"There is more in you than you think." – Kurt Hahn

Nature is perhaps the greatest teacher, and our awe-inspiring setting leaves a lasting impression on all Ecole students. We live every day in the midst of spectacular mountains, forests, and meadows, cold clear streams and dramatically changeable weather. Ecole students have opportunities to camp, hike, bike, ski, and climb in one of the world’s most impressive natural settings. Many students leave the Ecole with a passion for the outdoors and a deep appreciation of the natural world, as well as a profound commitment to its preservation.

Our dedication to the highest safety standards throughout our Outdoor Program has led to our accreditation by the foundation Safety in Adventures. We are the only school in Switzerland to have earned this recognition.

Impressions of our Outdoor Program

"At the Ecole d'Humanité I learned fundamentals that have served me as a professional athlete on the Alpine skiing circuit, as a mountain guide, as an entrepreneur, and as a father. I learned what it is to be 'responsible' on many levels."
Bernhard Fahner, former student, mountain guide (Mount Everest, Shisha Pangma), Olympic Downhill skier, and owner of Pollux Sport, Meiringen.