Philosophy

Mission Statement

The mission of KLAS is to foster the personal growth of each student, instil a sense of self-awareness as an international citizen, and encourage respect for achievement. The school strives to develop powers of critical and creative thinking, to prepare its students for life as citizens of the world. Recognizing the importance of personal development and self-esteem, the school provides students with varied opportunities for achievement and personal fulfillment through academic studies and other extra-curricular pursuits.

School Philosophy

The Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland was founded to expand the ability of every student to the maximum, and foster competence in behavior towards global harmony and coexistence, thereby contributing positively to the global community.

Educational Goals

KLAS promotes the ability to think and behave from a global point of view. In order to realize this, KLAS promotes abilities in reason, language, expression and behavior.

In students, KLAS aims:

To develop an awareness of the international community

The Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland was founded to expand the ability of every student to the maximum, and foster competence in behavior towards global harmony and coexistence, thereby contributing positively to the global community.

To develop English language skills

Through small ESL classes taught by teachers with English as their native language and through the use of English in daily life around the school, we promote a high level of skills in English communication.

develop mature and responsible personalities

Through a discipline policy based upon "freedom and self-responsibility" and through dormitory life, we promote independence of thought and behavior.

Values of KLAS

・KLAS values encounters with different cultures and the tolerance of those cultures.
・KLAS values the willingness to try to understand others and a desire for self-expression, in whatever language,
  in order to communicate successfully.
・KLAS values an attitude of respect towards others in order to build a comfortable community.

History

Founder

The Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland, KLAS, was founded in 1990 by the Kumon Gakuen Educational Foundation.

Boarding School for Japanese Students

KLAS was founded as a private co-educational Japanese boarding high school in the Alpine resort of Leysin, Switzerland, and is in close proximity to the international cities of Geneva and Lausanne.

Accreditation

KLAS is accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). This means that KLAS graduates are eligible for acceptance into Japanese universities. KLAS is also recognized by the Swiss Service de la Protection de la Jeunesse, Departement Sociale et des Assurances, and is a member of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS).