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Application Process

Application Process




La Garenne accepts applications up to two years in advance. There is no deadline for receipt of applications. However, most applications are received 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.


Admissions Process


1. Contact La Garenne


Please submit the Enquiry Form using the form below to be contacted by the Director of Admissions. We will contact you to discuss available places, schedule a video conference, and answer initial questions about the programmes and application process.



2. Visit us


Due to Switzerland’s strong and effective response during the pandemic, we are pleased to maintain in-person prospective family visits to La Garenne.

We designed our in-person program to show students and parents/guardians La Garenne’s unique programmes, campus, culture, and community. During your visit, you will experience a tour (often student-led), sit-in on classes, have a chance to chat casually with faculty and tour guides, and have an interview with an admission committee member. Your visit should serve as an excellent introduction to La Garenne and life in Villars.


Can’t make it to Switzerland in person?

We will happily share La Garenne with you through our virtual visits.

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3. Documents to be sent to our Admission Office



  • 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 student’s passport and vaccination records
  • Parents should provide a short motivation letter explaining to us what they like to share as a family
  • Current school of the candidate must complete the Recommendation Form
  • Written Sample & “Express yourself”: The candidate must provide a one-page hand written personal statement about their future plans AND a media presentation (video, letter with photos, slides, etc.) demonstrating his/her talents, passions or interests.
  • 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, the tests may be sent to the current school, or if appropriate, to the parents. Tests conducted outside La Garenne must take place under exam conditions.
  • The candidates for the Senior School will be interviewed personally or via video conference by a member of the Academic staff, Head of Admissions, and/or the General Director. This is obligatory for Senior School candidates (14 to 18 years old).




4. Application Fee


Please note that due to the number of applications we receive and the administrative work involved in the admissions review process, we require a non-refundable fee of CHF 1'000 for each application. This fee can be paid by credit card (Payment Pageor bank transfer (Please Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). When submitting the payment, please include the student name, date of birth, and year applying for.

5. Decision of the Admissions Committee


Upon receiving a completed file and application fee payment, our Director of Admissions will complete the review process, in consultation with the General Director and Divisional Heads with an aim for you to receive a final decision within two weeks of completion.

6. Enrolment Deposit


After receiving an offer, a student’s place at La Garenne School is reserved by paying the Enrolment Deposit.

General Conditions and Fees


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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