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IB and British curriculums
Ages 5 to 18

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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 5 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 12 students / class
Maximum 16 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: CHF 38,200
to: CHF 77,200
Address: Chemin des Chavasses 23, 1885 Chesières Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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Number of students

130

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30-35

Most common nationality

Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Nigerian and Spanish but we limit every nationality to 10% max over the totality of the school body.

Ratio of local students to international students

5% only of local students. Most of our kids are international.

Max. number of students per class

16

Average number of students per class

10-14 depending on the year group

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes PIE (Programme of Intensive English)

Additional language classes offered by the school

French (obligatory) and optional on private lessons (German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish)

Use of technology in the classroom

Smart boards in every classes and laptop (MAC) is obligatory for each child from the Year 2 class as part of their school material.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

30 minutes to 1 hour daily. 1h30 daily for our Senior students.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Some of the nationalities yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Documents to reach school includes admission form, copy of passport and vaccinations records, most recent school report and the last year's one, Internal English / Math tests or Placement Test for our Junior and Senior candidates, Motivation letter from the parents explaining to us what they like to share or share as a family and "Express your passion" element: Ask the child to send us a presentation / video / pictures / drawings / etc showing us his favorite passion(s) in life.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No official deadline, but we are generally fully booked by the end of May for the following september entry.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes (except that if coming at 3rd Term, should complete the following school year with us as well)

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We are a school-aged 5 to 16 yo at the moment. IBDP years will open by 2022.

External examinations or assessments available

Cambridge, DELF, follow the IPC , MYP and IBDP curriculum. General internal examinations at the end of each term.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No mandatory practice as we welcome all religions. But kids are free to practice their own religion and follow their traditions.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We do...and it is part of the unique aspect of an international boarding school ;)

School bus service available

School transportation for boarders of course. But no buses for day students to be picked up or brought back home.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, and we have a department of special needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Make sure we fulfill the needs of the child and provide very individual attention to each child. We have 1/2 staff-student ratio.

Student access to education psychologist

If they need or wish, yes it can be organised

School start time

08h00

School finish time

16h00 or 16h30

Supervised care before/after school

Yes of course as 90% of our kids are boarders

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

https://www.la-garenne.ch/life-at-la-garenne/clubs

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Football, swimming, ice-skating expedition, skiing, tennis, horse-riding, running, arts, dance, singing, drawings, chess clubs (we offer an average of 30 different clubs)

Sports facilities at the school

Sport's hall, outdoor field, fitness, gym, basketball ground, tennis tables yoga and dance rooms.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes in football (for girls and boys) and Ski academy. Basketball as well.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Family atmosphere, individual attention, develop the best out of each child no matter what it is, caring and very personalized.

Teaching approach of the school

Same

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