Welcome to John F. Kennedy International School
Education is the most important gift we can give to our children. Here at JFK, we ensure that we combine challenging and enriching experiences with academic rigour and creative opportunities. We offer a unique, family-oriented, educational environment where all students are motivated to fully develop their talents and skills.
We want our students to explore all the opportunities that are available to them. We strive to ensure that the academic achievements of our students are the best they can be, and here in Saanen, we draw from the opportunities afforded by our beautiful location to enrich the education we provide.
Whether it is in the classroom, on the sports field, on the piste or whilst participating in an expedition, we want our students to reach goals higher than they ever thought possible. In having high expectations of our students, they learn to have high expectations of themselves.
Our school is engaged in an exciting period in its history as it expands, with the launch of the Cambridge University, IGCSE Programme. We have completed a substantial refurbishment of the original Saanen Schoolhouse, providing wonderful new facilities. We are committed to continuing the ethos which has become synonymous with JFK, and to ensure we instill a lifelong love of learning in each and every student.
Welcome from our family of students, staff and parents who make our warm, caring and happy school a unique place to study.
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Learning outside the box
Learning outside of the (classroom) box is an important part of the JFK program. Every week in the Autumn term the students participate in the Kennedy Alpine Club (KAC) for exciting learning activities in the wonderful alpine environment right outside our schoolhouse door. We asked the students why they thought it was important to go out into the nature.” Here are their responses:
“Learning outside of the classroom is fun! We learn about nature close-up by observing it first-hand.” Nikolas
“Getting outside of the classroom is better than watching a video because you can see it in “real” life.” Victor
“Hiking in the nature helps us to learn more about plants and animals.”