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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 Coeducational Day
Founded 1978
Status Private
Head of School Mr Michael Maniska
Language of Instruction English, French
Co-ed Age Range 3-18
Number of pupils 1,100
Day fees per annum $19,175 - $23,600
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator John Lamphear
Associations ISA,AFSA, Mission Laique Francaise,IB,WASC, ISA

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. Currently, all students study a common bilingual program from preschool through 9th grade, at which point they have a choice between the rigorous and well-balanced French baccalauréat (taught in French) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (taught in English). Beginning in 2019-2020, the School will extend its international track to the start of 9th grade, further internationalizing its curriculum and providing students an additional year of preparation for the IB Diploma Programme.

Possessing such a robust bilingual background, many of the School’s IB students pursue the Diploma's bilingual option, demonstrating their proficiency by completing the requirements in both English and French at Literature level. The Washington Post consistently lists the International School of Los Angeles as one of the nation's most challenging private high schools.

With five Los Angeles-area campuses (Burbank, Los Feliz, Orange County, Pasadena, and West Valley), 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 (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 60 nationalities and 39 spoken languages represented on the campuses, students study and live in a diverse global community every day.

In 2018-2019, the International School of Los Angeles is commemorating its 40th anniversary and celebrating 40 years of leading the way in bilingual education.