Outstanding experiences

A WORLD OF ADVENTURE AWAITS YOUR CHILD
Incredible opportunities to flourish and succeed.

INSPIRING LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Our excursions and extracurricular activities equip students with the skills to shape the world they’ll inherit.

At La Côte International School Aubonne (LCIS) we’ll nurture your child’s interests, challenging them and helping them develop into confident, responsible members of society. Personalised, out-of-classroom learning experiences based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths), sports and performing arts give every student a way to discover their talents.

DISCOVERING PASSIONS

We inspire curious and engaged learners through truly transformational experiences, including collaborations with world-leading organisations like The Juilliard School, UNICEF, and MIT. 

The Juilliard School
Our collaboration with the world’s most renowned arts institution enriches our students’ love of dance, drama and music.
MIT
The MIT-Nord Anglia STEAM programme helps our students to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills by tackling interdisciplinary challenges facing the world today.
UNICEF
Students are challenged to make a difference locally and globally by tackling the Sustainable Development Goals.
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UNCOVERING TALENTS. IGNITING PASSIONS.

With our wide range of exciting extracurricular activities, your child will discover their interests and talents, while developing their wellbeing, resilience and sense of team.
Sports and Wellbeing
In our modern facilities, our students explore their passions through a wide range of sports, such as football, basketball, rugby, netball, athletics, chess, frisbee, yoga and mindfulness.
Sports and Wellbeing
LCIS offers a wide range of sports and wellbeing activities your child will love. We adapt our offer based on the interests of our students, and this will always include major sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, netball, rugby, athletics and gymnastics as well as fun leisure options to help all our children and young people stay active and healthy. We also offer additional health and exercise clubs such as yoga, mindfulness and dance and are constantly expanding our sports and exercise provision to meet the interests and ambitions of our students.
Music, Dance and Drama

We offer an array of performance arts opportunities to inspire your child. There is something for everyone, whether it is personalised instrumental lessons, dance, French drama club, choir and musical practices, or the Broadway club.

Music, Dance and Drama

Private Music Classes

We are proud to offer a variety of bespoke instrumental lessons in flute, saxophone, recorder, clarinet, brass instruments, violin, viola, cello, piano, organ, electric guitar, electric bass, acoustic guitar, and drums to students who wish to expand their musical education.   

Creative World Dance

Creative Dance inspires your child's imagination. Students boost their creativity through the exploration of different dance styles, inspirational world music, props and engaging themes.


French Drama Club

French Drama introduces your child to texts, trades and places of the French theatre, allowing them to try their hand at a practice that involves the body and the senses.


Choir (Primary and Secondary)

Singing performance enhances self-confidence, self-esteem and the ability to present one's self – an important life skill. The Choir explores basic vocal techniques, and the repertoire is selected from a range of different traditions.


School Musical

Every year, we invite budding actors and singers to audition for a part in the cast and crew of our annual school production. The supportive, creative, and highly professional environment allows new talents to blossom and passions to be discovered.


Broadway Theatre

Broadway Musical Theatre allows children to immerse themselves in Drama, games, singing and movement - fun and performance rolled into one!

Academics and Languages

Through our broad offer of language and academic clubs, students can broaden their knowledge of languages, deepen their academic competencies, and strengthen their debating skills. 

Academics and Languages

Homework Club

Supervised homework ensures that students have dedicated time to complete school assignments and tasks, taking a proactive step of getting homework done and preparing for upcoming projects.

 

Languages and DELF exam preparation

Mandarin, Spanish, German,, French Boosters and DELF Exam preparation, our language clubs offer students the chance to enhance their language skills through spoken and written means to make the acquisition and exposure fun and interesting.

 

Mad Science

Have you ever made lightning? Captured a rainbow in a jar? Seen a volcano explode?! Have you made your own slime or written in invisible ink? Through exciting experiments, students will discover, explore and learn the wonders of science!

 

Book Club

Discussions, drama and guided reading linked to a particular book will allow your child to delve deeper into books and higher order thinking. The club develops literacy skills,and most importantly cultivates a love of reading.

 

LCIS Maths Team

Activities in Math Circles focus on solving problems and learning techniques that can be used in mathematics competitions at the national and international levels.

 

Chemistry Clinic

Students who attend Chemistry Clinic can consolidate their knowledge of Chemistry for IGCSE and IBDP. This is a place for students to work on homework, fill in knowledge gaps, and increase their understanding.

 

Model United Nations

Model United Nations is an educational simulation and academic competition in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. As well as developing public speaking skills, students learn about global issues.

Creativity and STEAM

We are committed to promoting creativity and design thinking, both during school time, and through a wide variety of creative clubs ranging from building, magic, cooking, and Design & Technology.

Creativity and STEAM

Arts and Crafts

The arts and crafts club fosters creativity, imagination and teamwork. Children experiment with various art materials and techniques in a personalised, open, and exploratory environment.

