Residential Life

Dents du Midi view from Leysin American School in Switzerland

LAS cultivates a stable, caring, and supportive family-like environment. Welcome home.

Each LAS dorm is home to several live-in faculty members called "dorm parents." These staff members are available throughout the school year to ensure our students have access to guidance, care, and support throughout the year.

Students will also experience the LAS lifestyle with a roommate. Living with a roommate is a particularly valuable experience as it teaches students about new cultures, how to live respectfully and harmoniously with someone else, and most importantly it offers the potential of a lifelong friendship. Most of our students say that living with other students is their favorite part of boarding school life!

Learn more about residential life at LAS by watching the video on the right.

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Faculty Families are an important part of life at LAS.

Faculty Families have played an essential role at LAS for many years. All students are assigned to a family consisting of faculty "parents" and fellow students. The Faculty Family serves two primary functions: helping students navigate the world of LAS and encouraging students to make new friends beyond their classroom peer groups. 

Faculty Families meet on Wednesdays.  Sometimes they get together during the academic day, and other times they will meet for a social event (a dinner, tobogganing, a movie night, or more!).  While other schools offer advisors who may be primarily involved in the academic standing of the student, LAS Faculty Parents go a step further to ensure the social, emotional, and academic well-being of each student in their care.


Find your home away from home in one of our six dormitories.

We have six dormitories on our beautiful campus in Leysin, Switzerland.  Each dormitory caters to a different age group, ensuring that dorm life is fun and appropriate for every student.  Dorm heads and dorm staff work hand-in-hand with student leaders to provide activities and support in a warm, caring environment. 

Dormitories are fully-equipped with home-like amenities including a kitchen, common area, and fully furnished rooms where students can live and study comfortably.  

We invite you to visit our dormitories virtually in the videos below (our Beau Reveil Dormitory video is coming soon)!

Leysin American School in Switzerland Dormitory at Sunrise

Dormitory Tours