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.

News

19.03.2019
Globe Day at Leysin American School

Ecole students participated in the 5th annual GLOBE Day hosted by Leysin American School. Sylvan's AP World History classes prepared presentations on the three agricultural revolutions and had a chance to share their learning with students and faculty from Leysin and other guests.
Read more here.

15.03.2019
Fastnacht on the Hasliberg!

In celebration of Fasnacht, the traditional Swiss festival, Ecole students and teachers dressed up as Muggestutzen, the lovable, imaginary Dwarf people who populate the forests of the Hasliberg.
Read more here and watch the Fasnacht pictures there.

07.03.2019
The Ecole tells "The Winter's Tale"...

We warmly invite you to join us in welcoming spring with the Ecole’s telling of The Winter’s Tale. Performances are on Saturday, 23 March and Sunday, 24 March at 7:30 pm. Students are currently rehearsing intensively!
Read more here
Photo by Yazdian

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Upcoming Events

2019

MAR 23
23. March

Shakespeare Theater, 7:30 pm Gr. Saal

MAR 24
24. March

Shakespeare Theater, 7:30 pm Gr. Saal

MAR 27
27. March

Departure day for students

APR 26
26. April

Arrival day for students

MAY 4
04. May

SAT Test

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