Swiss boarding secondary school near ski lifts: Leysin American School
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.
IB Diploma / US High School Diploma / EAL / AP Courses
77, 500 CHF
Founders Scholarship Program for Corporate Sponsored Students / Limited financial aid available
99% to university / 80% to US universities
Teacher - Student Ratio
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Language courses offered
Spanish / French
Age of Entry
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