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Students who require extra support or particular learning strategies to aid their English language acquisition are provided for at La Garenne.  Many of our students speak several languages and we value those languages.  However, the language of instruction within the English section is English and so the children are assessed when they arrive at La Garenne and their need for EAL support is addressed.

EAL lessons cater for the acquisition of English, which includes grammar and general vocabulary.  During the Literacy lessons the students are pulled out to work with a specialist teacher to help attain English proficiency that would allow them to access the curriculum and achieve academically within their own year group.  Once these students have reached the required level they return to their class for English.  In these sessions the students are given more opportunities to practice the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking.

The students are immersed within their class for all of the other subjects throughout the day.

These intensive English sessions help the non-English speakers to receive personal attention and feel less overwhelmed by the challenges of learning a new language and following a different school program.


 

A QUICK LOOK AT LA GARENNE SCHOOL

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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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