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.


An amazing 4-day-hike

Thanks to careful planning and good luck, eleven hiking groups were on their way in the best weather conditions and collected countless unforgettable impressions. Our Gallery and a short hike photos video provide some first impressions. Texts of students are to be published soon.

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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Upcoming Events


07. December

SAT Test

DEC 10
10. December

Christmas Play, 7:30 pm Gr. Saal

DEC 11
11. December

Departure day for students


05. January

Arrival day for students

FEB 11
11. February - 14. February

Matura exams, 2nd part (oral)

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Discover our new Learning Center with Library: the Eberhard Berent-Haus!

Accreditation and Partnerships

Accreditation and Partnerships