John F. Kennedy international school

The essence of John F. Kennedy International School - We offer a unique, family-oriented, educational environment where all students are motivated to fully develop their talents and skills in order to prepare them for acceptance into the best and most demanding secondary schools and also for the challenges of the world in which they will live and work.

key facts

  • Founded in: 1972
  • Students: 100
  • Age range: Boys and girls from 2,5 to 14, boarders aged 6 to 14
  • Campus: our school is an independent day and boarding school set in the beautiful Swiss Alps at the famous ski and summer resort of Gstaad.
  • Nationalities: 23 nationalities with quotas to ensure diversity
  • Annual Boarding & Tuition Fees: As of CHF 76’000++


  • Languages: Instruction in English with French as a 2nd language and German offered as the language of the host country
  • Diplomas:  A strong academic programme based on Fieldwork Education curriculum: EYIC, IPC and IMYC
  • Ratio Staff / Students: 1:3
  • Foreign languages: EAL English, Spanish, French and German
  • Summer camps: in July and August, ages 6-14, outdoor activities and excursions

Summers camps

  • Summer camps in July and August 
  • Boys and girls aged 6-13
  • Activities : outdoor excursions, nature, team building
  • 2 or 3 weeks 



  • Rich and varied extra-curricular activities of which the winter ski programme is a strength and highlight
  • Varied weekend activities and excursions in Switzerland
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