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.


Finding a balance...

“Finding a balance”. This is the title that Nico (a student at the Ecole since 2013) and Sarah (a teacher at the Ecole since 1977) gave to the point that they brought to “Schulgemeinde” (our weekly school assembly), to discuss with and question students about their way of dressing. This issue, which goes beyond the boundaries of our campus, highlighted the daily complexity of living together, but also the chance to live in a community enriched by its diversity.
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Kunterbunt: A Musical from the village school, with the musical participation of an Ecole student

The strong relationship between the Ecole and the Dorfschule in Hasliberg has resulted in an unprecedented artistic collaboration. We are very proud of our student, Serene, who will play the piano accompaniment for the Dorfschule performance of the musical "Kunterbunt." We invite you to see the performance on Tuesday, May 23rd and Wednesday, May 24th, at 8pm in the Hasliberg Congresssaal.

Come to our concert! On Sunday, 21st May at 5 pm in the St. Michaelskirche, Meiringen

After a few years' hiatus, we will finally give another concert in the Michaelskirche Meiringen, led by our longtime Mitarbeiter, Ernst Thöni.
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Upcoming Events


MAY 29
29. May - 16. June

Window for 6-day-hike

03. June

SAT Test

05. June

Monday of Pentecost, no school

JUN 22
22. June

Graduation American Program

JUN 24
24. June

Summer fest

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A new house is currently being built at the Ecole.

It sets new standards for learning, reading and living. Thanks to a generous donation of a former Ecole student, Prof. Dr. Eberhard Berent, we are creating a modern Learning Center with an integrated library. (Images viewable during daylight hours in Switzerland)