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For decades, La Garenne has provided a framework perfectly adapted to young boarders.  We have put in place a coherent and structured organization which enables us to carry out our educational mission and philosophy.  We are totally dedicated to the well being of the children and to sharing our essential values.

School life can be further explained under 3 headings:

An environment dedicated to the development of your child

The children have the opportunity to develop in a privileged setting.  Indeed, the sports, cultural and recreational activities are practiced in small groups, guided by teachers.  This method ensures the safety of the children. Throughout the year, a structured educational follow-up integrates the children into our organization.  This method enables us to detect and solve any problems specific to each pupil in line with our preoccupation with personal development.
Boarding school life is a combination of both school life and the family life of the child. The communication between the staff, teachers and the children ensures continual development.  The parental bond is an essential component: the children have regular telephone contact with their family. The directors of La Garenne ensure the continuity between school life and the family lives of the children.

The objective at the forefront of our mission: to pass on a "savoir etre"

Our ambition is to offer each child the environment in which to evolve into a highly-developed and open-minded adult.
We participate in the intellectual, physical, cultural and psychological development of young people in order to create responsible and interdependent teenagers.  Thus, we prepare them to answer life’s challenges.
The entire educational team aims to teach the children the essential values: respect, tolerance, solidarity, sharing, courtesy, ethics, order and punctuality.  Each adult also ensures that the children follow the rules of life in a community.

An educational and family philosophy

The philosophy of the school supports a family atmosphere. By mixing adults with the children and teenagers, each generation is represented within the team. Wisdom is shared whilst kindness and energy grow. The children are grouped in mixed-age teams with a teacher: this method encourages open communication and gives the children the opportunity to both develop and become independent whilst respecting different cultures.



outstanding features

Our Values

Individual attention

International family atmosphere

Global citizenship

High quality learning environment

Passion for learning

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Academic Excellence

Global recognition

Qualified, passionate teachers

Educational programme in English

French lessons for all students

Small classes

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Beyond the Classroom


Holistic education

Art, drama & music


Clubs & activities

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Pastoral Care

Day & boarding students

Ages 5 to 17*

Safe & healthy environment

Exceptional surroundings

Modern facilities

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La Garenne International School welcomes children between the ages of 5 (Year 1 / Kindergarten) and 16 (Year 11 / Grade 10) of more than 35 nationalities from around the world. As of September 2020 our seniors will get a new home in the newly renovated building of Senior School Le Roc located in Villars. The new location will allow us to create a cutting edge education facility to nurture talents of each student, meeting their individual needs.

We pride ourselves on our English-French bilingual approach, giving students expertise in two languages. Students follow the official English national curriculum, in parallel with developing a mastery of the French language. Academic excellence, a warm international family ambience in which diversity is welcomed, and a safe location in exceptional surroundings, are our core values.

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Senior School


We value academic excellence through highly committed and passionate teachers, inquiry-based learning, state-of-the-art educational technology.

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School Blog

Academic excellence, a warm international family ambience in which diversity is welcomed, and a safe location in exceptional surroundings, are our core values.

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Beyond the Classroom

Activities are extremely important in the development of a child. As well as enriching a child, these activities support his or her wellbeing, evolution...

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La Garenne Camps

Children from around the world join our authentic Swiss summer and winter camps, with a choice of sessions...

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Term Dates

Important dates of the school year

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Photo Gallery

Click on the image for the photo gallery: see school life at La Garenne and enjoy new photos each week...

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Boarding Life

Your child receives individual attention from our professional, caring staff. Our shared goal is to raise happy, motivated, healthy and resilient...

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Virtual Tour

Click on the image for a virtual tour: see La Garenne campus and enjoy the extraordinary panorama...

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