Leysin American School Blog

A new era for sports at Leysin American School

Posted by Brittany Howes on 23-Sep-2016 18:53:39


Today saw the official opening of the “Magic Mountain Athletics Center” at Leysin American School in Switzerland. This multi-purpose state of the art sports facility provides a wide range of sports options for LAS students and replaces the “Goathouse,” the former sports hall at LAS.

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Topics: Athletics

LAS Founder, Sigrid Ott, celebrates her 100th birthday!

Posted by Brittany Howes on 13-Sep-2016 15:00:17

Born in Upham, North Dakota in 1916, Sigrid Ott grew up on the family farm speaking Icelandic as well as English. While enrolled at the University of North Dakota, she met her future husband Fred Ott, whom she married after graduating with a degree in sociology in 1938.

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Topics: Swiss Boarding School

8 Lessons From IB

Posted by Mariela Dyer on 17-Aug-2016 15:03:11


Thank goodness it's over.

As IB (International Baccalaureate) scores have just recently been released. All the open-minded, caring, balanced, reflective, knowledgeable, principled, communicative, inquisitive thinkers and risk-takers out there are relieved (to say the least) that it is all over. Despite the long nights, extra caffeine, excessive past papers, Internal Assessments, oh and don't forget those convoluted knowledge questions, we must have learned something.

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Educators gather in Switzerland to evolve Agile Learning for future students

Posted by Brittany Howes on 26-Jul-2016 13:19:56


The Agile in Education Compass translates the language of Agile for educators around the world

DENVER, CO — Scrum Alliance®, a global professional membership and certification association representing Scrum and Agile practitioners who are transforming the world of work, today announced Agile Education Gathering: Switzerland, taking place July 27–29 in Leysin, Switzerland. This is the second global gathering of educators pioneering Agile to evolve learning for the 21st century. 

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Topics: Academics

7 reasons to consider the IB Diploma

Posted by Veronika R. '15 on 20-Jul-2016 16:30:00

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program, founded by a non-profit Swiss educational foundation in 1968, is known as one of the most rigorous and respected university preparation programs in the world. Students experience rapid intellectual, emotional, and ethical growth in this program, which usually spans the 11th and 12th grades. The Leysin American School is proud to be authorized to teach the IB program, and we are especially thrilled to see how successful our IB students have become at gaining acceptance to the most prestigious universities in the world.

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Topics: Academics

11 Best Day Trips from Leysin

Posted by Veronika R. '15 on 14-Jul-2016 17:04:02

Leysin, Switzerland is located within the Alpine region of the Canton of Vaud. Situated high above the eastern tip of Lake Geneva, Leysin is the perfect base location to reach many popular destinations within just a day.

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Topics: Student Life

7 things every Summer in Switzerland student must try!

Posted by Veronika R. '15 on 06-Jul-2016 14:20:24


Attending the Summer in Switzerland program provides a chance to try out new activities and interests. You can enjoy the stunning outdoor surroundings, amazing foods and interesting cultural experiences. By having a few activities in mind to try, like the 7 listed below, students can get the most out of their time in the Summer in Switzerland program.

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Topics: Summer in Switzerland

Graduation for the Class of 2016 - Friday, June 3rd

Posted by Brittany Howes on 24-May-2016 11:13:54


Tune in at 15:00 (GMT+2) on Friday, June 3rd to watch the 2016 Graduation live! Click the link below and you can enlarge the video to full screen.

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Topics: Academics

Letter from the Head of School - May 2016

Posted by Marc-Frédéric Ott, Ed.D. on 19-May-2016 13:24:36


Dear Parents,

“Joyeux Printemps!” Spring has finally arrived here in the mountains in Leysin. As the school year rapidly draws to an end, we are working hard to prepare the end of year graduation events and to finish planning for the next school year. In this letter I would like to draw your attention to the following points:

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Topics: Academics, Student Life

TEDxYouth@LAS Part 3

Posted by Marta Krause on 01-May-2016 09:16:29


Last month LAS hosted an extraordinary event - the TEDxYouth@LAS conference. With a license from the TED organization a group of students have worked since April 2015 to put together this special conference. Below is part 3 featuring 4 additional TEDx videos. Click here to see part 1 and here to see part 2. Enjoy! 

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Topics: Academics

Leysin American School is an international boarding school for 7th - 12th grade located in the Swiss Alps

We believe in the traditional Swiss values of quality and excellence, and our academic program reflects those attributes.

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