Holistic Growth: Supporting Health and Well-Being at LAS

By nature, boarding school is a formative time of change and growth. To help student development at a time when they are learning who they are and where their interests lie, it’s imperative that they feel supported in a friendly and accepting environment. That’s why here at LAS, we empower and inspire our students to not only reach their full potential but do so in a healthy and supported way.

The LAS Health Center’s mission is to provide around-the-clock holistic healthcare for our students, which includes preventative health services, treatment of illness and accidents, and supporting mental health. In a collaborative effort with all school departments and local healthcare providers, the LAS Health Center staff strive to promote continuity of care and cultural sensitivity. This collaborative approach ensures that every student feels included and valued and that their health needs are being met while minimizing the disruption to academics and after-school activities.

As a part of LAS’s comprehensive approach to wellbeing, we connect students with a strong mental health support system. LAS has a number of faculty members in place to provide students with consistent presence and support, including dorm staff and Faculty Family parents. We also have two counselors who are available to assist students with challenges both big and small. When necessary, LAS works with professional psychologists and other mental health professionals to help students.

In addition to health and mental well-being, our students are also encouraged to participate in physical activities such as sports clubs and activities. This allows students to have a balanced boarding school experience and make the most of their time here on the Magic Mountain. Though our students are really motivated, releasing endorphins through exercise ensures students have a well-balanced life and have some downtime in and amongst their studies.

Boarding school is a formative time in students’ lives. Our commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment, promoting holistic healthcare, and prioritizing mental well-being ensures that students can flourish academically, emotionally, and physically. By empowering students to advocate for themselves and cultivating positive habits, we aim to equip them with the tools they need to thrive both during their time at LAS and beyond!

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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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