New Class A Campus for Gstaad International School
Gstaad International School has just announced plans for a luxurious new campus within Hotel Alpine Lodge. Located between Saanen and Gstaad, the hotel is is comprised of two chalets, indoor and outdoor pools and a modern fitness centre. In the next few months, it will be partially transformed to integrate bright, spacious classrooms and common rooms. While Alpine Lodge will continue to operate as a hotel, attracting guests throughout the year, it will over time house the school's older pupils.
“The acquisition of Alpine Lodge is a natural step for Gstaad International School,’ commented Mark Malley, CEO of Bellevue Education Group, which acquired the school in 2012. “The school already offers a unique learning experience for its pupils; now they will benefit from unrivalled facilities and accommodation.”
Home to several of the finest international schools in the world, the Gstaad/Saanenland region has been offering a first-class education for over 100 years. While the famed Le Rosey and John F. Kennedy International School host a majority of pupils, the petite Gstaad International School proves good things come in small packages. The school, which recently became a Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) member, has historically maintained low pupil numbers and small class sizes for a personalised learning environment.
An open reception will be hosted at Alpine Lodge on Saturday, June 29. Residents are welcome to learn more about Gstaad International School and its educational philosophy at the event, as well as connect with staff and administration. The Gstaad community is very important to the school, insists Executive Headmaster Christopher Sanderson, who hopes to strengthen existing ties by closely engaging with residents and local businesses.
An official public invitation is expected to follow with further details.