Most Expensive Schools in Each Country

January 7

Institut Le Rosey, Switzerland: $116,719 a year

Institut Le Rosey

Institut Le Rosey in Rolle is the most expensive boarding school on the planet.

Bursting with privilege, boarders at the school get to live in a luxurious medieval

château and spend winters at the school’s outpost in exclusive Gstaad. Academic

and sporting facilities are unrivaled and the school’s alumni include royalty and

generations of prominent families including the Rothschilds and Radziwills.

The Masters School, U.S.A.: $65,700 a year

The Masters School

This former girls’ school – Masters went co-ed in 1997 – is one of the finest in

New York State. Like many independent schools in the US, Masters follows the

Harkness method, which involves seating students in an oval configuration and

encouraging them to discuss ideas. Notable alumni include Princess Marie-Chantal

of Greece, and Alex Pall of chart-topping DJ duo The Chainsmokers.

Hurtwood House, U.K.: $54,309 a year

Hurtwood House

This co-ed sixth-form college in Surrey calls itself “the most exciting school in

England” and is Britain’s most pricey boarding school. A beacon for creative

types, the establishment is famed for its arts facilities and for putting on lavish

productions, including a recent staging of the musical Grease which had a budget

of $104,000 (£80k). Unsurprisingly, an impressive line-up of actors went to

Hurtwood House, including Emily Blunt and Jack Huston.

Appleby College, Canada: $52,360 a year

Appleby College

Popular with the country’s elite, Appleby College in Ontario, Canada was

established in 1911. The co-ed school boasts an outstanding liberal arts educational

ethos and enviable sporting facilities, and is known for churning out senior

politicians – Senators Norman Atkins and Dan Hays are former students. A year

of boarding costs $52,360 for Canadian pupils.

Cranbrook School, Australia: $48,157 a year

Cranbrook School

Cranbrook School in Sydney is Australia’s most reputable independent boys’

school, and also its most expensive. Ancient by Australian standards, the school

dates back to 1918 and has commanded much respect over the years for academic

and sporting excellence. Famous old boys of the school include billionaire

James Packer and Murray Rose, the Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer.

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