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

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About us

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Collège et Lycée Saint-Charles is a private bilingual boarding school located in the town of Porrentruy in the canton of Jura in Switzerland. With 150 students, from elementary school (5e Harmos) to the gates of the university, we have been educating, since 1897, young minds to the world surrounding them and beyond.

We welcome day students from the age of 8 and boarders from the age of 10. From primary school, we offer bilingual classes in French and in English classes. By offering several high school diplomas, we welcome local students as well as students from all over the world.

Our school organization allows our students to pursue harmoniously studies and artistic and sports activities.

  • The Swiss primary and middle school programs follow the official national programs (PER).
  • The Swiss Matura programs follow the official course outlines and guidelines of gymnasium studies.

The programs of the international section respect the standards of the IBO, organization of the International Baccalaureate. All programs are published with regulations and duly accredited study outlines.


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Discover our school with our students, teachers and staff!

Introduction to high school

Our school offers two high school programs recognized by the Canton of Jura and by the Swiss Confederation: in French and bilingual French-English. Gymnasium Matura holders have unconditional access to all Swiss universities. Our students attend their high school for four years, according to the recommendations of the Swiss Matura Commission and the EDK.

It is possible for our students to combine high school studies with elite artistic and sports activities. Our timetable, and the specific on-call and support lessons allow for optimal organization and planning of studies and other activities, as well as participation in contests or competitions.

Mrs. Coralie Herrmann introduces you to our school and answers a few questions you may have about our programs and the French-English Bilingual Matura Program.


The three years of Middle school are taught bilingual French-English. Students are led to progressively develop their ability to follow lessons in a language other than French for specific subjects. Collège & Lycée Saint-Charles places emphasis on personalized support to meet the needs of its students. Each student can find his or her own path, whether it is pre-gymnasial with an emphasis on an in-depth study of languages, sciences or Latin for a comfortable entry in high school, or whether it is more pre-professional with optimal preparation for the transition to technical high schools or apprenticeships.

Marie Julitte, Héloïse Kairys and Maverick Lekimpe are pleased to share with you their experience as teachers in Saint-Charles.


Introduction to Middle school

Introduction to elementary school

We welcome young children from the 5th Harmos for a bilingual schooling, favouring a progressive and plurilingual approach that allows our young students to adapt smoothly to this type of teaching.

A team of generalist teachers supervise our youngest students with attention, kindness and passion in order to bring them to the threshold of adolescence and Middle in the best conditions. Salomée Simonnin, Christine Barré and Rachel Pouso Walker present the advantages of our school for your child.


The school offers the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for teenagers who come to us in the last year of middle school and the first two years of high school (MYP 3, 4 and 5). We are yet candidate school for the 3 years of MYP program.

For the last two years of high school, we follow the rules of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization for the IB Diploma by offering a choice of 6 branches (3 at a higher level and 3 at a standard level). The curriculum is supplemented by a common core, Theory of Knowledge, extended essay, and the Creativity-Action-Service programme which encourages artistic and sporting activities as well community work. The IB Diploma gives access to world-class universities overseas and in Switzerland.


MYP coordinator presents the MYP program

DP coordinator presents the DP program

IB librarian and economics teacher presents his role as librarian

Chemistry and physics teacher

Klea Progni and Anastasia Polanska

What do parents say about Saint-Charles

German Class - Middle School

Science Experiment

Chemistry MYP 5

Spanish literature

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