Neuchâtel Junior College
Neuchâtel Junior College
Crêt-Taconnet 4, 2002
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
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Brenda Neil '90, Director of Admission

Phone number:
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Neuchâtel Junior College

Neuchâtel Junior College

Crêt-Taconnet 4, 2002, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Canadian Office: 44 Victoria Street, Suite 1310, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1Y2

School Type:
Grades (Gender):
Grade 12 and Gap (Coed)
$29,000 to $54,500 SF per year
Main Language:
Avg. Class Size:
Varies (Grade 12-GAP)

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Contact Name:
Brenda Neil '90, Director of Admission

Phone Number:

School Address
Crêt-Taconnet 4, 2002, Neuchâtel , Switzerland
Canadian Office: 44 Victoria Street, Suite 1310, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1Y2

About this school:

Every September, a few teenagers choose to step outside of their comfort zones at NJC. While studying Canadian Grade 12/AP curriculum, they explore a dozen countries, debate in the Model UN, pause in Flanders Fields, ski the Alps and play hockey at the base of the Matterhorn. Academic preparedness and international exposure lead to acceptances from the finest universities. New independence enables them to understand who they are and realize how their passions and talents will one day contribute on a global scale.

More information on Neuchâtel Junior College
Neuchâtel Junior College is a private Canadian boarding school in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The school offers a one-year, pre-university program with an enrolment of 75 boarding students. Neuchâtel Junior College has an average class size of 12 students and has a tuition cost of $28,000 to $50,000.

Upcoming Events

upcoming events
  • February 22, 2015: Visit this school at the Toronto Private School Expo: booth #11
    Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2J5
    Join us Tuesday, February 22 from 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    The annual Our Kids Camp Expo at Roy Thomson Hall is a chance for families to meet 70+ camps of all stripes (day, overnight, adventure, sports, arts, education) serving the Toronto market.

  • September 13, 2015: Visit this school at the Montreal Private School Expo: booth #4
    Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3R8
    Join us Tuesday, September 13 from 12:00 pm - 04:00 pm

    Meet with French and English day and boarding schools from your area and across the border. Sit in on information seminars with education experts and learn about how to choose the best private school for your child.

  • October 17, 2015: Visit this school at the Toronto Private School Expo: booth #11
    Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2J5
    Join us Tuesday, October 17 from 11:00 am - 03:00 pm

    The Toronto Private School Expo is the largest event of its kind. Exhibiting schools include both day and boarding traditional, arts, Montessori, Waldorf and special needs schools from across the GTA and as far away as Switzerland or Hawaii. Attend the Expo on October 17th, 2015 to learn more!

  • October 20, 2015Information Session
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    Join us Tuesday, October 20 from 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

    Families considering NJC for September 2016, September 2017 and beyond are invited to attend this information session in downtown Toronto. An RSVP is required. Please contact the Director of Admission to RSVP and confirm the number of attendees. In response, you will receive further information, including the downtown Toronto event location and parking details. 

  • November 24, 2015Information Session
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    Join us Tuesday, November 24 from 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

    Families considering NJC for September 2016, September 2017 and beyond are invited to attend this information session in downtown Toronto. An RSVP is required. Please contact the Director of Admission to RSVP and confirm the number of attendees. In response, you will receive further information, including the downtown Toronto event location and parking details. 

  • December 04, 2015Application Deadline for September 2016
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    Register by Friday, December 04 from 06:00 pm

    The application deadline for September 2016 admission is December 4th, 2015. Contact the Director of Admission with your questions. 

    Neuchâtel Junior College selects students on the basis of their academic performance, character, interests, talents and potential. Successful applicants are those who seek to challenge and advance themselves through a transformational experience of intense personal and intellectual growth. The College favours applicants who respond positively to new challenges and who express sufficient maturity, international curiosity and personal responsibility.

    The Director of Admission has a wealth of knowledge about NJC’s program and welcomes all questions to assist families with their research, from questions about pensions to university placement. The Director is also able to provide guidance on eligibility, application instructions, space availability as well as advice on special circumstances a family may encounter during the application process.

    Phone: 416.368.8169 | 800.263.2923

    Email: admissions@neuchatel.org

Principal's Message


Mr. Bill Boyer, Head of School

One characteristic of all good students is an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Our unique little school, perched on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel in the beautiful Swiss town of the same name, is ideally suited to students of this kind. Students come to us eager to learn more about the world around them; drawn to change, they sense that the world has more to offer them if they could just step outside the boundaries of their local experiences. Neuchâtel Junior College exists for these types of students at this pivotal time in their lives, and here, they learn about themselves as much as they learn about the world. 

In 1956, NJC’s visionary Founder, Leonard Wilde knew that, “To be a leader today, one must travel the world.” This enduring idea is just as – if not more – relevant today. As much as our students have likely travelled to places with their families before, in most cases, they have not gone on an extended, independent journey. The Neuchâtel experience offers a view to the world beyond childhood borders, and our trips are integrated with the curriculum to make the learning experience richer and fuller. The fact that students have chosen this journey to NJC sets them apart both geographically and personally from where they began, thereby transforming them well beyond the potential of any single school trip experienced before. 

