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Leysin American School in Switzerland

Call: +41 (24) 493 4888
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Leysin American School in Switzerland
Leysin American School in Switzerland
Leysin American School in Switzerland
Leysin American School in Switzerland
Leysin American School in Switzerland
Leysin American School in Switzerland
Leysin American School in Switzerland

At a glance

Location Leysin
Switzerland
Tuition $82,000
Grades 8-12, PG Students Receiving Aid -
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded -
Student/Faculty Ratio 7:1 Endowment -
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate N/R

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 340

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 14

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 36*
Average SAT Score (Math) 554
Average SAT Score (Verbal) 493
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs -
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
International Baccalaureate
International School
Learning Differences
Summer School
All Grades 8-12, PG
Boarding Grades 8-12, PG
Grade Divisions Post Graduate
Secondary
Student Body Coed
Established 1960
Dress Code Semi-formal
School Setting Small Town
Head of School Dr. Marc-Frédéric Ott

History

LAS was founded in 1960 by Mr. & Mrs. Fred & Sigrid Ott. 1978 the founders retired and in 1982 their son and his wife Dr. Steven and Doris Ott took over. 1990 LAS became the first boarding in Switzerland to offer the prestigious International Baccaulaureate Diploma. In 1999 LAS became the first school worldwide to certified by ISO 9001 (International Standards Organization). In 2005 LAS became a non-for-profit organization. In 2008, Dr. Marc-Frédéric Ott became Head of School. LAS celebrated the 50th anniversary in 2010.

Academics

Full Time Faculty 100%
Part Time Faculty 0%
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 71%
Student/Faculty ratio 7:1
Average Class Size 14
Special Academic Support Programs
ADD/ADHD
ESL
Learning Differences
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Art History
Biology
Business
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Choir
Chorus
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Computer Math
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Discrete Math
Drama
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geometry
German
Government/Civics
Grammar
History
International Relations
Linear Algebra
Logic
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Music
Music Theory
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Science
Sculpture
Social Studies
Spanish
Statistics
Studio Art
Study Skills
Trigonometry
World Culture
World History
World Literature
Writing

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 340
Boys 170
Girls 170
% Boys/Girls 50/50
Boarding Students 335
Day Students 5
International
Brazil
Canada
China
France
Germany
Indonesia
Japan
Korea
Mexico
Other (60+ countries represented)
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
UK
Venezuela

Admission

E-mail admissions@las.ch
Web Address www.las.ch
Director of Admission Dr. Christoph M. Ott
Admission Application Apply to Leysin American School in Switzerland
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount CHF 500
Application Deadline(s) Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Deadline(s) April 15th
Admission Tests Accepted
Other (IELTS)
Boarding Student Tuition $82,000

College Placement Office

Average SAT I Scores (Math) 554
Average SAT I Scores (Verbal) 493
Average SAT I Scores (Writing) 476
Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
% of Graduates Who Attend College 100%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
alpine skiing
basketball
cross-country skiing
golf
ice hockey
other (Hiking)
skiing (downhill)
soccer
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
Recreational Sports
golf
mountain biking
rappelling
rock climbing
skating
skiing
soccer
swimming
tennis
ultimate frisbee
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
Community Service Program
Habitat for Humanity
Honor Council
Math Club
Model UN
National Honor Society
Photography Club
Recycling Club
Running Club
Student Government
Yearbook

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Location

Contact Info

Phone +41 (24) 493 4888
Address Chemin de la Source 3, CP 108 - Leysin, CH-1854 Switzerland
Website www.las.ch 
Email admissions@las.ch 
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