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CurriculumsIB and British
Leaving qualificationsIGCSE and IB Diploma
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IGCSE and IB Diploma
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €7,555
to: €17,240
Address: 80 Chemin du Grand Roule, 69110 Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon France
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

30% local to 70% international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English Language Support

Additional language classes offered by the school


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

WiFi throughout the campus, pods of Chromebooks and iPads for teachers to use with classes, interactive whiteboards in all of the classrooms, wide range of connected digital sensors used in science classes, 3D printer in Art classes, Robotics club

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)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

Results in these examinations

Average overall scores 2+ higher than world average

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends upon the school level, in that high school students will have significantly more homework than primary students

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

A SENCO specialists works with students on a pull-out basis to help students with needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We offer a challenging academic program with ample course choices to allow the gifted and talented to choose very challenging programs of study. In addition, our teachers provide differentiated lessons, and we encourage students for whom it is appropriate to take the PSAT so that they can stretch their verbal and maths skills

Student access to education psychologist

We refer students to an educational psychologist where appropriate

Entry evaluation for students

Language assessments, as well as maths assessment in the secondary

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The first evaluation is via interview, followed by language and maths assessment if it is viewed as appropriate

Waiting list

For some classes there is a waiting list

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We take students on rolling admissions

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time

Wednesdays 12:05

Supervised care before/after school

A child-care service is available at extra cost on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays until 17.30 and on Fridays until 17.00.

School bus service available

There is no dedicated school bus service but public transport to the school is frequent and reliable.

School provided lunches

No, but there is a "connected" fridge from which students can purchase meals and snacks.

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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Multi-sport, Art, robotics, photography, website design, singing, choir, band, performance, sports, dance, chess club, Model United Nations

Sports activities included

Physical education with a wide range of sports, as well as an exercise parcour

Facilities at the school

Library, music rooms, science labs, dedicated art rooms

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, playground, multi-sport astro-turf playing field

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Founded in 2004, International School of Lyon, an independent school offering the only full English-medium curriculum in Lyon, continues to grow and flourish.

Teaching approach of the school

ISL is committed to helping its students fulfill their personal and academic potential through the development of independence, a lifelong love of learning and a sense of intercultural understanding and respect.

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