Leysin American School, Switzerland

Head: Marc-Frédéric Ott
Telephone: 0041 24 493 4888
Email: admissions@las.ch
Web: http://www.las.ch
School Address: Chemin de La Source 3 1854 Leysin Switzerland

Number in School: 350
Number of Boarders: 350
Boarding Age: 12-18
Boarding Type: Full Boarding
School Type: Co-Ed

Head of Boarding: Eric Turner, Director of Residential Life
Head of Boarding Email: eturner@las.ch
Head of Boarding Contact Number: 0041 24 493 4888

With more than 50 years of experience in taking care of students, we have made our campus into one big family. To achieve this, we put family values first. Our students’ safety, happiness and development, both academic and personal, are always our main concern.

At LAS we believe that parents’ involvement is a key factor in a student’s success. Parents follow the academic grades, teacher comments and progress reports though an online portal that gives them real-time information. LAS reinforces this by direct discussion with parents throughout the year—including, if possible, visiting them during our many global trips. We discuss with parents openly and constructively how we can help each child succeed at LAS and in the future.

IB students at Leysin American School have their own dedicated campus at the Belle Époque, formerly the historic Grand Hotel Leysin. This campus has its own train station, but more importantly, it houses students who are working hard to gain a place at university by studying for this prestigious and globally recognized two-year diploma. Having a separate campus to study for the IB gives them better conditions to work as individuals, teams or with the experienced and motivated faculty. This campus receives numerous visits each year from admissions personnel who recognize that these students would be an asset to any university.

LAS students benefit from being in a ski resort in central Europe, with excursions, sports and cultural events built into the school lifestyle. This furthers the healthy, outdoor way of life and gives students access to a multitude of activities. Cultural trips and visits broaden their understanding of language and society—and provide experiences and memories they will cherish forever.

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