why choose SIS?

Would you like to spend your summer making friends from all over the world—or learning a new language—or having fun in the adventure program—or singing in a musical—or even making a rocket?

Summer in Switzerland offers you the opportunity to do all of this and much more, including taking a trip to a major tourist destination such as Florence, Venice, or Paris.

Participating in our summer school program for three weeks offers a range of exciting activities. All participants experience a summer of a lifetime, and they often come back for another one the following year.

International Friends

Students from all over the world meet in Leysin to share their cultures and lifestyles for a few weeks. Sharing experiences and participating in excursions with new friends will build bonds that last much longer than the summer and will give you a new way of looking at the world.

Switzerland and Leysin

Switzerland offers the safety, security and outstanding natural beauty that can be found in few other places. Leysin is a mountain resort with summer and winter sports and activities. Summer in Switzerland students are an important part of the summer season in Leysin.

Experienced, Talented Staff

With more than 50 years of experience organizing summer programs under the guidance of three generations of the Ott family, LAS has the experience and tradition of welcoming students to Leysin. Our instructors and staff members come from all over the world, and they have vast experience in working with children and adolescents. Many of the staff return each year, creating a homecoming atmosphere that welcomes students back to their summer home.

What Can You Do at SIS?

The daily schedule at SIS is packed with morning academic enrichment classes, afternoon activities and evening social programs. While it may seem like a lot, you have to remember that time flies when you’re having fun!

Students in our Alpine Exploration (ages 12-14) and Alpine Challenge (ages 15-18) programs will choose classes in or across our five streams – Arts & Creativity, S.T.E.M., Language, Liberal Arts or Entrepreneurship.

At the start of each week, students will also choose their afternoon activities. Those could include – tennis, basketball, hiking, football/soccer, cooking, art & crafts or stand-up paddle boarding.

Sample Courses at SIS

  • Arts & Creativity
    • 2D and 3D Art
    • Guitar / Ukulele
    • Piano
    • Theater
    • Photography
  • Language
    • Beginner French
    • Intermediate/Advanced French
    • French Immersion
    • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • STEM
    • Science Experiments
    • Math/Engineering Challenge
    • Visual Programming
    • Astronomy
  • Entrepreneurship
    • Business Math
    • A Walk throug Kickstarter
    • Everything is Negotiable!
  • Liberal Arts
    • Superheros in Debate
    • What’s cool about my country?
    • Global Leadership
    • Spies & Secret Operations