Lausanne's student body represents at least 69 countries at any given time. The wide variety of opinions, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures represented by the student body adds context to class discussions and creates an atmosphere of harmony. The students enjoy learning from one another and find their own beliefs strengthened by their peers' respect.
The International Baccalaureate Programme challenges students to look at learning from a wide variety of perspectives. With such a diverse student community, students naturally bring different perspectives to each conversation. They are also effective communicators who seek and evaluate a range of viewpoints.
Friendships abound at Lausanne. Because students are celebrated for their distinct learning styles, interests and personalities, there is never a reason to worry about differences. There may be new students joining our community at any given time of year due to a move or transition. Student buddies help new students transition to Lausanne and programs such as advisory groups in the Upper School and the British House System in the Middle School give students instant communities.