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)


  • 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.


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


  • 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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