7/10/2018 – Update

Rough plumbing work is now complete and has been inspected.

Rough electrical work is now complete and has been inspected.

Walls have been put up.

All structural work is now complete.

6/15/2018 – Update

We have broken ground on the elevate^science at LILA project

The construction team is busy digging trenches for the plumbing and creating a door between room 10 and the future prep-room.


We want to thank all of those who participated in making our new science lab project a reality.

If you would like to be part of this exciting project, you may still contribute.

Michele Khateri, Director of Advancement
Ignace & Isabelle Lahoud, Burbank parents / Science Lab Project Co-chairs

The Science program is an integral part of our secondary curriculum at Burbank.

In the middle school years, all students study Sciences de la Vie et de la Terre (SVT) program (biology & geology) and Sciences Physiques-Chimie (physics & chemistry). In high school, students study science courses in both the French Bac and IB Diploma programs. The High School curriculum includes Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, and Environmental Studies at Standard and Higher levels.

After 5 years at our Burbank campus, our student numbers have grown. In 2018, we are graduating 34 seniors. Our graduating class of 2019 will be almost 50 strong – LILA’s largest ever! Our science lab facilities are no longer sufficient, we must add new lab space in 2018 to meet the demand for lab classes across grades 6-12.

To provide state-of-the-art science facilities at Burbank, we are going to add two science labs and a prep room for the start of the 2018-2019 school year, as well as complete upgrades to the one existing science lab and storage room for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

In the context of our new science standards, which focus more on scientific practices and skills, reflecting both the US recommendations of the National Academies for STEM Education (NGSS) and the new French national science curriculum, these facilities will meet the needs of the general science classes in the middle school while also catering to the more specialized science courses in the high school in both the FB and the IB.

The science lab project encompasses two phases:
Phase 1: includes all steps to create the two new labs by reconfiguring two classrooms, as well as a small prep room
Phase 2: upgrades of the existing lab

At this point, we’re focusing on the first phase with the goal of raising $250,000 by April 2018.

Virtual Tour Room 10 Science Lab Conversion

Phase 1

Phase 1 goal: $250,000

Goal 250000$
Raised to date 246126$

Raised to date: $246,126

Phase 2

Phase 2 goal: $250,000

Goal 250000$
Raised to date 0$

Raised to date: $0

To participate in the science lab project you can contribute in different ways: by donating any amount or by sponsoring a specific item in the project.

Sponsored items:

– fume hood: $10,000
– student work station: $7,000
– flammable cabinet: $2,000
– safety shower / eye wash station: $1,000
– teacher lectern: $800
– lab equipment – glassware set: $400
– teacher chair: $300
– student stool: $100

The International School of Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible as prescribed by law. IRS EIN: 95-3363496