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.


Ruth Cohn, a main building rock of the Ecole structure

Who was Ruth Cohn? “An amazing woman… a main building rock of the Ecole structure”, according to Sophia and Laurie, Ecole students respectively in their second and fourth year. But who was Ruth Cohn, really? Sophia and Laurie could not tell much more, and therefore decided to prepare and lead an “Andacht” (the Ecole Sunday Evening Program) to enlighten the Community members about Ruth Cohn’s life and her contributions to the Ecole.
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The Ecole d'Humanité wins a Solar Prize!

The Ecole d’Humanite’s Berent-Haus was awarded the PlusEnergieBau Diploma yesterday in Sursee! Since its opening in October 2017, this sustainable building housing the Ecole Learning Center and library has received high praise from students, teachers and guests. It now wins the Swiss Solar Prize, thanks to...
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What is good education for the 21st century?

Since its opening on the Hasliberg in 1946, the Ecole d’Humanité has been pursuing a holistic education that trains young people for life. It promotes skills and abilities, which have now been included in the Lehrplan 21 (new recommendations for Swiss school curriculum).
But what is the secret of good education?
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