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Upper School students in the 9th and 10th grades at Lausanne benefit from the continued development of critical thinking, research and communication skills while exploring the interdisciplinary studies of the last two years of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Our goal is to develop students who are global-minded, collaborative, empathetic and active learners with the intellect and skills to pursue lives of purpose and meaning. Classroom, co-curricular activities, student-organized interest clubs and community service experiences aim to help students develop their potential, explore their own learning preferences, take appropriate risks, and reflect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity. 

Through this self-reflection as well as the completion of most graduation requirements within their first two years of study in the Upper School, students are better able to design their schedules through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in the 11th and 12th grades to develop their individual skill sets and interests and to enhance admittance to their preferred colleges and universities. Grade level faculty advisors, small peer groups and a structured four-year college advising process provide students the support, guidance and self-reflection opportunities to find their individual college or university of choice.

Upper School At Lausanne

Upper School News

  • Senior Profile: Micah Cross '22 Tuesday, May 24, 2022
    For Micah Cross '22, transferring to Lausanne in 10th grade was something that changed her life.    "I've become a more outgoing and academically successful person," Mica...
  • Two Student-Athletes Sign To Play At The Next Level Thursday, May 19, 2022
    On Thursday, Lausanne held a signing day for two student-athletes both signing to play collegiate baseball. A two-way player in baseball, Remi Schaber '22  could be found on t...
  • Senior Profile – Bella Leggett '22 Wednesday, May 18, 2022
    For Bella Leggett '22, being a multi-sport athlete played a significant role in shaping her Lausanne experience. During her time in Upper School, Bella gained invaluable experiences while assisti...