Fee structure for 2013-14
|Annual Fee:||97,995 CHF|
|Application fee:||2,000 CHF (non-refundable)|
|Deposit:||5,000 CHF (refundable)|
The school fees are payable termly. We kindly request that parents note the following tuition payment dates:
- 14th June 2013: Autumn Term fees due: CHF 32,665
- 1st December 2013: Spring Term fees due: CHF 32,665
- 1st March 2014: Summer Term fees due: CHF 32,665
There are three terms within an academic year:
- Autumn Term (Sept – Dec)
- Spring Term (Jan – Mar)
- Summer Term (Apr – July)
The Gstaad International School fees include the following:
- Class tuition
- Expeditions within Switzerland during the day, excluding summer and winter camps
- Physical Education, including trips to sporting events and matches (unless overnight)
- Loan of text books and other materials for class (some may need to be bought)
- Accommodation and all meals
- Laundry (excluding dry cleaning)
- Residence tax (taxe de séjour) and permits
The Gstaad International School fees do not include the following items, which are chargeable in arrears to a student’s account:
- Individual academic, music and sports lessons and ski tuition
- Charges for ESL lessons and learning support
- Public examination entry fees and individual invigilation costs (if required)
- School trips outside Switzerland
- Optional trips and excursions
- Ski equipment rentals and team clothing where appropriate
- Travel insurance for trips and excursions
- Travel to/from the school, special escorts and booking fees
- Health insurance, significant medication and medical or dental trips, etc.
- Dry cleaning
- Costs arising from damage to property
CHF 5000 prepayment of direct student expenses is charged on the first term of enrolment and is maintained throughout the school year. A final account is generated at the end of student's study period at Gstaad International School and any available credit is returned to parents.
Payment can be sent directly to the schools account.
We ask that you please remit to:
UBS SA 3780 Gstaad / Switzerland
IBAN: CH57 0022 7227 2411 9801A
Beneficiary: Gstaad International School Ltd
Accident insurance is included in the school fees.
Medical insurance is organised with a Swiss Insurance for an all inclusive Swiss francs 240.- per 3 months. This amount is charged to the parents.
Student pocket money
Students at Gstaad International School receive weekly pocket money provided for them by their parents. Please note that this amount is not included in either the total school fees for the year or the guarantee deposit. Procedures for the disbursement of pocket money are as follows:
At the start of each term, parents are asked to send the pocket money via the student. Pocket money should be in an envelope clearly marked with the student's name and the total amount enclosed. Upon arrival at the school, students must give the envelope to the Headteacher for safekeeping. Each week, the Headteacher will personally distribute the money to each student.
The school strongly recommends that parents follow these guidelines with regards to weekly allowance: 80 to 90 Swiss francs for younger students and 120 Swiss francs a week for older students.
Knowing how to manage funds is one of the marks of a responsible young adult. Because the school seeks to continually develop in its students a strong sense of personal responsibility- not only in academic terms but in practical terms as well - it is possible for a student to open a bank account. Students wishing to open such an account at one of the banks in Gstaad must first discuss the matter with the director. Based on observations of and discussions with the student, the director shall decide if the young person in question has reached the level of maturity necessary in such a matter.
Opening a bank account is a privilege that a student has earned, an outward sign of his inward growth towards responsibility. In the case of a student's misuse of bank account funds, the school reserves the right to contact the parents concerned and to have the student's bank account closed. It is not recommended that parents offer the use of a credit card to their children while at school.
If you have any questions in relation to finance, please contact us.