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CityLausanne - Vaud
CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 19 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: CHF 27,370
to: CHF 39,670
Address: Chemin de la Grangette 2 1052 Le Mont-sur-Lausanne Switzerland
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Number of students

Over 900

Number of nationalities represented in the school

70

Most common nationality

American, British, Swiss & French

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, mostly.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French as a Dual Language Programme for several year groups and Arabic, Dutch, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.

Max. number of students per class

Early Childhood - Max. capacity of 20
Primary School - Max. capacity of 22
Secondary School - Max. capacity of 24

Average number of students per class

19

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

IPads are provided by the school in Primary School. In Middle School, laptops are provided by the school, whereas in High School, we apply a "bring-your-own-device" policy.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

37.5 average score, 100% success rate

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It is appropriate to each year group.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

More than 90%.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

We provide EAL learning support and wellbeing counselling.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

By differentiation within the class.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

In some cases, an interview or a language test may be required before admission.

The School maintains an "open enrolment" policy whereby a standardised entrance test is not generally given to applicants. However, in some cases, the School may test if it has reason to believe the applicant may not meet the criteria for enrolment.

Waiting list

Yes, for certain year levels.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have a rolling admission policy.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

8:30 for Primary School and 8:25 for Secondary School.

School finish time

15:30 for Early Childhood and 15:40 for the rest.

Supervised care before/after school

The extended care programme allows parents an opportunity to have their Early Childhood and Primary School children supervised from 15.40 to 18.00 when they are not participating in an after school activity or supervised by an adult.

School bus service available

Yes, as from 5 years of age.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Uniform required

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ISL offers its students a rich After-School Activities programme, with over 130 different offerings, encouraging students to develop their interests and talents and discover new ones from a wide range of activities in sports, performing arts, technology and other curriculum-related areas.

Sports activities included

Physical education, swimming, ice skating and skiing.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, our school participates in over 250 sport competitions.

Facilities at the school

Library, cafeteria, auditorium, gallery exhibition, recording studios, science labs, makers studio, a community garden and bee keeping facilities.

Sports facilities at the school

A football pitch, a tennis court, a basketball court, a sport hall with a fitness centre and yoga studio and an outdoor playground. The School uses local swimming pools and, of course, the nature surrounding us, such as the forests or the mountains for outdoor activities.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Founded in 1962, the International School of Lausanne is a non-profit, English language, IB World School set in beautiful Le Mont-sur-Lausanne. It welcomes students from three to 18 years of age, from over 70 nationalities, into a supportive environment that is intellectually stimulating and responsive to the students’ changing physical, social and emotional needs.

Teaching approach of the school

The International School of Lausanne is committed to excellence in education; it strives to fulfill the unique potential of each student in a supportive and challenging holistic learning environment that prepares him or her for continuing education and an active and responsible role in a multicultural world.

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