John F. Kennedy International School

Co-Education (2-14)
Day School, Boarding School
+41 33 744 13 72
Chilchgasse 8, 3792 Saanen, Switzerland

Year of Foundation 1971
Enrollment Phase / Grades Play School, Primary, Middle School. Reception to Year 9
Boarding Day School, Boarding School
Number of students 95
Nationalities 24
Teacher Student Ratio 1 : 6
Accreditations CIS
Headmaster Henri Behar
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) 38000 CHF (Day) / 72000 CHF (Boarding)
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) 39000 CHF (Day) / 75000 CHF (Boarding)


We offer a unique, family-oriented, educational environment where all students are motivated to fully develop their talents and skills in order to prepare them for acceptance into the best and most demanding secondary schools and also for the challenges of the world in which they will live and work. We are home to 95 students (aged 2.5 to 14) and 26 expert faculty and staff — a community representing over 22 different nations. We are proud of our international and multi-cultural ethos, and the way our community collaborates to make a difference. Our world-renowned curriculum is built on the best of global standards.

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Fieldwork International Curriculum

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Foreign languages

French, German


End of IMYC - International Middle Years Curriculum

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Learning support



The John F. Kennedy School provides a range of opportunities to complement our academic programme. Sports– Physical Education and Sports enjoy a high profile and belong to a strong tradition at John F Kennedy School. They are regarded as essential ingredients to a well-rounded education. An extensive range of sports is offered including skiing, hiking, swimming, ice skating and football. Community– Students are encouraged to take part in community projects in the local area, for example helping at a local care centre for disabled adults, or supporting neighbourhood charities and events and taking part in local sporting competitions. Challenge by Choice– Pupils are given a range of opportunities to challenge themselves further by taking part in ‘challenge by choice’ activities. This could include a reading challenge, a ski race or a more demanding hike. Extra Curricular Activities– There is a wide range of extra activities offered to all students. These include swimming, karate, horse riding, tennis, football, choir, rock band and mountain biking. There are also regular opportunities to participate in a ‘taster’ session to try a new activity such as break dancing or skateboarding.
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