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ISL is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School

We offer the Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programmes for children aged 3-18. We are known for our academic excellence and rigorous teaching which encourage children to achieve the highest standards. But good grades aren’t enough to succeed in a complex, changing world. That’s why we develop creative and independent children who can solve problems and adapt.

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An ISL education

The world is increasingly interconnected.  Many of today’s challenges require clear thinking, dialogue, and cooperation. ISL prepares children for the complexities and uncertainties of our multicultural, interdependent world so that they can contribute productively.

An ISL education provides young people with:

  • a rigorous intellectual base so they can think critically
  • opportunities for innovation and independent problem-solving
  • the ability to effectively cooperate across cultural boundaries
  • a genuine sense of caring for the well-being of all community members
  • confidence and the courage to be themselves
Frazer Cairns ISL Director

“We think there is no limit to a child’s potential and we help every student explore theirs, so they have the best possible chance of leading a successful, fulfilling life. ”

Frazer Cairns, School Director

School sections

As an IB World School, our students acquire the skills and attitudes that meet the growing demands of an international 21st century.

Teaching, learning, and innovation

We’re led by evidence and experience. We are always trying out new ways and building on what works. By constantly improving, we create richer experiences for students. It helps us attract and retain the very best teachers.

Watch this video of our collaboration with EPFL.

Primary School Teacher at the International School of Lausanne

Our faculty

The quality of teaching has the most significant impact on student achievement, engagement, and motivation for learning.  Our 135 dedicated, passionate educators – a ratio of about 1 teacher to 7 students – makes studying at ISL special.

After ISL

Our students leave with a sense of unlimited opportunity. They have the self-knowledge, confidence, and ambition to achieve their goals and make a positive contribution.

  • 36.3

    Mean achieved by ISL IB candidates in 2019

  • 98%

    of students will attend further education

  • 100

    Different universities attended by ISL graduates from 2015 and 2018

What is the International Baccalaureate (IB)? Why is it relevant today? What makes IB students different from others?