John F. Kennedy International School: Gstaad, Switzerland

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Looking for safe, calm and prestigious location for your residential school? An excellent boarding school in Switzerland for girls and boys from 4 to 14 years old. The school maintains, as much as possible, a balanced programme of curriculum options, as well as providing a strong extra-curricular, outdoor learning  and community service programme. Students are encouraged to be knowledgeable about current events and have a global perspective through participation in various activities.Our mission is to provide a well-rounded education enhancing academic, social, physical and moral growth. Fundamental to our program is the strong belief that each child is a unique individual with differing needs and abilities. The curriculum is based on a clear philosophy of international education and is designed help our students to become continuous learners and confident, productive members of our rapidly changing global world. Boarding is offered to students age 6 and above. We provide boarders with a happy, friendly and rewarding residential experience in a cosy, home-like environment. The school offers separate boarding facilities for male and female students in traditional Saanenland Chalets situated right at the school, in heart of the picturesque village of Saanen.

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Sport and culture

Physical Education and Sports enjoy a high profile and belong to a strong tradition at John F Kennedy School. They are regarded as essential ingredients to a well-rounded education. An extensive range of sports is offered including skiing, hiking, swimming, ice skating and football.

The John F. Kennedy School provides a range of opportunities to complement our academic programme. Children are offered a well-rounded education

Music and Drama are a major part of our school life. All students are encouraged to participate in classes, where they cover a range of topics including singing, playing music instruments, history of music, music composition, music theory, digital music, acting, improvisation and scriptwriting.

Art is an important part of our curriculum here at JFK. The experiences the children have during each lesson will encourage their creative, imaginative and reflective side.

Instrumental lessons are offered on a variety of instruments and students have the opportunity to join the after-School Choir, Rock Band and Digital Music Production Club. Lessons are very practical and focus on developing skills leading to performances. Students participate in a range of performances over the School year, including a Christmas Concert, Spring musical, charity concerts and end of term performances.

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John F. Kennedy International School, 3792 Saanen 3792

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