The International School of Luxembourg in Luxembourg-Merl leads to the International Baccalaureate and is recognised by the European Council of International Schools and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The ISL welcomes the children from 3 to 18 years old (the end of the further education).
The ISL proposes primary and secondary school which lead to the International High School diploma (IB) or to the IB certificate and the secondary education diploma of the ISL. Students can then join international universities. French and German are taught upon primary school.
ISL’s stated aim is to teach students knowledge and skills they need to evolve within the school, but also in today’s multicultural and multilingual societies, with a focus on intellectual, physical and emotional balance. The school offers a variety of sports, recreational and creative activities.
The procedure of registration has to be made one year in advance. The parents have to fill in an online form on the basis of which every fa?mily will be invited to an individual interview. The procedure of admission is based on the individual study of the file, on a case-by-case basis. According to the class that the child joins, the requirements in terms of level of language vary:
- Rank 8 (corresponds to the 4th year of the French school system): levelof English: Advanced Beginner
- Rank 9: level of English: Higher Intermediate
- Rank 10/11: level of English: Academic Level
An entrance examination is planned at every level. The student/teacher ratio is of 8 for 1.
Registration fees vary according to the classes.
ISL was founded in 1963 under the name Private School Dupont de Nemours. It was meant to allow the children of Dupont de Nemours’s children to follow an american-style education. Supported by the Luxembourg government, the school was then able to benefit from bigger and better premises before being bought by Goodyear and renamed as the English language school in Luxembourg.
The school today counts about 1,300 students from 50 different nationalities.