. Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz
Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz is an international boarding school located in Zuoz, near St.Moritz in Switzerland and founded in 1904. The school comprises of around 300 pupils, including 220 in the boarding school who originate from over 30 countries, such as Italy, Russia, Germany and the U.S.. The Lyceum campus 32 acres and encompasses 12 buildings, sports fields, ice rinks, tennis courts etc.
10. Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Tuition: $50,850 – $91,000
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is a private school located in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City. The school serves students from early childhood (age 16 months) through 12th grade at two campuses in Lower Manhattan. Léman Manhattan Preparatory School enrolls students representing more than 70 countries of origin and it is the only high school in New York City with a residential boarding program. As of 2019 the school enrolls more than 100 boarding students representing 20 different countries. Tuition for K-12 day students averages $50,850 per year while the boarding tuition is $91,000 per year. Students live in a luxury apartment building blocks away from the Upper School Campus. Rooms accommodate 2-4 students and every suite has its own kitchen, bathroom, study area, Wi-Fi and security system.