Coronavirus – School closed until Thursday 30 April
Thank you for your interest in the International School of Lausanne. For safety reasons and for the welfare of our community, our school is closed from Monday 16 March until Thursday 30 April, after our Easter holiday.
I am interested in visiting ISL?
While our school is closed, please feel free to visit our new Discover ISL Online page to book your online meeting with our principals and to get a first impression of our school. We will publish future tour dates as soon as possible.
Where can I get information about the school?
You will find a lot of information on our website. Browse About Us and learn about our history, our leadership, and see photographs of our facilities. In our Learn section, you will find information about our IB education, such as our curriculum. Download our Annual Report to learn about what happened last school year.
Is there any space for my child or are there waiting lists?
Click on Inquire further down this page and fill in the form.
I want to apply for ISL?
You are on the right page, scroll down and click on Apply Now.
I have additional questions or would like to speak to someone?
Meet our Admissions team
Thank you for your interest in the International School of Lausanne. Whether you already live in Switzerland, or will be relocating from another country, we recognise the importance of finding the right school for your family. We are here to help. Should you wish, we will be happy to organise a visit for you. Anna Fessler and Delphine Rochat Boulard will guide you with passion and professionalism. They will answer your questions about the application process, or any other questions you may have about the school in general.
Get to know us
How do I apply ?
1. Gather all requested documents
(See FAQ on this page)
2. Submit the online application form
The next steps after we receive your application
Your child’s application is added to the waiting list
As soon as a place becomes available you will be informed
We will ask you to arrange for recommendations from your child’s current school
Our principals will assess your child’s application
Upon successful assessment, an offer of a place will be made
You will be asked to pay the acceptance and the first term’s fees
You will receive confirmation of your child’s enrollment
Of our families would definitely recommend the school
New students enrolled in 2019-2020
Find out more
1. What documents do I need for my application form?
b. Your child’s passport
c. Standardised test results if available
d. Special academic or psychological evaluation reports if applicable. (Translated into English)
2. How long does the application procedure last, when will I know if my child is admitted?
If you are applying for the current academic year, as soon as we receive a completed application form and the required recommendations from your child’s current school, if a place is available, we will pass their application to our School Principals for assessment. This usually takes up to one week after which time we will be in touch with the outcome. If a place is not available we will place your child’s name on our waiting list and contact you as soon as a place becomes available.
If you are applying for the next, or subsequent, academic years, prior to the start of the relevant admissions season we will place your child’s name on our waiting list. Once we begin the admissions procedure during the January preceding the August entry date, we will request that you arrange for your child’s current school to provide the required recommendations. Once we receive these we will forward your child’s application to our School Principals for assessment. This usually takes up to one week after which time we will be in touch with the outcome.