Planning on having kids ? Think Again. Since every parent promises themselves that their child will have the ‘Best possible Education’, this article might just be an eye-opener. While a high price tag is no guarantee for the best education, we are quite sure that the Institut Le Rosey (also known as Rosey) in Switzerland does come as close to ‘best’ as is possible. Nothing else explains alumni that includes King Fuad II of Egypt, Julian Casablancas, Prince Albert II of Belgium, and José Ferrer. The campus in fact reminds us in bits and pieces of Hogwarts from Harry Potter.
The price for your child rubbing shoulders with the royalty is a cool $113,000 per annum which includes boarding. The main campus of the school is situated on 28 hectares of land adjacent to Lake Geneva. It is divided into two campuses, one for boys situated on the main campus and one for girls called La Combe. The boarding houses contain a total of 179 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and all together the academic buildings contain: 53 classrooms, 8 science laboratories, 14 specially-equipped rooms, 48 apartments for Le Rosey teachers, 2 infirmaries, a library/media centre with about 20’000 to 30’000 literary and reference works, a theatre, 3 dining rooms and 2 cafeterias, an auditorium, 2 gymnasiums, and an ecumenical chapel. Sports and arts facilities at Le Rosey include: 10 clay Tennis courts, a 25-meter indoor pool and wellness centre, a 25-meter outdoor pool, 3 football pitches, 1 synthetic rugby pitch, 1 wood chip running track, a shooting and archery range, an open-air theatre, and a computer-regulated greenhouse. Off-campus Le Rosey owns: a private Equestrian centre housing 30 horses, 1 indoor riding school, 1 Dressage area, and a clubhouse. Also off-campus is the Le Rosey sailing centre equipped with: 10 dinghies, 3 motorboats, 3 yawls and a 38-foot (12 m) yacht. This campus is used only for the autmun and spring.
The school has a special winter campus which is situated at the ski resort of Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland.
The Le Rosey as seen from above :