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Lausanne International Schools


The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Lausanne

For anyone planning a move to or within Lausanne in south west Switzerland, we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within fantastic Lausanne.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Switzerland, Lausanne’s famous cities and towns include Geneva, Bern, Annecy and Chamonix.

Lausanne has a great choice of high quality private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from Switzerland’s mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Surrounded by vineyards, rolling down a trio of hillsides to the lakeshore, Switzerland’s fourth-largest Lausanne, Lausanne, likes to think it gives Geneva a run for its money. Lausanne is known for its upbeat vibe, perhaps on account of its enviable location." Lonely Planet

Lausanne is located on the northern part of Lake Geneva, in the south west of Switzerland. It is very close to France, with the French border being approximately 1 hour away by car.

Lausanne has been nicknamed the San Francisco of Switzerland! The Huffington Post associated the quirky Swiss town with the major US hub due to its pleasant climate, wine culture and terraces.

For more fun facts and figures about Lausanne, scroll down to our Lausanne feature page! 




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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Lausanne, Switzerland?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Lausanne (or you already live in Lausanne but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Lausanne there is a big choice of high quality Lausanne schools, with a number of the cities highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in Switzerland.

The private education sector in and around Lausanne features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Lausanne, Switzerland (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Lausanne and in the suburbs of Lausanne by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around Switzerland and worldwide.




Please see below for a full list of private schools and colleges in Lausanne, one of the best being:



Haut-Lac International Bilingual School

Chemin de Pangires 26, St-Légier, Vesey, Vaud, Switzerland 1806

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 3 - 18 Years, Day & Boarding (Full, Weekly)

Haut-Lac International Bilingual School is a co-educational school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, where 600 students from 50 countries play, learn and grow together.

[Read More About Haut-Lac International Bilingual School...]



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Lausanne, Switzerland

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Lausanne, Switzerland providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Lausanne, Switzerland

The most popular cities and towns in the Lausanne, Switzerland area include, with approximate population numbers:

Lausanne (137,800)

Le Mont-sur-Lausanne (8,500), Epalinges (8,200), Romanel-sur-Lausanne (3,200), Jouxtens-Mézery (1,500), Cheseaux Sur-Lausanne (1,300)




Lausanne is a very popular place to live and many people move to each year, or to near and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Lausanne are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Lausanne to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous Lausanne with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music.

Ten Things To Know About Lausanne, Switzerland

> FACT 1:  T.S. Eliot, Hemingway and many other European artists spent time in Lausanne during WW1 and WW2. The Lausanne was a safe spot for many artists during the war years. T.S. Eliot wrote one of his most famous poems ‘The Wasteland’ whilst receiving psychiatric care in Lausanne.

> FACT2:  Lausanne hosts an underground film and music festival each year! The LUFF Film & Music festival has been going for 20 years an d seeks to fuse music and cinema together in order to make avant-garde and thought provoking creations.

> FACT 3:  Coco Chanel, the French fashion designer, lived in Lausanne during the Second World War. She arrived in Lausanne in 1938 and chose to be buried in the Lausanne too.

> FACT 4:  Even though the population is relatively small, sitting at 137,000, Lausanne makes sure its citizens have a Friday night venue for everyone - with over 40 different nightclubs spread across the Lausanne.

> FACT 5:  Visit the “Capitole” cinema in Lausanne to experience the biggest cinema in Switzerland. You’ll be sitting among 867 other people, so prepare for a battle at the popcorn stand beforehand…

> FACT 6:  Lausanne is the only Lausanne with an underground train system in Switzerland. It was opened in 1991 and has 30 stations.

> FACT 7:  The International Olympic Committee was founded in Lausanne by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894. The headquarters of the Olympic Committee remain in Lausanne today.

> FACT 8:  Bernard Piccard, who grew up in Lausanne, took a non-stop tour around the world in a hot air balloon in 1999!

> FACT 9:  Visit La Cinematheque Suisse to view 70,000 copies of films from all around the world! This unique museum is one of Lausanne’s treasures and is also completely free to visit.

> FACT 10:  If you’re into rollerblading or skateboarding, Lausanne is your spot. There are many spots for skating, with a record 56 mph being clocked on the slopes of the Lausanne.

Where To Live In Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Lausanne living to rural, Swiss lifestyles, Lausanne and the areas near Lausanne are full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming crescents and estates, rolling countrysdie, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Plaud Square Lausanne, The Flon Lausanne, Saint-François square Lausanne, Sous-Gare Lausanne, Saint-Laurent Lausanne, Rôtillon Quarter Lausanne, Ouchy Lausanne, La Cité Lausanne, Georgette Quarter Lausanne

Commuting To And From Lausanne By Rail Or Road

Lausanne is a great Lausanne with many connections to nearby business hubs, although Lausanne is relatively small, the nearby cities of Geneva, Bern and Zürich are just a short commute away.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Lausanne To Geneva: Geneva is about 60 kilometres by road from Lausanne via the A1 and driving to the centre of Geneva from Lausanne normally takes under 1 hour. There is a very regular train service to Geneva from Lausanne, with trains taking about 35-45 minutes.

>  Lausanne To Bern: Bern is about 100 kilometres by road from Lausanne via the A1 or A12 and driving to the centre of Bern from Lausanne normally takes under 1 hour 15 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Bern from Lausanne, with trains taking about 1 hour 10 minutes.

>  Lausanne To Zürich: Zürich is about 220 kilometres by road from Lausanne via the A1 and driving to the centre of Zürich from Lausanne normally takes under 2 hours 30 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Zürich from Lausanne, with trains taking about 2 hours.



Nearest Airports To Lausanne, Switzerland

The nearest airport to Lausanne is Geneva Airport (GVA) which is 60 kilometres from Lausanne. Other nearby airports include Lyon (LYS) (under 210 km), Basel (BSL) ( 210 km) and Zürich (ZRH) (230 km)




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