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Application Process

Application Process



Application Process

La Garenne accepts applications up to two years in advance. There is no deadline for receipt of applications. However, we receive most admissions forms in January or February, with acceptance letters issued by mid-March. Later applicants may be placed on a waiting list. We also accept students during the academic year on an ad-hoc basis and run Integration Programmes for these students. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. We welcome visitors to our school by prior appointment. Please complete the Visit Form below or click here.

1. Contact La Garenne

Prospective parents submitting the online Enquiry Form are contacted by the Director of Admissions to discuss available places, schedule a video conference and answer initial questions.

The Enquiry Form has the following fields: name, email, phone number, and age of the prospective student. 

Please submit the Enquiry Form below to contact our Admissions Team.


2. Visit us

We strongly advise parents to accompany their child on a school visit. A Visit Form must be submitted prior to the visit and has the following fields: email, mobile phone, date, visitor names, prospect’s birthdate, gender, and nationality, and brief information about the family’s intentions.

This enables the family to appreciate at first hand our spectacular location, and unique learning spaces and methods. They have the opportunity to meet the staff who will care for and teach their child. Depending on the stage they are at in the admissions process when they visit, the child may be interviewed, sit tests, and have the opportunity to meet La Garenne students with similar interests and aspirations.


3. Apply


  • Complete the online Admission Form.

  • Upload with submission a current photo (in .jpeg format), and scanned copies of the student’s passport and vaccination records.


4. Application Fee

Due to the number of applications we receive and the administrative work involved in the admissions process, we require a non-refundable fee of CHF 1500 for each application.

This fee can be paid online by credit card Payment Page or bank transfer - please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the school bank details.

4. Documentation, Placement Testing, and Interview
  • Send copies of graded 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.

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

  • The candidate’s current school must complete the Recommendation Form.

  • The candidate must provide a short presentation, video or photos and/or a letter demonstrating his/her passion in life.

  • Placement tests must be completed for children applying from Year 3 and above (age 8 and older). The Admissions Office will organise testing at La Garenne. Alternatively, the tests may be sent to the current school, or under certain circumstances, to the parents. Tests conducted outside La Garenne must take place under exam conditions.

  • Candidates will be interviewed in person or via video conference by a member of the Academic staff, Head of Admissions, and/or the General Director. This is obligatory for Secondary School candidates (11 to 18 years old)

6. Decision of the Admissions Committee


The Admissions Committee will consider the completed file and make a decision. The family receives an official acceptance letter and offer via email. The Admissions Status is then tracked in our internal system.

7. Enrolment Deposit


The Admissions Office makes an offer to the family via School email with an Acceptance Letter and initial invoice (only the enrolment deposit for acceptances before 1 June and the full Term 1 & 2 Tuition and all required fees for acceptances after 1 June).
The invoice must be settled within 15 days to guarantee the student’s place.


Admissions Policy

La Garenne admits students of any race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programmes, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, bursary, athletic, or other school-administered programmes.



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