LCIS is a co-educational private day school in Vaud, Switzerland. We’re proud to be part of the Nord Anglia family of premium international schools.


Our structured and deliberate approach to personalised learning means your child will be given the challenge, support and opportunities to achieve more here than at any other school.
At LCIS, it is our privilege to support our students not just to succeed but to truly flourish, now and in the future.
Andy Puttock
Principal, La Côte International School Aubonne


An LCIS education is tailored to each student so that they can achieve the best results possible, opening pathways to top universities. Our academic results match those of some of the best schools internationally,  but we believe that education is about a lot more than just marks. Education at LCIS is personalised to your child,  which means we’ll tailor their learning to inspire them to succeed in whatever they choose to be or do in life. 

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A LEARNING EXPERIENCE Designed For the future

Our internationally recognised curricula are strengthened by six core educational pillars that underpin everything we do, shaping our children’s future together.
Academic excellence
By personalising every student’s education through a combination of challenge, support and opportunity, we help your child achieve outstanding results, and create a pathway to the world’s top universities—both in Switzerland and around the world.
With the IB Diploma, our students leave LCIS with a globally recognised qualification that equips them to apply to top Swiss and international universities. Through tailored support, we ensure that our students reach outstanding academic standards, regardless of their starting point. Our wide range of IBDP subjects allows students to focus on their strengths and pursue their interests, while ensuring academic rigour and excellent future opportunities. In 2021–22, with a 100% pass rate and a highest point score of 41, our IBDP students scored an average of 35 points, far exceeding the global average of 31.9 points. 32% of students 38 points or more. In addition, 18% of our students obtained a bilingual diploma, giving them a significant advantage when choosing universities and entering employment. Recent graduates attend highly-rated universities like Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, McGill University and the University of Toronto in Canada, Bristol University, Edinburgh University and King's College London in the UK, University of Leiden in the Netherlands and École Hôtelière de Lausanne here in Switzerland.
Inspiring and dedicated teachers
When your child joins LCIS, they’ll become part of our school family, where students, their parents and our teachers work together to make our school the best place for our students to learn, flourish and excel.

As a member of Nord Anglia Education, the world's leading premium schools' organisation, we only recruit the best internationally and locally trained teachers. We’ll ensure your child’s teachers get to know them so we can support them through their learning journey to achieve their absolute best.

Our teachers are always learning. With exceptional professional development opportunities available through the award-winning Nord Anglia University, our staff stay ahead of the latest teaching methods and learning strategies, so your child can benefit from passionate, dedicated teachers.

Innovative learning environments
Our teachers are here to ignite your child’s imagination, using the latest teaching technologies to enhance their learning experience.

At LCIS, our purpose-built learning spaces are supported by modern education technologies to enrich every lesson. We bring your child's learning to life by delivering inspiring education that ignites our students' imaginations. Our learning spaces and technologies are designed to support us in providing the best possible education for our students - an education that is fit for the future our students will inherit.

As part of the Nord Anglia family, our students connect and collaborate with their international peers across the world on Global Campus, our unique online platform.

Exceptional learning experiences
At our school, students embrace a variety of experiences, from interacting with the NAE global family to working with MIT or The Juilliard School. These develop their integrity, courage, and independence from a young age, empowering them to make a positive impact on the world.
Our glorious surroundings - Lac Léman, the Jura Mountains, and the Swiss Alps - mean that skiing, hiking and outdoor adventures are integral parts of the academic calendar. For instance, students can opt to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award, which not only boosts confidence, but also stands out on a university application. Our broad Performing Arts programme is strengthened by our collaboration with The Juilliard School. Our collaboration with MIT takes a real-world, hands-on approach to teaching STEAM subjects. With UNICEF, we raise awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and learn to create local solutions for global issues. The Citizenship Expedition to Arusha, Tanzania gives students priceless experience of community service while they learn about sustainability and the environment. The Personal Challenge Expedition in Les Martinets, Switzerland develops their perseverance, and challenges them to overcome personal boundaries while enjoying the breath-taking views. LCIS even offers the exclusive Exhibitioner Award, encouraging students to grow and thrive in their interests outside the curriculum, developing skills for life beyond the classroom. With so many experiences to choose from, every student finds a way to nurture their talents and develop new skills.
Our social purpose
At LCIS, we challenge every student to become a responsible, positive contributor to society. We strive to foster confident global citizens who’ll make our world a better place.
Our social purpose

Our students make meaningful change through global outreach, by fundraising and volunteering for causes they care about. Our global partnership with UNICEF helps open our students’ eyes to the world around them and encourages them to develop their own sense of purpose.

On top of that, we encourage students to deliver meaningful change through local outreach, where they can join fundraising and volunteering activities on issues they truly care about. Each year, our students support hundreds of local causes through activities with UNICEF and the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

As part of the IBDP curriculum, students study Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) and Theory of Knowledge (ToK), which give them the tools to research, reflect on, and manage student-led service projects. Through our commitment to delivering the best Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, we ensure students develop the skills to thrive both as individuals and as members of society.

The Nord Anglia Education Family
When you join our global school community, you become part of the Nord Anglia network of students, parents, and alumni, opening a world of opportunities.

We’re not just a school, but a family, and our parents, students and teachers all act together as one to care for and nurture your children, making our school the best place for them to learn, grow and flourish. Plus, as part of the Nord Anglia family, your child is welcomed into a global network, bringing them a multitude of exciting opportunities.

Through Nord Anglia’s online learning platform Global Campus, students from across the world work together. Global Campus gives your child the opportunity to interact with thousands of NAE students all around the world, broadening their perspective, creating lifelong international connections and developing them into truly global citizens, ready to navigate a multicultural, ever-changing planet. Nord Anglia students meet at regional events, share common interests, and benefit from our unique collaborations with world-leading experts and institutions. We run fantastic festivals in sports, music, STEAM, and Model UN, which attract over 25,000 students from around the word.

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We are more than a school. We are a family, and our parents, students and teachers all work together to make our school the best place for our students to learn, grow and flourish.
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Our highly personalised approach to learning means that your child will achieve impressive results, opening pathways to the world’s top universities.