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The Méan Familly would be delighted to welcome you to La Garenne to discover our outstanding location and the warm family atmosphere that pervades the school.


Our priority is that each child at La Garenne should be happy, safe, healthy, valued and cherished. With 70 years of experience, we have built a team committed to holistic education. La Garenne upholds the Swiss values of respect with emphasis on politeness, tolerance, responsibility, punctuality, honesty and the benefits of being well organised.


By offering experiences to build resilience, we prepare the children for successful and balanced lives in the future. Our global school trips and expedition programme, provide them with challenges to develop personal confidence. We have adopted the following motto: “Be Happy, Never, Never, Never, Give up” to reflect our approach to life.


With more than twenty-eight countries represented at school, the children are immersed in the richness of cultural diversity.


We value academic excellence through highly committed and passionate teachers, inquiry-based learning, state-of-the-art educational technology and small class sizes that allow the children to blossom in an optimal and creative environment. The languages spoken in school are English and French, guaranteeing that children speak these with ease and achieve excellent academic results in Cambridge and DELF exams.


Physical activity (regular sport in the curriculum, long expeditions, winter sports, clubs and free play) is important in the daily life of a child, contributing to their well-being.


Extra-curricular activities include an extensive range of stimulating options covering all the interests and aspirations of the children. After graduating from La Garenne, your child will be ready for the challenges ahead but sad to leave us. 


The Méan family remains at your disposal, to support you in making the right decision for your child.



Parent Testimonials

"Cela fait bientôt 4 ans que notre fille Alissia a intégré La Garenne. Aujourd'hui La Garenne est sa deuxième famille, elle y a trouvé un énorme soutien sur tous les plans qui se traduit par une grande joie de vivre. Chaque vacances est un déchirement, chaque reprise un bonheur de retrouver l'ensemble du staff à qui nous ne dirons jamais assez merci pour tout le déploiement de bienveillance, de gentillesse et de professionnalisme. Mille merci pour tout et pour toujours."

Caroline G.


"Warm hearts. Sharp minds. Best intentions. The skills to make it happen. We are proud and blessed to have found a home away from home. La Garenne offers a safe environment where our children can make mistakes and fail and where they are taught to get up, try harder and succeed. Priceless."

Karina F.


"Amazing! Greatest primary boarding school in the world. Good friends, beautiful nature, very kind,excellent teachers and staff"

A family from Okinawa

Thank you for taking care of Pablo this term and for making his tough times easier . Once more it's great to let my son in your hands knowing he is really like at home with all the cares , love and values he lives in my family . THANK YOU!!!

Coqui A.


Thank you so much for taking care of Henry for the last three weeks. Henry had a wonderful time in La Garenne. He learned how to ski, how to sing a French song and he made a lot of friends as a boarder. We were quite worried about him before sending him as a boarder in a different country. Now he told us that he wanted to go back and stay for another two weeks. We knew he must have had so much fun there. We were so pleased with his changes and we will definitely send him back in the near future.

Parent of a 4 year old student


"We feel sad to leave La Garenne which provided Riko with comfortable home; however, we have decided to send her to Le Rosey so that she can face new challenges. We hope that Riko will have even more good memories than ever during the short rest of the year at La Garenne so that La Garenne will become her home for the rest of her life. We appreciate your countless efforts you devoted for Riko, and we are very pleased how she grew up."

A family from Japan


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