International School of Los Angeles
The International School of Los Angeles (LILA) is a non-profit, independent, international, preschool through 12th grade school committed to bilingual education and academic excellence in a nurturing environment. The School’s mission is to develop bilingual critical thinkers who are open-minded, confident and caring, and equipped to thrive in a diverse, competitive world.
With five Los Angeles-area campuses, and over 1,000 students, the School holds accreditation from the French Ministry of Education, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), and the International Baccalaureate® (IB), and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the National Honor Society (NHS).
Recognized as one of the most academically challenging private high schools in the United States, the International School of Los Angeles has been leading the way in bilingual education for more than 40 years. Since 1978, the School has been instilling the love of learning in all its students through small classes and low student-to-teacher ratios. With over 65 nationalities and 40 spoken languages represented at the School, students study and live in a global community every day.
The School’s curriculum is a bilingual journey with a carefully composed trajectory in English and French. At the end of this journey, students are bilingual and bicultural, exploring concepts and transferring skills with ease in both languages. By the time they graduate, most students also master a third language or more.
All students study a common bilingual program from preschool through 8th grade, after which they choose one of two rigorous programs that culminates in the International Baccalaureate® Diploma or the French baccalauréat. Students choose either the International or the French track for 9th and 10th grades, giving them the
opportunity to enroll in rigorous and diverse coursework that progresses into either Diploma program. After 10th grade, students formally apply to, and enroll in, the International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programmeor the French baccalauréat program including the OIB (option internationale du baccalauréat). All choices provide academically demanding and well-balanced courses of study that meet the needs of highly motivated students and empower them to be successful citizens of the world. Students who join the School’s International Track in 9th-12th grade are not required to demonstrate proficiency in French but should display an interest in learning another language.
If you envision your child studying and learning in an intimate setting and growing up to be a confident, caring, and open-minded critical thinker who will thrive in a diverse, competitive world, visit www.internationalschool.la today.
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