The International School of Lausanne (ISL) is committed to offering an excellent co-curricular programme, known as “After School Activities” (ASA). The aim of the ASA programme is to enhance and supplement the academic programme in achieving the mission and aims of the school, which is to be "committed to excellence in education" by "striving 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". The ASA programme strives to achieve this aim by enabling students to develop and extend their skills in a stimulating environment and multiple areas: intellectual, aesthetic, athletic, social (communication, cooperation and team work), and leadership (taking ownership and responsibility). In this light, ISL offers a wide range of ASAs, aiming both to accommodate the community’s needs, and maximise the use of our facilities.
ISL offers a number of non-sporting activities, including: Art, Drama, Music, Dance, Technology, Forensics and Model United Nations (MUN). We believe in the value of non-sporting activities in developing and extending the individual student’s intellectual, aesthetic, social and leadership potential.
ISL also runs a wide range of team and individual sports for boys and girls in both the Primary School and the Secondary School, from Years 4 to 13 at different levels (recreational & competitive), with a focus on the following nine key sports: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Football, Skiing, Swimming, Tennis, Unihockey, and Volleyball. Other sports currently offered include: Gymnastics, Netball, Rugby, and Cross-country running. ISL values competitive sport and healthy competition, we aim to employ teachers and coaches who are qualified and committed to developing sport at ISL. As well as developing the individual student’s sporting prowess, we aim to imbue the values of good sportsmanship, fair play and to develop leadership potential.
We also enable and encourage students to compete in tournaments and matches without compromising their academic standards in any of their subjects. ISL competes in both the “Swiss Group of International Schools” (SGIS) and the “Association de Directeur de la Suisse Romands” (ADISR) organisations throughout the year. The SGIS provides ISL’s students with competitive opportunities against International Schools from all over Switzerland, while ADISR incorporates both International Schools and some local schools in the lake area.