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.


Two Alumni teaching during "Intensive Week"

It was the Ecole that instilled in me at a young age a love of languages, music, theater, along with an overarching commitment to the pursuit of peace and social justice.
Read more from Busy Graham, former Ecole helper and teacher during “Intensive Week”.

"Voyelles" - Our answer to Arthur Rimbaud's poem

We have created this story. It is a universal story. The story of the human race locked up in its prejudices, its fears, and its egoism. We, The Matura 10 class, we, Karuna’s dance class, danced and acted out the story of the glaciers.
Read more here

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.
Read more here

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Upcoming Events


FEB 11
11. February - 18. February

Exchange visit to Democratic School of Hadera, Israel

FEB 18
18. February - 20. February

Matura exams, 1st part (written)

03. March

Hasliberg Student Ski Race

09. March

SAT Test

09. March


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Accreditation and Partnerships

Accreditation and Partnerships