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|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English as a Second Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Max. number of students per class||
|Average number of students per class||
|External examinations or assessments available||
IB Diploma, US High School Diploma
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
|Approximate hours of homework given||
Depends on the subject and grade level.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
99% of graduates attend colleges and universities worldwide.
|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.
Depends on the grade level.
|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.
|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.
|Sports activities included||
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
|Sports facilities at the school||
Athletic center (gym, dance studio, climbing wall), squash court, 2 fitness rooms.
|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.