Life at ISL

School Times

The school is open from 8.05 every weekday morning and the school day starts at 8:20 for all students. For students from Kindergarten to Grade 10, school finishing times are 15:35 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 12:05 on Wednesdays and 14:55 on Fridays. IB Diploma students, Grades 11 and 12, have a variable timetable, however, depending on their chosen options: they must be in school by 8:20 Monday – Friday but may leave school after the end of their last timetabled lesson which could be until 16.15 on some days.


Families may choose between a packed lunch (microwave ovens are available in all lunchrooms) or a delivered hot lunch option. The latter may be ordered from the school office on a termly basis. There are pizza days every second Friday, when funds raised go to charity, various school-based activities or the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), which oversees pizza day organisation. Students may bring a separate snack for the morning break. We encourage a well balanced diet for all students so snacks should be as healthy as possible. Fizzy drinks, sodas  and ‘energy’ drinks are not allowed in school. 

ISL tries its best to respect the environment and asks students and families to practise a ‘waste-free’ lunch policy wherever possible.

After school care

A child care service is available at an extra cost on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays until 17.30 and on Fridays until 17.00.

Transport and Crossing Patrol

There is no specific school bus service as yet but public transport to the school is frequent and reliable, with the no. 8 bus running to and from Perrache railway station where you can take trams and the subway to other destinations ( The school office provides forms which will enable you to obtain special student passes for local public transport services.

The school works with an outside security company which supervises the zebra crossing in front of the school every day at drop-off and pick-up times.

For security reasons, only staff and visitors’ cars are allowed on the premises. Parking is available at La Mulatière public library on chemin de la Bastero (which is to your immediate right as you turn at the lights into Chemin du Grand Roule).