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Application Process

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Step 1 : Contact

 

Please contact the Director of Admissions This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +41 (0)24 495 24 53 to enquire about available places and if you have any questions about the application process.

 

Step 2 : Visit

 

You are strongly advised to accompany the child on a school visit, although this is not mandatory.  This will enable you to appreciate the various aspects of our organisation and discover more about school life.

 

Step 3 : Documents 

 

  • Complete the online Admission Form
  • Send scanned copies of grading reports for the last two years to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. These must include the annual report for the previous academic year and the most recent report.
  • Send scanned copies of the child’s passport and vaccination records to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Provide a short reference letter in English or French from the School Principal, Class Teacher or Head of Academics at the child’s current school.

 

Step 4 : Evaluation Test 


An entry evaluation test of English and Mathematics must be completed for children applying for Year 3 to Year 9.

The Admissions Office will organise testing at school or the test may be sent to the current school or home.  Tests conducted outside La Garenne must comply with certain requirements as specified by the office.

 

Step 5 : Decision 


The Admissions Committee will consider the completed file and make a decision. The meeting is held once a week and the family will be advised of the outcome on that same day.

 

Step 6 : Enrollment Fees

 

Once the family has been informed of a successful application, an invoice of CHF 2'000.- to cover enrolment fees is sent with the admission letter. A single payment of this amount in full is due on receipt of the invoice. This payment guarantees the child’s place and is non-refundable.

 

BENEFICIARY:            LA GARENNE SCHOOL SA
BANK: CREDIT SUISSE, CH-1884 VILLARS-SUR-OLLON, SWITZERLAND.
ACCOUNT NO U 0425-1457654-21
IBAN IN CHF: CH94 0483 5145 7654 2100 0
CLEARING: 4835
SWIFT: CRESCHZZ80A

Please reference the name of the student.

 

Step 7 :  Visa & Swiss Student Permit

 

Boarding students with European nationalities do not require a Student Visa to enter Switzerland
Boarding students holding a European passport or any citizenship not requiring a Student Visa to enter Switzerland (e.g. Japanese) need only to apply for a Swiss Student permit. The school will gather the necessary documents at the start of the school year, or when the child is physically present at school. Parents will not need to take any action, as it is the responsibility of the school to declare these students to the local authorities. An amount of CHF 2'000.- will be included on the first invoice, covering the request for the Swiss Student Permit.

 

Boarding students with NON-European nationalities require a Student Visa to enter Switzerland
Boarding students with non-European nationalities must have a visa to enter Switzerland. An application for a Swiss Student Visa (not a Tourist Visa) should be made at least 6-8 weeks prior to their arrival at school. The school will help the family gather all the necessary documents required by the Swiss authorities in their country of origin or residency. Parents are strongly advised to follow the school guidelines, to avoid delays in the procedure - which may lead to authorisation not arriving in time. Once the visa is obtained, and after the child has arrived at school, our office will apply for the Swiss Student permit. Parents do not need to take any further action at that stage, as it is the responsibility of the school to declare these students to the local authorities. An amount of CHF 4'000.- will be included on the first invoice, covering the request for the Swiss student Visa and Permit. 

 

Step 8 :  School Fees Payment

 

Parents of all new students will receive a first invoice for two thirds of the school fees that must be settled by July 1st. The second invoice representing the balance is to be paid by December 1st.

Please refer to our General Conditions for details.

 


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