Ecole d'Humanite

6085 Hasliberg-Goldern, Switzerland

Boys and girls of many nationalities, races and religions study and grow together in a spirit of cooperation and cultural interchange at this unusual school in the Bernese Oberlands. About half of the students are Swiss, while the rest come from the US and various nations in Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. The school offers two courses of study. The American high school diploma program prepares students for the College Board SAT examinations and, if they desire, the exams that lead to the Advanced Placement International Diploma. The second curricular option, the Swiss program, includes the Swiss Matura. The educational structures of the school were developed by its founder, Paul Geheeb, who previously directed a school in Germany from 1910 until 1934, when he fled increasing Nazi pressure. Under his course system, only three academic subjects are studied each trimester. Rather than being divided into conventional grade-level classes, pupils are grouped by interest and ability. The school reserves afternoons for courses in the fine arts and crafts, as well as for athletics and mountain sports, among them hiking, climbing and skiing. Living in small, family-style groups of faculty and students, all members of the school community share in the upkeep of the house and its grounds. Near the Brunig Pass, an hour's drive from Lucerne and Interlaken, the village of Goldern is situated on the terrace of the Hasliberg at an altitude of 3500 feet.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Prep, General Academic, Bilingual (German ), Swiss Maturite
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Grades 5-12; Day — Coed 1-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address6085 Hasliberg-Goldern, Switzerland
Year Established1934
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorAshley Curtis
Total Enrollment146
Boarding Students138
Day Students8
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