About La Garenne International school
Founded in 1947, La Garenne is one the leading private boarding schools located in the French-speaking ski resort of Villars-sur-Ollon. It is owned and managed by to generation of the same family, The Méan.
In 2017 the institution celebrated its 70th anniversary. La Garenne provides a secure environment as well as an academic excellence and a warm international family for the students. They welcome boys and girls aged from 4 to 14 years old from all nationalities around the world. They pride themselves on their English-French bilingual approach allowing students to learn both languages.
La Garenne welcomes 80 boarding and 30-day students from over 30 countries.
Due to the early age of some of the students, providing safety and a secure place is the most important factor being taken into consideration at all time. Young students receive individual care as well as being taught how to be independent.
New students are able to adapt themselves quickly to the new environment due to the infrastructures that are in place.
La Garenne International School has integrated to its school program the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) as well as the English National Curriculum for the younger student section of the school. This is a rigorous curriculum with specific goals to reach and other achievements to complete. Values such as cooperation, communication, thoughtfulness, respect, resilience and morality are taught to the students. The students are taught by specialist teachers in all subject areas
La Garenne boarding houses provides care, with dedicated house parents, to the children during their stay.
Each student is treated as an individual. Activities such as cooking classes, games during the evenings, dinners, special occasions such birthdays and holidays are all organized by the members’ team.
It’s a great opportunity to build lasting friendships, build social skills and bond with other students. All of this in a multilingual environment.
Every year more than 90 new students aged from 5 to 14 years old. They trust La Garenne School to take care of their boarding students. They believe in the school’s academic education and personal care.
During the school’s breaks during summer and winter, there is opportunities for kids to participate to organized camps for the 8 to 14 years old.