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.


The Physics of Sound

The Ecole is delighted to welcome a new teacher to our team! Alessandro Viale joins the Ecole to teach Physics and Mathematics in the Swiss system. Alessandro is originally from Rome, where he studied Physics at the Sapienza University, and obtained a Masters in Piano, in Composition.

Alessandro brings an infectious enthusiasm for Physics to his students. In his teaching he is integrating academic and theoretical knowledge with practical experiences, so that students can truly embody the material.

Hiking, Life Lessons, and the Development of Grit

At nearly 4000 meters of altitude, on the South-West face of the Finsteraarhorn, under an unseasonably warm sun, a group of students are struggling, pace-by-pace, to reach the summit.

They deparedt their hut at 3 AM, climbing upwards on skis as the morning breaks. They climb higher where the air is thinner, each step feeling like four, their bodies not yet fully acclimated to the altitude. Tired, hot, and short of breath, they climb higher, the warmth of the sun intensifying the students’ perception of their efforts.

Becoming Who You Are at the Ecole and Beyond!

The journey towards becoming who you are is, of course, a lifelong one, continuing on after our students leave the Hasliberg. Vicki Kuether recently joined the Ecole as our dedicated college advisor. She brings with her rich experiences is education and college counseling, and has helped us expand our college advising program to include term-long courses in college prep in both the Swiss and US systems.

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