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Begin your Copperfield journey

Apply with ease

 

We have designed our admissions process to be as stress-free as possible. Our aim is to find out your family's needs and aspirations, and to meet them.

Enquire

We will then connect you with Pär Elkstrom, our Head of Admissions. He will be your point of contact throughout the admissions process.

Our headteacher, Dr Hugh McCormick, will also be close at hand.

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Visit

To see Verbier and our school is to believe that a new, adventurous and happy life for your family is possible.

We encourage both in-person and virtual visits - whichever suits your family best.

You will have the opportunity to meet our faculty, students, and parents. 

Apply

By this point, we aim to have painted you and your family a vivid portrait of Copperfield life. You will have met current parents, our headteacher, and members of our faculty.

This is the time at which you will make your application. We offer places on a rolling basis. Such an important decision shouldn't be made to a deadline. 

Decision

Our faculty and leadership team will complete a review process before we make our internal decision. 

Following an acceptance of a place, our team will work to ensure that you are integrated into the Copperfield community by the time you arrive for your first day.

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A Copperfield child

Our students are curious, compassionate, and kind. We do not award places based on standardised tests, but on mutual fit that becomes clear during the admissions process. Above all, we are building a community of caring and compassionate people, and our admissions philosophy is a core part of this mission.

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Any questions?

Arrange a call with one of our leaders to discover how you can build a life for your family in the mountains.

Our Assisted Places Program

Community spirit is at the heart of the Copperfield vision. We are thrilled to announce our Assisted Places Program, making the benefits of an inspiring international education available to talented students across Switzerland.

How does it work?

Email to express interest in scheme

1st meeting with faculty

Assessment day at Copperfield

Assessment of financial need

Admissions decision

 
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Dreaming big

We are experts in examination and assessment - our faculty has an outstanding record of academic achievement.

Offering iGCSEs, A-Levels, and soon the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, we have built the academic infrastructure to ensure our students can study and live anywhere in the world.

With a faculty that includes an ex-England footballer, a professional musician, and numerous ski instructors, our students have non-academic role models to coach them to future success in any field. We practice what we teach.

 

Fernando Garcia Baró-Huarte, our musical director, in our 250-seat auditorium

FAQs

What languages are offered?

We currently teach in English, and offer French and German as part of our core curriculum. Spanish, Swedish, Mandarin and Italian are optional. 

We teach primarily in English but plan to be bilingual in the coming year.

 

What curriculum do you follow?

On completion of our authorization to teach the International Baccalaureate, we will offer the IB's Primary Years Programme for ages 3-12, and the Diploma Programme for ages 16-18.

Students aged 13-15 will study for iGCSEs, while there is also the option for 16-18 year-olds to take A-Levels.

Do you offer scholarships?

We see community not as an obligation but an essential part of our character and spirit.

Read about our Assisted Places Program below.


 

How often do you ski?

Our students ski more than any other local school, with at least nine hours per week during the winter, and extra provision for particularly passionate children.

Our students are coached by Verbier's premier instructor, Mike Coppence, and his team from the Ecole Suisse de Ski Verbier.

 

When is the application deadline? 

Copperfield accepts new students on a rolling basis, year-round. Whether you are a family looking to build a life in the mountains, or you need more time to work out whether it is for you, we are here to help. 

What is the Verbier community like?

It is impossible to define Verbier as one thing. There is a community of extreme skiers, of casual blue-run goers, of bikers, of food-lovers, of art-collectors, of people from all over the world. 

Our school community encompasses at least 18 nationalities, and Verbier many more. There will be a home for you here, wherever you are from. 

If you and your family love to be outside, to be social, and to learn, then you will love living on the mountain.