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
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.
Shows and Concerts
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.
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
“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