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 and best wishes!

The graduates of both the Swiss and US school systems were honored in beautiful and moving ceremonies. We wish all the graduates the best of luck in their future endeavors - may you all go far, but keep the Ecole close in your hearts!

The value of hiking

Painful knees, feet, shoulders, backs. Blisters, aches, sunburn, sweat, muscles straining to take steps that we wouldn't think twice about normally. Everything is too sunny, dirty, grimy, salty, wet. Our next shower is five days away.

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Climate protection - acting now!

Climate change is a burning topic at the Ecole this term! Ben and Chris’ Sustainability course joined forces with Radhika’s course on Climate Change in the Alps to take part in the last “Klimastreik” in Zürich. They were joined by thousands of other students from Switzerland (and beyond) to voice their concern about climate change and to experience the power of this exciting (youth) movement. Read here some sweet excerpts of students' essays about their experience.

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Accreditation and Partnerships

Accreditation and Partnerships