Welcome to the International School of Lausanne.
ISL is a not-for-profit, English-language day school. For over 50 years it has provided the local and international community with a holistic, international education that emphasises excellence and rigour in a supportive, family environment. At present, over 880 students are enrolled, with many parents working in international companies in Lausanne or along the Swiss Riviera.
With a focus on active learning, open inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and independence of thought, we aim to provide opportunities for every student to be successful, while encouraging personal and collective responsibility. Our results are excellent but a good school is so much more than that. We pride ourselves on the nature of relationships and work hard to ensure that each student feels both valued as an individual and connected to the diverse and exciting social and cultural environment of our international student body.
Our website provides a wealth of information. It details, for example, the rich extra-curricular programme that encourages 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. It cannot convey, I think, the warmth and the vitality of the school and I would encourage you to visit. You will be very welcome.
Dr Frazer Cairns