“Developing innovative, compassionate, and responsible citizens of the world.”

At the core of Leysin American School is a guiding set of principles and beliefs that set the highest standards for our efforts every day.

Students First

Recognizing our responsibility to prepare our students for university, careers and life, we have based our organization, programs and policies on fulfilling every student’s needs.

Teachers Are the Key

Our faculty plays a key role in creating a total education for our students—one that reaches beyond the classroom to include social, moral and emotional growth.

Leadership with Inspiration

As educators, we know that inspired students are motivated students. For that reason, faculty and administrators work to provide inspired leadership to every student at LAS.

Management with Purpose

Prudent and consistent management practices provide the framework through which our educational goals can be achieved.

Systems for Support

Supporting systems and programs collectively advance the mission and goals of the school.

Continuous Improvement

To promote an evolving environment of academic excellence and personal growth, LAS seeks to make the newest technologies and most innovative tools available for our students.

Academic Challenge

LAS offers students an academically challenging setting, based on realistic goals, to prepare them for university study. To meet this challenge, students are expected to master the skills necessary to become lifelong learners. Non-native English speakers can expect a supportive classroom environment that enhances the mastery of English communication skills.

Community Harmony

LAS is committed to maintaining a stable, caring, supportive, family-like environment. Students receive guidance through daily interaction with live-in faculty who provide an in loco parentis presence while serving as role models.

Balanced Program

LAS offers a balanced program of study, sports, recreation and cultural travel to promote the total education of our students.

International Understanding

LAS promotes a living and learning environment where students can mature into model “citizens of the world,” actively engaged in promoting principles defined by the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

Partnership with Parents

LAS believes that the involvement of parents is integral to the success of our students. Through school-based initiatives that encourage long-distance parenting, LAS parents can connect as partners in our educational process.