Become Who You Are!

For over a century these words have expressed the essential challenge that our school invites its students to take on. And because each student is different, this challenge assumes a new form for every one of them.

A belief in the utter uniqueness of each student forms the core of the Ecole’s philosophy of education. We trust in and respect our students in all their diversity, and we listen to and value their voices. We foster a culture of individuation and negotiation, a dynamic middle way between conformity and rebellion. Ecole students co-construct their school experience, reflect on their successes and struggles, and find their own particular niches in a cohesive and lively community. Here they are able to grow and express their uniqueness, knowing all the while that they are a necessary and valued part of the whole. In such an environment they develop confidence in their strengths and aptitudes, a realistic appraisal of their weaknesses and stumbling blocks, and an intrinsic sense of responsibility and compassion. When creative risk is encouraged, education becomes an adventure.


School continues on April 24, 2020! We count on distance learning for the start.

There is currently no new information from the Swiss authorities: All schools in Switzerland (and in large parts of Europe as well) will remain closed until April 19, 2020. We will be able to communicate new information on this subject after the Easter holidays at the earliest.

Continuing to teach at the Ecole d'Humanité

As a consequence of the Federal Council decree of 13 March 2020, the Ecole d'Humanité has also switched to distance learning from Monday 16 March 2020.

Matura test lectures

Our Matura students are in the middle of their examination period: Six students of the Matura 13 took the second part of their Swiss Matura exams in Zürich from February 11th to 14th, 2020. They will have completed the last step of their high school career with the oral exams March 2nd to 5th, 2020! They held interesting test lectures on two evenings this week about their Matura papers (read more about it in German).

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02. May

SAT Test - Cancelled by College Board

04. May - 15. May

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Monday of Pentecost

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Graduation American Program

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