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Leysin American School

Address: Leysin American School 1854 Leysin Switzerland
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Description Leysin American School

Foundation year: 1960
Location: Leysin
Age of students: 7-18 years
Type of education: joint
Number of students: 380
Programs: Advanced Placement (High School Diploma ), GCSE, A-level, Abitur (German certificate), Schweizer Maturitat (Swiss certificate), Esame di stato (Italian certificate), winter and summer English courses (Cambridge, DELF, PLIDA, Goethe, etc.), summer English, French and rest for school children
Accommodation: residence (12-19 years)
Price: from CHF 39750 per term with accommodation
Ranking: one of the best international schools in Switzerland

Leysin American School is located in the picturesque town of Leysin in the mountains. It is one of the most prestigious educational institutions of its class in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. It offers studying in English and French. The school, like the entire resort town of Leysin, is known for its friendly atmosphere, an international worldview. The Leysin American School honors the traditions of Swiss education. At the same time, innovative methods and tools are constantly introduced here, making the studying process more comfortable and effective. The certificate issued at the boarding school is recognized by high-rating universities of the EU, America, Canada.

The school is rightly proud of its academic results. Many of its graduates take exams for the highest scores. Yesterday's students easily enter prestigious Swiss, European (including Oxbridge) and American universities.

The school in Leysin is located near the historical center. In the resort city there is a lot of cultural entertainment. Here the guests are offered museums, galleries, private exhibitions. Shops, cafes are also located near the school. The resort status of Leysin determines the specificity of leisure time for Leysin American School students. Here, children are offered a wide range of sports activities. During summer students can get involved in team games, golf, athletics, hiking. In winter, students can go to workout in skiing, snowboarding.

Not far from Leysin there are interesting Swiss cities: Geneva, Basel, Bern, Lausanne. On weekends, students of Leysin American School are offered excursions to historical places.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Leysin American School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
16-18
from 39 750 CHF / semester

The IB program was formed in Switzerland with the goal of bringing education systems in different countries to the same standard and enabling students to prepare for entering universities in the world. Now InternationalBaccalaureate is recognized by higher schools as a certificate of secondary education.

IB not only prepares students from the academic side, but also develops social adaptation, analytical skills, the ability to work independently, the skills of search activity. The main direction of IB is to increase the motivation of students to study disciplines and focus on new achievements (personal and educational). The program develops ambitions and ambition, helps in building a further career.

Mathematics and methodology (system, methods and means of studying sciences) are in the list of compulsory subjects. All the subjects of schoolchildren pass on the standard or advanced (advanced) levels. You can make up to 4 special courses in the IB Diploma.

Annual
16-18
from 39 750 CHF / semester

The program of preparation for entering universities, which includes the study of the subjects of advanced placement (Advanced Placement). Most often the program is used for admission to universities in Canada or the United States. Exams and tests are indicated by credit units. To successfully complete the program, you must receive at least 24 credits. Leysin American School is the leader in Switzerland for this two-year program.

Annual
11-17
from 39 750 CHF / semester

The program lasts one year, for which students with a high school diploma are preparing to take SAT or TOEFL tests, pass language courses and adapt to the foreign higher education system. It is also possible to master the IB course with a certificate or an additional program on algebra Advanced Placement (Calculus).

The Leysin American School has received a certificate as a test preparation center for the common verbal and mathematical level of the Scholarship Aptitude Test (SAT).

Communication skills help children develop numerous trips and excursions. During the training, a 5-day trip to Italy and an introduction to the culture and values ​​of Europe are planned.

24.06.2019 -04.08.2019
7-18
from 4 950 CHF / 2 week

Alpine Adventure (7 - 11 years)

As part of the program, students work in groups in the morning, and in the afternoons they are engaged in active activities. On weekends there are long excursions to the nearest cities, sightseeing of interesting and interesting places. The curator and teachers help children at any time of the day.

Classes include compulsory language learning (French or English as a non-native language), computer programs and natural history. Schoolchildren for mastering choose the language in which they will be trained in the future. At the lessons of computer literacy, familiarity with the most common programs, graphics software capabilities, ways of using technology for training. A separate complex of knowledge will be studying the geography and nature of Switzerland, searching for the most tempting places for excursions.

