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.
John F. Kennedy International School has been existing since 1950 and opened its doors in Saanen in 1971. The curriculum of this Cambridge University Board IGCSE School is based on a clear philosophy of international education that always takes the rapid changes of our global world into account. The JFK International School is well-known both for this challenging maxim and its familiar atmosphere.
The focus of Gstaad International School lies on educating their students to interculturally competent young adults as well as to communicate the cultural differences that make humans unique. The international environment of the Gstaad International School creates therefore the best conditions. The school especially responds to the didactic and social needs of the children and teenagers, provides a familiar atmosphere and offers an ideal preparation for university programmes in the UK or the USA.
Summer and Winter Camps in Gstaad
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.
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.