Description of John F. Kennedy International School
The John F. Kennedy International School was directed by Mr. and Mrs. William Lovell between 1971 and 2011. They developed the school from the original Chalet Pfrundacker Children's Home which opened in 1950.
In 2011, the school was bought from the Lovell Family and then donated to the School Foundation Board to become a non-profit institution. The Foundation Board, which is made up of members of the local community, share a love for the school and have a desire to see it succeed and flourish.
An Executive School board gives support to the Director, as well as establishing the long and short term plans for the school and overseeing the annual operational budget.
The school is a co-educational English-language boarding and day school for children ages 4 to 14, culminating in the Year 9 (Grade 8). The growing student body is made up of around 60 students from over twenty different countries.
Boarding enrolment is limited to 25 students in order to maintain first-rate quality of care in our family-like environment.
JFK is an accredited institution and was awarded a Quality School Certificate (QSC) in May 2009 by Pro Cert. It is also accredited by the Department of Education for the Canton of Bern. The school holds memberships in the Council of International Schools (CIS), the Swiss Group of International Schools (SGIS) and the Federation of Swiss Private Schools.
Inscribed on a beam as one enters the main school building are the following words: «Of those to whom much is given, much is required.» This quote was used in a speech by American President-Elect John F. Kennedy on January 9, 1961.
Our New Library
We are very happy to announce that our library is now open! Ms Emma and other staff spent many hours cataloguing and moving all the books from the old library to the new library at the end of last term. If you have not seen the result for yourself, please come.
We are happy to have so much more space to display our many and varied books. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this move. Happy reading to everyone!