Lycee International de Los Angeles (LILA) - TARZANA-WEST VALLEY CAMPUS

5933 Lindley Ave,
Tarzana, CA, 91356-0913
Tel: (626)695-5159
Grades: NS - 5 | 133 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)
European Council for International Schools
Other school association(s)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 5
Year Founded 1978

Student Body

Total Students 133 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Lycee International de Los Angeles (LILA) - TARZANA-WEST VALLEY CAMPUS Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 10 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Casual uniform)

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 Lourdes Harris

Sports

Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Paddle Tennis, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBalletBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
DanceFlag Football,
Paddle TennisSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Soccer, basketball, baseball, cross country, track and field, dance, yoga, art, music, chess Soccer, basketball, baseball, cross country, dance, yoga, art, music, chess, 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 Holy Martyrs Armenian Elem/ferrahian High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sage Academy (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Holy Martyrs Armenian Elem/ferrahian High School (0.9 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended April 05, 2014 - We have twins in kindergarten at LILA West Valley and could not be happier. The benefits of bilingual education are widely known (brawnier brains, superior self-regulation, delayed dementia, etc... Google "benefits of bilingual education" for more), and LILA provides that. Additionally, LILA''s highly individualized program imbues students with a sense of confidence and healthy autonomy, as well as a broad worldview, which can be tough to achieve in Los Angeles. The fact that the kids can stay at LILA through 12th grade (transferring to the new, larger Burbank campus for middle and high school) is an added bonus, especially as we see friends going through the private school admissions process for middle and high school. Regardless of what language you speak at home or where you are from, if you want your children to be curious, confident, proud citizens of the WORLD, consider LILA.m - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended March 14, 2014 - We started our son at LILA West Valley campus when he was 2 years old and we are so happy to see how the school has really helped him blossom into a confident young man who is trilingual. The program is very impressive and the teachers are very highly qualified. The other thing we really love about this school is the cultural diversity and the international community it offers. The integration of the French and English program gives you the best of both worlds! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended May 14, 2013 - great school, great staff and teachers --warm, personal, academically rigorous, installs joy in learning, multicultural!. - Posted by Parent

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