1. Institut Le Rosey
(Institut Le Rosey)
Switzerland is known for the most expensive private school in the world. Founded in 1880, it is the oldest and largest boarding school in the country. Known as the “School of Kings” for educating princes and princesses, Le Rosy is home to history makers and changers from different parts of the world. So, if you ever go there, it’s likely that your classmates will be children of very powerful individuals. In the winter time, the school moves to its second campus, a ski resort in the alps to “to escape the winter fog which settles over the Lake Léman area.” Aside from academics, students take on sport and art activities everyday to enhance their “multiple intelligence” experience.
Location: Rolle, Switzerland
Annual base tuition for day student, not including boarding, in USD: $106,570
2. Eton College
Founded almost 600 years ago, 19 students of Eton College attended at different times but ended up in the same career: U.K. Prime Minister. Most students enter at age 13 and stay until they are 18 with endless opportunities and activities including fencing, judo, boating, music, art, drama, and of course, personal experience and growth with friends.
Location: West Berkshire, United Kingdom
Annual base tuition, not including boarding, in USD: $49,255
3. The Lawrenceville School
(The Lawrenceville School)
The school has one of the best athletic training rooms, with state-of-the-art equipment, including multi-axle ankle machines, stationary bikes, and a cybex. Aside from having basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts, it also has a golf course, a boathouse, hockey rink, baseball diamonds, and more. Instead of sitting at desks like most classrooms, students sit around an oval table with the teachers making for more interactive and lively discussions. If you want to know your teacher well, then this school is perfect since each class has a maximum of 12 students.
Location: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Annual base tuition, not including boarding, in USD: $44,885
4. Lawrence Academy
Founded in 1793 by Samuel Lawrence, the school is the 10th oldest boarding school in the United States. Each year enrollment stands at approximately 400 students with a 13 percent international student body. The campus is 100 acres, including 10 dormitories, 30 classrooms and 6 science labs.
Location: Groton, Massachusetts
Annual base tuition, not including boarding, in USD: $42,130
5. Charterhouse School
Charterhouse School offers two courses of study: the IB Diploma programme, or Cambridge Pre-U and A-Level subjects. In the Class of 2011, 13 went on the Oxford and 9 to Cambridge. The school produced champions this past year in shooting and rowing.
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Annual base tuition, not including boarding, in USD: $41,840