Excellence in the Swiss Alps
The Verbier International School delivers a world-class educational experience with the Swiss high standards, where education goes beyond the curriculum and will provide your children with a learning experience that will last a lifetime. We offer an education from aged 3 to 16 years, for both international and local students.
All our primary pupils enjoy the wonders of forest school and also our amazing outdoor activity provision. Weekly forest school sessions provide our children with improved self-confidence, independence and social skills as well as helping them gain a fascinating insight into science and the natural world.
A Safe and Caring School from
Foundation Stage 1 to Year 11
Due to our smaller pupil-to-teacher ratios, we can ensure optimal supervision and guidance, whether it be on the playground, in the classroom or on the mountain. We want to make sure to have an “all-caring” school culture. At VIS we want to create a school environment that reaches out with heart and mind to all its members. Students are motivated to do well and achieve their full potential and be sure to feel safe and supported.
Across the Primary School our qualified and experienced teachers work with parents to make the transition from home to school as smooth as possible, taking into account the specific needs of each child. We have a flexible approach, taking into consideration every family's requirements.
As they move into Key Stage 2 we encourage children to think imaginatively across a variety of topics. We actively encourage independent thinking and adaptability alongside academic focus and an ever evolving depth of learning. High standards of teaching across the curriculum are maintained to challenge each individual child.
A Unique Experience
To Become Bilingual
Students follow the national English curriculum leading to the Cambridge IGCSE exams; we ensure that our students have a solid foundation in all subjects with, in parallel, a special focus on the French courses. Students are divided into small, homogeneous groups and the program is adapted to each student's level. Our extra-curricular activities can be given in French and this gives them the practice they need to hear and speak the language.
In The Year
Stepping outside the classroom brings the world to life and here at VIS we know that it is important to remember that a true all-round education can never be confined to the four walls of the classroom. We endeavour to bring the work that the children do in the classroom to life with an extensive range of exciting educational trips and visits across the year.
& Summer Sports Opportunities
The Val de Bagnes is an extraordinary region in which we are fortunate to be able to offer a wide range of activities such as tennis, golf, swimming, climbing, biking, hiking, jogging, gymnastics and rugby. Our unique ski program allows everyone to progress and develop in complete safety. Children have the opportunity to be part of our competition or freeride team.
About The Verbier
International School (VIS)
The Verbier International School delivers a world-class educational experience with the Swiss high standards, where education goes beyond the curriculum and will provide your children with a learning experience that will last a lifetime. We offer an education from ages 3 to 16 years, for both international and local students.
Our Core Belief Is That Happy And Well-Balanced Children Learn Best. We Help Our Students Improve Academically Within Small-Sized Classes.See More
Our School Is Located In The Heart Of The Beautiful Village Of Verbier Close To All Facilities And A Short Walk To The Main Ski Lifts And Sports Centres.See More
Kindergarten Nursery School
For the youngest children in the school we offer a rich and varied curriculum, with many more opportunities than most schools...See more
We pursue excellence through building self-confidence, perseverance and independence, giving children the skills they need to succeed. We understand the importance of celebrating...See more
Located in our distinguished new building in the very heart of Verbier, the Verbier International School's Secondary School offers a balanced, first-class education that fosters...See more
Located In Verbier, Switzerland, The Mountain Resort Town That Was Recently Voted The Number 1 Ski Resort In Europe. And let's be honest, that really means the best ski resort...See more
Located In Verbier, Switzerland, The Swiss Mountain Resort Town That Hosts The Freeride World Tour Finals. With Over 500 Kilometers Of Skiable Terrain, Your Child Will Be Able To Ski 3 to 4..See more
After School Activities
Most importantly Buster enjoys the school very much and if we could we would stay all year round for that reason. I am very impressed how well our arrangement has worked and how flexible the school has been to accommodate for our lifestyle being in Verbier only part of the year. This has enabled Buster to stay on top of his studies both in Sweden and Switzerland.
We moved to Switzerland from California for the Spring term of 2017. LVIS was a great educational and cultural experience for our three children. They received the educational challenges and support they needed to advance. In particular, their language skills in French improved dramatically. I would highly recommend the school to any family considering relocating to Verbier. We wish we could have stayed longer.
My daughter Lana (13) has attended LVIS for many years. In times of personal difficulty, she and we as a family have been supported beyond measure! She thrives and loves going to school every day, which in my opinion is by far the most important element in a human being’s association with learning and furthering their capacities throughout a lifetime! I can honestly say, that I can not imagine ( and given my experience with my elder son and friends families) any other learning institution to be that helpful and supportive, always with first our daughters finest interest at the heart of the matter! Thank you LVIS
The Headmaster is very involved in the school and the children on a daily basis. The staff commitment is also at an exceptionally high level and we feel they have the best interest of the child at heart. We are very fortunate to have Miss Pickard as the childrens teacher and she goes above and beyond what I would expect from any teacher and could not recommend her highly enough. The after school activities which are included in the fees are also a huge added bonus and are fun, interesting and divers for the children. All in all our experience so far could not have been better and we are so happy we moved the children to LVIS from another private school in Switzerland.
Our children attended LVIS for 2 years and loved every bit of it. The teaching is excellent, the student body wonderful, fun, feel. We couldn't have enjoyed our experience more, nor have higher recommendations. If you're considering moving to Verbier, or doing a ski term or year or two in Switzerland, I can't recommend this school highly enough.