History

Three generations, always the same passion...

1948

William and Lucienne Bonzon founded the children's Home, Pré Fleuri. In 1958, their daughter Madeleine joined them. This was a period of expansion for the school. The chalet was extended to accommodate the increasing number of young people coming from all over the world.

1969

Madeleine and her husband Vladimir Sekaly took over the running of the school. Students continued to arrive from every continent to spend their holidays at Pré Fleuri. One of them was a young French girl called Sylvie Launay.

1991

With the "Evolutive" method of ski instruction introduced by Jacques Stump, Pré Fleuri became renowned as a school excelling in both sport and language tuition. Sylvie Launay became the school's Assistant Director.

1996

A new academic section, offering bilingual instruction, was opened.
Madeleine handed the management of the school over to Sylvie Launay, who still maintains the school's educational ethos, where both young and old alike are respected

1998

Pré Fleuri celebrated its 50th anniversary. With an ever-greater number of pupils, new classes were added.
Well-established and with a solid and growing reputation, Pré Fleuri started the 21st century full of energy and with high spirits.

2008

Pre Fleuri celebrated its 60th anniversary and will continue to build on its traditions.

2013

Pré Fleuri aquired the buildings and installed two mobile classrooms to expand the school.

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