The Eagle

Aiglon College

Those attending The Eagle programme are setting off upon journeys of their own, hungry for new horizons and an independence which will help shape them as young adults. Each week of our Summer School is designed to give them expert guidance, while encouraging them to wholeheartedly engage with exciting new experiences - whether that is physically on our mountain during challenging expeditions, or academically in the classroom.

The Eagle is aimed toward teenagers who are hungry to experience more challenging subject matter, to get to grips with ideas that go beyond the fundamental and really delve into fascinating opportunities for discovery. As such, we have developed a range of courses which reflect The Eagle students’ readiness for more complex ideas, featuring a structure that places emphasis upon both individual achievement and the development of greater teamwork skills. Each academic option is led by experienced teachers, who regularly audit their curriculum to ensure students receive the most effective and most relevant educational experience available.

Interactive English or French (Beginner to Advanced Level Course)
Interactive English or French (Beginner to Advanced Level Course)

Single or multiple week curriculum options.

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Courses for students looking to improve their skills in English or French. Aiglon uses interactive games and collaborative classroom projects to engage students and develop language skills. The mother tongue of the Summer School is English, so students have a high level of exposure to English during their stay. The mother tongue of the local region is French, and part of the French course is exploring the local area using French skills learnt at Aiglon.

Leadership Challenge Course
Leadership Challenge Course

Aiglon has the perfect setting for a leadership course, using the school campus and the surrounding mountain environment. This course teaches the key elements of leadership, and includes some classroom theoretical learning which will then be taken and practiced outdoors.

The course has a varied structure with practical activities including camp craft and survival skills, body language and public speaking, team challenges, map reading and orienteering.

The Summer School overnight expedition is an excellent way for students to put into practice some of the skills they have learnt during the course.

Course Details
This course is recommended for students that have intermediate English and above.
Starting 03 July or 17 July, a 2 week course

Sports Coaching Course
Sports Coaching Course

Tennis, Golf and Team Sports Course
At Aiglon, we are fortunate to spend each day surrounded by the incredible vistas provided by our Alpine environment. Switzerland continues to offer opportunities to be inspired, and avenues for exploration.

This morning course will focus on teaching students tennis, golf and team sports in a group lesson environment. During the course students will also explore the local community and experience the varied mountain geography.

Course Details
The courses will run as group lessons.
Starting 25 June or 09 July, a 2 week course

Activities and Expedition
Activities and Expedition

Afternoons and evenings are dedicated to activities supported by Aiglon’s holistic framework, taking advantage of our awe-inspiring Alpine environment. The activities for the Eagle programme are tailored to enrich the 13 - 16 year old age group, giving them an exciting environment to engage with, as well as make a diverse range of new friends from attendees hailing from more than 30 countries. Each student on the Eagle programme takes part in an overnight hiking expedition to develop outdoor skills, and enjoy time in the mountains.

Students attending The Eagle are embarking upon important journeys of their own - this is a transitional time in their lives, and our programme will help to provide them with experiences that will empower them confront changes with a sense of confidence and a spirit of discovery.

Dates 25 June - 01 July 2022 02 July - 08 July 2022 09 July - 15 July 2022 16 July - 22 July 2022
Duration 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks
Activities Morning activities: Languages, Leadership, Entrepreneurship or SAT Preparation. Afternoon activities: sports, arts & expeditions.
Languages French or English
Age Group 13 - 16 years old

The more you overcome, the more capable you are to set out upon ambitious journeys. The Eagle programme will help you prepare you not just for our mountain expeditions, but help you relish the challenges in the world beyond.

Whether you are considering applying to Aiglon's full academic year or simply want them to enjoy a few weeks of exciting and rewarding adventures, our summer programmes give children the opportunity to experience the best of Aiglon and its unique environment.