Primary School -Dual Language Open House

This academic year we have introduced a new bilingual, dual language programme in the Primary School. Through our open house we hope to offer you a glimpse into the ISL experience and give you an opportunity to meet some of our passionate educators.
We look forward to meeting you during our virtual, or on-site open house sessions. Make sure to register below to learn more about our Primary School and its new programme.

The International School of Lausanne (ISL) is an international school originally founded in 1962 and situated in Le-Mont-sur-Lausanne. We welcome students from 3 to 18 years of age and offer three of the IB Programmes: the Primary Years, the Middle Years, and Diploma Programme.

ISL is the school that offers your child the greatest breadth of possibility because of its international character, its exceptional academic results, its reputation and its open minded multicultural community.

We believe in strong values, the courage to think independently, and cooperation across cultural boundaries–ideas that form the heart of a progressive approach to learning.

Enjoy discovering more information about the Primary School below.

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Dual Language in the Primary School at ISL

Dual Language Programme

The International School of Lausanne (ISL) has introduced a new dual language programme for students in Years 4 and 5. This bilingual model will be rolled out to Year 3 and Year 6 for next academic year 2022-2023 and then gradually throughout the school. Dual language programmes foster bilingualism, biliteracy, enhanced awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity, and high levels of academic achievement through instruction in two languages.

Approach to learning

Our Primary School follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum framework that is both rigorous and engaging. Students in the Dual Language Programme have two classroom teachers, speaking English and French. The teachers follow a co-teaching model, meaning they share responsibility for the academic material.

Learning environment

We strive to recognise the unique potential of each student, and to equip them to play an active and responsible role in a complex, changing world with sincere care for individuals. We believe in strong values, the courage to think independently, and cooperation across cultural boundaries–ideas that form the heart of a progressive approach to learning.

A day at school

Students in Years 2 to 6 start their school day at 08:25 and finish at 15:40. Students in our Dual Language classes have two days of classes taught in French and three days in English per week.

Multicultural environment

We strongly believe in multiculturalism and its positive impact on our students. At ISL your child will integrate into a community of more than 75 nationalities. Ethical and pedagogical choices have been thoroughly discussed for the Dual Language programme, therefore we focus on celebrating diversity through special events such as International Day and Week of the Francophonie.

A place to call home

We want all of our students to feel confident. This leads us to provide students with a variety of support including, learning support, English as an additional language support and well-being support. Additionally, we ensure the constant presence of a nurse in our school infirmary.

Quality services

A bus service is available for morning and afternoon transportation for our students. Additionally, students can choose to either bring a packed lunch or use our cafeteria service which provides hot meals. Lastly, in order to facilitate your daily lives we also provide an After School Care Programme for students in the Primary School.

Primary School
Open House

We will be organising two events, a virtual open house happening Thursday 4 November and an on-site open house, Wednesday 1 December. We look forward to meeting you soon.
You want to join us and discover more, but these dates are not convenient for you? Please contact us at admissions@isl.ch and our experienced Admissions team will be happy to schedule a meeting with you.

These events will allow for you to learn more about ISL as well as the new Dual Language programme. Additionally, you will be able to interact with a member of our Primary School leadership team, a dual language teacher and also meet our students.
The online sessions will last 45 minutes and will involve two families maximum.

Join us by completing the registration form below.

Do not hesitate to reach out to our Admissions team, admissions@isl.ch, with any questions you may have.

We look forward to meeting you soon.
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