The Chalet School Series by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
The School at the Chalet
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The stories they tell are set in a school situated in Austria whose job it is to teach girls the proper way to conduct themselves in the world.
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The Chalet School is a series of 64 school story novels by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer , initially published between and The school was initially located in the Austrian Tyrol , before it was moved to Guernsey in following the rise to power of the Nazi Party , and again to Herefordshire following the Nazi invasion of the Channel Islands. It further moved to a fictional island off the coast of Wales , and finally to Switzerland. She comes to the conclusion that starting a school would be a convenient way to generate some much-needed income, while also looking after her infirm younger sister Joey. Finding that suitable locations in England would be too expensive for her plans, she decides to look abroad, and finally settles on a large chalet in the Austrian Tyrol , conveniently providing a helpful climate for Joey's recuperation. Within a few years a sanatorium is built not far from the school, where tuberculosis patients convalesce.