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Welcome to La Garenne School

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We believe that during their time at La Garenne, the students should have the opportunity to learn new languages.  Not only does this facilitate cross-cultural communication but it also enriches and enhances a child`s creative development as well as their cognitive abilities.

On arrival the students decide on their principle learning language (either English or French) and follow the associated curriculum.

If the students are in the French section, they attend an English class four times a week, in accordance with their level.  The English language program focuses on the four basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in addition to providing instructions in grammar and vocabulary.  At the end of the year the students are entered for a Cambridge ESOL exam, which is in accordance with their level.  If the students are in the English section, they learn French four times a week and follow a French as a second language program.

English and French are the only two languages allowed to be spoken during class time and on the school campus.  By being fully immersed in both the languages the children learn at a quicker rate.  Mastering their mother tongue is an important part of student`s cultural identity; students have the opportunity to study their mother tongue once or twice a week.  Language clubs are offered to the children, they can learn Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Japanese or Russian.

Learning multiple languages allows the students to socialize with others from around the globe and enhances their ability to eventually compete in a global job market.


 

A QUICK LOOK AT LA GARENNE SCHOOL

outstanding features

Our Values

Personal attention

International diversity

Global awareness

Healthy living

Passion for learning

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Academic Excellence

Accredited curriculum

Passionate teaching

Lessons in English

French for all

Small class sizes

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Beyond the Classroom

Outdoor learning

Art, drama & music

Expeditions

Snow sports

Clubs & activities

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Pastoral Care

Day & boarding

Safe environment

Wraparound care

Exceptional location

State of the art campus

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Welcome

La Garenne welcomes young people aged 5 to 18 from more than 30 nations to our exceptional school in the Swiss Alps.
We pride ourselves on our bilingual approach, giving students mastery of French and English. Our students follow globally accredited programmes of study, creating informed, globally competent, and future-ready learners. La Garenne’s core values are academic excellence, a close-knit family atmosphere, security and cultural diversity.

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Curriculum

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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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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