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International School of Los Angeles

International School of Los Angeles

1105 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506, USA

+1 626 695 5159



International School of Los Angeles
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1978
Status Private
Head of School Mr Michael Maniska
Language of Instruction English, French
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 1,000
Day fees per annum $19,495 - $24,900
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Kere Lamphear
Associations ISA, AFSA, Mission Laique Francaise, IB,WASC, CAIS, AEFE, NAIS

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. 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 (taught in English) or the French baccalauréat (taught in French). Thanks in part to its long commitment to academic excellence and small class sizes, the International School of Los Angeles is now recognized as one of the most academically challenging private high schools in the United States.

The School has offered the IB Diploma Programme for more than 20 years. Possessing such a robust bilingual background, many of its students pursue the prestigious Bilingual Diploma, demonstrating their proficiency by completing the requirements in both English and French at Literature level. This highly sought-after credential has become another mark of distinction for the International School of Los Angeles' IB students.

In the 2019-2020 school year, the School extended its international track to the beginning 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 ahead of the IB Diploma Programme. Students entering the international track in 9th grade are not required to demonstrate proficiency in French but should display an openness to learning another language.

With five Los Angeles-area campuses (Burbank, Los Feliz, Orange County, Pasadena, and West Valley), 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).

The International School of Los Angeles is committed to the values of respect, excellence, and diversity, and to preparing students of all backgrounds to excel in and contribute to a global world. 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 on the campuses, students study and live in a diverse global community every day.