Lausanne's Class of 2019 had a close to perfect performance on the International Baccalaureate Exam, with more students receiving their diploma than ever before.
While the national diploma pass rate is 67%, the Class of 2019 achieved an astonishing rate of 98%. With acceptance rates becoming increasingly competitive, colleges and universities look for students who choose a rigorous course of study in high school. IB Diploma candidates have greater rates of admission to the top schools around the globe. Lausanne's IB students from the Class of 2019 gained entry into a range of highly recognized institutions nationally and internationally, including Columbia, Cornell and Penn.
"The International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum of Education challenges students to become lifelong learners who excel academically and personally and embrace a global perspective," shares Stuart McCathie, Lausanne's Headmaster. "The success we've seen in our IB students led us to use the approach in Lower and Middle School, as well."
For students to earn the IB Diploma, they must take six IB courses, score a total of at least 24 points on cumulative exams, complete a 4,000-word Extended Essay, pass a Theory of Knowledge class and demonstrate a two-year commitment to Creativity, Activity and Service.
Teachers across grade levels at Lausanne work together to provide an engaging learning environment that fosters foundation building from year-to-year and subject-to-subject, to ensure our students find success with the IB Programme's rigorous curriculum.