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Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée

Address: Route de Belfort 10, 2900 Porrentruy
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée

  • Year of foundation: 1897
  • Location: municipality of Poérreintru, Canton of Jura, Switzerland
  • Age of students: 10 to 20 years
  • Type of facility: private school
  • Language of instruction: English, French,
  • Type of training: joint
  • Number of students: about 150
  • Accommodation: residence.

Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée is a prestigious and well-known educational institution located in a beautiful natural area in the Swiss canton of Jura. The school opened in 1897 and for more than a century of history has proven itself in the best way. The school traditionally appreciates and develops the Christian ideas of humanism, goodness, peace and mutual understanding, respect for oneself and others. The pupils of the school have a special outlook on life, they are real "citizens of the world" and can equally successfully apply their skills and talents in different parts of the world, transforming and changing for the better the world around them.

The institution is officially recognized by the Canton of Jura and offers training in various programs. The built-up system meets the highest standards and is developed taking into account all innovations in the field of education, where traditions and modernity are closely intertwined. High level of professionalism of employees, small class sizes and cozy atmosphere help children and teenagers feel at home. Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée is an excellent choice for those who care about the future of their child!

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée

Program name
from 61 400 CHF / year

PRIMARY SCHOOL (Elementary classes)

  • Classes: 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Programs and standards: Official (state) program.
  • Specialists of Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée are sincerely convinced that the first steps towards knowledge are decisive for the future of a successful person and personality. Therefore, the school has a special program of support at the initial stage, which includes a curriculum for the standard of public schools plus active additional classes. Reduced class sizes allow students to receive the required level of support. The school welcomes elementary school children from the 5th grade, where they receive structured training: the teaching staff is in constant close cooperation with each other, with students and with parents, which allows them to build the most correct strategy for successful work.

    The training programs are extensive and go beyond the requirements of the PER (Plan d'Études Romand, a French-speaking sample of the Swiss research plan). The schedule of classes differs from that of public schools, especially in terms of transition to secondary school. Students use the 5th, 6th and 7th grades to familiarize themselves with the school and, in particular, study languages ​​intensively. Subsequently, the 8th and 9th year allow children to complete their studies in order to choose their future paths at the end of the 9th year. The school day includes a certain number of lessons, sports, creativity and other activities. After classes, students can stay in college and work with school teachers to do homework. Thus, they benefit from personalized mentoring and develop self-reliance, which is very useful in future life. All children must attend special training sessions on strategies and methods of study - these classes help to consolidate their skills and better understand their abilities. Development takes place under the strict guidance of the teacher and mentor.

    The cost of training on the PRIMARY SCHOOL program (Primary classes) (with accommodation and meals):

  • First semester = 27630CHF
  • Second semester = 33770CHF
  • Full year = 61400CHF.
  • Annual
    from 65 000 CHF / year

    COLLÈGE (Secondary school, Middle grades)

  • Classes: 9, 10, 11
  • Programs and standards: Preparatory year (Grade 9); Secondary A, Secondary B (10-11 grades).
  • The training programs of Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée are aimed at providing serious and comprehensive assistance and support to students in the process of choosing the preferred direction of development. The structure of teaching allows to postpone the orientation of students before moving to secondary school - this is done mainly to make the selection process more meaningful. Orientation occurs at the end of year 9 on the basis of academic results, when children are divided into two levels - Secondary A and Secondary B. The preparatory 9th year of schooling takes place in small classes under the strict supervision of teachers whose goal is to help children move forward and make the right choice. Characteristics of the programs:

  • Secondary A (Pre-gymnasium). This type is intended mainly for those who wish to continue their studies after completing the compulsory level of schooling. The course requires intensive work and perseverance and is presented in several ways: Learning Latin or Science (including physics, applied sciences and the hour of technical drawing).
  • Secondary B (General Standard). Ideal for students who are going to enter a commercial or standard school. Most of the training programs in the canton of Jura are conducted under the auspices of Secondary B.
  • Small class sizes and a high level of professionalism allow students to feel the best way, to focus on educational issues and receive detailed explanations on all the complex topics. Children receive additional help after classes and can work with school teachers to do homework with their help. In these extra-curricular activities, children also learn how to plan and organize their schedule. Thanks to the partnership of the school with educational institutions in Germany and Britain, pupils have the opportunity to attend special language programs in the 10th grade, which last from 1 to 3 weeks. Graduates of middle classes have a serious level of competences and skills and achieve significant success in further studies due to the fundamental base laid in them.

