NJC is a Canadian school situated in the French-speaking town of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. We offer exclusively the pre-university year to students from across Canada, the US and abroad. In the fall of their time at NJC, and with the assistance of our Director of University Guidance, students apply and are admitted to the best universities and most competitive programs across Canada and around the world. 

The pre-university year is the perfect time for students to become increasingly independent in preparation for university life. All of our students find that the time abroad better prepares them for the challenges of university in terms of academics, maturity, confidence and independence while also providing new clarity regarding their career ambitions. There is a new measure of independence gradually extended to our students, but all within the care of a small, watchful community of educators and Swiss families. We treat students as the young adults that they are becoming, all to prepare them for the freedoms, challenges and expectations that life at university will present.

Studies are further inspired by living within the heart of Europe. Through this unique mix of learning in an English academic environment, living with a Swiss, French-speaking family, and travelling to compelling places, NJC students mature rapidly. There are also optional opportunities such as preparing for one of two Model United Nations Competitions, the New European Acting, Debating and Speech Competition (NESDA), participating in inter-school sporting activities, and/or enhancing language skills above and beyond French. Our students are never bored!