Have not forgotten in Leysin American School and about entertaining and sports events for children. Students from the first race can visit the jazz festival in Montreux (Switzerland). There are visits to the theater, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne and art galleries. From active types of recreation you can choose horse riding, hiking (spending the night in the mountains, evenings by the fire), basketball, tennis, ice skating or playing football. The spirit of competition and the desire for victory are developed by sports competitions, team games and talent shows. Schoolboys, keen on art, can try themselves in the decorative-applied forms (mosaic, miniature).

Leysin American School organizes guided tours of the Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva, the actual capital of Switzerland Bern, the water park, the chocolate factory "Nestle" in the village of Brock, the towns of Zermatt, Martigny, Montreux.

Programs Alpine Exploration (12 - 14 years) and Alpine Challenge (15 - 18 years)

Summer programs for schoolchildren are conducted in the language chosen by the children. Let's choose either the academic level of the program (+ entertainment and recreation), or an in-depth language course (limited entertainment program).

In the morning, all students go through general classes, learn English at a simple and medium level, computer programs, literature, algebra (two levels of complexity), experimental physics, web design, theater and acting skills , French or Spanish (levels of varying difficulty), 3-D art and photography, ethnology. Children additionally develop the skills of journalism, visit the writers' club, master the entrepreneurial craft and take courses of young leaders. Initial musical education can be obtained by classes of guitar, vocals, pianofortes or to study the theory of music and composition. It provides for the education of children in the sphere of religion, culture, modern political organizations (UN). The programs prepare students for passing SAT or TOEFL tests, for passing InternationalBaccalaureate in mathematics (algebra) at an advanced level.

During certain sessions, certain subject courses are available for passage. The schoolchild's choice of a specialized program includes 4 types of directions: English or French (intensive programs), rock climbing (tourism), theater. Academic program children pass for two sessions of 3 weeks. For recreation, one week of recreational activities is provided between sessions. Summer races can last 2 - 7 weeks.

Over the summer it is also possible to receive up to 1.5 credits on the American educational system, having overcome 6-week schooling with homework and extracurricular activities. The study of one subject on summer courses will correspond to a semester course.

Leysin American School will offer basketball, golf, parapenting (parachuting), aerobics, horse riding, football, altimat (frisbee), volleyball to improve the physical form and engage in active lifestyles. , Rafting, tennis, mountaineering, swimming, field hockey.

Artistic and artistic love develops theater lessons, talent shows, culinary competitions, decorative handicrafts, master classes of artists, meetings at the Red Frog school cafe, participation in theatrical productions.

Students from the first race can enjoy jazz music at the festival in Montreux. It is possible to visit the chocolate factory Nestle, the cities of Lucerne, Zermatt, Geneva, Martigny and the actual capital of Switzerland, Bern.

You can start the course on the language course from June 22 to August 9. The cost of one extended program, including training and one week of entertainment, will be 8,700 Swiss francs. The program can be extended from June 28 to July 25. The second arrival is from July 18 to August 15.

Pupils can also choose the long program "Swiss Summer" (training plus 1 week of entertainment). The cost of this long program will be 14 thousand Swiss francs. It opens on June 28, and the children will go home on August 15.

The most democratic in price is the standard program. Its cost -6.1 thousand francs . Beginning of training children can on June, 28th (1 arrival) and on July, 26th (the second arrival). The program lasts three weeks. The first race ends July 18, and the second - on August 15.

27.06.2019 -11.08.2019
7-18
from 2 050 CHF / week

Alpine Adventure (7 - 11 years)

As part of the program, students work in groups in the morning, and in the afternoons they are engaged in active activities. On weekends there are long excursions to the nearest cities, sightseeing of interesting and interesting places. The curator and teachers help children at any time of the day.

Classes include compulsory language learning (French or English as a non-native language), computer programs and natural history. Schoolchildren for mastering choose the language in which they will be trained in the future. At the lessons of computer literacy, familiarity with the most common programs, graphics software capabilities, ways of using technology for training. A separate complex of knowledge will be studying the geography and nature of Switzerland, searching for the most tempting places for excursions.

