Leysin American School Blog

In Memory of Sigrid Ott – Benson

Posted by Michelle Starke on 03/05/17 14:36

 

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Topics: Swiss Boarding School

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

Experience Model United Nations at Leysin American School

Posted by Alex Flynn-Padick on 17/03/16 17:00

THIMUN is a transformative experience for students selected as active participants. What THIMUN is and does is no state secret but only those that have been a part of THIMUN can truly appreciate the opportunity that such an activity provides Leysin American School students.

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Topics: Academics, Student Life, Swiss Boarding School

LETS Fosters Citizen Science in the Classroom

Posted by Dan Patton on 10/03/16 14:23
An afternoon in late September finds the forest above the Savoy building on the   Leysin  American School campus abuzz with activity. LAS students withmeasuring tapes, compasses, picks and shovels, scramble over slippery logs on a quest of scientific discovery. Small student groups fan out over the approximately ten hectare span of spruce, fir, and larch trees, honing their investigative ecology skills in anticipation of an upcoming environmental data collection blitz known as the LETS study.
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Topics: Academics, Student Life, Swiss Boarding School

Introducing the LAS Alpine Institute

Posted by John Harlin on 25/02/16 18:00

LAS challenges students and it is meant to do so. Each year, hundreds of students from around the world take residence on one of the most beautiful places on this planet. The LAS Alpine Institute inspires students to break free from preconceptions and love and learn from Leysin’s landscape, undergoing personal growth in the process. The LAS Alpine Institute builds a connection to one’s local environment while developing the physical and teamwork skills vital for developing children into healthy adults.

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Topics: Athletics, Student Life, Swiss Boarding School

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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