Over the course of many months, our students explore centres of Western European civilization, which helped to shape our own culture, giving them knowledge of the past with which to consider the future. They visit unfamiliar and exotic places to gain an insight into the similarities and differences of other cultures in this increasingly global community. Inspired by NJC’s program, our students also learn that they can have a positive impact on each place they visit. This may be through participation in a service trip, involvement in a Model UN activity, or by helping to make our school community a better place through personal character, talent, ideas and leadership. All of this they experience while immersed in their studies, surrounded by inspiring teachers and classmates, and living with a local Swiss, French-speaking family. This formula, unique in the world for nearly 60 years, consistently opens minds, broadens perspectives, and inspires graduates to make their place in the world more meaningful and purposeful. 

Who is best suited to attend Neuchâtel Junior College? I would encourage you to take advantage of this transformational experience if you are willing to meet two very important expectations. You must come prepared to work hard in your academic studies and be curious about the world around you; these are prerequisites so that you will be able to apply your newfound knowledge, confidence, independence and leadership in your chosen university, in the career that you wish to pursue, and throughout your life. 

I look forward to meeting you soon. A bientôt!

Bill Boyer




Application Deadlines:

Type Date
Boarding December 04, 2015

Application Requirement:

  • Admission Application Form
  • Character Reference Letter
  • Official Transcript
  • Report Card(s)
  • Student Essay
  • Application Fee

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School Entry Points:

  • Entry Points (Boarding): Students Admitted
    12 Limited

Tuition & Financial Aid



Type Tuition
Boarding Students $29,000 to 54,500 SF

Scholarships & awards:

  • Financial Aid Bursaries
       Amount: $20,000
       Type: Need based
       Grade(s): 12
  • Merit Scholarships
       Amount: $500
       Type: Merit based
       Grade(s): 12

Stories & Testimonials


Myles Goodman-Vincent, Class of 2014

I can without a doubt say that I have seen a positive change in everyone this year. I have never witnessed, in my life, a group of seventy students become such a tight-knit community. Although it is cliché to say that we are a family, the fortunate truth is that we actually are! I know that where I am in the world, I would feel comfortable calling up one of my Neuchâtel friends, and have it be as if we are together in class in Switzerland.


Sara Szot, Class of 2014

Before this year, I looked at the lives of others and thought about how nice it would be to live like that. Now I look at others and see how much I can learn from them, and share with them. Life is not a race or a competition. There are no winners or losers, just people, and it is important to realize this early on in life. At some point, you have to stop doing things just for the happiness or approval of others. It is your life, and you have to do what you want with it. Neuchâtel Junior College gave me not only the confidence to acknowledge it, but the power and motivation to do something about it. I owe so much to this school, as they have given me an unimaginable experience here this year, and I just know I will be talking about it for the rest of my life. If someone were to ask me if I recommend NJC to future students, I would simply smile and say, “If you come to NJC, you will miss out on nothing, and gain everything.” 


Jerry Li, Class of 2014

It is difficult to pinpoint exactly how I will build upon these experiences in the future, but one thing is for certain: the experiences that I had and the stories that were created as a result will last me a lifetime, and at certain points in life, there will be moments where hardship will force me to extract the lessons learned from the stories of this year, and I will know how to act, what to do, and what to expect as a result.


Erin Abbott, Class of 2013

Over the course of the year, all the students of NJC have learned something about themselves, some may have found that they would rather be closer to home, some may have discovered a hidden passion, others may have finally realized what they wanted to do in university, but we have all grown in some way shape or form. We all started the year not knowing what to expect and now entering university next year we have a better understanding of the type of lifestyle we will live.


Peter Daglish, Class of 2013

I feel as if as soon as I got here, there was a significant focus on getting me confident and ready for post-secondary education. Even for life in general. There’s so much I’ve learned in the classroom here, but also just as much that I’ve learned outside of it. NJC takes a good stance towards it as well, by not just doing things the easy way and saying “here is the information, etc.”, but rather letting you go your own way to find it. 


Curriculum & Programs

Curriculum & Programs

    Specialty Academics

  • AP courses
  • Career planning
  • Community service
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Honors
  • Internships
  • Study Abroad
  • University counseling

    School Support

  • Lunch program

    Special Needs

  • Learning differences support (ADD/ADHD)


  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Film & video
  • Music Theatre/Opera
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Voice/Vocal/Singing

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Classics
  • Creative writing
  • Debate
  • Ethics
  • Independent study
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Public speaking


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Computers

  • Algebra
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Finite
  • Geometry
  • Physics
  • Trigonometry

    Academic / Social Clubs

  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Debate Club
  • Environmental Club
  • Foreign Language Club
  • School newspaper
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook


  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Musical theatre/Opera
  • Photography


  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Cycling
  • Downhill skiing
  • Equestrian
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Horseback riding
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Skating
  • Martial Arts
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Running
  • Sailing
  • Sailing Club
  • Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Weightlifting
  • Yoga

    Moral Development

  • Character education
  • Leadership
  • Social justice

    Admissions & Finances

  • Bursaries
  • Financial aid
  • Scholarships

    Religious Affiliation

  • Non-denominational


  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Associations
  • Advanced Placement Canada (AP) Associations
  • Swiss Group of International Schools (SGIS) Associations

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