Lausanne is a private/independent, co-ed, preschool-12th grade, International Baccalaureate World School in Memphis, Tennessee. We provide an innovative college preparatory curriculum in a student-centered, globally diverse and joyful community. Lausanne embraces diversity, and annually, we have at least 55 different countries represented in our student body.
We welcome international students to apply for admission to Lausanne and have accommodations to help international students in their transition to Lausanne, including English as Additional Language classes and tutoring for every grade level as well as help in coordinating Upper School homestays.
Many of our international students benefit from participation in our English as an Additional Language program to build proficiency for success in the classroom. In some cases, participation in this program is required based on observation in the admission process and/or observation after enrollment at Lausanne.
The English as an Additional Language Program classes and tutoring are an additional cost to the tuition, activity and lunch fees and can be found listed on the Tuition & Fee Schedule as well as the enrollment contract.
To learn more about Lausanne admission, please visit our admissions website and review the application steps. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-474-1030
The first step in the admission process is to submit an online application (if you already know your username and password, you make access the portal here) . You will need to create a user name and password to access the online application. Should you have a problem submitting the online version, we suggest completing the online application and printing a copy. You may then scan and e-mail the application to email@example.com.
We will need the following documents and information sent to the Lausanne Admission Office (these documents can be mailed, faxed and/or emailed):
If a student has not studied English as a first language, we will not require an assessment as part of the admission process. An assessment is required for students in PK through 11th grades who wish to be advanced out of required English as an Additional Language classes or tutoring.
Students in PK through 8th grades who wish to be advanced out of the English as an Additional Language class or tutoring must take and pass the admission entrance test in English for their grade level. Students in grades 9th-12th grades who wish to be advanced out of the English as an Additional Language class must take and pass the Independent School Entrance Exam or Upper School English proficiency test (determined by the division) and score a minimum of 70 on the TOEFL. Tutoring may still be required of the 9th-12th grade students who have advanced out of the English as an Additional Language class.
PK – 4th Grade Applicants
The need for English as an Additional Language tutoring in PK through 4th grade applicants will be evaluated through conversation with parents, school records and observation upon arrival to Lausanne.
5th – 11th Grade Applicants
Each international student applicant for the 5th -11th grades will have a Skype interview with our English as an Additional Language Coordinator and the head of the division. You may schedule your interview by contacting the admission office, firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-474-1030.
If a student is applying to the 9th-11th grades and will be in need of a host family to live with they must alert the admission office as soon as possible to begin the homestay application and to learn more about the host family monthly fee.
Upon arrival, students studying independently of their parents are required to provide copies of the following documents: