Without a doubt, boarding at the SEK-Les Alpes Boarding House is an enriching experience. Students uphold an environment of respect and are encouraged to take their own initiative, respecting the unique characteristics of each other.
Students are responsible for their own training, coexistence and studies, so that, without the help of external impositions, they consider achieving specific objectives for their studies and personal life. Students will expand their horizons, through their constant interaction with nature and with different ways of life and culture they will encounter.
Students are encouraged to strengthen their personality and responsibility by placing them in a decision-making situations. Students can participate in various extracurricular activites on and off campus as well as partake in programs with fellow classmates in the boarding house to create the bonds of a SEK family.
The weekends are a chance to participate in unique activities in the incredible region! Everyone, every day of the year, can soak up the beautiful, open, and positive atmosphere, where students from different countries share their cultures, languages and concerns.
Located in the heart of Europe, close to Flumet-St. Nicolas la Chapelle, in the French Savoy, near to Albertville and Megève, SEK-Les Alpes is at an altitude of around 1,000m. Switzerland and Italy are about 70 and 40km away, respectively. Skiing is the predominant sport at SEK-Les Alpes and is taught on the best pistes by instructors from the French Ski School. The Megève ski resort is located close to the school with over 400 km of pistes, but Courchevel, Tignes and La Plagne, which hosted the 1992 Winter Olympics, are also easily accessible. We also offer a wide range of sports in stunning natural settings including hiking in Col des Aravis; rafting on the Isère river; ice-skating in Megève; skiing in Tignes and Megève; orienteering, rock climbing, gorge walking in La Léchère; kayaking on Anncey Lake; via ferrata.
Curricular enrichment activities are part of students’ personal and academic development, with visits to nearby cities such as Geneva, Chamonix, Albertville, Annecey, Grenoble, Lyon and Chambèry. Longer trips are also organised to Venice, Florence, Sienna, Milan, Verona and Paris. All these trips are coordinated by a team of teachers that take great care in supervising each programme.
At the SEK-Les Alpes International School’s Boarding Halls, lifelong friendships are made, and memories are forged that our students will treasure throughout their lives.