    The cost of training on the program COLLÈGE (Secondary school, Middle classes) (with accommodation and meals):

  • First semester = 29250CHF
  • Second semester = 35750CHF
  • Full year = 65000CHF.
  • Annual
    from 77 000 CHF / year


  • Classes: Middle Years Program (middle classes)
  • Standard: International Baccalaureate.
  • International Baccalaureate (International Baccalaureate) is a well-known and very prestigious international standard of secondary education, which every year is becoming more common in schools around the world. The International Baccalaureate program covers the full period of study and is divided into 4 stages (from kindergarten and until after school, from 3 to 19 years). Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée provides training at the Middle Years Program level. The program is conducted in full compliance with the requirements and standards of IB: children receive fundamental training and develop their knowledge and talents. Empathy, curiosity, openness to the world, research and communication are only key learning values. In addition to traditional subjects - mathematics, humanities and experimental sciences - students work on interdisciplinary areas and establish links between different subjects. At the final stage, each student will have to present his own research project. The items available for study are divided into 8 broad groups:

  • Linguistics
  • Language and Literature
  • Man and Society
  • The science
  • Mathematics
  • Art
  • Physical Education and Health Sciences
  • Design.
  • The cost of training on the program INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MYP (Middle Years) PROGRAMM (with accommodation and meals):

  • First semester = 34650CHF
  • Second semester = 42350CHF
  • Full year = 77000CHF.
  • Annual
    from 71 000 CHF / year

    LYCÉE (Lyceum)

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Standard: Maturité.
  • Teaching in the lyceum classes is conducted on a complex and simultaneously fascinating standard Maturité, which includes a large number of disciplines and subjects at a very high level. Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée is a recognized and accredited training center, therefore its students have the right to take the most difficult Maturité exams, which are of great weight in the Swiss Confederation. The receipt of a high school diploma opens the doors to higher education institutions (University, HES, HEP) or other training courses. Since 2016, Lycée Saint-Charles has offered a bilingual Franco-English Maturité exam.

    The standard duration of studies at the Lyceum is 4 years: we note a flexible schedule where students can adjust their schedule, combine research with extracurricular activities, develop talents and their socialization skills. Free time and opportunities for adjusting the plan make it possible to become more independent and successful both in the general education and in the personal plan. As a supplement to the main program, lyceum pupils regularly take part in conferences and scientific symposia organized under the auspices of the Saint-Charles Forum, where they receive invaluable experience in interaction, communication and exchange of opinions. Graduates of the lyceum classes receive a Maturité diploma and have a good chance of entering prestigious higher education institutions.

    The cost of training on the program LYCÉE (Lyceum, Maturité standard) (with accommodation and meals):

  • First semester = 30330CHF
  • Second semester = 37070CHF
  • Full year = 67400CHF.
  • BILINGUAL LYCÉE (Bilingual Lyceum)

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Standard: Maturité.
  • Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée provides the opportunity to study on the unique bilingual (Franco-English) Maturité program. For admission it is not necessary to have a high level of both languages, but it is absolutely necessary to be well motivated and have a great desire to prove yourself. The program of study is identical with the usual lyceum program, but is characterized by teaching in two languages ​​and a strong general linguistic bias. In accordance with the requirements of the Commission of Suisse de Maturité, teaching in the target language is more than 1,300 hours for four lyceum years. Teaching in English can be given for a specific (Biology, Chemistry) and for an additional option (Biology, History), depending on the number of students who follow the bilingual course and are enrolled in these options. For subjects taught in English, teaching materials are provided in the target language, as well as oral and written evaluations. Depending on the year, the choice of specific course options may be limited. The school also recommends that its lyceum students take part in at least one linguistic program abroad, which are held in partner institutions and help develop language opportunities.

