Lausanne - Vaud
International, American curriculum
Ages 12 to 18

Leysin American School in Switzerland - Boarding School

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CurriculumInternational, American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 12 to 18
Total first year fees: Not public
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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 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Contact email:
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public.

Important notes about this school

Boarding school only.

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as a Second Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Spanish

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Personal interview and entrance test.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Interview – An interview with a member of the Admissions Team is required. It can be performed on or off campus, via Skype or telephone.

Entrance Test – A Math test must be taken before any decision can be made as well as an English-as-a-Second Language test for non-native speakers. An English Proficiency Test such as the IELTS or TOEFL will also be accepted.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99% of graduates attend colleges and universities worldwide.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, US High School Diploma

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Aerobics, American flat football, basketball, bouldering, climbing, computer coding, cross country skiing, dance, field games, floor hockey, hiking, horseback riding, martial arts, outdoor adventure, outdoor fitness, rowing, rugby, skiing and snowboarding, soccer, squash, strength and conditioning, swimming, tennis, weightlifting, yoga, jazz ensemble, chorus, theater.

School provided lunches

The LAS Dining Halls offer a wide range of menus, including several cultural options each month. At breakfast, students can select a hot food option, as well as cereal, juices and milk. Soup, a comprehensive salad bar, charcuterie and sandwiches are available at lunch, as well as a hot food option. A well-balanced hot dish is offered at the evening meal with a "dessert du jour". Every mealtime includes a hot vegetarian option and non-port meat option.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Athletic center (gym, dance studio, climbing wall), squash court, 2 fitness rooms.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

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. It brings together students from around the world to create a campus community with a global perspective and a family atmosphere. The school's ethos of maintaining strong links with students and parents underpins the education it provides from grades 7 through 12, culminating in the International Baccalaureate or the US High School Diploma.