Lausanne Collegiate School

Lausanne Collegiate School Photo #1 - Hands-on projects such as robotics in the Lower School provide early preparation for the International Baccalaureate Programme at Lausanne Collegiate School.
Lausanne Collegiate School Photo #2 - Lausanne Collegiate School is dedicated to small class sizes and differentiation for students. There are many opportunities for one-on-one time with teachers for better understanding of concepts. Classes offer the opportunity for open dialogue and reflection in addition to inquiry and research.
Lausanne Collegiate School Photo #3 - Students in PK-3 through 4th grade enjoy daily Mandarin and Spanish classes at Lausanne Collegiate School. Lausanne's 5th-8th graders have the option of specializing in Mandarin, Spanish or French. Conversation Mandarin is also offered in Middle and Upper School and the 9th-12th graders have the opportunity to study Spanish and French or independent studies of Japanese or Latin.
Lausanne Collegiate School Photo #4 - Lausanne Collegiate School students represent 57 different countries and a wide variety of opinions, thoughts and backgrounds. This diversity and open-mindedness provides a supportive community in which the individual is celebrated and empowered.
Lausanne Collegiate School Photo #5 - Lausanne Collegiate School offers a wide variety of performing arts activities including chorus, band and theatre. Early introduction to music begins in PK-3 with Orff instruments and singing. Each division produces a musical and the Upper School provides an additional drama. The Conservatory provides private and group instrumental lessons as well as dance and performing arts ensembles.
Lausanne Collegiate School Photo #6 - Lausanne Collegiate School is a 1:1 technology school. Every 5th -12th grader uses his or her own personal laptop or tablet throughout the school day. PK-3 through 4th grade students enjoy a 2:1 laptop program provided in their classrooms in additional to interactive smart boards.
Lausanne Collegiate School Photo #7 - The athletic program at Lausanne Collegiate School provides engaging physical education classes for PK-3 through 8th grade students and a wide variety of sports participation for every age. Parents and teachers are encouraged to use the athletic facilities as well.
Lausanne Collegiate School Photo #8 - The Thematic Approach to learning in the Middle School at Lausanne Collegiate Schools challenges students to approach subjects through different themes such as origins, connections, conflict and paradigms. This creates more breadth and depth in their research and discussions and prepares them for the International Baccalaureate Programme.
Lausanne Collegiate School Photo #9 - To celebrate the success of the senior class, the PK - 11th grade students at Lausanne Collegiate School line the hallways for the seniors college t-shirt walk. Each graduating class has a 100% acceptance rate to 4-year accredited colleges and universities. Empowered for their own individual journeys, students attend a wide variety of schools.
Lausanne Collegiate School Photo #10 - The International Baccalaureate Programme in the Upper School and the preparation for the IB provided in the Lower and Middle Schools at Lausanne Collegiate School provide students with the opportunities for open dialogue in the classroom as well as the development of research and writing skills to prepare them for the rigors of college and university life.
Lausanne Collegiate School is the only independent International Baccalaureate School in the state of Tennessee and the only PK-3 through 12th grade IB World School in Memphis.
Lausanne offers an innovative, student-centered, college-preparatory and global education for boys and girls in grades PK-3 through 12th grade. Lausanne's student body represents 55 different countries and a wide variety of opinions, thoughts and backgrounds. The curriculum is designed vertically to give every student a chance for success in the IB programme and beyond.
Each year 100% of Lausanne graduates receive acceptance to 4-year accredited colleges and universities.
Using the average of the last few classes, one might expect a senior class at Lausanne to include: 92 class size
100% graduation rate  100% accepted to college  378 acceptances to 181 different schools
Matriculation to 66 different schools  $13 million in merit scholarships
40% International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidates  94% Reception of International Baccalaureate Diplomas by Lausanne graduates | 78% Received Globally | 65% Received in United States | Received in Tenn.
Matriculation to 18 of Top 20 U.S. News & World Report Schools 

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Other school association(s)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1926

Student Body

Total Students826 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Lausanne Collegiate School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers115 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesDP 20th Century World History, DP Biology HL, DP Business HL, DP Business SL, DP Chemistry HL, DP Chemistry SL, DP Computer Science HL, DP Dance HL, DP Design Technology SL, DP Economics HL, DP Economics SL, DP English HL, DP English SL, DP Enviromental Systems and Societies HL, DP French ab inito SL, DP French SL, DP History of the Americas HL, DP Mandarin ab initio SL, DP Mandarin SL, DP Mathematics HL: Analysis and Approaches, DP Mathematics SL: Analysis and Approaches, DP Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations HL, DP Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations SL, DP Physics HL, DP Physics SL, DP Psychology HL, DP Psychology SL, DP Social & Cultural Anthropology SL, DP Social and Cultural Anthropology HL, DP Spanish ab initio SL, DP Spanish HL, DP Spanish SL, DP Sports, DP Theatre Arts HL, DP Theatre Arts SL, DP Visual Arts HL, DP Visual Arts SL, Exercise and Health Science SL
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 31 / rolling
Tuition NotesPre-K(2) $12,200 Pre-K(3) $15,495 JrK-SrK $17,790 Grades 1-4 $21,500 Grades 5-12 $24,580
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorLaura Trott
Admissions AssociateCourtney Carlton


