Situated in the French-speaking Swiss Alps, in the popular ski resort of Villars, La Garenne offers an education for young learners between 4 and 14.
The children are immersed in both the French and the English language, which is why they are bilingual by the time they leave.
The student’s individual talents and interests are celebrated and developed throughout their years spent at La Garenne. Our 8 IPC personal goals: communication, cooperation, respect, morality, adaptability, thoughtfulness, resilience and enquiry are the focus at La Garenne, encouraging students to reflect upon and enhance their personal development through studies, sport and recreational activities.
The school is situated in a ski resort and students profit from the excellent location between the Geneva lake and the mountains. There are 4 main chalets in the school and the children divided by gender and by age between those.
There are daily sports lessons including football, tennis, karate, athletics, climbing, hockey and ice-skating, to name but a few as well as weekend expeditions that are obligatory for our students. This enables us to uphold and advocate an active and healthy lifestyle for our students. During the ski season, the children ski in the afternoons and finish right at the front door of the school.
The school offers a variety of afternoon clubs like languages (Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Italian), piano, violin and guitar lessons, art, chess, dance and karate.
During the winter season, the expeditions are dedicated to skiing and sledging. We offer about 40 days of skiing per year.
- Day and Boarding school
- Number of Students: 110
- Age Range: 4-14 years
- Fees: CHF29,000 – CHF71,000
- English official curriculum
- French official curriculum
- Address: Chemin des Chavasses 23, Villars sur Ollon 1884, Switzerland
- Canton: Vaud (VD)
- Telephone Number: 024 495 24 53
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.la-garenne.ch
“It has been a pleasure to have our daughter Luna with you for 2 years. Our initial “fears” disappeared quickly when we saw the professional performance of the staff. We are thankful to all of them for taking care of our daughter. Looking forward to see you all next year when we bring our younger sun to the school.”
– A Spanish family
“I would like to congratulate all the team with the successful year 2014. Each year you surpass our expectation with the development of the school and the children want to come back to see the new things. This is most important to us! What we appreciate the most about Peter is that he became not only fluent in English and integrated in the academic school life, he developed new interests outside the classroom that help him be excited. We appreciate all the extra curriculum activities that your school has on offer! Please keep it up!”
– A Russian family
“This is the best choice we have made for our children! All the three of them had their first experience abroad with La Garenne and they are ready for junior boarding schools now! We are very proud of them.”
– A Japanese family