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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.



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


Snow sports

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Pastoral Care

Day & boarding

Safe environment

Wraparound care

Exceptional location

State of the art campus

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La Garenne welcomes young people aged 4 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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