Institut Le Rosey (Switzerland). Royalty in the graduation photograph.
Founded in 1880, this mixed boarding school is the oldest private school in Switzerland. Considered the School of monarchs owing to the large number of members of European royal families who study or have studied there, one of its rules is that no more than 10% of the alumni should come from a same country. It has two campus. One of them in the ski resort of Gstaad, where the school moves to in the winter months. The most expensive school in the world: 56.000 €/year.
Surval Mont-Fleuri (Switzerland). Future businesswomen.
This select boarding school only takes in 75 female students. The education programmes are aimed at preparing students for entry into universities specialising in business studies. An academic year costs more than 36,000 €.
Eton College (UK). Princes and government leaders.
"Founded in 1440, this boys school has educated and educates much of the British aristocracy, including the princes of England and 19 prime ministers. To enter, students must gain the ""approval"" of highly distinguished families. One academic year at Eaton costs 25,000 €."
4.- Harrow School (UK). Churchill’s school.
Since 1572, its classrooms have seen 7 British prime ministers, including Winston Churchill, the prime minister of India, Jawaharkak Nehru, and members of the royal families of Jordan, Iraq and the United Kingdom. One academic year costs 36.000 €.
5.- Aiglon College (Switzerland). Multilingual education.
Its prestige is weighed in Euros. The fees can be as high as 42,000 Euros per year. The students are taught in English and French, and also receive Spanish, German, Greek and Latin lessons.
6.- Westminster School (UK). With sights on the major universities.
Situated next to Westminster Abbey in London, the coronation and burial place of British monarchs, it holds the highest rate of students that manage to get into Oxford and Cambridge. It was founded in 1179, but re-founded in 1560.
7.- Alpine International Beau Soleil (Switzerland). Comprehensive education.
Located in the Swiss Alps, at an altitude of 1,300 metres, overlooking Lake Geneva and Montblanc, its education balances academic study, physical exercise, creativity and pleasure. One academic year costs in the region of 55,000 €.
8.- Phillips Academy (USA). The school of world leaders.
Also known as Andover, the strict aim of this boarding school is to prepare students to face the big challenges of the world. Its former alumni include the US presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush.
9.- Phillips Exeter Academy (USA). The seeds of curiosity.
Its education system is based on the seminar from the teacher and the interaction of the students, as in the Socratic education method, through questions and debates.
10.- École des Roches (France). Students from across the world.
With a clear Swiss legacy, this school in Normandy is the flagship school of the French elite. Since its creation in 1899, it has steered its education system towards shaping the country’s future leaders.