What does this mean to LAS? It means celebrating cultural diversity and promoting international cooperation and an internationally oriented outlook.
At Leysin American School, students come from more than 60 countries at any given time and live together in harmony. This distinctive identity is common for international schools and represents a strong reason for a student to attend LAS and for a parent to feel secure that LAS will provide a safe and sympathetic living and study experience.
The Admissions staff alone includes 12 different nationalities from all regions of the world.
Through international understanding and shared experiences at LAS, students are able to appreciate the differences between cultures. This also helps them to recognize the character of their own culture and appreciate it, while also taking the best aspects from what their friends and classmates have to offer.
The study experience is richer for sharing it with others from places students may never have visited. However, classmates often visit each other’s countries and families, forming strong bonds across frontiers and language barriers that last beyond their time at school.
Our global alumni network is proof of the strength of an international outlook and friendships that do not depend on a particular passport.