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Our Values


Individual attention

International family atmosphere

Global citizenship

High quality learning environment

Passion for learning

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Academic Excellence


Global recognition

Qualified, passionate teachers

Educational programme in English

French lessons for all students

Small classes

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Beyond the Classroom



Holistic education

Art, drama & music


Clubs & activities

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Pastoral Care


Day & boarding students

Ages 4 to 14

Safe & healthy environment

Exceptional surroundings

Modern facilities

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Welcome to La Garenne

La Garenne International School welcomes children between the ages of 4 (Reception) and 14 (Year 9) of all nationalities from around the world.
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.


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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Important dates of the school year

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Photo Gallery

Click on the image for the photo gallery: see school life at La Garenne and enjoy new photos each week...

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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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Virtual Tour

Click on the image for a virtual tour: see La Garenne campus and enjoy the extraordinary panorama...

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Hello. My name is Samira, I am 8 years old and I’m from Nigeria. I live in London and sometimes...

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Samira D.


My name is Angelo and I joined La Garenne this year. It is an awesome experience and I enjoy it...

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Angelo S.


Hello, my name is Liana. I come from Los Angeles, California in the U.S.A. I am a ten-year-old girl...

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Liana F.


My name is Grisha, I am 10 years old and I come from Russia. I came here six years ago...

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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


Keep calm and welcome to our pijama party😍🌟😝🎄⛄️❄️#lastnightstory2017#lgminis❤️ #lagarenneschoolyear #lg70 #studyabroad#villars#switzerland 🇨🇭
Winter ❄
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Congratulations to all participants for this fantastic LA GARENNE MASTERCHEF 2017! This year again, the teams outdid themselves and the Maria-Sofia's team won the MasterChef Cup by a few points!

Bravo à tous les participants pour ce fantastique LA GARENNE MASTERCHEF 2017! Cette année encore, les équipes se sont surpassées et l'équipe de Maria-Sofia à remporté la coupe MasterChef de quelques points!
Matinée sportive mais surtout super FUN avec les juniors !
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Life saving work out! 🏊
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When educating students a lot of time is spent telling them how to do things, explaining why not to do them, helping them to understand what we are telling them and making sure that the information enters the space between both ears as we say! But the end product can be fascinating, especially when a student is able to learn by themselves, motivated to go further and to take the next steps by themselves.
This photo is of Rio, one of the students who can see the 'bigger picture' so to speak and has his own vision of design and the future of the automobile industry. In his free time, he built his model car, inside and out, from paper and worked on how to create the model he had in his mind. Today this may be a paper car, tomorrow the future of the automobile industry! There is also a similar story of a man and his apple... LGIS #lagarenneschool #schoolyear #boardingschool #studyabroad #LG70 #switzerland #🇨🇭#villars #lgcamps
Making beautiful Christmas cards❄️✨🎄❤️🤶💌💌#lagarenneschoolyear #lg70 #lgminis❤️ #studyabroad #villars#switzerland🇨🇭
#montreux #minis #LGIS #lagarenneschool #schoolyear #boardingschool #studyabroad #LG70 #switzerland #🇨🇭#villars #lgcamps
Christmas cookies... 😀
Christmas Packing 🎁 🎁 😀 🎄 🎉

It is a very busy week at La Garenne within the boarding department. The students are sitting their exams, the staff are writing reports and the housekeeping staff are organizing the suitcases, transport and departure details. It is important that the families inform us now if they require something in particular to be packed for the holiday period.
If you wish to do so, you may send an email to the main office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to the house parents This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If we do not receive a particular demand, we will pack things for three days assuming that the students have additional clothes at home.

Thank you, Barry & Paula.
A magic moment #LGIS #lagarenneschool #schoolyear #boardingschool #studyabroad #LG70 #switzerland #🇨🇭#villars #lgcamps
Premier jour de ski pour la Garenne 🎿❄
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