A guiding set of principles and beliefs set the highest standards for life at Leysin American School in Switzerland. These standards help us create the best residential life program available within a safe, boarding school environment. Our strong academic program gives students a choice of tracks—they can choose from our International Baccalaureate, AP, and diploma programs, and our Academic Deans and advisors are here to guide them every step of the way.
Outside of the classroom, students have access to the natural, cultural, and historical wonders within Switzerland and Europe From skiing and mountaineering in the Swiss Alps (in world-famous spots like Zermatt and St. Moritz!), to exploring historic cities and cultural centers (from Lugano and Geneva to Paris and Milan!), LAS gives students an opportunity to grow and thrive.
“(MUN) helps develop public speaking skills, teamwork, negotiation and leadership skills." - Kiera '23
Faculty Families are a longstanding LAS tradition, forming an important part of our school since our founding in 1961.
LAS IB Geography students adventured out into the field for a day of hands-on, experiential learning in Les Diablerets.
Challenging our students develop a growth mindset that will help them develop grit, perseverance and determination for years to come.
Last week our Alpine Institute teachers climbed the local Skyline peak, the Dents de Morcles 2969m, and practiced route planning, alpine techniques, and safety protocols.
FOLK invites students to investigate the nature of learning across disciplines, giving them an opportunity to explore how they know what they know