International boarding school in the Swiss Alps - LAS

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Swiss boarding secondary school near ski lifts: Leysin American School

"Developing innovative, compassionate and responsible citizens of the world"

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Set in its stunningly beautiful Alpine location overlooking the Rhone valley, the village of Leysin makes an excellent home for this excellent co-educational boarding school, catering for 350 students.

At the core of Leysin American School - one of the leading boarding schools in Switzerland - is a guiding set of principles and values that set the highest standards of effort and excellence within the school environment.

The overarching goal is simple: "Developing innovative, compassionate and responsible citizens of the world".

LAS offers students an academically challenging setting, based on realistic goals, to prepare them for university study. This Results in a near 100% of students moving on to undertake university education, 80% of whom attend University in the USA.

At LAS students undertake a balanced program of study, sports, recreation and cultural travel, supported by a stable, caring, family-like environment.

The institution offers a range of premium study programs including the IB, and is comprised of two excellent campuses which house a superfluous selection of boarding facilities, libraries, technology, art, performance, sport and media centres.

Furthermore there is opportunity to take part in a host of unique extra-curricular activities, designed to produce the most wholesome and well-rounded in school leavers. Institutions such as the MUN are a regular fixture at the school, as well as various exciting excursions and trips around Switzerland and other European countries.

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Facilities

    Programmes of Study

    • Academic programs

      IB / US High School Diploma / EAL / AP Courses

    • Tuition / Fees

      • Boarding Tuition

        77, 500 CHF

      • Scholarships

        Founders Scholarship Program for Corporate Sponsored Students / Limited financial aid available

      • Academics

        • University Entrance

          99% to university / 80% to US universities

        • Teaching Environment

          • Setting

            Mountain Resort

          • Total Enrollment

            ca 350

          • Teacher - Student Ratio

            1:8

          • Average Class Size

            12

          • Languages

            • Language courses offered

              Spanish / French

            • Students

              • Boys

                Yes

              • Girls

                Yes

              • Age of Entry

                12+

              • Age of Entry to Boarding Houses

                12+

              • Boarding

                • Full Boarding

                  Yes

                • Day Students

                  No

                • University Preparation

                  • Career Counselling

                    Yes

                  • University Counselling

                    Yes

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