Lycee International de Los Angeles (LILA) - BURBANK CAMPUS
Lycee International de Los Angeles (LILA) - BURBANK CAMPUS ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:
Academics and Faculty
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11th/12th Grade Madrid, Chess Club, Drama Club, French Exchange, Italy Exchange, Model United Nations, Montreal Exchange, Robotics Club, Rome, Spain trip, Writing Club
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Basketball Team plays at Staples Center, High School Basketball, High School Futsal/Indoor Soccer, High School Volleyball, International School OIympics, Middle School Basketball, Middle School Soccer, Middle School Volleyball
- 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 immersion program from Preschool through 12th grade where students study subjects in both English and French. LILA follows the French Ministry of Education's academic program in a bilingual context. Teachers in each language are native speakers and the percentage of each language of instruction varies at each grade level. In 6th grade, Spanish language class is added as a requirement. Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and German are offered as electives.
- Besides the scientifically proven benefits of bilingualism, LILA aims to gift students with the value of a constructivist education where students are actively involved in a process of meaning and knowledge construction as opposed to passively receiving information. Constructivist teaching fosters critical thinking, and creates motivated and independent learners. We aim to instill the love of learning in all our students.
- Our Burbank campus hosts our secondary division (6th through 12th) with an enrollment of 262 students and an academic team of over 30 full-time teachers. The vast majority of LILA's teachers hold Master’s or Ph.D teaching credentials, and at the minimum, hold a Bachelor’s degree. The core of the school’s faculty is French by nationality and/or origin; most teachers have been trained in France and are certified by the French Ministry of Education’s rigorous credentialing regulations. English and English programs are taught by well qualified native speakers and IB (International Baccalaureate) teachers are trained according to the guidelines of the IBO (International Baccalaureate Organisation) in Geneva, Switzerland.
- LILA is an IB (International Baccalaureate) World School, in addition to being accredited by the French Ministry of Education and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). LILA also belongs to the Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger (AEFE) and Mission laïque française (MLF) networks of schools.
- At the end of 9th grade, all students sit the French National Brevet examination. At the end of 10th grade, students choose between one of two Baccalaureate programs for their final two years at LILA: both programs are rigorous, pre-university courses of study that meet the needs of highly-motivated high school students. Regardless of orientation, each student takes an average of 34 class periods per week; each period is 50 minutes in length.
- In addition to receiving the U.S. High School Diploma, ALL LILA high school students take one of two programs: the IB Diploma or the French Baccalauréat. All subjects in both Baccalaureate programs are considered pre-college and advanced level, and are highly regarded by University Admissions personnel. LILA further requires students in both programs to fulfill 150 hours of community service as part of their roles as world citizens.
- The International Baccalaureateis a comprehensive two-year curriculum which promotes student-autonomy, independent research and a rich, postmodern educational environment. The IB Diploma is designed as a microcosmic version of a university degree program. Subjects are studied concurrently and students are exposed to the two great traditions of learning: the humanities and the sciences. A thesis-equivalent Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge class and examination are part of the IB Diploma requirements.
- The French Baccalauréat: LILA offers two sections of the Baccalauréat Général: S and ES. The Scientific (S) section offers a strong emphasis on mathematics and sciences. It is tailored for students who want to major in fields of medicine, engineering, or sciences. The Economic & Social Sciences (ES) is recommended for students who plan to major in economics or law. It provides a strong foundation in humanities, math, and foreign languages.
- Because our students, teachers, and staff come from many nations (50 nationalities are represented on our campuses, with 39 languages), we stress social studies and the concept that we are all citizens of one world. Our small, nurturing classes and small student-to-teacher ratios facilitate this.
- 5 campuses: - Burbank (Secondary) - Los Feliz - West Valley (Tarzana) - Pasadena - Orange (Santa Ana)
- Shuttles are provided for students from the Los Feliz, West Valley and Pasadena campuses to the Burbank campus secondary school.
- LILA grads are accepted to the world's top universities: Princeton, Columbia, Stanford, Oxford, Edinburgh, McGill, UC Berkeley, Dartmouth, Brown, and Sciences Po. They take with them what their years at LILA have taught them: communication, adaptability, problem- solving and agility skills; and the confidence to effect change in their communities, their professions, and the global society in which they live.
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