About The Verbier International School (VIS)
One of the most important life decisions you will ever have to make is the choice of education for your children.
The Verbier International School delivers a world-class educational experience with the Swiss high standards, where education goes beyond the curriculum and will provide your children with a learning experience that will last a lifetime. We offer an education from aged 3 to 15 years, for both international and local students.
The Verbier International School is a unique place where children receive a first-class education while being immersed in a beautiful and safe mountain environment.
Learning at our school is inspired by critical thinking, creativity and the determination of students to do their best. With a strong emphasis on competitive sports and the arts we believe in developing the personality of each child and helping them become socially aware leaders.
Our teachers employ modern methodologies and rely on the latest technologies to drive their students to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge and build a solid foundation for their future.
The academic programme at the Verbier International School is designed to foster excellence, personal development and commitment to the community.
We, at the Verbier International School, aim to provide our students with a well rounded education while being immersed in a beautiful and safe mountain environment.
Learning at our school is inspired by critical thinking, creativity and open mindedness to the cultures and beliefs of others. With a strong emphasis on sports and the arts, we believe in developing the personality of each student and helping them becoming principled global citizens as well as life long learners.
Our school is located in the heart of the beautiful village of Verbier close to all facilities and a short walk to the main ski lifts and sports centre.
The building is a spacious four floor chalet with several classrooms, science laboratory, computer room, library and music room.
The courtyard overlooks the stunning view of the Combins.
Verbier is unrivalled for winter and summer sports, as well as offering many non-sporting and cultural activities, all set in a healthy and safe mountain environment.
Enabling each child to fulfil their potential
Choosing your child’s education is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.
The Verbier International School delivers first-class education in a truly unrivalled location. We are a bilingual, international school in English and French, for children aged 3 to 15 years old. Our school is located in the heart of Verbier in the beautiful Val de Bagnes region of the Swiss Alps. Your child’s memories of Verbier International School will last a lifetime.
At The Verbier International School, our aim is to enable each child to fulfil their intellectual potential, whilst encouraging them to find genuine enjoyment from participation in the many artistic, sporting and cultural activities that our school has to offer.
Our aim is that all pupils are self-confident, creative, critical thinkers who are hard workers determined to do their best.
Coupled with a strong emphasis on sports and the arts, we want to inspire our children to become independent young people, ready and well prepared for the next stage in their school career.
Living in Verbier
Nurturing education through a unique mix of culture and sports
Perched on a sunny plateau in the heart of the mountains, with its slate-rooted chalets, Verbier has carefully maintained its charm as an alpine village.
This is the gateway to the 4 Vallées ski area – with nearly 100 lifts and more than 400 km of ski runs for all levels of expertise at your feet. Mont- Fort, the highest point of the ski area (3’330 m), offers a panorama over the Matterhorn, the Combins and the Mont-Blanc ranges.
Made up of picturesque villages, the Val de Bagnes stretches for more than 25 kilometres, from Le Châble to the impressive Mauvoisin Dam. This is a veritable kaleidoscope of surroundings – from pastures to eternal glaciers – and the region is home to one of Switzerland’s greatest natural reserves.
The language of the region is French but the majority of residents speak English. German is also widely spoken. The views of the surrounding mountains, forests and valleys are spectacular and most properties in Verbier are built in a traditional style, incorporating locally-sourced wood and stone.
Verbier is unrivalled for winter and summer sports, as well as offering many non-sporting and cultural activities, all set in a healthy and safe mountain environment. Businesses and entrepreneurs will also find many advantages to a Canton de Valais location, and Verbier in particular given its international outlook. Verbier proudly hosts international sporting and cultural events every year.
Meet the headmaster
Thibaut Descoeudres, Verbier International School Headmaster
Thibaut Descoeudres comes from Neuchâtel in Switzerland and has lived in Valais for over 20 years. Graduate of the University of Neuchâtel, he is also an elite tennis player, has competed in the Paragliding World Cup and also obtained his ski instructor accreditation. In his free time Thibaut sings in a prestigious choir in Valais, volunteers as a coach and committee member for the regional ice hockey team and is an elected member of the Bagnes Municipality. He is married and has three children.
Whilst working for Les Elfes International Camps in Verbier, he developed theircurriculum . Following this, he was recruited to work at Maya Joie, a private boarding school in La Fouly, Switzerland. He taught Mathematics, Science and Physical Education, with a particular focus on helping each child find pleasure in learning and develop a healthy balance between intellect and sport.
He was recruited as Headmaster of the Verbier International School, building the school up to what it is today; a thriving and bustling centre for learning and physical expression. He places great emphasis on ensuring each child is thriving and developing; academically, physically and emotionally. It is his dedication to his students and staff that has seen the Verbier International School go from strength to strength with each passing year.