    The objectives of the bilingual Maturité:

  • Development of language and communication skills, allowing students to speak fluent English and achieve the best oral and written skills
  • Development of a broader vocabulary and a number of specialized knowledge: a scientific dictionary, a lexicon of the humanities and much more
  • Development of communicability, openness, a lively view of life
  • Providing a high level of knowledge.
  • Graduates of a bilingual lyceum after graduation receive a diploma and enter the best and most prestigious universities, and in the future demonstrate the best professional and personal qualities.

    Tuition fee for the program LYCÉE (Bilingual Lyceum, Maturité standard) (with accommodation and meals):

  • First semester = 31950CHF
  • Second semester = 39050CHF
  • Full year = 71000CHF.
  • 07.07.2019 -13.07.2019 14.07.2019 -20.07.2019 21.07.2019 -03.08.2019
    from 2 450 CHF / week

    Summer camp (Summer Camp)

  • Age: 10 to 18 years
  • Duration: 1 to 3 weeks
  • Dates: from July 6 to August 16
  • Available languages: English, French.
  • Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée provides children from any country of the world unique summer camp programs with the opportunity to learn English or French. Duration depends on the desire and can be 1, 2 or 3 weeks. Participants undergo special testing at the level of language proficiency and, in accordance with their indicator, are divided into groups. The summer camp program includes language classes and an active extra-curricular life and leisure:

    1. The training cycle:

  • 20 hours of language every week
  • Active practice of speaking with native speakers
  • Intensive training program using the latest methods
  • Private lessons available
  • 2. Entertainment cycle:

  • 14 events every week
  • Global friendship
  • Art, Photography, Computer Science, History and Culture
  • Sports: swimming, basketball, tennis, football.
  • Language classes are conducted exclusively by highly qualified teachers, real experts in their field, who have extensive work experience, including with foreign students. Lessons involve working on the main sections of linguistics + many additional topics and questions:

  • Personal projects for improving the language skills
  • Phonetics and grammar
  • Development of oral speech and presentation skills
  • Educational games and projects
  • Reading and writing
  • Listening
  • Academic skills of English.
  • In the classrooms there is a relaxed home atmosphere, the teachers find an individual approach to each student and provide maximum assistance and support on any emerging issue. During the summer camp, children learn a lot about Switzerland, its culture and history, attend various excursions and events, and make friends from around the world. A carefully thought out system of training and high professionalism determine the rapid and qualitative progress in linguistics. Also, students during the summer camp can get acquainted with the school and its arrangement, which is especially useful for those children who decided to come here.

    The cost of the Summer Camp program is from 1700CHF / week.

    04.07.2020 -15.08.2020
    from 2 450 CHF / week

    Summer Camp Academic Summer

    • Dates: July 4-August 15
    • Age of students: 12-17 years
    • Lessons per week: 30 hours (one lesson = 75 minutes)
    • Person in class: up to 10.

    The program of the summer camp Academic Summer is a great opportunity to spend the summer not only with pleasure, but also with benefit. There are two options for the camp, depending on the age of the children:

    1. Explorers (11-14 years old)

    Young students will not only improve their knowledge of English in an international, friendly atmosphere, but will also study art, science (primarily the natural science block) and social and humanitarian disciplines.

    1. Engagers (15-17 years old)

    For older students there is the opportunity to independently choose the subjects for study:

    • Academic french
    • Art
    • Biology
    • Business, Entrepreneurship and Economics
    • Chemistry
    • English language
    • Academic Essay Writing Skills
    • Earth and environmental sciences
    • Society, humanitarian courses
    • History and Politics
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Presentation and interview skills
    • General theory of knowledge (CTC).

    And interesting, varied extra-curricular activities, communication with new friends from different countries and educational tours in Switzerland will successfully complement the course, making the summer unforgettable!

    The indicated price already includes:

    • Training + necessary materials and textbooks
    • Accommodation and meals (full board)
    • Laundry service
    • Insurance
    • Entertainment and extracurricular activities, excursions according to the program
    • Transfer from / to the airport.

    Paid separately:

    • Transfer to an unspecified camp time (late arrival / departure)
    • Additional days / nights of accommodation.

    Accommodation and food

    The institution provides foreign participants with comfortable residences for living, where several dozen people can stay at the same time. Children live in standard double rooms with a full set of necessary amenities. Characteristics:

    • Boys and girls live separately
    • A set of furniture: bed, table, chairs, wardrobes for clothes and things
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Private room and training room
    • Common Recreation and Entertainment Spaces
    • Laundry and other amenities.

