International School of Los Angeles
1105 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506, USA
+1 626 695 5159
|Head of School||Mr Michael Maniska|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18|
|Number of pupils||1,100|
|Day fees per annum||$19,175 - $23,600|
|Curriculum||FrBacc, IBDP, AP, SAT|
|Language of Instruction||English, French|
|Associations||ISA,AFSA, Mission Laique Francaise,IB,WASC, ISA|
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The International School of Los Angeles is an independent, international preschool through 12th grade school committed to bilingual education and academic excellence in a nurturing environment. With five Los Angeles-area campuses, and approximately 1,100 students, the School holds triple accreditation from the French Ministry of Education, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the International Baccalaureate (IB).
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 60 nationalities represented and 39 languages spoken at the School, students study and live in a diverse 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 English-French bilingual program from preschool through 8th grade, at which point they enter either the "international" or "pre-French baccalauréat" section. Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, the School is extending its international track to the start of 9th grade, thereby realigning its entry points to reflect the US educational model, further internationalizing its curriculum, and providing students an additional year of preparation. After 10th grade, students formally apply to and enroll in either the rigorous and well-balanced French baccalauréat (taught in French) or the equally-challenging International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (taught in English). The School has offered the IB Diploma to 11th and 12th grade students for more than 20 years, with some 60% of graduates having opted for this credential.
In 2018-19, the International School of Los Angeles celebrated 40 years of leading the way in bilingual education.