Leysin American School (LAS)

The Leysin American School founded in 1960 , LAS is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Alps and in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, in Leysin.

The school has a long history of talent and motivation for students to succeed in education, sport and the arts. Approximately 340 students attend the school and this school is home to students from sixty countries.

LAS has 72 full-time employees, of which almost all live on campus.

At this school, students are admitted from grade 7th to 12th (from 12 to 18 years old).

At LAS, the education system is based on two well-known international systems, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the US High School Diploma.

99% of the graduates of this school go to universities and colleges around the world.40% of the students are pursuing their education in the United States. The LAS school is visited annually by more than 70 universities from all over the world (America, Europe and Canada).

General Information
Year Founded1960
Type of the SchoolCo-Ed
Location of the School

Leysin, Switzerland

School AreaApproximately100,000 square meters
Programs of study
Academic ProgramsIB Diploma, U.S. High School curriculum
Extra Curricular

Skiing, snowboarding, cross country, rowing, soccer, swimming, basketball, volleyball, tennis, rugby, aerobics, astronomy, badminton, climbing, computer coding, crossfit workout, dance, floor hockey, gardening, hiking, horseback riding, martial arts, squash, yoga, community service, event planners, environmental club, Model United Nations, National Honors Society, Student Council, Honor Council

Boarding Tuitions (Per Academic Year) 95,000 CHF (2018-2019)
Boarding Tuitions Fees includeSee application form for details
Boarding Tuitions Fees does not includeSee application form for details
Teaching Environment
Total number of students (Day & Boarding)340
Total number of Boarding Students340
How many different nationalities60
Teacher-Student Ratio1:5
Language courses offeredFrench, Spanish, English-as-a-Second language
Main Language of instructionEnglish
Age of entry to school12-16 years
Age of entry to Boarding houses12-16 years
Grades offered by schoolGrades 7-12
Full BoardingYES
Day studentsNo
English language Requirements
Minimum Score in IELTS/TOEFL Yes to graduate 5.5 IETS
If the student doesn’t have IELTS/ TOEFLYes, we have an internal English Language Test
English Language Preparatory CoursesYes
Accommodations & Foods
Type of Rooms availableDouble / Triple / Suite
Foods Extra OptionsVegetarian, Halal Foods, Diet
Achievements & Accreditations
Accredited and Member ofCouncil of International Schools (CIS) and New England Associate of Schools & Colleges (NEASC)
Honors and Prizes-
Sport Championships

A number of sports awards in the Swiss Group of International Schools (SGIS) sports leagues