Primary School (6-10 years old) - Open House

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 on-site open house sessions. Make sure to register below to learn more about our Primary School.

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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Primary School at ISL

New: 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.

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 (aged 6 to 10 years old) start their school day at 08:25 and finish at 15:40. Students have a morning recess, lunch recess and an afternoon recess as well.

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.

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 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 and our experienced Admissions team will be happy to schedule a meeting with you.

Throughout the open house you will be able to interact with a member of our Admissions team, Primary School leadership team and also meet our students.

Join us by completing the registration form below.

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

We look forward to meeting you soon.