How are the exclusive schools where the princesses and princes of Europe go? – Eme – 09/26/2021
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When choosing a high school for your princes, the various representatives of the monarchies of Europe do not skimp on expense. As tradition marks, the education of the queens and reyes Tomorrow is a priority and for this they travel hundreds or even thousands of kilometers to continue their training.
Alexia from Holland, the daughter of Guillermo and Maximum, and Leonor, the PRincesa from Asturias, attend high school in the UWC Atlantic College from Wales. Like this one, few study centers can boast of having a member of royalty in their classrooms. In Europe, most are in the UK and Switzerland.
UWC Atlantic CollegeThe princesses Eleanor of Bourbon and Alexia de HolandThey began their studies at this school this Monday, September 6, which is located about 40 minutes from Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Its main building is the castle known as St. Donat’s, it dates from the 12th century and, without a doubt, refers to Hogwarts Castle, from the mythical Harry Potter saga.
AWC Atlantic College
Inside of UWC Atlantic College, in addition to the classrooms and the different institutes, you can find a library with more than 25,000 books, offices for teachers and staff and common spaces for students. Under the internship regime, the students live in seven accommodation houses a few meters from the main building.
75 percent of the students have some type of scholarship. Those who do not, as is the case with the aforementioned princesses, have to pay 70,000 euros. Alexia’s father also studied in this center, William Alexander of Holland, and princesses Elisabeth from Belgium and raiyah of Jordan.
GordonstounLocated in the north of Scotland, Gordonstoun is one of the schools best known for its iron discipline. Perhaps that is one of the reasons why Constantin of the Netherlands, brother of the rey Guillermo, and Laurentin chose him for their son Claus Casimir complete your baccalaureate. Founded in 1934, this house of studies has a student body of 600 people.
Among other personalities, the children of David Bowie, Sean Connery and the granddaughter of Charles Chaplin they attended this college. Likewise, great royal figures have studied here, such as the case of the Duke of Edinburgh and his son, current heir to the British throne, Prince Charles.
Eton CollegeEton College is perhaps the most renowned boarding school in the world. In this institution the two sons of Lady Di, the princes William and Harry.
Each person who attends Eton College has their own study room and a tutor to assist them. Year after year, it has approximately 1,300 students whose ages range from 13 to 18 years old.
At this school, the scholarship policy is based on academic performance: financial aid of up to 100 percent is offered to a total of 73 students. In addition, about 21 percent of the student body gets almost 70 percent of the scholarship.
His uniform is also characteristic: it consists of a tailcoat over a black vest, striped trousers in the same tone, and a white shirt with a bow tie. The monthly cost of the fee is $ 16,500.
International Lemania-VerbierAt the beginning of 2020, the four children of Mary and Frederick of Denmark They started a three-month course at this boarding school located in the Swiss Alps. There, in the midst of a unique natural environment, the descendants of Danish royalty expanded their knowledge of the Russian and Mandarin Chinese languages.
At a cost of between 35,000 and 45,000 euros per year, the school has the motto that future leaders will be trained among its students. But in the wake of the pandemic coronavirus which has plagued the world since March 2020, Christian, Isabella, Vincent and Josephine were only able to attend for five weeks and had to return to their native Denmark.
Alpine College Beau SoleilFounded in 1910, the Collège Alpin Beau Soleil is considered one of the most expensive schools in the world. It has 240 students of 45 different nationalities and its classrooms have a maximum capacity of six people.
Alpine College Beau Soleil
Something that stands out about this school is that its students frequently choose to take training trips to places like Cambodia, Ghana or Tanzania. Among the students who have attended this educational institution are the brothers Casiraghi and Félix and Sebastián from Luxembourg.
Le Rosey InstituteLocated in Rolle, on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Institut Le Rosey is the study center attended by the King Emeritus in his youth Juan Carlos de Borbón. Opened in 1880, it began operating as a boys-only boarding school and almost a century later, in 1967, it admitted women.
Institut Le Rosey provides bilingual education in French and English and has 120 teachers for a total of 420 students. Despite receiving more than 400 applications per year, only between 80 and 90 new students enter.
Le Rosey Institute
An indoor pool, spa, ski center, and 10 tennis courts are some of the campus attractions. In addition to Juan Carlos, Tatiana Santo Domingo, King Baudouin I, King Albert II of Belgium and Prince Rainier of Monaco have also studied at this school.
Salem Castle SchoolWhen the future Queen Sofia he entered this school, his uncle Jorge Guillermo of Hannover he was its director. The Schule Schloss Salem was founded by Kurt Hahn (1886-1974) and his ideas laid the pedagogical foundation for UWC Atlantic College.
“There were no social differences there: it was a true democracy, in which we all received the same treatment. The important thing was personal effort. You were worth for what you did. Not because of who your parents were. During those four years I was Sofia from Greece, just plain. One more among the others ”, said the current queen emeritus of Spain for many years.
Salem Castle School
The Schule Schloss Salem is a coeducational school and the only one in Germany that offers the possibility of graduating with the International Baccalaureate. His students are housed in different centers according to their age: the 9-12 year olds study and live in Hohenfelds Castle in Kalkofen; 13-16 year olds at Salem Castle; and the older ones are divided between Spetzgar Castle and the new Härlen campus in Überlingen.
Those who choose to study in their country
Sagrada Familia Episcopal College SAFA of SigüenzaFelipe de Marichalar and Borbón studied at the Colegio Episcopal Sagrada Familia SAFA in Sigüenza, in Spain, for a whole year. There he underwent the strictest discipline and comprehensive Christian-inspired education that his website professes. For this, the daughter of King Juan Carlos and Jaime de Marichalar had to face the monthly installments of 1500 euros. There Froilán met his then partner, Mar Torres.
Sagrada Familia Episcopal College SAFA of Sigüenza
Herlufshom GymnasiumUnlike the kings of Spain and those of Holland, Frederick and Mary of Denmarkto have wanted their firstborn, Christian, study at a boarding school in your country. Herlufshom Gymnasium is located in Naestved, just 80 kilometers from Copenhagen. Founded in 1565 as a boarding school for the Danish nobility within a former 12th century Benedictine monastery, it is one of the most historic and iconic in the country.
About 600 students attend the Herlufshom Gymnasium in Naestved, of which 280 are interns. There, students divide their time between a strict schedule for classes, meals and study hours.
Unlike other boarding schools, only 1 percent of students receive scholarships. Its cost also makes it one of the most exclusive in Europe: the parents of the students pay up to 60,000 euros per year.
The Chosen of North America
Lakefield CollegeLocated in Ontario, Candá, in this center the king philip did the University Orientation Course (COU). With a large area of marinas, the school has a large lake, green areas and a very large campus.
As detailed on its website, the day is used in this school: the activities begin at 7 in the morning and the days extend until 23. During those 16 hours, the students pray in the chapel, play sports They take art classes and have time to spend with other students. The annual value is 42,000 euros.
Blue Ridge SchoolAs a consequence of poor grades and academic failures, the Infanta Elena and Jaime de Marichalar, with the support of Queen Sofia, they made the decision to send their firstborn to the United States. He was first enrolled in Culver Military High School in Indiana, and then he spent two years at Blue Ridge College in St. George in Virginia.
Blue Ridge School
The latter is an Anglican boarding school that has an annual cost of 42,500 euros. In July 2017, Froilán celebrated his graduation with a great party in which there was no shortage of cigars and a swim in the lake, without taking off his clothes.