We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis for 2019-2020.

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

Students at ISL

A commitment to well-being

There is no higher priority for ISL than the safety and well-being of our students.Our long-held values of honesty, respect, self-control, equality, and care and concern for others guide us to create a supportive and healthy learning environment.
Specialist teams of counselors, teachers, and coaches offer support to students–nurturing their growth and development–so students can make the most of their individual talents. We also use the latest research in well-being to foster self-knowledge, personal values, and aspirations. We help students understand their connections to others and build strong relationships.

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
Student from Italy at the International School of Lausanne

“There’s a lot of student involvement with sports and activities, it gives off a strong feeling of being part of a community. ”

Martina from Italy, 16 years old