International Education

Leysin American School

Belle Epoque Campus, Chemin de la Source, 1854, Leysin, Switzerland
Tel: (+41) 24 493 4872
Fax: (+41) 24 493 4889
Email: admissions@las. ch
Web site: http: //www.las. ch


Principal - Stephen Dexter
Head of School - Marc-Fr??ic Ott
Dean of Students - Paul Fomalont
Registrar - Emma Dixon
Director of Admissions - Paul Dyer

Full time:   24 men, 16 women
Part time:   1 men, 9 women
Nationalities:  6   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:

:   US, International, IB

Age Range: 13-19
Total Enrolment: 370
Nationalities: 60
205 boys, 165 girls

Boarding: SFr 76000-SFr 76000
Other Fees: Application Fee SFr 200; Senior Fee SFr 1, 750
Learning Support Programme
Leysin American School (LAS) is a CIS and MSA accredited, co-educational, international boarding school preparing students for entry into colleges and universities. The fee quoted covers tuition and boarding, activities, excursions, insurance and supplies. The school was founded to provide top quality secondary education, paying particular attention to students with diverse academic backgrounds coming from different educational systems throughout the world.
LAS was the first high school worldwide to receive certification by ISO-9001 (International Standards Organization) meeting all norms for a full quality management system.
The academic programme follows the college-preparatory curriculum as required by US universities with all students receiving a High School Diploma. Intensive sheltered English-as-a-second-language (ESL) classes are offered to non-native English speakers. The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme is offered with many students taking the full IB diploma and others taking individual certificates.
The teacher/student ratio fosters individual attention. All teachers hold university degrees, with the majority having a Master's degree. Most have prior boarding school experience. LAS teachers are responsible for the total education of the students: academic, social, moral, and cultural. Most teachers live in the dormitories and supervise the sports, activities, and travel. They also team up to form 'faculty families', which provide academic guidance and small-group social and cultural opportunities for the students.
The programme includes a wide range of activities, three cultural trips, team and individual sports, and skiing. An alpine village 1, 400 metres above Lake Geneva, Leysin offers numerous recreational opportunities for students, including swimming, ice skating, and tennis at the two sports centres and skiing/snow-boarding on a wide range of runs.
About 20% of students are of American parentage and 59 other nationalities are represented. All graduates pursue further education in universities in the US, Canada, UK or country of origin. Four main buildings house offices, classrooms, laboratories, library, health centre, dining room and dormitory rooms. Three additional dormitories are adjacent to the campus. The Belle ?oque building houses a state of the art IB learning environment. The Art Centre includes individual music practice rooms, a black box theatre and studio art area. The gymnasium/auditorium, with separate Fitness Centre and Squash Court, is used for physical education and team/individual sports, as well as for theatre and concerts.
Admission is based on previous academic achievement, school recommendation, character references and interview when possible.