20.11.2023, Malcolm Saville
I remember some thing else. Climbing the Waselgrat and sling down. The only benefit for me was I became an excellent skier and still participate at 77 Can’t remember the teacher who drove a Volkswagen and took me to the station when hols began. I believe he taught us to ski. Unfortunately was only 6 at the time so don’t remember anyone at the school.
20.11.2023, Malcolm Saville
I was there as well. Never forget Miss Schwab to this day. A prolific bully. Dragged me down the stairs by my ear that’s how bad this place was. We had to eat all the fat around the meet stew quite disgusting. I put it in my hanky and then in my pocket. Could only speak our native tongue on Sunday. Rest of week was French.The School was too awful for words. Floras dog was the best and only good part
29.10.2023, Charles-Edouard Racine
I lived in Marie-José during my childhood, son of Fred and Hélène Racine. I would like to find the e-mail addresses of Melissa Bligh and Leslie Livingston who wrote to GstaadLife earlier. Can you pleanse try to find them in your box ? We also have a Facebook private group, if you want to share pictures, please contact me at email@example.com
This is the worst thing that could happen in the Gstaad area. Solar panels on rooftops are ok but why ruin our beautiful mountains with these ugly projects?
04.10.2023, Gloria Gomez-Mena
My brother a cousin and I attended the school late 50s to 1960. I remember when Mr Racine died and I also remember fondly Mme Racine and her two sons. What fun we had, particularly in winter, with all the skiing. Does anybody remember Melle Leherle, one of the teachers, and Melle Eberli, the nurse who would also take us hiking? Unfortunately, I lost all the pictures when we had to leave Cuba. I do remember so many of my fellow students fondly.
04.10.2023, Andrés Gómez-Mena
My sister Gloria and I were students at the Marie Jose from September 1956 to June of 1959. It was a wonderful and unforgettable experience. I remember the long walks, going skiing almost every day. Carrying the skis to the Wasserngrat, the Windspielen or the Egli and, unfortunately, have to carry them back up the hill to the school. My gloves always wet and cold. I learned many important lessons at that school that have served me well all my life. During the fall and the spring we had many wonderful excursions in the Swiss country side and many, many long walks. I loved spending time in the woods behind the school were we would build our small forts. Mr and Mme Racine were outstanding human beings and I was very saddened when Mr. Racine died from a bursted appendix. I remember three teachers particularly Mme Graf, Mlle Eberly and Planchette and the gardener whose name unfortunately I do not recall. I would love to reconnect with any of my old schoolmates and the two sons of Mr and Mme Racine. Merci pour les memoirs Marie José.
28.09.2023, Françoise Paule Chomety
I am 86 years old, my sister and I went to Marie José for summer holidays in 1943. In the playground I remember a little wood house, named "la Maison des Ecureuils". That name was chosen by the children through a competition. I also remember we used to go swimming at the swimming pool of the Gstaad Palace Hotel. Nice memories
27.09.2023, Patricia Ann Houseworth Wishart
I am a possible relative. Please forward any info you find on this man.
21.09.2023, Marc Allen
Does anyone have contact information about Linda Miller, class of 1966 or 1967? I met her when I was in school in Fribourg at that time but have lost contact with her.
20.09.2023, Princess Nagia d'Afghanistan
My sister Princess India d'Afghanistan and I during the World War II in 1942 went for summer holiday at the school of Marie José. When the Swiss borders were closed, instead of three months, we were obliged to stay at Marie José for three years. Even though I missed a lot my family in Rome, Italy, we had a great time by doing sport activities, friendship and very good nutrition. I still remember names of my unforgetable friends as such; Marca Zafiropulos, Jacqueline Bickel, Hugette Pouchot Lermans, Gabor, Brigitte, Charles Edoard, Briggitte Le Bret, Princess Charlotte de Belgique, Ada Lubomirska, Dvrtko Maté etc etc. I have always in my memory my beloved teacher Mme. Selveger, unforgetable director Mlle. Racine, the vice-director Mlle. Favre, my piano teacher Mlle. Valesco. Today I am 93 years old, my sister is 94. Marie José always remained in our heart.