La Garenne International School
November 2016
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La Garenne School

Dear Parents, Partners and Friends of La Garenne, 

The school year 2016-2017 has started very well and this one will be particularly special. We are extremely enthusiastic to shortly be celebrating the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the school. 

Save the date for Saturday 17th of June 2017 as parents, students, staff members, partners, friends and former students will all meet in Villars and at the school to enjoy this memorable day in the La Garenne story. We will give you further details in due course, and a formal invitation will be sent in the early spring.

La Garenne is constantly developing and we are doing our utmost to continually improve our services to children and parents from around the world. We are therefore always happy and proud to send you our latest news.

Wishing you all the best for the end of the year,

The Méan Family


We are happy to announce that La Garenne now has an additional special agreement with another prestigious school in Switzerland. 

Institut Le Rosey is now also one of our partner schools, established to facilitate the transition of our students to secondary education.

This complements our existing special relationship with five schools:

School Trips

Next academic year, our Year 9 class will discover fascinating China.

This academic year in May, all Junior students will visit the following exciting places:

  • Our Year 5 class will explore the German side of Switzerland. This region offers exciting attractions such as the Rhine Falls, the famous Luzerne Transport Museum, the fascinating Swiss Science Centre « Technorama » in Winterthur and much more.
  • Year 6 students will travel to a "latin" destination, enjoying an incredible journey to mythical Venice and Verona in Italy
  • Year 7 will fly to Lisbon, to immerse themselves in the culture before going on to the breathtaking Azores archipelago islands in Portugal - where they will have a fabulous opportunity to view Atlantic sea life and geological phenomena. 
  • Year 8 students will once again be heading off on the most popular school trip; to the USA for the "The NASA educational tour" in Orlando, Florida, where they will experience the best of the Kennedy Space Center and a variety of theme parks.
Thank you

We offer our warmest thanks to Irène Kozyreva and Joana Faustino, who have done a fantastic job in working for La Garenne over many years, offering energy and enthusiasm in the Office. As both have recently become young mothers, they understandably wish to dedicate their time to the greatest challenge of raising their own children. We wish them both the very best in their new life and all success in their future professional careers.


We welcome Inessa Molodkina and Jane Tysoe who are, in a very similar way, now taking on some of the responsibilities that Irène and Joana have covered over the years. Inessa started during the summer and is working closely with the Director of Admissions. Jane will join us shortly and will assist our Academic Director in his daily tasks, assuming all related activities of the academic and teaching department.

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La Garenne International School
Ch. des Chavasses N°23, CP. 65
1885 Chesières / Villars-sur-Ollon


Tel: +41 (0)24 495 24 53
Fax: +41 (0)24 495 21 57
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