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School Hours And Carpool

School Day
Lower School (PK–4th grade) students are in class from 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. The Middle and Upper School day runs from 8:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m. Administrative offices are open from 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Zero Hour (Before School)
5th-grade through 12th-grade students have a special before-school opportunity: the zero hour. From 7:30 to 8:25 a.m. Monday through Friday, Middle and Upper School students have the chance for extended practices with band and chorus and weight training for sports as well as supervised study sessions, peer-to-peer tutorials and labs. Zero hour is an option for all Middle and Upper School students but not a requirement.

After School (AfterCare, Library and Activities)
Lausanne provides supervision of Middle School and Upper School students from 7:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. and Lower School students from 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. AfterCare programming (at an additional cost) provides after school supervision and activities for students in PK-Grade 6. Students in Grades 7-12 who are still on campus after 3:45 p.m., but not involved in a Lausanne activity such as an athletic or art program, report to the library. The library is open until 5:00 p.m. on school days.

Click here for a detailed map to locate your appropriate carpool location. Carpool hours for PK through 4th grade are 7:30–8:00 a.m. and 3:00–3:15 p.m. Carpool hours for grades 5–12 are 8:00–8:30 a.m. and 3:30–3:45 p.m. Lower School students with Middle/Upper School siblings will be at the youngest siblings’ carpool for pick-up. Important: Middle and Upper School students can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. for zero hour (see paragraph above).

Parking for driving students
Student parking is available on campus (campus map). Students' cars must be registered through the security office by filling out this form.

Please direct any questions on the above to the appropriate division:

  • Lower School - 474-1000
  • Middle School - 474-1004
  • Upper School - 474-1032 

Library Hours
Lausanne's state-of-the art dual-level library is open Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The library includes custom-designed study and reading areas for each school division, comfortable seating, work spaces, a centralized technology and support center and five technology-equipped meeting rooms.

Blue Heron Café
The Blue Heron Café is located in Lausanne's library and serves coffee, smoothies, breakfast and snacks Monday-Friday from 7:30-10:30 a.m. and 3:30-5:00 p.m.