Lausanne - Vaud
International, Swiss curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School

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CurriculumInternational, Swiss
Languages of instructionEnglish, French
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Total first year fees: CHF 34,300
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Contact email:
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: CHF 30,800
This school has more than one campus in Lausanne - Vaud:
Creche Campus: Ages 2 to 3
Primary Campus: Ages 3 to 11
Secondary Campus: Ages 11 to 18

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Language support for students not fluent in English and French

English and French language support.

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, Spanish

Uniform required


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

Class of 2016 in their IB examinations. A third of the 40 candidates chose to sit for and were awarded a Bilingual Diploma.

50% of students were awarded 35 points or more
85% (34 out of 40 students) gained 30 points or more
100% achieved 24 points (minimum requirement) or more

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Individual Needs Department

Learning support offered

Haut-Lac maintains a team of trained specialist teachers and assistants to work with those of our students who require support and/or extension.

Once a student’s specific learning needs have been identified, learning support and/or extension is provided by the class/subject teachers and the Individual Needs Team.

Learning support may be provided within the classroom setting, in small groups or on an individual basis dependent on the individual student’s needs. The opinion of outside specialists is sought where necessary. The Individual Needs Coordinators work closely with all academic staff to ensure that relevant information and advice about a student’s specific needs is shared together with suitable techniques and differentiation strategies.

All stakeholders in the student’s education are involved in planning the student’s individualized educational plans. As the needs of the students change so does the plan of support. Regular monitoring ensures that support and /or extension continues to be provided for as long as required.

School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

Study supervision (Primary) - 16:00 - 17:00
Late supervision - 17:00 - 18:00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Haut-Lac offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Secondary Campus: soccer field, outdoor court.

Primary Campus: 2 full size synthletic and grass football pitches, gymnasium.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Haut-Lac International Bilingual School educates students from around the world, side by side with local Swiss students. Within the framework of an academically rigorous, student-centred programme, the school strives to create a stimulating bilingual environment which takes into account the diverse cultural backgrounds of the 650 children and adolescents aged 3 to 18 years in its care. Their studies culminate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. A wide variety of extra-curricular activities complements the academic life of the school.

Teaching approach of the school

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School provides a creative, well-balanced curriculum, delivered in a happy and nurturing setting, where learning is relevant and adapted to the 21st century.

The students are encouraged to succeed as individuals in a spirit of open-mindedness and an atmosphere of community, aware of their own heritage and culture, whilst showing respect for others and their differences. All are motivated to achieve the best they possibly can, thus building up their self-esteem and establishing a sound foundation for the future.

Students at Haut-Lac live and learn in a bilingual and multicultural environment. They are provided with a rich and varied dual-language academic and extra-curricular programme. The school's aim is to give each student the opportunity to develop his / her full potential in the two working languages of the school – French and English.