There is a real sense of fam­ily at­mos­phere at Bril­lant­mont, where ev­ery stu­dent is known by name to the school’s’ man­age­ment and teach­ers. This is the small­est board­ing school with only 100 board­ers and 30 day stu­dents. It also has a his­tory of host­ing In­dian fam­i­lies, par­tic­u­larly young women from royal back­grounds; one pres­ti­gious alum­nus is Ma­ha­rani Gay­a­tri Devi of Jaipur, who stud­ied here in her teens. Owned by the same fam­ily since its foun­da­tion in 1882, the school is built like an old cas­tle, with English and French de­sign nu­ances, wood-framed glass win­dows, and board­ers’ house rooms that over­look Lake Geneva. Si­t­u­ated close to the cen­tre of Lau­sanne, in a quiet neigh­bour­hood, the cam­pus is spread over eight build­ings in a green leafy park. It might be the small­est board­ing school, but size is no de­ter­rent to the per­sonal de­vel­op­ment of the stu­dents. An ex­tra-cur­ric­u­lar pro­gramme cov­er­ing sports, cre­ative, hu­man­i­tar­ian and crit­i­cal think­ing en­ables stu­dents to de­velop strengths and tal­ents be­yond the class­room. Fact File Only school which of­fers Bri­tish A lev­els; all classes are in English Fee 70,000 to 76,000 CHF (`47 lakh-`51 lakh) per year; 8,000 CHF (`5.39 lakh) per year for ex­tras At Av­enue Sec­re­tan 16, 1005 Lau­sanne, Switzer­land Tel + 41 21 310 0400 www.bril­lant­

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