The Ecole d’Humanité is a progressive boarding school with both American and Swiss academic programs. The school’s founders, Paul and Edith Geheeb, were prominent figures in the progressive education movement in the first half of the twentieth century. Approximately 140 students are enrolled in grades 6 - 13, with 46 in the college-preparatory American program (grades 9 – 12). Students in the American program graduate with an American High School Diploma and can choose to take the courses and exams leading to the Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID). 95% of American program graduates go on to 4-year colleges in the US or universities in the UK and Switzerland. Today 55% of the students are Swiss, 5% are German, 15% are US citizens, and the rest come from 18 other countries. 13% of students are non-Caucasian. 28% of students receive financial aid.
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Certified Outdoor program
Our 4- and 6-day hikes, as well as our rock climbing, alpine climbing, and ski touring courses are all led by teachers who are externally certified as outdoor leaders or are qualified Swiss mountain guides. Our risk management, review, and assessment procedures are thorough and detailed. As a result of these innovations, the Ecole recently became the first and only school in Switzerland with an outdoor program certified by Safety in Adventures. Last year over 40% of our students participated in climbing and/or ski-touring courses, and everyone went on the 4- and 6- day hikes.
Includes two large school gardens and a goat farm, a sophisticated composting system, container gardens, internships, a farm-stand as well as a host of other student-run initiatives. Through a variety of academic classes and extra-curricular projects, students and teachers directly experience the joys and challenges of local food production as well as ecological design and management.
Dormitories and School Residence
Students’ rooms are simple and pragmatically furnished. Hardly any two look the same, and this diversity reflects the makeup of our school. Almost all rooms are doubles. Roommates have the freedom to decide together how to set up their rooms.
Located one hour and fifteen minutes southwest of Zürich.
Area population: 1,227
Town website: Hasliberg
Estimated Start Date: Early September
Estimated End Date: Mid June
140 (45% international)
University Acceptances Bard College, Boston College, Brandeis University, Brown University, Brunel University (UK), Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design (UK), Clark University, College of Wooster, Colorado College, Dalhousie University (Canada), Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (Switzerland), Franklin and Marshall College, Hampshire College, Ithaca College, Johnson & Wales University, Keele University (UK), Les Roches International School of Hotel Management (Switzerland), Lewis and Clark College, Marymount University, Menlo College, Middlebury College, McGill University (Canada), New York University, Northeastern University, Oberlin College, Otis College of Art and Design, Oxford University (UK), Pitzer College, Antioch University, Quest University (Canada), Reed College, Ryder University, Sarah Lawrence College, Sheffield University (UK), Simmons College, Simon Fraser University, Smith College, School of Oriental and African Studies (UK), Vassar College, University of the Arts 9UK), University of Basel (Switzerland), University of Bremen (Germany), UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, University of Chicago, University of Freiburg (Germany), University of Glasgow (UK), University Kings College (Canada), University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Boston, University of the Pacific, University of Rhodes Island, University of Richmond (UK), University of Sussex (UK), University of Washington, University of Zürich (Switzerland)
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Closest International and Local Airports: Zürich (ZRH)
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