LA GARENNE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

The essence of La Garenne is that every child at La Garenne should be happy, safe, healthy and valued. With more than 75 years of experience, we have built a team committed to all-round education. La Garenne upholds the Swiss values of respect with emphasis on politeness, tolerance, responsibility, punctuality, and honesty in a warm family setting.

key facts

  • Founded in: 1947
  • Students: co-educational boarding and day school with up to 120 boarders and 30-40 day students
  • Age range: Boys and girls from 5 to 18
  • Campus: Villars-sur-Ollon is situated in the Swiss Alps, giving students easy access to mountains, lakes. The state-of-the-art Le Roc building is next to Le Roc d’Orsay cable car.
  • Accreditation: IB, CIS (Council of International Schools), DELF-DALF (French diploma in
    Switzerland), Cambridge English Language Assessment.
  • Nationalities: 30+ nationalities. We keep a balance of nationalities and languages spoken so that no single one dominates. All nationalities and languages are welcome.
  • Annual Fees: from CHF 37’750 (day students); CHF 74’000 (boarders)

academics

  • Languages: All the students follow an English curriculum as well as the French second language programme. 
  • Curriculum: Primary, Middle Years Programmes; High School Diploma, IB
  • 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.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR

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

SUMMER CAMPS

  • Summer camps in July and August 
  • Boys and girls aged 5-16
  • Length of stay: 2 to 6 weeks 
  • Places available: 170 residential and day students
  • Activities: multi sports, fun activities, language classes, excursions.
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