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International schools paved the way for Gstaad becoming a classic holiday destination

International private schools play a key role in the history of Gstaad. International schools laid the cornerstone for Gstaad's reputation as a top-class holiday destination.

Above all the " Institute Le Rosey" contributed in the early days to Gstaad's boom to becoming an internationally renowned holiday resort. Every winter since 1917 it has relocated its campus from Rolles on Lake Geneva to Gstaad where it holds also summer camps. The prestigious boarding school prepares its students for the International and French Baccalaureate exams.

Le Rosey Summer Camp
Le Rosey Summer Camp

In 1971, the "John F. Kennedy International School"opened its doors in Saanen. This school was originally set up as a children's home in 1950 and is now a day school or boarding school for 65 schoolchildren aged between 4 and 14 years under the management of a non-profit-making foundation.

School-leavers at the Institut Le Rosey
School-leavers at the Institut Le Rosey

Gstaad's Ambassadors Around the World

Over the years, generations of students, their families and teachers have become ambassadors of the elegant lifestyle of the holiday region of Gstaad and thus contributed to its excellent reputation around the world.Further information:



The region has a further 9 chalet villages alongside Gstaad, located at an altitude of between 1,000 and 1,400 metres. Yet despite its style and class, Gstaad has remained genuinely Alpine and down-to-earth. It is proud of its tradition and lives and breathes it every day.

Over a thousand cultural and sporting events are available to visitors every year, including top events with an international reputation. In addition, visitors will find first-class hotels, outstanding shopping facilities along the traffic-free promenade and an airport in Saanen.


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