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Flag FootballFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.71 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
A Capella Club, Basketball Club, Big Lynx Little Lynx, C.A.R.E.S. Club, Debate Club, DECA club, First Tech Challenge Club, Fishing Club, French Club, HOSA - Health Occupations Specialists Association, Knowledge Bowl Club, Language and Culture Club, Lynx Live Broadcasting Club, Lynx to the Rescue, Make-A-Wish Club, Math Club, Middle School House System, Model United Nations, Movie Review Club, Music Composition Club, National History Day Club, New Music Fridays Club, Newspaper Club, Robotics Club, Robotics Team, Rock Climbing Club, Science Bowl Club, Student Ambassadors, Table Top Games & More, Ted Writes Club, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Virtual Reality, Wiffle Ball Club, XR Team, Youth in Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Advanced Art, Art Studio Apprentice, Ballet, Ceramics, Chorus, Computer Science, Digital Video, Drama, General Music Class, Guitar & Ukulele Lessons, Hip Hop Dance, IB Film, IB Theater SL and HL, Instrumental Ensemble, Instrumental Music SL and HL, Michelangelo Project Atelier, Multimedia Arts, Music Appreciation, Musical Theater, Photography, Piano Lessons, Programming as a Second Language, Sculpture, Show Choir, STEAM, Strings Ensemble, Studio Art, Tap Dance, Theatre Arts, Theatre Production, Violin/Viola Lessons, Visual Arts Class, Voice Lessons, Yearbook Design

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Flag Football, Tae Kwon Do

School Notes

  • Lausanne`s Mission: To prepare each of its students for college and for life in a global environment. Lausanne's core values expressed in The Lausanne Way create a mission-appropriate environment for teaching and learning.
  • The Lausanne Way
  • We create a joyful and challenging learning process.
  • We encourage continual self-reflection.
  • We provide opportunities to succeed.
  • We embrace global mindedness.
  • We forge meaningful relationships.
  • We build character through service to others.
  • We empower individuals to seek their own journeys.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (10 reviews)
Lausanne has been a wonderful environment for our family. Not only does the IB program provide an excellent framework for the entire school, the culture of the school is truly joyful. My daughter`s teachers have always had such a great understanding of who she is, both academically and emotionally. I'm so happy to call Lausanne home.
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Great School! Enjoyable experience. Student centered environment
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We love Lausanne. It is an intimate yet diverse community that fosters a love of learning and embraces the whole child's approach.
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We have had nothing but positive experiences with our boys being students at Lausanne. The lower school teachers show a level of diligence, empathy, and compassion that is unmatched. The level of detail that is shown, across all divisions, make us incredibly excited about every grade level that we will get to experience. We are so grateful to have found this diverse community within the city of Memphis!
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Lausanne has been one of the best schools I have ever been a part of. Excellent faculty and staff. I would give 10 stars if I could. I am a teacher there as well as a parent. The sacrifice I have made to put my son there I know will definitely have my son in a better position to learn.
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My boy/girl twins have thrived in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade at Lausanne. They are taken care of emotionally and socially. They are also challenged academically on a daily basis and have grown exponentially in this department. We love the after school offerings as well and are very happy with the overall experience.
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My son has attended PK3 and JK at Lausanne. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences for him. His social, emotional and academic well-being have flourished over these past 2 years. We will continue to giving thanks for our family's path being led to Lausanne and look forward to many more years ahead.
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My son transferred from another private school to Lausanne in the 8th grade. He is currently a sophomore and excelling at Lausanne! The teachers at Lausanne truly are passionate about their work and they've taught my son how to think critically, advocate for himself and others, and how to become a better citizen. He struggled academically at first, but the teachers spent a lot of time getting him on track. The academics are very challenging, but Lausanne has so many programs in place to help the students succeed. I had no idea there were private schools that invested so much in their students learning goals and academics. They truly go the extra mile and beyond! And if you have an interest in any extra-curricular activity, Lausanne offers it! You would think they had 1000's of students because of the many different activities they offer for their students. It is a wonderful school, very diverse, and numerous class offerings to choose from. I highly recommend Lausanne.
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All three of my children have had an amazing experience at the school. The eldest graduated from the school, and while the IB diploma was difficult to obtain, it made a significant difference in the college scholarships she was offered. Her younger brothers are current Lausanne students, and I've watched them grow and thrive in the environment. I'm extremely happy with our choice to send our kids to Lausanne, and couldn't recommend it more.
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Lausanne has been a great experience for my three kids. They have had a great teachers and learning opportunities. They have all started in different divisions and all are very exited about their next experiences. I cant wait for my oldest Nick to start at Yale and my youngest to begin his journey!
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