Since our founding in 1926, Lausanne has continually evolved for the better. But our founders' emphasis on challenging the status quo, commitment to small classes, inspiring teachers and highly individualized instruction are values we hold dear today. In the fall of 2018, Lausanne became one of only nine independent schools and only the 24th of all schools in the nation to have all three International Baccalaureate Programmes.
We've graduated generations of alumni empowered to forge their own path. And our students learn to respect and consider others' viewpoints as they work through complex problems today, just as they have for 95 years. That desire for different thoughts and opinions has steadily grown our campus's diversity over the decades, giving our students the ability to form meaningful relationships across stereotypical, socio-economic and global divides.
While we are proud of the history that we've built together, we challenge ourselves to be better tomorrow than we are today. We continually look for ways to serve our students and community further. Lausanne will continue to adjust to fully prepare our graduates for college and life in a global environment. Still, our consistent core values will continue to guide us into the future, just as they have for the past 95 years.
Our school has an incredible history. It's long been a place that helps students find their passion in an environment of not only tolerance and empathy but of steadfast community support. At Lausanne, the artist, the academic and the athlete can be celebrated for their interests but not typecast into a role.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES: LAUSANNE COLLEGIATE SCHOOL
The Lausanne Collegiate School Board of Trustees' mission is to take viability-focused action on behalf of our children’s children.
The Board's primary functions are to set general policies, finance the school and plan for its future. All implementation, overseeing of day-to-day operations, personnel matters and relationships with constituents are the head's responsibility and the school's administrative team. According to the staff, parent, and student handbook policies, the board relies upon the administration to hear and adjudicate any grievances. Trustees are mindful of the respective leadership roles of the Board and Head of School: the Board's focus is on strategic, viability-related issues and decisions in partnership with the Head of School, whose primary focus is the implementation of the Board's plans. The Board of Trustees does not serve as a court of appeals.