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.


Building Bridges from Physics

Johannes Ernst is a physics teacher in the Swiss System. Together with his class he quite literally building bridges while teaching his students about physics and interdisciplinary skills!

Johannes is teaching physics to a group of eight students ranging in age from about 13 to 15 years old. But! With a twist!

Johannes’s class is looking at physics through the lens of bridges.

Physics on the Ski Hill

Chris Strahler, who teaches AP physics in our US High School Program, took his physics students out of the classroom and onto our Hauspiste where our commitment to progressive education in the Swiss Alps truly came alive!

Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Melissa Bagg, Sophie Jaschok and a group of 21 players are eagerly preparing for the staging of the Ecole’s Annual Shakespeare Production. This year we are excited to bring you A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But! With an interesting and (well-timed) twist!

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JUN 27
27. June

Graduation American Program

JUN 27
27. June

Graduation Swiss Program

JUN 30
30. June

Departure day for students

AUG 28
28. August

Arrival day for students

OCT 23
23. October - 31. October

Fall holiday

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Accreditation and Partnerships

Accreditation and Partnerships