We are International
Our goal is to develop confident, caring, and open-minded critical thinkers who will thrive in a diverse competitive world.
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. All students study a common bilingual program from preschool through 8th grade after which they have a choice between the rigorous and well-balanced French baccalauréat (FB) and International Baccalaureate® Diploma programs. With five Los Angeles-area campuses (Burbank, Los Feliz, Orange County, Pasadena, and West Valley), the School welcomes over 1,100 students. Approximately 10% of our students receive financial aid from the French Government and 23% of our total student population receives school-funded financial aid.
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.
The International School of Los Angeles is accredited by the International Baccalaureate® to deliver the Diploma Programme, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the College Board among other prestigious organizations.
The Burbank Campus
The International School of Los Angeles’s secondary campus is located in the Rancho Equestrian district, perhaps the most famous neighborhood in Burbank due to its equestrian zoning, numerous parks, open space, connections to riding trails in Griffith Park, and proximity to Warner Brothers and Disney Studios. The campus is on Riverside Drive, the Rancho’s main thoroughfare, lined with sycamore and oak trees. It is quite common to see people on horseback along Riverside Drive’s designated lanes!
The one-story building was built in the 1950s by General Motors Corporation for training purposes, and, until recently, was primarily used as a meeting and training venue for automotive-related events and filming. The International School of Los Angeles purchased the property in June 2012 and has worked to convert it into an appropriate secondary campus. Since the doors opened in August 2013, students have found 23 classrooms, four labs, an auditorium, an art room, an indoor sports room, two outdoor volleyball courts and basketball courts. Future phases of development will bring additional indoor facilities and outdoor structures for students.