Don’t worry about being homesick—you’ll learn right away that we’re one big family.

At SIS, you won’t miss your younger sibling barging into your room unannounced. Instead, you’ll meet and share experiences with teens from other cultures. SIS teens in our Alpine Exploration and Alpine Challenge programs are grouped by age into SIS Families, which develop the richness that comes with mixed nationalities.

Faculty Parents

These close groups are led by faculty “parents” and meet once or twice weekly for evening activities. Families might perform at the SIS Talent Show, sit together at all-school meetings and watch theater performances together. This supportive and enriching experience—where teens from around the world learn to live, work and have fun together—creates deep friendships and a greater openness to other cultures.