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The family dream

Welcome to Copperfield International School, the only ski-in, ski-out IB school in the world

Our admissions team are looking forward to getting to know you and your family. We strive to make our admissions process transparent, thorough and trouble-free. Our mission is to find students who demonstrate great character, potential, and a natural curiosity.

We use OpenApply to ensure that our process is smooth and efficient. You will have the opportunity to speak with members of our faculty, our leadership team, our headteacher, as well as students and parents. 

Meet our Head of Admissions,
Hannah Leggett

Welcome to Copperfield! We are so delighted that you are considering our school for your family. If you would like to discuss what we offer, take a virtual tour, or even visit our beautiful campus in person, please email to hannah@copperfield.education or call +41 27 520 6100.

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Applying to Copperfield

Annual Admission

Admissions at Copperfield is a year-round process. We accept applications from students anywhere in the world and integrate them into our community and curriculum. Our preference is for an annual application – like this the student and family experiences Verbier and Copperfield to the fullest extent. We are currently accepting applications for the 2023/24 academic year, and strongly encourage you to commence your application before the 1 April 2023.

Winter Admission

Copperfield is unique in that families can join us for a winter season from their regular school. It is common for families to take a short break from a school in New York, or London, or Hong Kong, before returning once the snow is gone! We properly integrate winter students into our annual cohort, involving handovers with previous schools, pre-assessment to assist with class allocations, and early reach outs to make sure your child knows names and faces on day one!

Campus Visit

We encourage all families, where possible, to visit us in person. Like this, your family will get a clear sense of 'fit' with both Verbier and the school. We are delighted to offer tours of one hour, including meetings with your children's potential teachers, our Heads of Department, and the Headteacher. It''s very important that your decision is the most informed one, and so we also offer classroom experiences to your children, so that they meet future classmates and test out their future playground!

The process

The admissions process at Copperfield is personal and friendly. We are happy to schedule multiple calls, host multiple visits, and give you the time and information you need to make this important decision. The first step is to fill out our enrolment form on OpenApply using the button below, after which our Head of Admissions will reach out. Then, a virtual tour or a campus visit, before a final decision is made on both sides. We aim to complete the admissions process in a matter of weeks, not months, allowing you and your family to focus on getting ready for life in Verbier and at a new school!

Admissions Contacts

Our admissions team is here and ready to assist you on every step of your application.

Residential Admissions

Verbier is fun, beautiful and safe. We are delighted to offer residential schooling to students, where evenings are spent preparing meals together, studying with the residential team, enjoying Verbier's brilliant sporting and social amenities, and weekends are spent exploring the mountains. 

Your child can live in Verbier all year and benefit from an unparalleled life in the serenity of the majestic Swiss alps. We are always happy to speak to families interested in residential life at Copperfield. Please use the button below to make an inquiry.

Global Scholars Programme

We are a community of international families, teachers and students committed to excellence and inclusion. Our Global Scholars Program, launched in March 2022, is designed to attract the most talented, creative and courageous students from around the world. 

If you are a young person with ambition, courage and a desire to do good in the world then we encourage you to apply Copperfield even if you cannot afford the full cost of tuition. The admissions deadline for 2023/24 is 31st December 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

What languages are offered?

We currently teach in English, and offer French as part of our core curriculum. Spanish and German are offered as a third language.

We teach primarily in English, but our curriculum emphasises multilingualism, which our teachers strive to encourage at all times.

What curriculum do you follow?

In Primary School (3-11), students study the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. 

In Middle School (11-16), students study for Cambridge IGCSEs.

In Sixth Form (16-18), students either study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or Cambridge A-Levels.

 

Do you offer scholarships?

We launched our Global Scholars Programme (GSP) in March 2022. It is open to talented, ambitious and courageous young people from all over the world.

Apply now to the GSP below.

How often do you ski?

Our students ski at least nine hours per week during the winter, with a first-class racing programme on offer as well.

Our programme is run by Fitzroy Madsen, a highly experienced ski coach from the Ecole Suisse de Ski. Fitzroy has skiied for the Argentian national team and is building our programme with the goal of sending students to the Youth Olympics.

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?

Verbier has many communities. 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 35 nationalities, and Verbier many more. There will be a home for you here, wherever you are from. 

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