MANAGING DIRECTORS FOUR-FOREST
In a family-run company, there is a lot of passion and commitment. At the heart of our daily activities lies the care and development of our students, regular and open communication with parents and the teamwork of our committed staff.
The management of the FOUR-FOREST schools is undertaken by Elizabeth Häfliger and Helena Jurt.
Elizabeth Häfliger comes from England and after completing her Management studies in 1987, she moved to Switzerland. The move initiated her vocational change to teaching and she began a long career teaching in both the private and state sector. Early in her career, Elizabeth was part of an innovative project on immersive learning, and later supported her professional development in the field of child development. As a passionate teacher, she held various teaching and leadership positions before co-founding FOUR-FOREST Bilingual International School in 2007. Since then, Elizabeth and Helena have been directing and guiding the FOUR-FOREST schools in all operational and pedagogical aspects. Elizabeth is married and has two daughters who have been brought up in a bilingual home.
Helena Jurt comes from Switzerland and grew up in Luzern. Helena's teaching career began in 1986 after she successfully obtained her teaching diploma (Kantonales Lehrerseminar Luzern). Helena spent some time working in marketing and supported her professional development with language studies in New York and Paris. She soon returned to the classroom and held various teaching positions in a number of schools. Since 2004, Helena has taught various grade 5/6 classes in bilingual schools and coordinated the transition to secondary school procedure. Since co-founding FOUR-FOREST Bilingual International School in 2007, Helena and Elizabeth have been directing and guiding the FOUR-FOREST schools in all operational and pedagogical aspects. Helena is married and has a son and a daughter who are both former pupils of FOUR-FOREST and LMS-SCHULE.
„When we first opened our doors our mission was to provide 'more for your child' throughout their education and to create an environment where the emotional well-being of each child is equally as important as their academic achievements. We remain committed to that mission as we develop and adapt to a complex and ever changing world. At FOUR-FOREST we have created a place where children feel safe and happy and can celebrate their achievements. Our school environment offers a fascinating exposure to many different cultures. It is a place where children from every corner of the world feel at home. Throughout the day the children are cared for by our wonderful team. Leading this strong and talented community is a true privilege and we look forward to welcoming you into it.“
Elizabeth & Helena