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.


Congratulations !

Families, friends, and teachers celebrated the accomplishment of the 3 students in our Matura 13 class who all successfully passed their Matura exams! As Elisabeth Wäschenfelder, Academic Dean of the Swiss Program, noted in her speech, their greatest achievement was not the high marks they received (about which we are nevertheless very pleased) but that they had chosen this strenuous path and followed it through to the end. We are very proud of them!

GLOBE Citizen Science Day at Leysin American School

Fitting that on International Women’s Day, a trio of young women journeyed to Leysin American School for the GLOBE Citizen Science Day.

"Blick über den Zaun" (Look over the fence)

Elisabeth Wäschenfelder and Roman Jaschok attended a meeting with colleagues from the school association "Blick über den Zaun" at the Solling School in Holzminden, Germany, where they participated in a workshop presented by Simon Ettekoven and Dr. Johan Keijzer on "Differentiation in Open Classes.”

News Archive

Upcoming Events


APR 21
21. April

Arrival day for students

01. May - 12. May

AP exam weeks

06. May

SAT Test

MAY 21
21. May

05:00 p.m.: Concert evening in Meiringen

MAY 25
25. May

Thursday of Ascension, no school

Show all Events

A new house is currently being built at the Ecole.

It sets new standards for learning, reading and living. Thanks to a generous donation of a former Ecole student, Prof. Dr. Eberhard Berent, we are creating a modern Learning Center with an integrated library. (Images viewable during daylight hours in Switzerland)