Have not forgotten in Leysin American School and about entertaining and sports events for children. Students from the first race can visit the jazz festival in Montreux (Switzerland). There are visits to the theater, the Olympic Museum in Lausanne and art galleries. From active types of recreation you can choose horse riding, hiking (spending the night in the mountains, evenings by the fire), basketball, tennis, ice skating or playing football. The spirit of competition and the desire for victory are developed by sports competitions, team games and talent shows. Schoolboys, keen on art, can try themselves in the decorative-applied forms (mosaic, miniature).

Leysin American School organizes guided tours of the Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva, the actual capital of Switzerland Bern, the water park, the chocolate factory "Nestle" in the village of Brock, the towns of Zermatt, Martigny, Montreux.

Programs Alpine Exploration (12 - 14 years) and Alpine Challenge (15 - 18 years)

Summer programs for schoolchildren are conducted in the language chosen by the children. Let's choose either the academic level of the program (+ entertainment and recreation), or an in-depth language course (limited entertainment program).

In the morning, all students go through general classes, learn English at a simple and medium level, computer programs, literature, algebra (two levels of complexity), experimental physics, web design, theater and acting skills , French or Spanish (levels of varying difficulty), 3-D art and photography, ethnology. Children additionally develop the skills of journalism, visit the writers' club, master the entrepreneurial craft and take courses of young leaders. Initial musical education can be obtained by classes of guitar, vocals, pianofortes or to study the theory of music and composition. It provides for the education of children in the sphere of religion, culture, modern political organizations (UN). The programs prepare students for passing SAT or TOEFL tests, for passing InternationalBaccalaureate in mathematics (algebra) at an advanced level.

During certain sessions, certain subject courses are available for passage. The schoolchild's choice of a specialized program includes 4 types of directions: English or French (intensive programs), rock climbing (tourism), theater. Academic program children pass for two sessions of 3 weeks. For recreation, one week of recreational activities is provided between sessions. Summer races can last 2 - 7 weeks.

Over the summer it is also possible to receive up to 1.5 credits on the American educational system, having overcome 6-week schooling with homework and extracurricular activities. The study of one subject on summer courses will correspond to a semester course.

Leysin American School will offer basketball, golf, parapenting (parachuting), aerobics, horse riding, football, altimat (frisbee), volleyball to improve the physical form and engage in active lifestyles. , Rafting, tennis, mountaineering, swimming, field hockey.

Artistic and artistic love develops theater lessons, talent shows, culinary competitions, decorative handicrafts, master classes of artists, meetings at the Red Frog school cafe, participation in theatrical productions.

Students from the first race can enjoy jazz music at the festival in Montreux. It is possible to visit the chocolate factory Nestle, the cities of Lucerne, Zermatt, Geneva, Martigny and the actual capital of Switzerland, Bern.

You can start the course on the language course from June 22 to August 9. The cost of one extended program, including training and one week of entertainment, will be 8,700 Swiss francs. The program can be extended from June 28 to July 25. The second arrival is from July 18 to August 15.

Pupils can also choose the long program "Swiss Summer" (training plus 1 week of entertainment). The cost of this long program will be 14 thousand Swiss francs. It opens on June 28, and the children will go home on August 15.

The most democratic in price is the standard program. Its cost is 6,1 thousand francs. Beginning of training children can on June, 28th (1 arrival) and on July, 26th (the second arrival). The program lasts three weeks. The first race ends July 18, and the second - on August 15.

Accommodation and food

The guesthouse at Leysin American School provides separate stay (boys / girls, junior / senior students). There is comfortable furniture in the rooms of the school. Amenities are located in the apartment. Each room has an exit to the balcony, which offers a magnificent view of the Swiss Alps.

There are also kitchens in the residence, free laundries. 24/7 educational control is provided. To communicate and spend an interesting time students Leysin American School can be in residences in rest rooms.

