La Côte International School is a private international school based in Aubonne, Switzerland. The modern campus is conveniently located between Lausanne and Geneva, with stunning views of the Swiss Alps and Lac Léman.
The school offers its students unmatched international learning opportunities, combined with truly personalised academic support and the highest educational standards, to motivate all students to achieve more than they ever thought possible.
The school offers only curricula that lead to accredited qualifications recognised by the world’s leading universities. It also offers enriching learning opportunities to ensure that students are equipped with the skills to shape the world they inherit.
Primary students follow an enhanced International Primary Curriculum with French options ranging from a beginner’s course to a bilingual programme. This provides an excellent transition into the diverse international secondary curriculum offer.
In secondary, students are supported to achieve excellent academic results and further develop their skills in two or more languages. They can opt for a single-language or bilingual IB diploma, strengthening their application to top universities in Switzerland and abroad.
LCIS is a member of Nord Anglia Education (NAE), the world’s leading premium schools group, and is, therefore, able to recruit the finest locally and internationally trained teachers committed to nurturing and inspiring every child. Consequently, LCIS students achieve outstanding academic results, and graduates are accepted to top universities in Switzerland and worldwide.
With approximately 40 nationalities represented at the school, supporting children in their own cultures and languages is at the core of the school’s philosophy. Through outstanding education and international opportunities unmatched by other schools in the area, the school cultivates in them the qualities, attributes, and skills needed to shape the future.
The school’s Performing Arts programme benefits from its collaboration with The Juilliard School. The school’s collaboration with MIT emphasises hands-on learning of STEAM subjects. In partnership with UNICEF, the school raises awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and explores local solutions to global problems.
LCIS is led by Andy Puttock, formerly Global Education Director for NAE. He has been instrumental in driving NAE’s strategy for building an outstanding education for their students worldwide.
La Côte International School Aubonne offers an international curriculum that leads to accredited qualifications accepted by the world’s leading universities, providing enriching learning opportunities for students to prepare them to shape the world. The school provides rigorous language instruction tailored to students' current and future needs, including French, English, and German, among others.
The school offers a nurturing, thoughtful approach for children aged three to five through the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, fostering their skills, curiosity, and confidence to become successful learners.
For ages five to eleven, the school offers a combination of the English National Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum, allowing students to explore various subjects through cross-curricular topics while developing essential emotional, social, and academic skills.
The Lower Secondary Curriculum (LSC) is for students aged 11 to 14 and is designed to support their emotional, social, and academic development, preparing them for the challenging IGCSE and IB Diploma Programmes.
Students aged 14 to 16 take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), one of the most academically challenging international qualifications, recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide.
In Years 12-13, LCIS offers the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), which is recognised by top universities worldwide. The IBDP is a rigorous, comprehensive two-year programme that prepares students for higher education and life beyond.
La Côte International School Aubonne offers a wide range of activities and opportunities beyond the classroom, designed to enhance students' learning experiences and personal development. From extracurricular activities such as sports, performing arts, wellbeing, academics, STEAM, and community service, to educational trips and cultural exchanges, students can explore their interests, develop their skills, and broaden their perspectives. The school also provides music tutoring, language learning, and virtual curriculum extensions to support students' academic growth and progress. Collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, and UNICEF enhance the curriculum learning to offer unique educational experiences. As part of Nord Anglia Education, the school offers regional and global events in music, sports, as well as trips to Tanzania and Les Martinez. With a strong focus on community engagement, students have the chance to collaborate and connect with others both locally and globally, creating a dynamic and enriching educational environment.