Leysin American School in Switzerland (LAS)

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Leysin, 1854, Switzerland
Leysin American School was founded by the Ott family in 1961, and has been committed to "developing innovative, compassionate, and responsible citizens of the world" since its inception
92% of graduates receive an admission offer from at least one of their top three universities
Our strong academic program gives students a choice of tracks-they can choose from our International Baccalaureate, AP, and diploma programs, and our Academic Deans and advisors are here to guide them every step of the way

Top Rankings

Leysin American School in Switzerland (LAS) ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 303 schools) for:

Definition of Terms
 | 2021 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

Enrollment300 students
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1210

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
Average Class Size10 students
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
Number of AP Courses Offered7
Number of IB Courses Offered24
ESL Courses OfferedYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$5,577
(Price ranges between 5,100 CHF (2 week stay) - 13,200 CHF (6 week stay))
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Yearly Tuition is 99,000 CHF)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
Yearly Tuition
(5 Day Boarding)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$10,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYes

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineNone / Rolling
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsIra Miles

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

Total Advanced Courses Offered7
CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, European History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics


# Interscholastic Sports Offered20 Interscholastic Sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Cycling, Equestrian, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Riding, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations41 Extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Astronomy Club, Billiards and Boardgames, Community Service Club, Computer Programming/Coding, Eco Club, Gardening Club, Global Media Club, Green Team Machines/E-bike, Habitat for Humanity, Human Rights, International Award, Model United Nations, National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Student Council, Writing Center, Yearbook Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Digital Video Production/Photography Club, Open Art Studio, Rock School, Theatre Production

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Badminton, Bar/Crossfit Workout, Climbing and Bouldering, Dance, Floor Hockey, Football, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Ice Skating, Kickboxing/Martial Arts, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Skateboarding, Skiing and Snowboarding, Squash, Strength and Conditioning, Table Tennis, Trampolining, Yoga

School Notes

  • LAS's idyllic campus is tucked away in the beautiful mountain town of Leysin, Switzerland. It provides the ideal environment for students, faculty, and staff to learn together in a safe, residential community in the Swiss Alps
  • 92% of graduates receive an admission offer from at least one of their top three universities
  • Three full-time professional University Advisors
  • Our strong academic program gives students a choice of tracks-they can choose from our International Baccalaureate, AP, and diploma programs, and our Academic Deans and advisors are here to guide them every step of the way
  • For non-native English speakers, an integrated English Language Acquisition (ELA) program promotes academic and linguistic growth through intensive work in reading, writing, listening comprehension, and conversational English
  • LAS offers an extra-curricular program with exciting recreational activities, extensive cultural travel, and fine art courses
  • The boarding community provides a stable, caring and supportive family-like environment. Faculty Families (groups of students with two shared "Faculty Parents") meet regularly throughout the year to hang out and check in. These family groups ensure students have a strong, dependable community from the get go
  • Two summer programs offered: LAS Summer and LAS Summer Edge:
    • LAS Summer allows students to design their perfect summer schedule. From morning classes in languages, academics, or sports, to afternoon activities such as horseback riding, paddle boarding, and climbing, and exciting evening socials, the number of options are endless!
    • LAS Summer Edge is an exclusive summer program that emphasizes LAS's mission statement of "developing innovative, compassionate, and responsible citizens of the world." This program explores each of these traits in depth, introducing students to inspirational people and inviting them to participate in fun activities that help them explore their individual strengths and build on their self-confidence.
  • LD types supported: Mild Learning Differences
  • Leysin American School in Switzerland (LAS) accreditations: NEASC and IBO

Profile last updated: 07/06/2021

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