IB Program at LAS
At Leysin American School, we offer students an academically challenging setting with the goal of developing lifelong learners. Jointly accredited by NEASC and IBO, LAS provides a program for students at a variety of levels. IB Diploma students engage in deep, concentrated learning through engagement with the International Baccalaureate curriculum. The IB Diploma Programme has over 40 course offerings (SL/HL classes) available for students to select a program that best suits them and their future goals. In 2020, our overall average grade in the IB Diploma Programme was 34 points, which is four points above the world average. LAS had a 92% pass rate, four students gained 44 points, and 49% scored 35 or more points.
At LAS, we seek out every chance to connect our students with impactful hands-on learning opportunities so they can see the practical applications of their studies at work in the real world. We augment traditional classes with programs and events that build on students' passions and address current global issues, helping our students develop fundamental skills in critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and teamwork.
We take pride not only in educating stellar students but also attracting the attention of strong universities. Our university advisors begin working with students in grade 9, building relationships that focus on character, gratitude, personal excellence, and relationships. We facilitate a dedicated weekly course to support them in their personal and academic goals once they leave LAS. Before choosing their IB courses, our students consult with our top-notch University Advisors as they prepare to continue their education after LAS.