Extracurricular Activities: Nurturing Growth at Leysin American School

Here at Leysin American School, there really is something for everyone in our activities program! Our community aims to create an inclusive environment where students can try new things and push themselves out of their comfort zones. In doing so, students develop bonds with friends, gain new experiences, and create memories in our beautiful Alpine landscape.

At LAS, students are required to participate in at least one physical and one creative or service-oriented activity each week. Fortunately, our range of engaging activities ensures that students meet this requirement with little effort! We place immense value on the pursuit of diverse interests and the development of skills beyond the confines of our academic curriculum, and this form of experiential learning allows students to see the benefits of their extracurricular pursuits in lots of different areas of their lives. This method of holistic learning encourages personal growth, resilience, and teamwork abilities that are invaluable for our students’ futures!

Students have a wide range of activities to choose from at LAS. Our sports teams are incredibly varied, including volleyball, football, cross country, golf, swimming, and ski racing. Our active extracurriculars are also a lot of fun and include yoga, dog walking, stand-up paddle boarding, and mountaineering. In addition to these active options, students can choose from various creative and service-oriented activities such as rock school, dance, Dungeons and Dragons, and theatre. There is plenty to captivate our community, and we are always thrilled by the enthusiasm and courage of our students when trying a variety of activities.

For students uncertain about which clubs to join, LAS provides a wide range of opportunities to try various activities and discover their interests. This past year, we introduced exciting new activities like robotics and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, with students eagerly immersing themselves in these fun new ways to learn. Furthermore, we celebrated a milestone last semester with a record-breaking 200 student tryouts for sports teams!

Leysin American School offers an enriching array of activities catering to diverse interests, fostering personal growth, teamwork, and resilience within our community. Through our inclusive environment and diverse offerings, students expand their interests, develop new skills, and create lasting memories against the stunning backdrop of our Alpine landscape. With a blend of physical, creative, and service-oriented activities, our students embrace holistic learning, recognizing the impact of extracurriculars on their academic and personal development. As we continue to innovate and expand our offerings, we are constantly developing a culture of exploration, discovery, and fulfillment for every student at LAS!

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Leysin American School in Switzerland

Leysin American School in Switzerland

Located in the breathtaking Swiss Alps, Leysin American School has a history of nurturing talent and motivating students to succeed in education, sports, and the arts. The boarding school bring together students from around the world to create a campus community with a global perspective and a family atmosphere. LAS offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, a comprehensive US university preparatory curriculum, and, for non-native English speakers, an integrated English Language Acquisition (ELA) program.

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