About Lemania – Verbier

One of the most important life decisions you will ever have to make is the choice of education for your children

Lemania-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.

Lemania-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.

Lemania-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 Lemania-Verbier International School is designed to foster excellence, personal development and commitment to the community.

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OUR VISION

  • We offer an education from aged 3 to 15 years, for both international and local students. We provide a first class education, with an emphasis on sports, the arts and sciences.
  • As the school grows, we wish to welcome more local children and we thank the Commune du Val de Bagnes and the Canton du Valais for their continued support.
  • Lemania-Verbier international School is opening a boarding house as of September 2017

Mission Statement

We, at Lemania-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

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.

School Philosophy

Enabling each child to fulfil their potential

Choosing your child’s education is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

Lemania-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 14 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 Lemania-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, Lemania-Verbier International School Headmaster


Thibaut Descoeudres has lived in Valais for over 20 years. Following his studies in Neuchâtel, he taught Mathematics, German and Physical Education in the private school of Maya-Joie where he became director of the summer camp. He also ran the international camp of Les Elfes in Verbier with his partner.

From a very young age, he’s practiced many sports including tennis, ski (holds a ski instructor diploma), mountain bike (with a participation in Le Grand Raid event on multiple occasions), ice hockey (currently a coach in the junior HC Red Ice) and paragliding (world cup pilot). He also sings at the Ensemble Vocal Renaissance in Martigny.

Thibaut Descoeudres was successively president of the paragliding club in the Val de Bagnes, member of the Swiss Ski School and member of the junior HC Red Ice committee. He is married and a father to three children.

Governance

Two non-profit organisations have joined forces to foster a genuine international education experience in the heart of the Swiss Alps.

The Verbier International School foundation is governed by a body of high caliber individuals with a broad spectrum of professional and educational experience who are committed to the success of the school and the promotion of high standards of educational achievement. They are considered the trustees for the performance of the school, they give support and also constructive feedback to the school’s senior management team.

Lemania Swiss Group of Schools was founded in 1908 by Dr Paul Du Pasquier and is now at the centre of one of the major groups of private schools in Switzerland. Thousands of Lemania’s graduates have been accepted to major institutions and have achieved their career goals. Today, the group is managed by the third generation of the family founders. Lemania Swiss Group of Schools consists of 12 schools and colleges, including two accredited school of business and two IB World schools.