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North campus International School of Lausanne

Dear Families,

We hope to be able to give you an online impression of our school below. The information on this page will allow for you and your family to discover the school and the community at ISL.

The International School of Lausanne

Watch this video to discover our campus. Enjoy!

Meet online with our principals

You can schedule an online meeting with our principals by contacting our admissions team by email at admissions@isl.ch or by phone on +41 21 560 02 06. In the meeting, the principals will be able to tell you about ISL, share all the information you are looking for, and answer any questions you may have.

The meetings will be scheduled for Tuesday and Friday mornings, however, if these times do not work for you, we will find a solution for another day and time.

Lief Erickson

Primary School Principal

lief - primary school principal

David Harrison

Middle School Principal

david harrison - Assistant Principal

Sarah Gifford

High School Principal

Explore ISL

  • 965

    Students

  • 68

    Nationalities

  • 165

    Staff members

Discover our campus by taking a look at our Campus Map

Our campus consists of four different buildings:

North Building

North campus at International School of Lausanne

South Building

South campus entrance at International School of Lausanne

Early Childhood Building

School Building at International School of Lausanne

Sports Hall

ISL was originally founded in 1962 and situated in Lausanne. It first opened with seven students and one teacher. Today, the school is located in Le Mont-sur-Lausanne and has 965 students enrolled.
Children reading an illustrated book
Our values are: Honesty, Respect, Self-control, Equality, and Care.
Library International School of Lausanne
We have a large library in our North Building with many different resources for our students. This is also a space for independent work for our secondary school students.
Cafeteria room at International School of Lausanne
We offer the opportunity for students to have a hot meal at lunch in our cafeteria, prepared by Novae. Students are also more than welcome to bring their own lunches to school which they will eat with their classmates.
Teacher with kids in classroom
The North Building is for all students, however split into a section for primary school and a different one for secondary school students. Our school day starts at 08:25 and ends at 15:40, with several outdoor breaks in between.
We strongly believe in the importance of being outside, taking breaks and having time to play with friends. The primary school students have three outdoor breaks throughout their day, and secondary school students have two breaks. ISL has a large playground, a basketball field, tennis courts, and football pitch.
Secondary School Students
The South Building is mainly used by our secondary school students. In this building the students have their maths, arts, design and science classes. The South Building provides lots of spaces for students to work independently and also has a Café for the older students.
At ISL, the well-being of our students is our highest priority. We aim to make sure all students are happy and healthy. We have student counsellors, academic coaches, and nurses on campus at all times.
Plastic arts at International School of Lausanne
Our school day does not end after classes as we encourage our students to participate in our After-School Activities programme. ISL has over 120 activities organised from 15:40 to 18:00 for our students. Activities include for example: cooking, yoga, beekeeping, basketball, and LEGO building.
We care about our community and organise events throughout the year to bring everyone together. Some events include, International Day, the Spring Fair, Sports Day, Wacky Week, Music Concerts, and Art Exhibitions.
Class of school year 2019-2020 at International School of Lausanne
We hope to be able to welcome your family into our diverse and colorful community in the near future

Next Steps

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. The online meeting with our principals will really give you the opportunity to find out more, to ask your questions and to get to know members of our school.

The admissions page provides all information in terms of the application procedure at ISL. Please go and see the admissions page to find out more and to get in touch with our admissions officers.

Admissions documents

The documents below are usually distributed after a school tour. Please feel free to download them.