Lausanne is honored to announce that we have officially achieved Council of International Schools (CIS) International Accreditation. The rigorous schoolwide evaluative process measures alignment with internationally benchmarked standards and provides guidance for continuous improvement.
"This is the most rigorous accreditation process available to us and a prestigious accomplishment," Academic Dean Stephen Campbell said. "We are the 18th school in the US to earn this accreditation. It's closely tied to the International Baccalaureate (IB) incorporated at Lausanne, so it is a good fit for us and deeply connects us to a global learning community."
The journey has been long but beneficial, with work towards accreditation beginning three years ago. Many parents, students, faculty and staff were involved in the process, which included a period of self-study and assessment, followed by school engagement visits by a team of educational professionals. During this period, CIS held reflective conversations with community members and examined every aspect of life at Lausanne – from how we implement our mission and values, through our classes and curriculum, to our enrichment and environmental management.
By confirming our alignment with the CIS membership standards, Lausanne has been verified as delivering high-quality international education focused on developing the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to prepare students as global citizens. Achieving this mark of quality shows Lausanne:
CIS International Accreditation is recognized by ministries, departments of education and universities worldwide. Students educated at CIS Accredited schools like Lausanne are sought after by universities due to the rigor of their international education and their preparation for life.
"Creating a learning environment that challenges students and provides them with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens is essential to the Lausanne experience," Headmaster McCathie shared. "Receiving CIS accredidation was an significant measure in our commitment to high-quality education."