Institut auf dem Rosenberg: Famous Alumni, Fees, Acceptance Rate

Institut auf dem Rosenberg often referred to as Rosenberg, is a private, family-run, international boarding school located in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Established in 1889 by Elrich Schmidt, Rosenberg was originally known as Institut Dr. Schmidt and gained its current name in the 1930s after the death of its founder.

Owned and managed by the Gademann family, Rosenberg is among the most expensive schools in the world, maintains a strict policy of secrecy regarding the names of its alumni, and unlike most other private institutions, does not accept donations of any kind. As of 2019, it had a student body of around 300 students drawn from 48 nationalities.

The Swiss educational reformer Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi inspired the philosophy of the school and one of his quotes, “to learn to live is the goal of all education”, is reflected in the motto.

Let’s explore its famous alumni, fees, and acceptance rate.

Famous Alumni

  1. Karl Friedrich, Prince of Hohenzollern
  2. Giovanni Lombardi (engineer)
  3. Mario Molina
  4. Christopher O’Neill
  5. Walter Rudin
  6. Gunter Sachs
  7. Bob Symes


The yearly tuition fee ranges from 130’000.00 CHF.

Acceptance Rate

  • GCSE pass rate: 100%, 58% A-A*
  • Oxbridge entrance:10%
  • Russell group entrance: 80%
  • University entrance:99% of pupils

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