La Garenne International School Chesieres
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About La Garenne International School


Founded in 1947, La Garenne International School is a leading boarding school located on a sunny plateau in the Swiss Alps. Owned and managed by the Méan family for two generations, our school is set in the charming alpine French- speaking ski resort of Villars-sur-Ollon which provides a secure environment for our students. Our philosophy is based on traditional values, a strong sense of responsibility, kindness and security - key elements for a successful and balanced life. Each academic year we welcome 90 boarding and 30 day students, aged from 5 to 16, from over 35 countries.

La Garenne prides itself on an English-French bilingual approach. During the academic year our students follow objectives from the British Curriculum from Year 1 to IB MYP5, and also develop a high level of mastery of the French language.

Responding to continuous requests from our students and their parents, we are proud to announce the launch of "La Garenne Senior School". We have welcome our first IB MYP4 class to the existing campus in September 2019, to be followed by IB MYP5 from 2020 and IB DP1 from 2021. As our facilities develop, we plan to launch a new class each year, ultimately opening IB DP2 in 2022 - just in time to celebrate the 75th anniversary of La Garenne. The academic programmes offered will be the MYP (Middle Year Programme) with internal examinations and the IB Diploma Programme for our IB DP1 & IB DP2.

In addition to our full-time school year curriculum, students may also choose to join La Garenne as part of our "Integration Programme". This offers them a unique taste of academic and boarding life over a shorter period, after which some may choose to join us at a later stage for the full academic year.

In summer, we offer residential and day camps with a well-balanced programme consisting of language courses in French or English in the morning (from beginner to advanced level) followed by sports, cultural and leisure activities in the afternoon. In winter, students may participate in the “Integration Programme” and enjoy snow activities including skiing/snowboarding several times a week.

Whether during the school year or during our camps, we provide many wonderful opportunities (languages, challenges, expeditions, charity projects and school trips around the world) that stimulate the children’s natural curiosity and teach them valuable life skills.

La Garenne is also accredited by CIS (Council of International Schools) and is a Cambridge/ DELF-DALF Preparation Centre.

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"Be happy and never, never, never give up" https://www.facebook.com/LGSchool/videos/188285208837192/

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Curriculum

English (IPC, MYP & IB), French

Primary Language

English

Ages

5 to 18

Max Class Size

16

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12 Reviews of La Garenne International School

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Hana, 14/01/2020 @ 10:58:05
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"I love the activities in the afternoon. I enjoy writing in class and my English teacher is great. Also the lunches are yummy!"

Lou, 14/01/2020 @ 10:56:45
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"Les activités étaient très bien, il y avait une ambiance géniale et nous avons beaucoup rigolé avec les moniteurs."

Jennifer, 14/01/2020 @ 10:55:55
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"I love the new boarding house, Beau Site, it is like staying in a hotel. I definitely want to come back to summer camp next year".

Naomi M., 14/01/2020 @ 10:54:09
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“I believe Yasumasa had a pleasant time, due to support by all teachers and staffs. He told me lots of stories of the programme, and mostly enjoyed chocolate factory, walking in the mountain, and laser gun game. He also could learn how to play chess. I really thank to you, and wish you a pleasant summer.”

Cobi, 14/01/2020 @ 10:52:15
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"Please allow me here to special thanks to Celine, your helpful and informative which helps us a lot easier from the registration and to the first day my child board in, and until safe home. Also please pass my deepest thanks to Mr Mean of his immediate response and assistance, we are worry free even though my child is in some medical issue during the camping. Your team efficiency and well organising are very impressing us. Last but not least, thanks to those leader and helper brings lot of fun and such memorable experience to my boy. We wish you and school all the best and ever success. For sure we will highly recommend your school to our friends and business partners in future.”

Grisha, 14/01/2020 @ 10:50:12
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My name is Grisha, I am 10 years old and I come from Russia. I came here six years ago and right now I am in Year 5 and my teacher is Jenny. I have made a lot of friends at La Garenne and I have a best friend. My favourite lessons are Maths, IPC and Sport and my favourite sports are football and basketball. I live in the La Garenne main building because I’m a Mini, but the Juniors live nearby in the new Beau Site building. La Garenne building is the original school building, with beautifully renovated boarding facilities and dining room. I like the expeditions because we get to go to different places and it’s really fun and challenging. I also like the after-school clubs because you can choose what do you want to do. In IPC we are learning about the Ancient Greeks and Romans and it is very interesting. In the winter we learn how to ski and at the end of the season we have a ski race. At the weekends we have activities after lunch and it is really fun. My favourites are playing football and going to the cinema.

Angelo, 14/01/2020 @ 10:43:57
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My name is Angelo and I joined La Garenne in the past. It is an awesome experience and I enjoy it a lot. The most interesting things that I have done at La Garenne were in Maths with my teacher Yahn. We learned about tessellation charts of all kinds and percentages. In French class I have improved and I am happy that now I know how to speak another language. In Sports we do many fun activities such as football, basketball, running and parkour. I like IPC and hope that in the future it will be as interesting as it is now. To be good at many things you need to practice a lot and hard work is key. I take private piano and math lessons and I am getting better and better over time. I am enjoying my time academically and in boarding too. This year Beau-Site boarding house was built for Juniors to live in and study. It is a beautiful building with three floors and spectacular views, comfortable social spaces and a fitness room. I have many friends here at la Garenne and I really would like to stay.

Samira, 14/01/2020 @ 10:40:12
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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 I go to Nigeria. My favourite colours are pink and purple, and my favourite continent is Africa. It's really good here at La Garenne and I have made a lot of friends from different countries. My best friends are from China and Iran. We live in the same room and we really enjoy the time spent together. My teacher in Year 4 is Samantha. I really like working with her - she is really kind. My favourite subjects are Maths, Sports and Music. I like being a Mini but I'm looking forward to being a Junior. I have never skied before but I am really excited that I will have ski lessons with my La Garenne friends in Villars-Sur-Ollon, which is well known for winter sports.

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Elena Nevz, a month ago


Greetings from Moscow! I would like to say thanks to all staff of La Garenne. My children spent unforgettable vacation at La Garenne school this summer. Effective English lessons, a wide variety of activities, interesting excursions and trips. The best Swiss camp ever.

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Mio Sato, 2 years ago


I went to school there and it was an awesome place. Loads of fun activities and the staff are really nice you get to meet so many different people and make a whole lot of friends. It's very diverse.

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Мария Качинская, a month ago


My daughter Nataly was in La Garenne School twice for summer Courses. It was great! It was so interesting English Language Program and Activities. All staff and teachers are very proffesional . We can reccomend this school for summer and for academick year.

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_taochi2807_, a year ago


I was a student in LG and I moved to other school but one thing that I couldn’t find in other school was “love” People in LG was really peaceful than others and also Stuffs were really kind.I think instead of anything we need personality to communicate with people from other country. And this school was really good to remember what I needed.

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