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Extracurricular Activities

NJC encourages students to take a balanced approach to life that includes the sharing of one’s talents—be they athletic or creative—within the school community.

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  • Arts & Culture

    NJC students express their creativity through clubs such as:
    • Film
    • Dance
    • Social Media
    • Drama
    • Photography
    • Yearbook
    Students may also opt to take classes at the Royal Conservatory of Music
    or the Académie de Ballet, both located near the NJC campus.
  • Athletics

    Living in and around Neuchâtel gives our students the chance to take part in a variety of activities. There are sports teams at the College that vary from year to year, but typically include:
    • Hockey
    • Soccer
    • Rugby
    • Running (Tour du Canton)
    • Basketball
    • Volleyball
    • Swimming
    Proximity to Lake Neuchâtel and the Alps gives students opportunities for:
    • Rowing
    • Sailing
    • Skiing
    • Snowboarding
    • Skating
    • Hiking
    State-of-the-art fitness training facilities are available at the nearby
    Université de Neuchâtel.

    There are many horse farms and trails nearby.
    NJC recommends The Centre-Equestre in Lignieres. 
    Please see for details.
  • Community Involvement

    Becoming involved in the NJC community provides opportunities to build confidence, make new friends and cultivate leadership skills.

    You will be encouraged to get involved in activities that interest you!
    • Foyer Executive and Committee
    • Leaders Program

Collin Oakes ‘18

I grew as a leader during my time here too. When the year began, I was quieter and more in my “shell” but throughout the year, I became more and more comfortable, which helped me lead. Whether it was sports, such as the basketball or ski team, or day trips, I used my leadership to make sure that my friends and I were “seizing the day”, doing our best and making the most of our time here. 

Celeste Ozimek-Newman '17

The amount of sports that are available for students to participate in is incredible, because not only are the options many, but they all include interactions with other Swiss high schoolers. Students at NJC are able to make local connections that will be kept for life. The school also provides events such as bowling night, trivia night every Tuesday where we never beat Ms. Kleeb, coffee houses to show off your talents, and ping pong tournaments. Every event is a chance for the students to bond.
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