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.


Dancing Through the Seasons

Karuna Richard, dance teacher at the Ecole d'Humanité, says this about the remarkably innovative porject her dance class created: “This dance film was the outcome of an afternoon class that took place over the course of an entire year..."
Read more here and watch their dance film there.

Women’s March: her first protest, but not her last!

Read here Lunabella's impressions of the Women's March in Zurich. Our 14-year-old American student proudly attended her first protest...

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”.

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Accreditation and Partnerships