A long tradition and an integral part of Gstaad: International Schools
An oasis in the Alps, wellness destination and Olympus of fine food - these are only few of the superlatives that are mentioned in the same breath as Gstaad. The gem of the Bernese Oberland is also well-known for its International Schools and Camps that occupy an important place in Saanenland's everyday life.
The boarding schools look back on many years of tradition and have built up an excellent reputation. Thousands of students, families and teachers have become ambassadors to the rest of the world, praising the reputation and lifestyle of the Saanenland region.
The boarding school Le Rosey was founded in 1880 and is considered the most prestigious school in Switzerland." Philippe Gudin, director of the school since 1980, is famed as a visionary in the education of children and young adults. Since 1916, Le Rosey has left its main campus by Lake Geneva to spend the winter in Gstaad.
Internationally renowned for its excellence in education, John F. Kennedy International School prides itself on being a small family-style organisation with a big heart where children are treated as individuals. It boasts an exceptional academic and extra-curricular programme providing students with a broad range of mountain activities all-year round, as well as cultural excursions and a comprehensive sports programme. JFK focuses on providing a strong academic curriculum, which thoroughly prepares students for the IGCSE examinations and promotes intellectual curiosity, independent thinking and excellent study habits.
In the context of a summer camp in Gstaad, Le Rosey prepares students for the school year. The summer camp ist aimed at students from 8 to 18 years who intend to go on to university.
In cooperation with the John F. Kennedy School, Lovell International Camps accomplish summer camps in July and August for boys and girls at the age of 5 to 15 years. Winter store programmes of December until March combine a professional winter games lesson with English or French language lessons. The pre-schooler club is also at disposal in winter for children of 2 and a half to 5 years.
The TASIS Ecological Leadership Action Program gives young explorers ages 14-18 an exciting perspective on the natural world. Adventure activities include rock climbing, glacier walks, mountain biking, canyoning, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and sailing in the magnificent Swiss Alps. Challenging leadership activities and a focus on environmental studies, physiological wellness, wilderness survival skills, multi-media workshops and a 4th week eco-action project in the Tatra National Park result in a unique experience that enhances the lives of students. In collaboration with Horn & Co.