Our Vision, Values and Mission

The International School of Lyon is a value-driven school: everything we do is linked to our Vision, Mission and Values as laid out below. We look forward to discussing them – and how we strive to achieve them on a daily basis – with you soon.

ISL Vision:


ISL Mission:

To develop curious, responsible and independent lifelong learners who actively help to shape their diverse communities.

ISL Values and Guiding Principles:

  • Providing a safe, supportive and nurturing environment
  • Emphasising the values of respect, integrity and compassion
  • Encouraging high expectations through individual and collective goal setting
  • Developing independent, creative and critical thinkers who communicate effectively in more than one language
  • Implementing internationally recognised and transferable English medium curricula which prepare students for higher education world wide
  • Using a wide range of proven teaching and learning strategies
  • Fostering active involvement in local, host country and international communities
  • Working collaboratively with parents, families and other partners
  • Promoting global awareness and the need to protect our planet
  • Encouraging a balanced and healthy lifestyle