School type Coeducational Day
Head of school Mr Michael Maniska
Co-ed Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 1,045
Day fees per annum $16,000 - $19,500
Curriculum FrBacc, IBDP, AP, SAT
Language of Instruction English, French
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The International School of Los Angeles is an international preschool through 12th grade school committed to academic excellence in a nurturing and intimate environment that encourages personal initiative, creativity, and curiosity. In 2015, The Washington Post listed the School as Americaâ€™s 12th most challenging private high school. With five Los Angeles-area campuses, and over 1,000 students, the School holds triple accreditation from the French Ministry of Education, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
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 9th grade after which they enter either the "international" or "pre-French Bac" section for 10th grade. After 10th grade, students formally apply to and enroll in a choice of the rigorous and well-balanced French Baccalauréat or International Baccalaureate Diploma programs. The School has offered the IB Diploma to 11th and 12th grade students since 2000, with some 60% of graduates having opted for this credential.