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Ecole d'Humanité

Surrounded by the awe-inspiring peaks of the Swiss Alps, the Ecole d’Humanité is an international boarding high school with an American college-preparatory curriculum. The natural setting provides a wholesome learning environment and exceptional outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, climbing, and ecological education.

Small classes allow for individualization and demand active participation. In addition to the American university-prep curriculum and diploma, students can take the AP courses and exams required for the Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID.) To balance the intensive academic program students devote afternoons to the arts, sports, and practical work. Blacksmithing, skiing or snowboarding, dance, woodworking, climbing, theater, music, pottery, and independent film projects are just some of the fields students can explore. Twice yearly the school sets out in small groups on multi-day hikes into the Swiss and Italian Alps. Students live in our charming Swiss chalets in small “Families” of 8-10 students and 2-3 teachers.

We strive to realize an environmentally responsible lifestyle; by limiting material and electronic consumerism we create a space where students engage directly and honestly with other people and with the natural world.

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City: Berner Oberland, Switzerland

Year Founded: 1934

Campus Size: 16 Acres

Grades Offered: 8th-12th, PG

Number of Students: 120

Percent Boarders: 90%

Average Class Size: 6

Gender: Co-Ed


Signature Program: Outdoor Program - specializing in Alpine Sports, Arts Program