Many thanks for your interest in the International School of Lausanne.

You have the options below to contact or be contacted by the school. Alternatively, you are welcome to call us on +41 21 560 02 02. The best time to call is between 10.00 and 15.00 from Monday to Friday.


Concepts are how we make sense of the world. When new information is perceived, the mind relates it to previous experiences. This allows us to assimilate new material and develop conceptual understanding. As we pass through life, our concepts change as the diversity of information we encounter increases. If our brain works in this manner then it is logical to teach in this way.

Whilst concepts provide the organizational power of the mind, knowledge is an essential element of them. Indeed, concepts and skills would not exist without the individual facts and experiences we have learned during our lives.

Some examples of concepts include: change, development, identity, and systems. These concepts allow connections to be made between subjects and act as the basis of interdisciplinary work.

Darryl Anderson
Assistant Principal - IB Middle Years Programme Coordinator
Contact Mr Anderson
powered by finalsite