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Fees & Conditions
School Year 2018 - 2019

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GENERAL FEES FOR NEW STUDENTS
Enrolment Fee: CHF  2’000
Development Fund: CHF  1’500
Uniform: CHF  2’500
Swiss B Permit: CHF  2’100
Health Insurance: CHF  2'200
Deposit

CHF  7'000 (boarders)

CHF  2'000 (day students)

 

GENERAL FEES FOR FORMER STUDENTS
Uniform: CHF  1'100
Swiss B Permit: CHF  600
Health Insurance:    CHF  2'200
Deposit

CHF  7'000 (boarders)

CHF  2'000 (day students)

 

 

SCHOOL FEES

Cubs (from Reception to Year 2)

 Boarder - CHF 62'500Day Student - CHF 25'000
1st July CHF 45’500 CHF 17’000
1st December CHF 22’000 CHF 10’000

 

 

Minis (from Year 3 to Year 6) 

 Boarder - CHF 67'500Day Student - CHF 28'000
1st July CHF 45’500 CHF 18’000
1st December CHF 22’000 CHF 10’000 

 


Juniors (from Year 7 to Year 9)

 Boarder - CHF 72'500Day Student - CHF 32'000
1st July CHF 47’500 CHF 22’000
1st December CHF 25’000 CHF 10’000

 

A deposit of CHF 7'000 for a boarder / CHF 2'000 for a day student is required in addition to the school fees, to cover other expenses such as private lessons, clothing purchases and birthdays. The balance will be updated at the end of each school year.

 

FAMILY BENEFITS

If siblings are enrolled as boarders during the same academic year only, the following discount will be applied to the school fees (only): 10% for the second child, 15% for the third child, 20% for the fourth and any additional children. 

 

ADVANCED PAYMENT

If you wish to discuss the benefits of paying annual fees in advance, please enquire by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SCHOOL FEES INCLUDE:

Full board and lodging, tuition and supervised studies, loan of text books and some class materials, ski pass (boarders only), ski locker, use of school laundry (boarders only), use of school library and computer network, sports activities, cultural activities and short expeditions in Switzerland only, on-site healthcare, transport to and from Geneva airport (only within the official dates and times), various taxes and VAT.

 

SCHOOL FEES DO NOT INCLUDE:

Health and accident insurance, medications, private lessons, learning support, stationery, ski equipment hire, ski uniform hire (jacket and pants), official exams e.g. Cambridge and Delf, pocket money, birthdays, photo option, health package, any extra expenses e.g. hairdresser, dentist, dry cleaning, postage etc. and mandatory school trips. Please see the list of Extra Costs button pdf

For day students, ski pass, day trips, uniform, laundry, expeditions and health insurance are all excluded 

 

HEALTH INSURANCE

According to Swiss Law each student must have insurance covering illness and accidents. For those students who already have Swiss medical insurance, an insurance certificate and insurance card must be provided to the school. Any fees associated with medication will be charged to the students.

 

ENROLLMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

For each new boarder, a single non-refundable payment of CHF 2’000 is required. This Enrolment Fee covers admission costs and is non-refundable even in the event of cancellation.  

If parents cancel their child’s admission 60 days or fewer before the beginning of a term, the school will not refund the School Fees.

Once a student has begun any term, the School Fee is to be paid in full. This also applies in the event of a voluntary departure, late arrival, prolonged absence or dismissal. 

The school reserves the right to dismiss at any time, a student who has proven to be an unsatisfactory member of the school community. No refunds will be offered.  Please be advised, the school reserves the right to amend financial conditions annually. School regulations may change during the school year.

In case of litigation between the school and parents, Swiss legislation is the only law applicable in all matters concerning this contract. The competent tribunal will be that of the district of Aigle. 

 

RE-ENROLMENT

La Garenne International School automatically reserves a place for the next school year for each student currently attending. Parents wishing to withdraw their child from the next school year must inform the Director in writing before March 30th.

 

SCHOOL BANK DETAILS

 

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.

 


SCHOOL REGULATIONS

VISAS & 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.

  • 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.

  • "Schengen Zone" - Validity of the Swiss Student Permit

The Swiss Student permit allows travel in any part of the Schengen Zone. Nevertheless, parents remain responsible for undertaking all the necessary procedures to acquire visas if their child is travelling outside the Schengen Zone.

 

LAPTOP, MOBILE PHONE & PHONE CALLS

A Mac laptop is mandatory and it must conform to the La Garenne specifications (please refer to the ‘Rules and Regulations for Computer Use’). Computer and Internet access is monitored. Students may bring a mobile telephone to school. Mobiles must be handed in to the school office on arrival and may only be used with the consent of the management. Phone calls are permitted only at designated times.

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Children are offered the following options: Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, and Russian language, guitar, piano, violin, art, horse riding, ice-skating, karate, swimming and tennis. Options must be followed throughout the entire school year and be approved by the Head Teacher. In order not to overburden students, parents are advised to choose a maximum of two options on behalf of their child.

 

POCKET MONEY

Pocket money for the year will be charged automatically as follows: for Cubs (CHF 350.-), Minis (CHF 700.-) and Juniors (CHF 1’400.-). The school declines all responsibility for the loss of valuables or money if these have not been deposited with the office. Junior students take responsibility for their own pocket money when shopping locally in small groups.

 

EXAMS & SCHOOL SHOW

Students sit exams at the end of each term. Missed exams cannot be taken at a later date, and the minimum score will be recorded. Departure before the official end of term dates is unauthorised. The end of year show depends upon the participation of every student. The presence of parents at the show is greatly appreciated.

 

SCHOOL TRIPS

Holistic education means the extra-curricular programme is as equally important as the academic. Therefore, school trips to explore new horizons around the world are mandatory for all the students from Year 6 to Year 9 (e.g. Swiss tour, Italy, Portugal, NASA trip in the USA and China). More details will be provided during the school year.

 

WEEKENDS & VISITS

Parents must notify the management no later than the Wednesday evening before the weekend of each departure. Students may be collected at 16h30 on Friday and brought back to the main building on Sunday between 17h30 and 18h00. Any student with disciplinary issues will remain at La Garenne for the weekend. New students must remain at La Garenne for the first two weeks of the year. Visitors must advise the school of their intentions at least 48 hours in advance of arrival. The school must receive authorisation from a child’s parent or legal guardian before s/he will be allowed to leave school with another person.

 
 

"In front of a child, we can but feel affection for what they are and respect for what they may become one day.”

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