    Residences are permanently staffed to help solve all emerging issues, supervise children and ensure their safety.

    Meals are arranged on the principle of a full board: children receive balanced meals prepared from the freshest foods.

    Events Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée

    Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée cares about the comprehensive development of its students - sports, creative, spiritual and moral - which is a top priority and helps children to become successful. At school, you can professionally engage in various sports and creativity, participate in competitions, achieve success. Available sports:

    1. Professional programs:

    • Tennis
    • Golf
    • Horseback riding
    • Dancing
    • Football
    • Basketball

    2. Standard programs:

    • Football
    • Basketball
    • Swimming
    • Volleyball
    • Badminton
    • Tennis
    • Baseball
    • Strength Trainers
    • Yoga
    • Fitness

    3. Seasonal programs and winter types:

    • Skiing
    • Cross-country skiing
    • Snowshoeing
    • Snowboarding
    • Sledging
    • Skating.

    Available art and creativity:

    • Choir
    • Cinema
    • Theatrical art
    • Acting skills
    • Music
    • Dancing (including ballroom)
    • Painting, drawing
    • Architecture and design
    • Fashion.

    An active extra-curricular life is organized so that students can rest, be distracted from worries and make new friends. Activities include:

    • Holidays on campus
    • Evening movie watching
    • Talent show
    • Culinary show and competition
    • Sport competitions
    • Theater performances
    • Musical concerts
    • Excursions around the canton and country
    • Tours and walks
    • Visit to shops and shopping centers
    • Restaurants and cafes.

    For participants of summer camp programs there are two types of activity:

    1. Included (standard):

    • Museums and culture
    • Castles and attractions
    • Hiking, swimming, sports
    • Dancing and Movies
    • Weekend in nature or on excursions

    2. Premium activity:

    • Horseback riding
    • Tennis lessons
    • Amusement park
    • Aviation and flight lessons
    • Extreme sports.


    • Prestigious and famous private institution
    • Almost 120 years of successful work
    • Own methodological developments
    • The educational approach, based on the values of traditions, humanism and openness
    • System of comprehensive development
    • Available bilingual programs (English + French)
    • Individual support and support of foreign students
    • Small class sizes (an average of 14 people, a maximum of 16 people)
    • Highly qualified teachers and specialists
    • The campus has an exceptional level of equipment.

    Equipment Saint-Charles Collège et Lycée

    The campus is in a beautiful quiet place with incredibly beautiful nature, developed infrastructure and zero crime rate. The complex includes:

    • Audiences for employment (comfortable workplaces)
    • Administrative premises
    • Library (with a lot of benefits)
    • Chapel
    • Sports complex (swimming pool, basketball courts and much more)
    • Laboratory and computer equipment
    • Classes for creative pursuits
    • Residences
    • A restaurant.

    Term dates and fees

    The academic year is divided into semesters:

    • The first semester: from August 21 to December 31 (vacation from October 6 to October 23, Christmas holidays from December 22 to January 8)
    • Second semester: from January 1 to June 30 (vacation from 9 to 19 February, from 23 March to 16 April, Easter week).

    The cost of training (with accommodation and meals, the price is indicated in Swiss francs CHF):

    Level / program

    Semester 1

    Semester 2

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    The cost of the Summer Camp: from 1700CHF / week.

    Additional charges:

    • Registration fee = 3000CHF
    • Deposit confirming the place on the course
    • Service Fee
    • Examination Boards
    • Deposit for tuition
    • Air tickets in both directions
    • Transfer in both directions
    • Compulsory medical insurance
    • Personal pocket expenses
    • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
    • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

    Extra fees:

    • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 3000 CHF
    • Medical insurance 2300 CHF

    Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

    • Statement with full and reliable information
    • Report card from the previous place of study
    • A high overall level of academic achievement
    • Good level of English / French (or both languages at once)
    • Recommendations from teachers / class teacher / director from the previous place of study
    • It is possible to conduct tests on the level of knowledge.


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    Recommendations on when to apply

    Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
    - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
    - there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
    - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
    - some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
    - some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
    - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
    - for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

    - recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
    - the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
    - for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
    - for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
    - MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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