The International School of Lausanne is known for its stimulating, caring and positive environment, which has helped the ISL community become a remarkably close-knit one.
The activities proposed throughout the school year bring teachers, parents and students together and demonstrate a high level of commitment and communication amongst all those associated with the school.
Faculty and Staff
More than 90 teachers, coming from all around the world, share their broad international teaching experience and extracurricular skills with the ISL community.
One important measure of a successful school is a motivated student body. For this reason, ISL encourages students to take an active interest in their school and its relations with the outside world. An active Student Council meets weekly to discuss issues of concern raised by the student body, and to organize social and charity events.
Around 50 countries represent our three hundred families during the 2012-2013 school year.
Information to Parents
ISL feels it is very important that parents take an active interest in the school of their children. To allow families from such diverse cultural backgrounds to feel a part of ISL, here are the different ways of keeping parents in touch with the School activities:
Welcome and Curriculum Information evenings
A Welcome Evening for parents is held in the last week of August as well as a Curriculum Information evening later in the Autumn Term. At each, parents will have an opportunity to visit the School and meet the teachers.
A Newsletter from the School and a complementary Community News from our active PTA inform the parents about all various school activities. These are posted on the website each week.
We provide a lot of information on the website. However, our Student & Parent Handbook and our various Programme of Studies guides give greater detail.
First Semester and Second Semester progress reports, with written comments on each subject area, are uploaded on the password protected parents portal mid year and end of year. Secondary School students also receive interim reports twice a year.
The Primary School Parent/Teacher conferences are held during the Autumn Term and Student led conferences in the Spring Term. In the Secondary School, Learning Reviews are scheduled in the Autumn and the Spring Terms. When necessary, parents and/or teachers may make appointments to discuss student progress at other convenient times.
Parent Teacher Association
Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a very active and dynamic part of school life at ISL. The main goals of this association of parents are welcoming new families, enhancing lines of communication within the School community and coordinating social and cultural events.