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.


Sports and Physics Collide

Recently Chris took his AP Physics class to Interlaken for their first experience with curling. Chris started curling six years ago, and he loves sharing the sport and its unique physics with students. After experimenting with the stones and ice, the group faced off in a short game which resulted in a 1-1 tie.
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Girls and Women Meeting Together, a 35-year Tradition at the Ecole d'Humanité

On Tuesday evening, more than 30 girls and women of the Ecole gathered in the Ruth Cohn Center for 'Frauengruppe' - a regular meeting to talk about women's issues at the Ecole and in the world. The 'Frauengruppe' was first convened by Natalie Lüthi, and this tradition of building community and confidence among the young women of the Ecole continues. For their first meeting of 2018, the theme was “Embrace and Let Go”.
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At the Ecole d‘Humanité, students create their own schedule.

They attend three academic courses in the morning, and they choose their afternoon courses from a wide range of performance arts, handicrafts, and sports offerings.
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05. March - 09. March

Matura exams, 2nd part (oral)

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SGIS Annual Conference in Montreux

MAR 10
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