Institut Le Rosey, commonly referred to as Le Rosey or simply Rosey, is a school near Rolle, Switzerland. It is the most expensive school in the world, according to Forbes. The school was founded by Paul-Émile Carnal in 1880 on the site of the 14th-century Château du Rosey near the town of Rolle in the Canton of Vaud.
Activities on offer to students include sports clubs, including airplane flying lessons, horse-riding, golf, sailing, karting, scuba diving, and shooting. On certain weekends a variety of activities are made available, including mountain expeditions, theatre trips to London, visits to Rome, Paris,Barcelona, Berlin, Vienna and Madrid, athletic challenges (Rolle–Gstaad by bicycle), trips to watch football (soccer) matches, Formula One racing, equestrian events, tennis tournaments, and school balls.
Le Rosey's main campus, near Rolle, 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.
School Ariel View
School Ariel View
Le Rosey has educated several monarchs, including Aga Khan IV, King Albert II of Belgium, King Baudouin I of Belgium, King Fuad II of Egypt, King Ntare V of Burundi, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Persia, and Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The future Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Prince Guillaume, was also educated at the school. At this moment, the future King of Bhutan is still educated there. Famous parents of past students at Le Rosey, who often visited the Rolle and Gstaad campuses, include: Elizabeth Taylor, David Niven, Alain Manoukian, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Diana Ross, King Leopold III of Belgium, Aristotle Onassis, and Sir Winston Churchill, a Rosean's grandfather.
As of 2011, the annual boarding and academic fees are CHF 90,000(approximately $106,000 USD).Other services, both mandatory and optional, add up to approximately CHF 20,000($19,000 USD).Many international publications consider Le Rosey as one of the most expensive boarding schools in the world.