Meals in the boarding form of studying are provided 3 times a day. The menu is dominated by traditional Swiss cuisine. Also fthere are French dishes. By agreement, vegetarian and dietary meals are possible.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: 3d-design, Advanced mathematics, biology, Business and management, chemistry, Cinematography, computer techologies, design and technology, Dramatic art, economics, English, English literature, ethnology, French, French literature, geography, Geometry, geopolitics, Higher mathematics, history, Informatics and Communication, Information Technology, letter, maths, methodology, musical art, philosophy, physics, psychology, reading, Religious studies, Social anthropology, social sciencies, sociology, Spanish, Spanish Literature, The art of dance, the photo, Theatrical art, Visual arts, Web design, World history,  Creative writing
Events list: basketball, Beach volleyball, Duke of Edinburgh prize, Excursion to london, football, Motor sport, paragliding, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, sailing, Shopping, skiing, Snowboarding, swimming, tennis, volleyball

Advantages

  • Orientation for maximum disclosure of each student's ability.
  • Small groups of students (about 13 people on average). This gives the teacher the opportunity to give every student proper attention.
  • The choice between the American and international courses and programs.
  • Presence of professional support for foreign students: additional classes in subjects and language, counseling to solve emerging educational, domestic issues, emotional support for psychologists, educators, services of outside specialists (communication in the form of confidential conversations), communication and recreation with "Educational family".
  • Location in an ecologically safe, picturesque and convenient area.
  • Excellent material and technical base.

Equipment Leysin American School

The campus is represented by a vast territory with 12 buildings, a green zone, sports fields and complexes. The buildings of the Leysin American School are in a classic colonial style. Inside, they are equipped with the latest technology. This concerns both the classrooms, scientific laboratories, the computer class, the library, the circles, and the dorm rooms.

Term dates and fees

The academic year consists of two semesters.

The cost of the Leysin American School programs includes health insurance and medical services, accommodation, full board meals, residence permit in Switzerland, studying, teacher consultations, laboratory classes, social events, bedding, departure for excursions, festive events and banquets, scheduled recreational activities, snowboarding and alpine skiing classes in groups (in winter), most special entertainment events, commune Taxes. The school undertakes the organization of the rental of the Macbook Laptop and the iPhone for students, offers free internet and laundry services.

Additionally, you will need to pay for the visa, participation of the curator in the life of the student, the examinations and registration - CHF 500. Upon admission, students pay a deposit of CHF 5,000, pay for additional language lessons and sports. The payment of the flight is also not included

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Leysin American School reviews

Karina I.

Excellent school, I'm glad that I'm studying here!

Very beautiful, well-groomed, all brand new and modern, and residential residences are generally beyond praise - of course, these are not our student hostels, which you can not shake without a shudder.

Teachers moderately strict, but very sociable, smiling, always help-prompt: I have an IB course for high school students, so they chew on literally every topic and subtlety, only the completely stupid will not understand (but such here and do not act).

Many excursions of interesting, clubs and circles: the time for them is not enough, given the training load, but the very fact that there is such an opportunity is pleasantly pleasing. I went to Montreux and Geneva - very beautiful cities!

In general, I am very happy that I was picked up by this school, I'm 100% satisfied and I can recommend it absolutely boldly.

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Evgeny E.

Our eldest son is studying at Leysin American School . The trip to study was organized by the company Smapse - we were very pleased with the result of the cooperation, therefore we can leave an unequivocally positive feedback.

First, everyone is screaming about the individual approach, but here we really saw and felt it. In the course of the first meetings, the consultants immediately outlined the list of the most prestigious and rating schools, but explained that it is specifically for our child that a completely different option may come up - and this is normal, everyone has his own needs. The question was asked in detail where we studied before, at what level the English language, which subjects are higher than others, what are the interests of the child. We honestly did not have clear preferences and ideas, wherever we wanted to study, so the specialists were a little more difficult - well, quite a clean sheet, you can offer options endlessly. But in the end, we reduced the list of priority options to 8, clarified the available seats and deadlines for filing documents - and they choseLeysin American School.

Secondly, the company is really engaged in its clients from and to. We were even helped to enroll in the consulate for a visa, instructed on the procedure of visa processing, translated documents into English (this service we ordered in addition, but the cost is average in the city, nothing supernatural). Now we periodically contact them - and we, as parents and son - the guys answer us all the questions, in general, do not abandon their own. Professional approach.

Thirdly, we really were told a great school! Leysin American School is an American school inof Switzerland - in general, all the best joined at once. The son learns with pleasure, enthusiastically tells about extracurricular activities and campaigns, almost every weekend children on excursions - we are very pleased that the training is so balanced and interesting.

We recommend Smapse as a professional, qualified company with experienced employees: if you decide to send your child to study abroad, you will definitely be here.

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