Collège et Lycée Saint-Charles
Collège Saint-Charles
Collège Saint-Charles

Admissions

Joining the distinguished halls of Saint-Charles is a time-honored tradition dating back 120 years.  Have you considered joining us?  We look forward to welcoming your application to our institution and will handle every step with care and attention, just as we will handle every student’s experience at Saint-Charles.  We accept applications on a rolling basis up to a year in advance, but all enrollments are subject to availability.  We finalize our enrollments the first week of May.

Inquiry

The first step is always to communicate interest and learn more about who we are as a school.  We want to answer all your questions and talk about your goals both now and for future studies to ensure that Saint-Charles is the right home for your family’s educational needs.  We treat each prospective student as a new member of our family, walking them through the process with patience and transparency. 

 

You will be placed in touch with the admissions representative for your region who will walk you through the process from start to completion:

Mark Silverstein- Head of Admissions (Europe, Africa and Asia)

Beth Dyson – Assistant Director of Admissions (N. and S. America and Oceania)

 

We will provide you documentation, answer all your questions, make introductions to key members of the leadership and teaching staff to fully guide your decision and, when you are ready, schedule a school visit and tour.

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Visit

There is no better way to truly get a sense of our school than to visit our classrooms, tour our campus and connect with our staff.  Our campus is open and welcoming visits throughout the year.

Suggested ways to visit:

1. Campus open day or generally inquiry

Visit our campus to gain an overview and understanding of our philosophy and educational system.  This is a great first step.

2. Personalized campus tour

Meet with our admissions team to learn more about what Saint-Charles offers for you.  Schedule your admissions interview at the same time as your visit and even your admissions exams while you are with us on campus.  We can arrange for a class visit or other experience to help determine if Saint-Charles is right for your family.

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Apply

Once you have gathered all the information you need to make your decision, it is time to complete the application.  You can download the application here to complete online or print it out and submit it via scan here.

You will need the following details for your applications

  • School reports for the last two years
  • Letter of recommendation speaking to your character and determination provided by a teacher you have had in the last two years
  • Scan of passport (color, please!)

 

Once we receive your completed application, we will schedule an interview and admissions testing as a part of your admissions journey.  Your admissions representative will facilitate scheduling this for you.

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Interview / Assessment

Our interview and assessment process is a step to allow us to ensure that we are the best school setting for your family.  We want to be sure that our talented team is the right match to guide your student to meet his/her goals.

You can expect:

  • Assessment Interview
  • Admission Testing

Our admission testing is not just to determine your student’s abilities but also to determine where their strengths lie.  We want to be sure that our rigorous programming is customized to meet your students’ unique abilities.

  • Language Assessment
    • IB Diploma: English Proficiency
    • Swiss Matura- English and French Proficiency
  • Maths
    • A general overview of math skills
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Enroll

We hope at the end of this process; your family has chosen Saint-Charles for your educational needs to meet your families’ goals.  Our Head of Admissions will review all applications and respond to applications in roughly 10 days’ time.  There are three possibilities as a response to your application

  • Admittance: students will be welcomed into the Saint-Charles family with a full welcome package and visa procedures

*There are times where a provisional acceptance will be offered if a student completes a period of language study to ensure they will thrive in our multilingual environment.

  • Waitlist:  we are impressed with your student but need to wait until we have space in their desired program
  • Non-acceptance: it is possible that Saint-Charles is not the right fit for your family’s goals in which case we will regretfully extend a non-acceptance.  Occasionally, a non-acceptance will include steps to take in order to reapply in a stronger position.
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