|School Type||School with Special Program Emphasis|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||European Council for International Schools
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Other special emphasis association(s)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten - 5|
|Total Students||315 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||20% (CA School Avg.: 41%)|
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||32 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||10:1 (National school avg.: 13:1)|
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||90%|
|Average Class Size||16 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual
(School dress code enforced)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$14,400|
|Tuition Notes||This is an average tuition amount. Tuition depends on grade.|
|% on Financial Aid||25%|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$5,000|
|Admissions Director||Juliette Lange|
|Admissions Associate||Nordine Bouriche|
|Total Sports Offered||16 sports|
|Sports||Badminton, Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country,
Dance, Equestrian, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Soccer,
Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WrestlingBadminton, Ballet,
Cross Country, Dance,
Indoor Soccer, Soccer,
Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||14 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Art, Band, Baseball, Basketball, Chess, Choir, Cross Country, Dance, French Theater, Music, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga Art, Band, Baseball, Basketball, Chess, Choir, Cross Country, Dance, French Theater, Music, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Yoga,|
- At LILA we adopt ways of thinking and expression that reflect an appreciation for cultural differences and multiple world views. Diverse groups learn more from each other when exchanging different points of view, introducing new pieces of information, and confronting alternative ideas. LILA’s small and nurturing classes facilitate the sharing of different viewpoints.
- Being immersed in a truly multicultural environment helps develop the ability to better understand one’s own culture - what makes it different, but also in which ways it is similar. This, in turn, helps maintain a strong sense of one’s own background. Teachers, staff and students come from all over the world, each bringing their own experiences and perspectives. Our students study and live in a world community every day.
- As adults, we did not grow up in the same world children live in today. The evolution of technology and society has created a vastly different landscape where communication, adaptability, problem-solving and agility are essential. At LILA, we believe it is important to equip our students with life skills that ensure their future success.
- LILA's core values are: first and foremost, academic excellence; collaboration, communication and community; commitment to the curriculum; utmost respect for all individuals within the school community; cultural diversity; and intellectual curiosity and open-mindedness.
- LILA teaches a bilingual program from preschool through 12th grade culminating in the French Baccalauréat or the International Baccalaureate. Students are taught to read, write, and speak both languages by the end of their elementary education. Satisfying both the Core Standards and the French Ministry of Education’s requirements necessitates a rigorous schedule; the percentage of each language of instruction varies at each grade level.
- LILA aims to offer more than the mere knowledge of at least two languages. Our ultimate goal is to form fully bi-literate students capable of functioning in two linguistic worlds. To achieve this goal, LILA specifically avoids dividing students based upon their dominant language. At the very foundation of the educational program is a policy of integration: young Americans must be integrated into French classes and French children must study English along with their American classmates. Thus, by getting to know one another, students are able to appreciate both the French and American cultures; they are able to compete in both systems; they are able to feel at home in an American living room and à l’aise at a French dinner table.
- 5 campuses: - Burbank - Los Feliz - West Valley (Tarzana) - Pasadena - Orange (Santa Ana)
- Students from the Los Feliz, West Valley and Pasadena campuses are shuttled to the Burbank campus for secondary school.
Profile last updated: 02/03/2014
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