“We commend the school for actively promoting attitudes and behaviours that lead to mutual trust and respect across all cultures and all ages.” (ECIS / NEASC re-accreditation report, June 2014)

“Gimme five” good reasons to come to BM

  1. Brillantmont is a small school in which every student receives personal attention, outstanding pastoral support and care.
  2. Average class size of 12 means students benefit from close teacher contact.
  3. Brillantmont students do well academically and leave the school with internationally recognised qualifications.
  4. 100% of Brillantmont students continue to higher education.
  5. Brillantmont students are confident, outgoing, accomplished, with a sense of fun and used to living with others of different nationalities.


What’s life at Brillantmont really like?

Listen to some of our students talking about their Brillantmont experience:

My BM in Spanish (Colombian)
My BM in Spanish
My BM in Taiwanese
My BM in Turkish
My BM in German
My BM in Bulgarian

BM Channel

“I have been at BM since I was 11 years old. I really like how the school is like a family to me. Being elected student leader for house will help me to be more responsible and show the younger students a good example.”

Elaine from China joined Brillantmont in 2012

Student Leader.
Participated in the following clubs: Drama, Swimming, Vocals, Street dance, Fitness, Kick boxing, Badminton, yoga & helped with Maths support.
Fluent in Chinese, English, French.

“Brillantmont is a school with an excellent learning environment in which student feel at home and involved every step of the way.”

Alessandro from Gibraltar joined Brillantmont in 2013

Student leader (16-17).
Participated in the following clubs: Basketball, Football, Drama, Running, Model United Nations , Film-making.
Fluent in English, French, Spanish.

“Habitat for Humanity taught me to be more tolerant towards other and the ways they go about doing things, and to have better teamwork communication skills, and showed me what the definition of a long day’s work is.”

Mateus from Brazil joined Brillantmont in 2016

Student Leader.
Participated in the following clubs: Habitat for Humanity, Beach volleyball, Model United Nations & was captain of the Football team.
Fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French.

“BM has helped me to open my mind in many ways like new ideas or ways of thinking and cultures; it’s an amazing experience that allows to make friends all around the world giving you incredible opportunities.”

Sofia from Spain joined Brillantmont in 2015

Student Leader.
Participated in the following clubs: Zumba, Football, Fitness.
Fluent in Spanish, English, French, Italian.

“Brillantmont isn't just a school, it's a home. Friends become family and experiences become lessons all thanks to the people who make the school possible.”

Megan from the UK joined Brillantmont in 2012

Student leader (16-17).
Participated in the following clubs: Model United Nations, Drama, Vocals, Tennis, Street dance, Lausanne Marathon, Cookery Club, Photo Club
Fluent in English, French.

“Brillantmont has made me believe in myself. It feels like home. This school is great because you meet different people from all over the world and you just can’t wait to make new friends every year.”

Misha from Russia joined Brillantmont in 2013

Student leader.
Participated in the following clubs: Football, Fitness, Film–making, Guitar, Tennis, Climbing, Trampoline, Basketball.
Fluent in Russian, English, French.

School accreditations

For 33 years

Brillantmont has been accredited since 1983 by:

The re-accreditation report of June 2014 describes Brillantmont as having “a positive school climate, where the needs of individual students are paramount.”

UK Education System

Brillantmont is a Cambridge Assessment International Education Centre and was awarded Fellowship Status in 2002.

Brillantmont is an examination centre for:

US Education System

Brillantmont is a US College Board recognised examination centre for:

Swiss Learning

Brillantmont International School is a member of Swiss Learning, whose objective is to promote the excellence of Swiss education. Only fully accredited establishments (boarding schools, hotel schools and federal universities) are eligible to join this platform.



Within CIS membership are schools that have achieved a mark of high quality and rigour - CIS International Accreditation. This recognition signifies that the school has completed a comprehensive self-study and international peer review as part of a continuous improvement process focusing on standards and indicators that promote the development of student knowledge, skills, attributes and actions aligned with the CIS Definition of Global Citizenship. Colleges and universities worldwide acknowledge that a CIS Accredited School meets internationally-agreed and recognised standards and develops global citizens with the qualities and skills that they are seeking in students.

CIS International Accreditation is recognised by the National Association of Independent Schools (USA), and by many government and non-government agencies around the world.

Philosophy & Objectives

Our philosophy

To encourage students to realise their potential in a supportive environment.

Our objectives

To develop a sense of community

by sustaining the family atmosphere within Brillantmont, creating an environment in which all members of the school community share ideas and listen to the views of others.


To offer an extra-curricular programme

which complements the academic programme and contributes towards the all-round development of the individual.

To offer an academic programme

which is internationally recognised and addresses the individual needs of its student body;
which helps students set attainable academic goals and make informed choices shaping their immediate future;
which facilitates and encourages the appropriate use of ICT within the school community, keeping abreast of relevant technological developments.

To develop a sense of internationalism

by celebrating the cultural diversity of the school community, promoting understanding, respect and interest towards our valuable resource of cultures and languages;
by taking advantage of the natural, sporting and cultural wealth within the region thereby encouraging the learning and comprehension of French.

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