La Garenne International School

Chemin des Chavasses 23, 1885 Chesières / Villars-sur-Ollon Direction : Grégory Méan
La Garenne is one of the oldest international schools in Switzerland. More than 75 years after it welcomed its first children, LGIS is now home to more than 150 young people aged from 5 to 18. Our first IB Diploma students graduate in 2023.
Set in the heart of the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1300 metres above sea level, LGIS combines a rigorous academic programme with multiple and diverse outdoor activities all year round.
With ski slopes on the doorstep, students are able to make the most of our stunning location and our demanding overseas programme enables students to complement their academic studies with Service as Action projects.
We also offer an Integration Programme for students wishing to experience boarding school for the first time. Alongside our prestigious Summer and Winter Camps, La Garenne International School is at the forefront of 21st century learning.
Our priority is that each child at La Garenne should be happy, safe, healthy, valued and cherished. Our motto is “Be Happy, Never, Never, Never Give Up” which reflects our holistic, child-centred approach, along with traditional Swiss values of respect, politeness, tolerance and responsibility.
Tel +41 24 495 24 53


Summer school
Boarding schools


1-5 years old
6-15 years old
16-18 years old

Range study


Classes taught in



Boarding school
Day school


Certificate of study
International Baccalaureat
High school diploma
Languages diplomas


Full time


- CIS (Council of International Schools)
- NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges)
- QSC (Quality School Certification)
- IB World School (International Baccalaureate Organisation)
- Cambridge English Language Assessment (Exam Preparation Centre)
- DELF / DALF (French Language Diploma)
- AVDEP (Vaud Association of Private Schools)
- FSEP (Swiss Private Schools Federation)
- SGIS (Swiss Group of International Schools)


LGIS is an accredited IB World School. Study programmes include the International Primary Curriculum, the IB Middle Years and Diploma programmes and the La Garenne High School Diploma.

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