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Application Process
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Application Process


1. Contact La Garenne

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.

2. Visit us

You are strongly advised to accompany your child on a school visit. This will enable you to appreciate the various aspects of our organisation and discover more about school life. Depending on the nature of your visit, your child(ren) may be interviewed or sit exams.

3. Documents to be sent to our Admission Office



      • 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


      • Parents should provide a short motivation letter explaining to us what they like to share as a family



      • “Express yourself”: The candidate must provide either a short presentation/video/photos and letter demonstrating his/her passion in life


      • Placement tests must be completed for children applying from Year 3 class. The Admissions Office will organise testing at La Garenne or the tests may be sent to the current school. Tests conducted outside La Garenne must take place under exam conditions


      • The candidates for the Senior School will be interviewed personally or using Skype by a member of the academic staff and/or the General Director. This is obligatory for Senior School candidates (14 to 18 years old).

4. Decision of the Admission Committee

The Admissions Committee will consider the completed file and make a decision. The family will be advised of the outcome within 10 days.

The three types of decisions are:

  • Accepted

  • Waiting List

  • Not Accepted or Declined

5. Payment of enrolment fees and development fund

If the Admissions Office confirms enrolment of the candidate, an official communication along with an invoice will be sent to the family. These fees (enrolment and development fund) will have to be settled within 1 week to guarantee the place of the child. This payment is non-refundable.


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