As evidenced by the Institut Le Rosey, the John F. Kennedy School and the Gstaad International School, the international schools are an important part of life in the Saanenland.
The Institut Le Rosey, with its headquarters in Rolle on Lake Geneva, has relocated its campus to Gstaad every winter since 1916 and also holds summer camps there. It is therefore one of the decisive factors in the development of this tourism region.
The Gstaad International School was established in 1962, and the John F. Kennedy School opened its doors in Saanen in 1971. This school was originally founded as a children's home in 1950. From 1971 to 2011, the JFK School was under the leadership of the Lovell family. In 2011, the school was converted into a non-profit foundation.
Over the years, thousands of students, their families and teachers became ambassadors of the exclusive lifestyle available in the holiday region of Gstaad and contributed in this way to its excellent reputation throughout the world.