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Lycee International de los Angeles School

Private | PK-5 | 315 students

We are known for bilingual academic excellence in a nurturing environment.
 
 

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 8 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 13 ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted March 15, 2009

Sadly this school used to have high academic standards but the new administration advocates teaching to the slowest learners -- a problem if you have a bright child or high academic expectations. Many parents complain that the school's new administrator does not listen to or address their concerns and that they do not feel welcome on campus. Perhaps this is cultural -- the teachers, newly imported from France -- expect parents to behave as parents apparently do in France: to drop their kids off at the gate, leave the teaching to the professionals and stay out of the way. American children may have difficulty thriving in a classroom where teachers consider name-calling and humiliation appropriate teaching techniques. Expect very low student attrition rates and high teacher turnover.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

Unfortunately, leadership is lacking at this school and the teaching that our children have received has been very uneven. Personal experience with some teaching staff was unproductive and at times unpleasant. A small school like this doesn't afford one much choice when teachers aren't meeting your childrens' education needs. The principal does little to weed out those teachers and heed the legitimate concerns of the parents; in fact, the general attitude of the school administration is unresponsive, unyielding and often belligerent and intimidating to those who offer constructive criticism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2009

Amazing school - Great activities - quality program...simply marvelous!


Posted September 19, 2008

The bicultural curriculum means the children get the least of both worlds. The cycle system is never implemented. Teachers come and go, staff changes are common. Administration never communicates transparently. The head of the school refuses to accept any accountability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

Simply can not imagine a better situation for my 8 and 6 year old daughters. The elementary experience is par excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

Very good for academic children, for whom the format is designed. Simple. Lovely campus with good sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

We found the school to be extremely rigid (zero room for creativity), the teachers not nurturing (at times insensitive and mean and completely inconsistent with discipline) and the communication at the school (btwn admin/families) to be terrible. New principal seems sincere/good. However, the school has a lot of problems that I think would require many teachers and admin to be fired and new teachers to be hired to improve. I would never recommend the school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2006

Great school for a traditional european education, and cultural experience. There is a closeness which all families feel toward the school - students are more like a family and grow up together because the families are pretty tight and they are all focused on thier child feeling comfortable in an international community. Options are endless and parents are very critical. The downside is that there is sponsorship by the French Government, which puts restrictions on parent association and teacher/parent relations as well as after school activities. What this means, is that for a private school, there are limits as to what you can do for the school and what the teachers can do for the school. The up side is that the cost is reasonable and you get a fine education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

The quality of teachers at this school is erratic at best. Some of the teachers are highly qualified and passionate about their profession. Others are underqualified on paper (lacking degrees and proper credentials) and in practice (they lack the desire to teach and mold young minds in a nurturing environment). The administration is comprised of the founder's children, they are complacent and non-responsive. The cycle system promised on the school's website is never implemented and they keep gifted children back to maintain a rather dissappointing status quo.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

This school is dissapointing. The school does not deliver what it promises on any level. The bicultural curriculum delivers the least of each. The much touted cycle system is never implemented. Instead gifted students flounder while waiting for their less advanced peers to catch up. This can take years! The administration is non-responsive. Many of the teachers are underqualified, many do have credentials or degrees. Parental involvement is wholly unwelcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 26%
Black 2% 6%
Hispanic 1% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
German
Japanese
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • French
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish, German

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Nordine Bouriche
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • BSA
  • CBE
  • ECIS
  • NABE; French Ministry of Education; WASC; International Baccalaureate Organization in Geneva.
Fax number
  • (323) 665-2607

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • French Ministry of Education program
  • Honors track
  • Individually guided instruction
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Teacher-run
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Environmental
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • French
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice hockey
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Equestrian
  • Gymnastics
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Rock band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Spanish, German
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Model UN
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

Photos

School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
More from this school
  • LILA is a 5-campus, international preschool-12th school committed to academic excellence in a nurturing and intimate environment that encourages personal initiative, creativity and curiosity. Students are challenged through the rigorous and well-balanced bilingual curricula of the French and International Baccalaureate institutions. Our goal is to develop confident, caring, and open-minded critical thinkers who will thrive in a diverse competitive world.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
International Schools
French Schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$12000 - $16000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
French government bourse

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Princeton University
Oxford University
McGill University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
College presentations or information sessions
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4155 Russell Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Phone: (626) 695-5159

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