Founded in 1947, La Garenne International School is a leading primary boarding school located in the Swiss Alps. Owned and managed for two generations by the Méan family, the school is set in the charming French-speaking ski resort of Villars-sur-Ollon providing a secure environment for students. Its philosophy is based on the traditional values of responsibility, kindness and security, which are key elements for a successful and balanced life.
The La Garenne academic programme is designed for children from 5 to 14 years wishing to learn French or English intensively. In a short time, children at all levels from Beginners to Advanced will develop their grammar and vocabulary whilst practicing reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Small classes for different levels of learners with tailored tasks
In order to enhance conditions for learning, children are divided into levels ranging from complete beginners to advanced. Tasks are consequently tailored to their needs and expectations. Small classes mean that children benefit from individual attention, which motivates them to make great effort and be aspirational. Pair and Group Work maximise opportunities to speak and develop capabilities to communicate in a foreign language.
The range of activities is of great importance and occupy most of the afternoons and early evenings. Blessed with a dynamic team and an ideal setting, the camp offers a large number of opportunities in response to the aspirations of the children. The pleasure, amusement, relaxation, friendships and personal achievements are the ingredients of a stay at La Garenne.
Valencia C.F. is a traditional strong club in the Spanish football league, La Liga, and also a strategic partner of La Garenne. The Valencia C.F. Soccer Camp at La Garenne is available only during "Session F" of the Summer Camp.
Tailor-made programs could be arranged with the support from our partners for parents while their children are in the camp. According to different requirements, parents have the opportunity to enjoy different once-in-a-lifetime Swiss experiences: