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Blog: Competitions

With the end of the school year soon upon us, the school football teams are...

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Written by Mrs. Danielle Allard

Blog: Year 5 - 'Properties and Change of Materials'

In Science, our topic this term is 'Properties and Change of Materials'. We...

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Written by Mr. Barry Fitzgerald

Blog: End of the term

The end of the term is soon upon us and the students have a busy few weeks ahead....

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Written by Mrs. Danielle Allard

Blog: Cambridge English Exams - 2018

Each year the children in Year 3 to Year 9 at La Garenne work towards taking...

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Written by Mr. Derek Lineham

Blog: Year 9 – the time has come to say ‘au revoir’….

It will soon be time for Year 9 to move on their new schools. It has been a...

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Written by Mr. Barry Fitzgerald

Blog: Cooking

The Junior boys participated with their music teacher, in a cooking class making...

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Written by Mrs. Danielle Allard

Blog: Trip to the Cailler Chocolate Factory

Last week Year 3 and 4 went on a trip to the Cailler Chocolate Factory, “Maison...

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Written by Mr. Barry Fitzgerald

Blog: Junior trips

This week the Junior students returned from their school trips abroad. They...

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Written by Mrs. Danielle Allard

Blog: Reception class spent the morning at Beau Soleil

Today our Reception class spent the morning at Beau Soleil. They had an opportunity...

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Written by Mrs. Danielle Allard

Blog: Year 1 and 2 are learning about the circus in IPC

Year 1 and 2 are learning about the circus in IPC. For our 'wow' activity to...

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A QUICK LOOK AT LA GARENNE SCHOOL

outstanding features

Our Values

Individual attention

International family atmosphere

Global citizenship

High quality learning environment

Passion for learning

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Academic Excellence

Global recognition

Qualified, passionate teachers

Educational programme in English

French lessons for all students

Small classes

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Beyond the Classroom

Bilingualism

Holistic education

Art, drama & music

Expeditions

Clubs & activities

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Pastoral Care

Day & boarding students

Ages 4 to 14

Safe & healthy environment

Exceptional surroundings

Modern facilities

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Welcome

La Garenne International School welcomes children between the ages of 4 (Reception) and 14 (Year 9) of all nationalities from around the world. We pride ourselves on our English-French bilingual approach, giving students expertise in two languages. Students follow the official English national curriculum, in parallel with developing a mastery of the French language. Academic excellence, a warm international family ambience in which diversity is welcomed, and a safe location in exceptional surroundings, are our core values.

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Curriculum

We value academic excellence through highly committed and passionate teachers, inquiry-based learning, state-of-the-art educational technology.

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School Blog

Academic excellence, a warm international family ambience in which diversity is welcomed, and a safe location in exceptional surroundings, are our core values.

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Beyond the Classroom

Activities are extremely important in the development of a child. As well as enriching a child, these activities support his or her wellbeing, evolution...

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La Garenne Camps

Children from around the world join our authentic Swiss summer and winter camps, with a choice of sessions...

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Calendar

Important dates of the school year

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Photo Gallery

Click on the image for the photo gallery: see school life at La Garenne and enjoy new photos each week...

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Boarding Life

Your child receives individual attention from our professional, caring staff. Our shared goal is to raise happy, motivated, healthy and resilient...

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Virtual Tour

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MINIS

11-14

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JUNIORS
Student Testimonials

Hello. My name is Samira, I am 8 years old and I’m from Nigeria. I live in London and sometimes...

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Samira D.

Nigeria

My name is Angelo and I joined La Garenne this year. It is an awesome experience and I enjoy it...

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Angelo S.

Italy

Hello, my name is Liana. I come from Los Angeles, California in the U.S.A. I am a ten-year-old girl...

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Liana F.

USA

My name is Grisha, I am 10 years old and I come from Russia. I came here six years ago...

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Grigory D.

Russia

Parent Testimonials

"Cela fait bientôt 4 ans que notre fille Alissia a intégré La Garenne. Aujourd'hui La Garenne est sa deuxième famille, elle y a trouvé un énorme soutien sur tous les plans qui se traduit par une grande joie de vivre. Chaque vacances est un déchirement, chaque reprise un bonheur de retrouver l'ensemble du staff à qui nous ne dirons jamais assez merci pour tout le déploiement de bienveillance, de gentillesse et de professionnalisme. Mille merci pour tout et pour toujours."

Caroline G.

Switzerland

"Warm hearts. Sharp minds. Best intentions. The skills to make it happen. We are proud and blessed to have found a home away from home. La Garenne offers a safe environment where our children can make mistakes and fail and where they are taught to get up, try harder and succeed. Priceless."

Karina F.

USA

"Amazing! Greatest primary boarding school in the world. Good friends, beautiful nature, very kind,excellent teachers and staff"

A family from Okinawa

Thank you for taking care of Pablo this term and for making his tough times easier . Once more it's great to let my son in your hands knowing he is really like at home with all the cares , love and values he lives in my family . THANK YOU!!!

Coqui A.

Spain

Thank you so much for taking care of Henry for the last three weeks. Henry had a wonderful time in La Garenne. He learned how to ski, how to sing a French song and he made a lot of friends as a boarder. We were quite worried about him before sending him as a boarder in a different country. Now he told us that he wanted to go back and stay for another two weeks. We knew he must have had so much fun there. We were so pleased with his changes and we will definitely send him back in the near future.

Parent of a 4 year old student

China

"We feel sad to leave La Garenne which provided Riko with comfortable home; however, we have decided to send her to Le Rosey so that she can face new challenges. We hope that Riko will have even more good memories than ever during the short rest of the year at La Garenne so that La Garenne will become her home for the rest of her life. We appreciate your countless efforts you devoted for Riko, and we are very pleased how she grew up."

A family from Japan

Japan

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Cooking time preparing the snack for the challenge.... yummy!! #villars #lagarenneschoolyear #boardingschool #challenge #snack
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Happy children😍😎😃#weekenfun #lgminis❤️ #boardingschool #lagarenneschool #studyabroad #lagarenneschoolyear #villars #switzerland
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Having lunch@Happyland😃🍕🤗#weekendisfun #lgminis❤️ #lagarenneschool #boardingschool #studyabroad #lagarenneschoolyear #villars #switzerland
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Horseriding saturday 🐴😁! #horseriding #LGIS #lagarenneschoolyear #lagarenneschool #
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Welcome to the largest underground lake in Europe😃#weekend #lagarenneschool #lgminis❤️ #boardingschool #studyabroad #villars #switzerland
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LGIS vs Aiglon. Well done Everyone #LGIS #lagarenneschool #schoolyear #behappy #nevernevernevergiveup #boardingschool #studyabroad #LG70 #switzerland #🇨🇭#villars #lgcamps
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Happiness #spendingtimewithstudents #raisingmoneyforcharity #lagarenneschool #villars #switzerland🇨🇭
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Thank you Jenny for taking the time and visit the children in our boarding house😉😊😘#teacherslife #alwayswelcome #lagarenneschool #lgminis❤️ #lagarenneschoolyear #studyabroad #lgcamps #villars #switzerland
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Summer Crazy Day at La Garenne School, charity event!
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🤓 who said fun and work are not compatible ??! 😂 #frenchclass #fun #work #laugh #lagarenneschool #internationaleschool #villars
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