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A new era for sports at Leysin American School

Posted by Brittany Howes on 23/09/16 18:53


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 13/09/16 15:00

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

Educators gather in Switzerland to evolve Agile Learning for future students

Posted by Brittany Howes on 26/07/16 13:19


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

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

Posted by Brittany Howes on 24/05/16 11:13


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

National Honor Society Induction 2016

Posted by Brittany Howes on 14/03/16 20:31

The Magic Mountain chapter of the National Honor Society held their annual induction ceremony on Thursday, March 10th 2016 in the Grand Salle. This year twenty new members were inducted into the society. The ceremony began with a lighting of 4 candles by the NHS council members to represent the four virtues of the NHS - Character, Service, Leadership and Scholarship.

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Topics: Academics

Why Leysin American School?

Welcome to Leysin American School, a school with “family” values. Located in the breathtaking beauty of the Swiss Alps, Leysin American School has a history of nurturing talent and motivating students to succeed in education, sports and arts. We bring together students from around the world to create a campus community with a global perspective and a family atmosphere.

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