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Upper School students in the 9th and 10th grades at Lausanne benefit from 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.

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Upper School News

  • Senior Profile – Sarah Kate Fisher '21 Thursday, May 13, 2021
    As a multi-sport athlete, talented artist and powerhouse in the classroom, Sarah Kate Fisher '21 had a distinct and memorable Lausanne experience.  Over the years, Sarah Kate hel...
  • Senior Profile – Jazmin Bolden '21` Saturday, May 8, 2021
    If you ask Jazmin Bolden '21 about her time at Lausanne, her response reflects an abundance of love-filled experiences. "I love the school and the programs afforded to me, but most of all...
  • Senior Profile – Sophie Manis '21 Monday, May 3, 2021
    Lausanne Senior Sophie Manis '21 made a promise to herself during her first semester at Lausanne. "I made myself a promise that I would immerse myself into the numerous communities that Laus...