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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.



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Our Values

Individual attention

International family atmosphere

Global citizenship

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Academic Excellence

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Qualified, passionate teachers

Educational programme in English

French lessons for all students

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Beyond the Classroom


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Pastoral Care

Day & boarding students

Ages 5 to 17*

Safe & healthy environment

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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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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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