At Leysin American School, we develop innovative, compassionate, and responsible citizens of the world. Tucked away in the beautiful mountain town of Leysin, Switzerland, our diverse student population enjoys a safe, family-like environment in which to learn, live, thrive, and make connections to last a lifetime.

key facts

  • Founded in 1961
  • 300 students from 60 different nationalities
  • 98% of students and faculty live on campus
  • Campus located in the Swiss Alps, just 1.5 hours from Geneva
  • Accreditation: IBO, NEASC
  • Strong network of over 3,500 contactable alumni
  • 92% of graduates receive an admission offer from at least one of their top three universities
  • Annual Tuition: 99,000 CHF ++


  • Language: English
  • Diplomas: International Baccalaureate (IB) and US High School; AP courses also offered
  • 1:4 faculty-to-student ratio
  • Foreign languages: French, Spanish, and German
  • Two summer programs offered for students between the ages of 10 and 17

Summers camps

  • Available in June, July, and August 
  • Two programs offered: LAS summer and LAS summer edge
  • For students between the ages of 10 and 17
  • Ideal for students who want to customize their summer experience with many classes, clubs, activities, and excursions on offer


  • Over 40 sports and activities offered in the after school program
  • During the winter semester, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are dedicated to skiing and snowboarding at the local resort in Leysin
  • Many opportunities for local and international travel
  • Programs in place to encourage leadership development and experiential learning
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