Leysin American School in Switzerland (LAS)

Chemin de la Source
Leysin 1854, Switzerland
Tel: 0041244934888
  • "Developing innovative, compassionate and responsible citizens of the world"- Located in picturesque Leysin, facing the panorama of the Southern Alps, LAS has both a strong academic ethos and an inspirational setting! The school combines an American educational philosophy with the rigor of a European educational system.
  • The first American boarding school in Switzerland to offer the International Baccalaureate diploma we offer a comprehensive US university preparatory curriculum with courses in all major subjects from Grades 7 - 12.

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2017 School Data
Leysin American School in Switzerland (LAS)
School FocusCollege Preparatory
Grades (Boarding)Grades 7-12, PG
School TypeCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)Yes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominational
Year Founded1961

Student Body

Enrollment340 students
% International Students
88%
% Students Boarding
100%
Average SAT Score1471
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1270 - 1740

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
Average Class Size12 students
Teacher : Student Ratio1:7
Number of AP Courses Offeredn/a
Number of IB Courses Offered28
ESL Courses OfferedYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
70%
Summer Program OfferedYes

Finances

Endowment Sizen/a
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$83,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
$67,000
% Students on Financial Aid
10%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$10,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYes

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYes
Acceptance Rate
85%
Director of AdmissionsChristoph Ott
Jonathan Hilton

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered20 Interscholastic Sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cycling, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations19 Extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsAmbassadors Club, Floor Hockey, Guitar Club, Habitat for Humanity, Hiking Club, Horseback Riding, Juggling, MUN, National Honor Society, Open Mic, Rock Climbing, Skateboarding, Squash, StuCo, Tour du Lac, Unicycling, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Located in Leysin, facing the panorama of the Southern Alps, LAS has both a strong academic ethos and an inspirational setting!
  • An American educational philosophy with the rigor of a European educational system
  • The first American boarding school in Switzerland to offer the International Baccalaureate diploma
  • A comprehensive US university preparatory curriculum with courses in all major subjects.
  • For non-native English speakers, integrated English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program promotes academic and linguistic growth through intensive work in reading, writing, listening comprehension and conversational English
  • Strong relations between parents, students and ourselves utilize internet-based systems for detailed information about their child`s education
  • Extra-curricular program with exciting recreational activities, extensive cultural travel and fine art courses Boarding community provides a stable, caring and supportive family-like environment
  • Faculty members live in dormitories with student-centered education, where close relationships lead to each student achieving his or her potential
  • Three full time professional college counselors
  • Professional SAT and TOEFL Preparatory Courses
  • 100% of our graduates continue education at colleges and universities
  • 68% of our graduates have enrolled in the top 100 universities (Barron`s Guide).
  • Summer camps called Summer in Switzerland (SIS), an educational and recreational program for young people ages 8 - 18
  • Winter Camp starting in January 2012.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • School accreditations: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
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