The essence of La Garenne is that every child at La Garenne should be happy, safe, healthy and valued. Individual attention and personalised programmes are at the core of everything we do. With more than 75 years of experience, our team is committed to all-round, holistic education within a warm, family atmosphere. We promote traditional Swiss values of respect, tolerance and honesty with the aim of sending our students out into the world as caring, responsible global citizens.

key facts

  • Co-educational boarding and day school
  • Students: 120 boarders and 30-40 day students
  • Age range: 5 to 18
  • Location: Villars-sur-Ollon in the Swiss Alps, giving students easy access to mountain activities.
  • Accreditations: IB, CIS (Council of International Schools), NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges), DELF (French diploma), Cambridge English Language Exams.
  • Nationalities: all nationalities and languages are welcome.
  • Annual Fees: from CHF 40’000 (day students); CHF 77’000 (boarders)


  • IPC, MYP, High School Diploma, IB Diploma.
  • Ratio Staff:Students: 1:2
  • Subjects: Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English Language and Literature, French, Art and Design,
  • History, Geography, Music, PE, ICT, Communication Skills and more.


  • Ski and snowboard
  • Football
  • Ice hockey and skating
  • Water sports
  • After-school clubs
  • Cultural activities
  • Trips abroad


  • Dates: June – August
  • Length of stay: from 2- 6 weeks
  • Places: 170 residential and day students
  • Ages: 5 to 17 years
  • Activities: multi sports, fun activities, language classes, excursions.
  • Dates: January to March
  • Length of stay: minimum one week
  • Places: 20 residential and day students
  • Ages: 6 to 16 years
  • Activities: ski, snowboard.
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