It is with pleasure that we welcome you to the Verbier International School and to the Admissions section. We welcome students without discrimination of origin, gender or religion.
We thank you for your interest in applying to the Verbier International School and we are at your disposal. If you have any questions, please contact us. We have an application process that looks at each potential student as a personality. We need the Registration forms to be complete before we can give a final acceptance. When documents are missing, please inform us when they will be available.
The Verbier International School is growing. Enrolment for 2021 – 22 is open for all classes from Pre-Reception (Foundation Stage 1), through to Primary and Secondary school (Year 1 to 11).
Please do contact us for any additional information you may require.
We invite you to explore the website to find out more about the students’ life at the Verbier International School and all the different programmes that are offered.
Applications have to be complete before we can give final acceptance. When documents are missing, you must inform us when they will become available.
Our administrative staff are available to help you with the application and for the visa process, if required.
You can download the registration form via the link below.
Accepted students will receive additional documents in their acceptance package, electronically and/or by courier/postal services:
- Acceptance letter/agreement
- Registration Fee invoice
- General Conditions
- Medical Questionnaire
- Visa information, when necessary
- School Handbook
In accordance with Swiss Law, it is necessary for most students holding passports outside of the European Union for example China, Russia, Japan, Vietnam and New Zealand, to get a Student Entry Visa to start studies in Switzerland. Please note that a tourist visa is not acceptable. The visa application process may take time. For more information please contact the department of foreign affairs of Switzerland.
You are very welcome to contact us for any additional information.
Please contact us directly to arrange a visit to the school and to schedule a meeting with the Headmaster.
Please also fill out the form below to get more information.
The Tuition Fees and Fixed Charges include all the following items:
Course, tuition in all obligatory curriculum subjects, homework supervision, study hour supervision, library, use of Media Centre (iPad, Computers), sports lessons, ski lessons in the winter, clubs, games, wifi and internet access.
Additional fees may apply:
Private lessons, private coaching, musical instrument lessons, private sports lessons, examination fees, project and study weeks and costs for special events.
You can download our fee information via the link below.
Please contact us for any further information you may require.
Autumn Term 2020
Welcome of new students Friday 28 August at 13:30
First day for all students Monday 31 August 2020 at 9:10
Half Term Holiday Monday 19 October – Friday 30 October 2020
Last day of Term Friday 11 December 2020 at 13:30
Spring Term 2021
First day for all students Monday 4 January 2021 (New students at 9:10 ; Returning students at 10:00)
Half Term Holiday Monday 15 – Friday 19 February 2021
Last day of Term Thursday 1 April 2021 at 13:30
Summer Term 2021
First day for all students Monday 12 April 2021 at 9:10
Half Term Holiday: Monday 10 – Friday 14 May 2021
Last day of Term Thursday 24 June 2021 at 13:30
Monday: 9:10 – 15:30
Tuesday to Friday: 8:20 – 15:30
After-School Activities: 15:30 – 16:30
Monday: 9:10 – 16:30
Tuesday to Friday: 8:20 – 16:30
Activities integrated in the school day.
Please feel free to download the documents below for your information. Should you have any question regarding our school or programmes, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Buster adore l’école et, si nous le pouvions, nous resterions toute l’année, rien que pour ça. Je suis très impressionné par la façon dont notre organisation a pu fonctionner et par la flexibilité de l’école. Elle a su s’adapter à notre mode de vie, comme nous ne sommes à Verbier qu’une partie de l’année. Cela a permis à Buster de suivre une bonne scolarité en Suède, comme en Suisse.
We moved to Switzerland from California for the Spring term of 2017. VIS was a great educational and cultural experience for our three children. They received the educational challenges and support they needed to advance. In particular their language skills in French improved dramatically. I would highly recommend the school to any family considering relocating to Verbier. We wish we could have stayed longer.
My daughter Lana (13) has attended VIS for many years. In times of personal difficulty, she and we as a family have been supported beyond measure! She thrives and loves going to school every day, which in my opinion is by far the most important element in a human being’s association with learning and furthering their capacities throughout a lifetime! I can honestly say, that I can not imagine ( and given my experience with my elder son and friends families) any other learning institution to be that helpful and supportive, always with first our daughters finest interest at the heart of the matter! Thank you VIS!
My son is happy going to school, doing great things and learning... This in itself means the most to me. Beside this, the thing I appreciate most is the regular involvement of the parents in the education of the children. Bravo, keep going, kind regards, Pascal
Just a great school. What I particularly appreciate is the following: 1) recognition that there is no “one size fits all” education 2) flexibility and willingness to allow parents to tailor their child’s education 3) thoughtfulness and lack of dogmatism
Une équipe et des professeurs à l’écoute des problèmes que peuvent rencontrer les enfants et ou adolescents dans leurs scolarités ainsi que des soucis des parents. Toujours à la recherche de solutions afin que les étudiants puissent avancer de la meilleure des manières et très individualisé en respectant le caractère et les capacités de chacun.
The Headmaster is very involved in the school and the children on a daily basis. The staff commitment is also at an exceptionally high level and we feel they have the best interest of the child at heart. We are very fortunate to have Miss Pickard as the children's teacher and she goes above and beyond what I would expect from any teacher and could not recommend her highly enough. The after school activities which are included in the fees are also a huge added bonus and are fun, interesting and divers for the children. All in all our experience so far could not have been better and we are so happy we moved the children to VIS from another private school in Switzerland.
Our children attended VIS for 2 years and loved every bit of it. The teaching is excellent, the student body wonderful, fun feel. We couldn't have enjoyed our experience more, nor have higher recommendations. If you're considering moving to Verbier, or doing a ski term or year or two in Switzerland, I can't recommend this school highly enough.
2021-22 Year Group Table
This table describes how the year breaks out for the 2021-2022 academic year according to dates and ages of student(s).
|KEY||DESCRIPTION||MAJORITY AGE||DATE OF BIRTH|
|STAGE||(at end of academic year)|
|n/a||Pre-school||3||1 Sept 18 – 31 Aug 19|
|1||Nursery (Foundation Stage 1)||4||1 Sept 17 – 31 Aug 18|
|Reception (Foundation Stage 2)||5||1 Sept 16 – 31 Aug 17|
|Year 1||6||1 Sept 15 – 31 Aug 16|
|Year 2||7||1 Sept 14 – 31 Aug 15|
|2||Year 3||8||1 Sept 13 – 31 Aug 14|
|Year 4||9||1 Sept 12 – 31 Aug 13|
|Year 5||10||1 Sept 11 – 31 Aug 12|
|Year 6||11||1 Sept 10 – 31 Aug 11|
|3||Year 7||12||1 Sept 09 – 31 Aug 10|
|Year 8||13||1 Sept 08 – 31 Aug 09|
|Year 9||14||1 Sept 07 – 31 Aug 08|
|4||Year 10||15||1 Sept 06 – 31 Aug 07|
|Year 11||16||1 Sept 05 – 31 Aug 06|