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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


Please submit the Enquiry Form   below to contact our Admissions Team.
You can also request an in-person visit to our school: 

We will contact you to discuss availability and learn more about you and your family.

2. Submit Admissions Form



3. Pay Application Fee


Please note that due to the number of applications and visits requests we receive and the administrative work involved in the planning and admissions review process, we require a non-refundable fee of CHF 1'500 for each application.

This fee can be paid 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. Placement Testing & Supporting Document Submission


  • 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).
  • 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.


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.

Download: 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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