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.

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21.10.2020
Bringing to life what we are learning in the classroom

On a crisp cool morning (we had just had a dusting of snow!) Ben’s Biology Class ventured out to our local stream to put into practice what they had been studying in class. Together, the class collected water samples, including all the delightful critters living there. Our students measured the PH level of the water, alongside nitrate and phosphorus levels. They also took measurements of the size of the stream, and the slope of the hill.

18.09.2020
Einer für alle - alle für einen - Beitrag in der Süddeutschen Zeitung vom 18. September 2020 (German only)

"Drehung linksherum, dann rechtsherum - und weiter geht's zum nächsten Tanzpartner. Gemeinsamer Tanzabend auf dem zentralen Schulplatz unter freiem Himmel - so etwas darf man nicht verpassen. Alle Generationen tanzen hier im Schweizer Haslital miteinander Volkstänze aus der ganzen Welt. Die Kinder und Jugendlichen, die mitmachen, stammen aus mehr als 20 verschiedenen Nationen. Alle sind froh, dass sie nach der mehrwöchigen coronabedingten Pause im Frühling inzwischen wieder gemeinsam tanzen dürfen - auch dank eines ausgeklügelten Hygienekonzepts."

Von Stephanie Schmidt

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09.09.2020
Starting school at the Ecole

We have made it! The isolation time is over and finally the school is vibrating with life and laughter again, basketballs are popping on the court, kick- and skate boards are being used and all day long there is a lot of life and activity in all buildings and on the whole campus.

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Upcoming Events

2020

DEC 4
04. December

French Theater "Ma Bohème", 20:00 pm

DEC 5
05. December

French Theater "Ma Bohème", 20:00 pm

DEC 9
09. December

Departure day for students

2021

JAN 9
09. January

Arrival day for students

JAN 10
10. January - 20. January

Planned isolation time

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Accreditation and Partnerships