We believe in a stable, caring, supportive, family-like environment where students receive adult guidance through frequent daily interaction. "Family" is the key word because, given the distance that many of our students are from their own families, our faculty is committed to providing a positive "in loco parentis" role model for students.
The residential houses of Leysin American School are vital to the well-being and positive functioning of the school community. Our students feel at home on campus, and this helps them to feel positive about themselves and to appreciate their life at LAS.
In the dormitories, students have the opportunity to appreciate and understand other cultures. Living together, they recognize the differences of language, food or traditional costumes and then begin to explore the ideas, values and histories that have created each cultural group's uniqueness. This rich experience opens up another avenue to realize that, despite our obvious differences, we share many similarities as human beings that we might not have previously recognized.
LAS Uniform and Dress Code
The LAS uniform is not a traditional school uniform, but it does help to give students a sense of identity. This is their home away from home, and by wearing the school badge, they feel they belong. Upon arrival and during orientation, students choose from a range of clothing items that are then tailored on the spot to fit them correctly and comfortably. Items available include polo and other shirts, skirts and ski jackets. The dress code must be respected during the school day.
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