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Core Values and School Philosophy

VIS strives to be more than a school, but to be an integral part of the local and international community. We aim for a holistic, and family focused school where students are central to everything we do.

VIS creates the right environment for our students to thrive. Well-being is key to successful learning and the school promotes a holistic approach to academia and enrichment activities.

A student’s long-term success will best be attained through developing self-confidence and the resilience to cope with more demanding tasks.

Happy, well-balanced children and adolescents are those who feel supported to take risks and understand their roles as global citizens.

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Academic teaching takes place in small classes, where teachers carefully follow their students’ progress and provide individual support.

There is a focus on each student’s specific needs and strengths, and they are challenged accordingly.

The aim is to allow every student to make the best of their talents and to become strong and self-confident adults, unafraid of further challenges.

Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also outdoors, where nature challenges us in other ways. When skiing or hiking, students learn to go outside their comfort zone and learn that they are stronger than they thought.

Outdoor specialists are employed to ensure careful planning of our outings and that safety regulations are adhered to.

Art, music, and drama allow students to explore their ability to be creative and acquire a better understanding of themselves through reflection.

How to apply

We develop partnership and trust to prepare prospective families for life in Verbier for both day students and boarders.