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In our eyes, sports, recreational and cultural activities are extremely important in the development of a child. As well as enriching a child, these activities support his or her wellbeing, evolution and integration. Conscious of the importance of these non-academic periods, during the school year, the school allocates late afternoon and weekends to such activities. Sport, leisure, relaxation, discovery, friendships and personal development are key ingredients of a stay at La Garenne.

 

Philosophy behind the activities

As heirs to the Swiss educational tradition and guarantors of the balance of your children, we provide our boarders with situations which enable them to develop physically and intellectually;  ‘Anima Sana in Corpore Sano’ (sound mind, sound body).  The school provides a broad range of sports, arts and cultural activities taught by our creative and safety-conscious team of experts. We vary and renew the programme so that the children can benefit by perfecting their knowledge, sharing their passion and discovering new abilities.
We take the time to listen to the plans and ambitions of the children so that we can help them realise tem.
 

Some examples of the activities practiced by La Garenne during the year

  • Individual and team sports : football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, baseball, tennis, swimming, badminton.
  • Adventure sports and mountain sports : hiking, climbing, assault courses & rope bridge walking, via ferrata, canyoning, orienteering, ice-skating, cabin building, expeditions, camp fire evenings. In winter: skiing, snowboarding, sledging, ice-skating, ice hockey, igloo- building.
  • Recreational activities and relaxation : trampolining, table tennis, cycling along the lakeside, swimming, cinema, laser game, giant maze, water park, bowling.
  • Cultural and educational : Museum visits (Olympic museum, food museum), historic visits (castles, historic villages), discovering Swiss traditions (cheese-making, chocolate-making and bell-making),  artistic activities (painting, music, classical concerts).
  • Fun and games : evening events (discos, costume parties), varied performances (dance, theatre, singing), large-scale mountain picnics and outdoor games (role-playing, treasure hunts, etc.), giant chess, card tournaments, mountain evenings.

 

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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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