 

Design Technology Workshop

Our DT enthusiasts can join a supervised open workshop where they can complete projects they’ve been working on during class.

 

Sustainability Club

Students with a passion for sustainability have the opportunity to develop and realise their own sustainability initiatives.

 

Big Chef Cooking

Our very own Chef Robert introduces students to the art of cooking in a fun, innovative way. With years of experience, he offers a creative, interactive cooking class that teaches, inspires, and introduces curious minds to a whole new world.

 

Makey Makey

With Makey Makey's kit, everyday objects are turned into touchpads, enabling students to interact with computers as creative tools. Computers become an extension of their creativity, encouraging imaginative play and discovery.

 

Magic Club

The most famous magic school in Europe, "The Two Dragons Magic School", has partnered with us to teach our young children some impressive magic tricks.

 

Big Builders

The Big Builders program incorporates tactile, motor, and spatial skills while introducing science and engineering principles using K’nex® building blocks.

Outdoor Education

breathtaking EXPEDITIONS in Switzerland

AMAZING EXPEDITIONS AND CULTURAL IMMERSION

Our local excursions and global trips provide our students with life-changing experiences, and help them form friendships that will last a lifetime.
Les Martinets, Switzerland
Creating young explorers through adventure and discovery.
Les Martinets, Switzerland
Our students discover the magic of the mountains when they embark on this exciting, challenging expedition. Their journey through the magnificent Swiss Alps begins in Les Martinets and gives them a first-hand taste of alpine life.  
 
Physical endurance is combined with breath-taking scenery, as they learn to navigate, cook outdoors, and work together as a team to reach their destination. It’s an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. 
 
Arusha, Tanzania
Broadening minds and experiencing new cultures. 
Arusha, Tanzania
Arusha in North-Eastern Tanzania is a vibrant town, which sits at the foot of volcanic Mount Meru and is known as the safari gateway. This magical corner of the world is opened to our students through our citizenship expedition.  
 
They are given the chance to learn about global responsibility and sustainability, the power and fragility of nature, and the important role we all play in protecting the planet.  
 
Working with the local community on building projects, they experience the responsibility and commitment needed to make a lasting difference – while creating lifelong friendships along the way. 
 
Local and National Trips

Building lasting connections to community and the world at large. 

Local and National Trips

Ski days and camps 

At LCIS, we take full advantage of our beautiful mountain surroundings—visiting local mountain resorts throughout the year. Skiing is, of course, an integral part of the academic calendar!  On day trips and excursions, students learn the basics of skiing, improve their skills with expert instructors, and develop a love for the sport in spectacular snowy surroundings. 

 

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award 

Students can work towards their Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award by hiking the incredible Jura Mountains and Swiss Alps. The Duke of Edinburgh International Award helps a student’s university application stand out from the crowd. At LCIS, your child can work towards their Award with exhilarating hikes through the many beautiful landscapes right at our doorstep. 

wellbeing & Pastoral care

SKILLS FOR LIFE

At LCIS, we give students the tools they need to look after their own mental health and develop resilience, but also make sure they know they can turn to us if they need support or have concerns. Students leave LCIS ready to succeed and flourish, no matter what challenges life presents them. 


Students have access to Nord Anglia’s online Global Campus platform, which contains a wealth of resources on wellbeing to keep their bodies and minds healthy. We also offer a pastoral programme to help students become emotionally mature and considerate citizens, both in school and beyond. The programme empowers them to deal effectively with adversity and opportunity in their education and their personal life. 

OUR SOCIAL PURPOSE

FOSTERING LOCAL & GLOBAL CHANGEMAKERS

LCIS offers a variety of activities that get students out in the community and builds their social awareness. 

We provide our students with learning objectives that build responsibility for their own work and progress as well as a sense of social responsibility. Both in Primary and Secondary school, our students research, plan, and manage student-led service projects which connect them with their local community as well as the larger world around them.  

Through our house system, students build personal, social, and entrepreneurial skills, and organise service projects in the community. Through Student Council, they reflect on and actively shape the school’s ethos and direction, contributing to a positive culture and environment. 

Our Social Impact Programme with UNICEF challenges our students to think about what they can do to make a difference. Following the UN Sustainable Development 2030 agenda, every year our students are invited to work on a Global Challenge, with themes as wide-ranging as clean energy and peace and justice, to come up with innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.

Students in Years 10-12 can apply to go to the Global Summit in New York, potentially to speak at the UN’s High Level Political Forum. 

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AN ENVIRONMENT MADE FOR LEARNING

Amidst apple orchards, with views of Lac Léman, the Jura Mountains, and the Swiss Alps, the LCIS campus offers a unique learning environment that extends far beyond the campus' boundaries. It’s the perfect place for students to learn, grow, and build the capabilities for realising their future dreams and aspirations.

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