Are you looking for Switzerland boarding school? La Garenne in Chesieres (not far from one of top schools Aiglon College) is one of best preparatory boarding schoos in Switzerland.
It is a bilingual French-English school for boys and girls from 5 to 14 years old.
La Garenne International School was created in 1947. Since 1980,it has been run by the Méan Family. The many years of experience, strong family values and high academic standards continue to make La Garenne a popular choice amongst parents seeking an excellent boarding school which combines an outstanding primary and middle school education with a safe and healthy family atmosphere. The children have the opportunity to interact with a variety of nationalities and different cultures which helps them to develop socially as mature students.
It is in our school philosophy to treat each child as an individual. With the students to staff ration 2:1 and an average class size of 13, there is always continual support and encouragement throughout their years at the school. The children are immersed in both the French and the English language, which is why they are bilingual by the time they leave. The language programmes may also be adapted to suit the student’s individual needs which may include support from the SENCO specialist and private lessons.
As boarders or day pupils, the students study The Official British Curriculum(IPC) or The Official French Curriculum as well as the official Cambridge exams.
The student’s individual talents and interests are celebrated and developed throughout their years spent at La Garenne. Our 8 IPC personal goals: communication, co-operation, respect, morality, adaptability, thoughtfulness, resilience and enquiry are the focus at La Garenne, encouraging students to reflect upon and enhance their personal development.
There are daily sports lessons including football, tennis, swimming, karate, athletics, climbing, hockey and ice-skating, to name but a few as well as weekend expeditions. This enables us to uphold and advocate an active and healthy lifestyle for our students. During the ski season the children ski in the afternoons and finish right at the front door of the school.
La Garenne organizes the summer camps for the children between 6 and 13 years of age with courses in English and French. All the afternoons are allocated to sport and cultural activities like visit to the chocolate factory, the Olympic museum, the Alpine glacier and many others.