Lycee International de Los Angeles (LILA) - PASADENA CAMPUS

30 N. Marion Ave.,
Pasadena, CA, 91106-0910
Tel: (626)695-5159
Grades: NS - 5 | 146 students
LILA 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.
Students are challenged through the rigorous and well-balanced bilingual curricula of the French and International Baccalaureate institutions.
Our goal is to develop confident, caring, and open-minded critical thinkers who will thrive in a diverse competitive world.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 5
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 146 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 35%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 12 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
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Juliette Lange
Admissions Associate Ellen Turner

Sports

Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballCross CountryDanceGymnastics
SoccerTennisTrack and FieldVolleyball
BaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
GymnasticsSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Soccer,  basketball,  baseball,  cross country,  track and field,  dance,  art,  music Soccer,  basketball,  baseball,  cross country,  dance,  art,  music,  track and field,

School Notes:

    • 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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Halstrom Academy - Pasadena (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grace Christian Academy (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Pasadena Progressive Montessori School (1 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended March 29, 2014 - I have three children at LILA Pasadena and so far our experience has been wonderful. All of my children started in Pre-K and my eldest is now in the fourth grade. The teachers are focused caring and create environments that are perfect for learning. As a parent who understands some French, but is not a native speaker I feel very supported and I am amazed at me eldest''s facility with the her new language as well as her abilities in English. My husband and I had at first committed to sending our children to LILA only through the fifth grade and now we can''t imagine any other school that we could be this happy with. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended March 14, 2014 - I am a very satisfied parent of LILA Pasadena, and currently have one son enrolled in the school. He began with LILA as Pre-K student and am thrilled to say it has been such a positive experience for him. The quality of education, structure of the program and amazing teachers he is learning from will undoubtedly make him a unique person with so many positive attributes that will carry him far in his future and help him do amazing things. Merci LILA, and here''s to many more years! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 28, 2014 - Both of my children are now enrolled at LILA Pasadena. They each started in pre-k and my elder son is graduating 5th Grade this year. He will move to the Burbank campus for the remainder of his studies. We are very attached to LILA and are proud of our teachers, staff, campus, as well as our families and students. Ours is a very caring community which comes together often to celebrate the diversity of our student body. Many children are tri-lingual and I love the fact that my children are exposed to so many different cultures and backgrounds. Parents share important friendships at LILA Pasadnea as well as our children. - Posted by Parent

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