Young Founders Initiative
Since 1960, students from around the world have come to the Swiss Alps to study and excel at Leysin American School (LAS). Our focus on academic achievement and intercultural understanding, within a caring family-like community, provides a range of opportunities for students to succeed as “innovative, compassionate, and responsible citizens of the world” in the twenty-first century. Approximately 340 students from over 50 countries, grades 7 to 12, attend LAS.
Students graduate with the International Baccalaureate Diploma and/or the U.S. High School Diploma. LAS students have a 99% acceptance rate to universities worldwide, including some of the most competitive institutions.
In 2012, LAS founded Leysin American School Educational Research (LASER). The center supports faculty professional development, specifically in the area of self-regulated learning. All faculty participate in a tiered program of professional development, including options for professional learning communities, training in English as a Second Language (ESL) or Special Educational Needs
introduction (SEN), and action research. Each year, a number of faculty members work for a year as resident scholars, pursuing self-identified topics in depth, leading to conference presentations and publication.
In addition, LASER welcomes up to six visiting scholars annually. These professors, graduate students, and professionals work alongside our faculty members.