The KLAS school year is divided into five terms, Terms 1 – 5, and unusually the school year starts in early July and ends in late May. Students are in residence for all five (except for those eligible 12th graders who do a Summer Abroad Program in Term 1).
Here is a general outline of the school year. Please consult the school calendar for more details and for specific dates:
School Year/Term 1 starts early July Term 4 starts mid-January
Term 1 ends mid-August Term 4 ends late March
Short Summer Break one week Spring Break about one week
Term 2 starts late August Term 5 starts early April
Term 2 ends mid-October European Culturals late April
Senior Trip/Swiss Culturals mid-October School Year/Term 5ends late May
Term 3 starts late October
Term 3 ends early December
Winter Break four weeks
New and exchange students arrive in the summer term. On afternoons and weekends when classes are not in session, students enjoy a refreshing summer through sports, field trips, excursions, and more.
Term 2 & 3
At the beginning of fall, all students come back from the exchange programs. While regular classes will continue until winter, there will be sports festivals and club competitions.
Leysin has excellent sports opportunities in winter. All students take part in ski/ snowboard activities two full afternoons per week. There will also be Model United Nations, International music festivals, and the open house.