Beyond the classroom

Often the greatest lessons our students learn take place outside the classroom. From student journalism, drama, and music to the Student Council, Model United Nations or sports—The International School of Lausanne works hard to create an environment where young people can find their voices and be who they want to be. ISL is a special place—vibrant, dynamic, warm, and fun. Whether your child is meeting new friends over lunch, or competing internationally, we want them to feel that anything is possible.

Find your place

Are you quiet or outspoken? Do you want to bring attention to an issue you care about and make a difference in your community? Are you an athlete or artist? Do you want to find balance and follow your passion? Whoever you are, you belong at ISL.

After School at ISL

The After-School Activities (ASA) programme at ISL creates opportunities for our students and community to connect, share, and grow beyond the classroom.

  • 120

    After-School Activities

  • 25

    Shows and Concerts

  • 200

    Tournaments played

Young girls smiling

Good to know for students

  • No school uniform—bring your own style
  • Lausanne only 10 minutes away by public bus
  • Delicious and healthy cafeteria food—three different daily menus (including salad bar, pizzas, vegetarian, and sometimes burgers)
  • Opportunities for local and international sports competitions—over 340 awards won
  • There is a place for everybody, whether you are scientific, artistic, sporty or linguistic
Georgina Cullagh Ramon

“One of the things she most enjoys is music and the music lessons at school. She has been doing voice classes for the past three and a half years and also plays ukulele. ”

Georgina, American and Spanish, Primary Student