LAS edge

Leysin American School

LAS Edge is a program that emphasises self-discovery, highlighting the LAS mission statement of "developing innovative, compassionate, and responsible citizens of the world."

Innovation week
Innovation week

Discover how technological developments affect the way we live and what implications it might have for the future, discuss space travel and nuclear research with world-class specialists, test your imagination and creativity when developing a prototype of a product you design, learn innovative approaches to studying, developing individual and group projects, and personal development

Possible Topics: social entrepreneurship, nuclear research, space travel, globalization and the labor market, digital risks and data protection

Compassion week
Compassion week

During Compassion Week, you will understand the role and necessity of volunteering, gain hands-on community service experience, appreciate the importance of compassion in a variety of socioeconomic contexts, compare and contrast the roles and missions of different stakeholders involved in humanitarian aid.

Possible Topics: humanitarian aid and human rights, migration and cultural diversity, natural disasters and mitigation, context-specific and participant approaches to development, deepening generational divide

Responsibility week
Responsibility week

During Responsibility Week, you will appreciate the multi-scalar nature of being a responsible citizen, learn how to act on issues that are close to your heart, become more self-aware and build confidence through a variety of challenging activities and stimulating coaching sessions, critically engage with the 21st century global challenges and evaluate solutions

Possible Topics: collective responsibility and self-awareness, environmental sustainability, social action and student activism, integrity and gender equality in sports, positive discrimination, securitization of terrorism threat

Dates July 4 2021 - July 24 2021
Duration 3 weeks
Activities Social entrepreneurship
Languages -
Age Group 13 to 17 years old
Price per session 3 weeks: CHF 9,000

Edge is offered to students who are 13 and older, and encourages the development of leadership potential through a focus on LAS's three core values- Innovation, Compassion, and Responsibility. This program dives into a variety of challenging topics that will be explored in depth through company visits, lectures by well known guest speakers, and dynamic activities designed to push students' limits. .

LAS is a Swiss boarding school offering US High School Diploma, International Baccalaureate, and ESL programs. Students enjoy extracurricular activities in sports, arts, drama, and music, and are able to take part in a ski term and cultural travel. University counseling is provided and emphasized, with students attending top universities in the US and around the world. Our boarding school community provides a stable, caring, and supportive family-like environment.