Academics

Class Valedictorian

Every year, the students and faculty vote to select an exceptional representative to serve as Class Valedictorian. He or she is considered to be the student who best represents the ideals of the class. The Valedictorian ultimately delivers a speech on graduation day, with at least a segment in French, that encapsulates the experiences, friendships and life cultivated at NJC. 
This year’s Valedictorian, Layla Artzy ’21, shared that the Class of 2021 experienced "all that Switzerland has to offer". Her father even suggested that they saw "more of Switzerland than most Swiss people have”. This unique opportunity has meant especially close relationships with classmates and pension families.

Click through the video gallery to hear more Valedictorian addresses from other recent NJC graduates.
Neuchâtel Junior College offers the unique opportunity to study Canadian curriculum abroad. While living in Switzerland in a French community, students enjoy an international education through travel and experiential learning in Europe. Gap year and Grade 12  high school students gain international experience and develop independence and life skills that prepare them for university and the global workplace.

A Canadian high school in Switzerland | Grade 12 & Gap